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5.4 /6 Excellent 70 Reviews

Côte Brasserie - Birmingham

City Centre French £££ +100
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About Côte Brasserie - Birmingham

Here were good ingredients handled with skill and care to create dishes of far higher quality than many I’ve eaten in bistros in France
– Paul Fulford, Birmingham Mail

Unpretentious French cuisine, professional service and a refined setting await you at Birmingham’s Côte Brasserie, one of the UK’s most successful family of restaurants. Committed to only utilising the best seasonal produce and finest French products in every dish on offer, Côte Brasserie maintains high standards that are hard to surpass and they have a reputation to match. Located at The Mailbox on Wharfside Street in the city centre, just next to Birmingham Canal Old Line and just moments from the city’s symphony orchestra, Côte Brasserie sets the stage for an amazing meal in the heart of the city. Reserve your table now.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:30
Côte Brasserie - Birmingham, 120-122 Wharfside St, B1 1RX Birmingham

Further Information

Côte Brasserie is well known in the UK for offering flavour-packed French dishes made with premium ingredients. The Birmingham branch in the city centre is a fine representative for the brand, and their large al fresco dining space surrounded by ivy-covered walls makes this outlet one of the most unique. The restaurant’s location at The Mailbox – Birmingham’s premier shopping and lifestyle centre – couldn’t get much better, with some of the city’s biggest attractions and numerous transportation connections within arm’s length. Because of the restaurant's’ popularity, reservations are highly recommended at Côte Brasserie.

Despite featuring exceptional ingredients in each and every dish on offer, Côte Brasserie keeps prices reasonable across the board. There’s even a popular loyalty programme known as Côte Rewards that presents regulars with a multitude of opportunities for big savings. The Birmingham city centre branch of Côte Brasserie is open every day of the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with options ranging from smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and mimosas during the morning hours to traditional French specialities including savoie ham with celeriac remoulade (air-dried mountain ham with shredded celery mustard and coleslaw), chicken liver parfait and steak frites with garlic butter. For dessert, be sure to take an order of chocolate mousse for a decadent finish.


70 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 70 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 14:18

Very helpful staff, excellent food and quality wine, what more could a person ask for. My husband and I went for an early dinner, had a perfect table overlooking the canal. Overall great experience

1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 09:38

A very enjoyable experience. Lovely food at affordable prices, particularly the lunch menus which offer 2 or 3 courses at a fixed price. I will definitely return!

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 07:43

Very friendly and welcoming staff, considering how busy the restaurant was the wait time for our food was quicker than I expected. Very happy with my experience there.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 21:16

Good food, great staff, what more do you want, nice restaurant with excellent menu choice. Food, wine and relaxing surrounds, one of the better restaurants in Birmingham hidden away in the mailbox.

1 review so far 6
06.03.2017 08:21

Service was exceptional. Food lovely. The Birmingham restaurant is managed perfectly, with a very close attention to detail with both service and food. Having a carafe of water delivered to the table without asking was wonderful (and after all, is the French way) but to have the waiter come and replace it when he saw me finish it was wonderful - particularly bearing in mind I had my back to the restaurant and didn't turn my head to ask for service. A lovely but very important touch. Very well done to the brilliant Sian and her expert team.

1 review so far 5
07.03.2017 12:15

Had a lovely meal at the Cote Brasserie on a Friday evening in March. We arrived before 7pm and so decided to take advantage of the set menu, where two courses are 10.95 or 3 courses are 12.95. We opted for the two courses option and both had a starter and a main. All the food was delicious, the staff were very attentive and prompt in food service. Overall, a wonderful meal, for a good price in a lovely atmosphere.

1 review so far 4
12.03.2017 21:32

Since finding Cote in Jan in Cirencester we've been to 2 other ones in Cheltenham & Leamington. At the Birmingham one today we were a party of 8 for a double birthday celebration. I was disappointed with my meal as the moules were minuscule, a case of molluscs infanticide I'm afraid. Also my meal was so late it arrived when the other seven meals had almost finished. However, there were some good points: good service, nice birthday cakes (thank you) and excellent burgers. We'll go back to the Leamington one and hope their suppliers provide larger mussels in future!!

1 review so far 6
22.03.2017 10:40

Excellent service, called to say we were running late so they changed our reservation time, as a result of being late we were in a rush to our next destination so were worried the food might have taken ages as they were really busy however food came out really quickly and cooked beautifully! Would definately return... hopefully can spend abit more time there next time!

1 review so far 5
11.03.2017 17:32

Lunchtime at the Birmingham was quite quiet but nevertheless extremely enjoyable. Staff were excellent. My guest and I both had half a chicken - mine was totally acceptable however my guest felt the texture of his was "somehow wrong" as if it was not fully cooked. But it was (I felt you would want to learn of this although not sure what you could do to rectify. The complimentary red wine was superb.

1 review so far 6
11.03.2017 11:35

Great location by the canal at the Mailbox Birmingham. In summer the outside eating and seating is a special treat. Service was charming, professional and attentive. Food really tasty and the early eve/lunch set menu excellent value. Took advantage of my birthday offer from Cotes i.e. free kir royale for myself and guest. Great start to great evening.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 08:37

If you love french food, and why wouldn't you... this restaurant is for you. The food was on point. The charcuterie board starter was so damn good, especially the smoked duck breast. The service was amazing, I was left feeling the 12.5percent service charge was not enough. We will return very soon.

1 review so far 4
22.03.2017 09:13

Not much personal service at all from anyone, the Air conditioning didn't come on until desserts so was extremely uncomfortably hot in there and my 30th birthday cake candles got to me already blown out! Despite all that my father still gave £20 tip to a girl and didn't realise we had already been charged £25 tip Not sure would recomemend for anything but lunch to be honest

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 21:31

Very warm welcome. Menus plenty of interesting choices though perhaps deserts variety could be improved and made cheaper. Food excellent. Frustrating that group's phone system out of order Sunday afternoon. Staff friendly and attentive. Complimentary drinks appreciated. George Pearce.

1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 07:30

Had a lovely pre- concert meal at Cote brasserie. The lunch and early evening deal is such good value. Great atmosphere, wonderful food and charming service. Definitely will go again, especially as the deal menu changes monthly.

1 review so far 5
29.03.2017 08:38

Lovely atmosphere and décor, excellent service. The food was good but I was a bit disappointed with my Steak frites...it was tasty but I prefer my steak chargrilled and it would have looked more appetising with a little garnish of salad leaves.

1 review so far 5
06.03.2017 07:51

The service was excellent the surroundings were pleasant but the food lacked a je ne sais quoi. Chain restaurants do not often cook from fresh and that shows in the quality of the food. No comparison to a real French Brasserie.

2 reviews so far 5
05.03.2017 19:55

Great breakfast with lots of choice. Nice to see more unusual menu and a vegetarian breakfast choice. Excellent service and attention from the staff. Also great not to feel rushed as we didn't leave until after the lunch menu had started.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 22:38

We really enjoyed our meal at Cote Brasserie - the food is great and good value for money. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the service was excellent. Would definitely recommend it.

1 review so far 3
26.03.2017 08:17

The food was generally fine, but not as good as the restaurant seemed to think. Pork belly was good although the apple in the sauce did not really come through and the beef was rather over-salted. Service was friendly but it was hard to get a waiter to notice you outside of their visits to the table to serve or clear a course.

1 review so far 6
25.03.2017 09:09

Good value for money. Fresh, tasty food in pleasant surroundings and some good menu choices. Staff always friendly and attentive. I will always come back if the formula stays the same.

1 review so far 5
06.03.2017 08:13

Great service, didn't have to wait too long, food was tasty and plentiful, I left feeling full but not stuffed. Good value for money, great atmosphere and great food. Would definitely go again and highly recommend it

1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 22:24

Lovely food as always. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. The restaurant is in a great area and looking forward to returning in the summer when we can sit outside.

1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 11:00

Incredible food and service. My girlfriend and I had the 3 course set menu and at 12.95 it was great value. First visit to côte and will definitely be returning

1 review so far 6
03.03.2017 11:35

Staff are friendly & knowledgeable. Food is excellent. Surroundings are good - handy for the shops and bars of Birmingham. Whats not to like? Well, nothing really. Nuff said.

2 reviews so far 6
26.03.2017 15:27

Enjoyable evening with friends. Busy restaurant with great atmosphere and impeccable service. Favourite wine available picpoul and some great food. Would recommend and my friends want to go again.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 07:54

Really good dinner, and great friendly staff with attentive service. Had a lovely table by the window to watch the world go by. Favourite restaurant in the Mailbox area.

2 reviews so far 6
25.03.2017 13:38

Had the set menu and there was a good selection to choose from and the food tasted amazing. The service was very quick and the waiters very friendly

1 review so far 6
22.03.2017 19:13

Lovely atmosphere and great staff. They even cooked things off the menu for us as we had travelled from Notts. Thank you very much for a lovely meal.

5 reviews so far 6
27.02.2017 08:33

Well looked after by attentive staff and lovely food, what's not to like. This was not my first visit to Cote Brasserie and it won't be my last

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 07:52

Excellent meal and service. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. The complimentary bubbly was a nice touch too. Will definitely be returning to this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 23:51

Yet again delicious food! Need to start trying different choices on the menu- but French onion soup, poulet grille and tarte tatin would be difficult to beat!

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 21:47

Very good service food and wine arrived very promptly. The best swordfish I have ever had from the special menu.Good value for money with a good atmosphere.

1 review so far 6
09.03.2017 11:29

We had a lunch menu and it arrived quickly and the food was delicious. The waiter ensure that our order was taken quickly and dealt with quickly.

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 10:56

Lovely food and great friendly staff. Restaurant on canal side and outside seating . Fab in the summer. Eaten several times at Côte and always good 😊

1 review so far 6
09.03.2017 21:31

Delicious meal, served promptly. Helpful staff, free iced water, nice ambiance but music was a bit loud. Reasonable prices for a city centre. Would go back.

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 12:23

Lovely food, good value for money and excellent service. A really nice venue will definitely return may be even nicer in the summer to sit outside.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 12:37

Excellent gluten free selection of delicious food. Very friendly professional staff. My most favourite restaurant in Birmingham. Lovely outdoor setting area . Well worth a visit

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 19:09

Found it easy to book, food was amazing I would recommend Beef Bourginon. Staff were friendly and very attentive to our needs. I Will be returning.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 08:59

Great food and fabulous service. Had the steak frites which, as simple as it sounds packs a whole lot of fabulous taste! Busy but not rushed.

1 review so far 5
18.03.2017 21:57

Plenty of food on both the starter of charcuterie board (Duck), and the 10 Oz sirloin steak which was suckerlant, limited choice on the Largers, pleasant evening although felt slightly rushed.

1 review so far 5
04.03.2017 11:57

I always enjoy eating at Cote. Good menu and value for money. I've introduced lots of my friends and they love it too. I will be going again very soon.

1 review so far 6
20.03.2017 10:23

Four of us dined here on Saturday evening and all found the meals were excellent and we could not fault the service of waiting staff.

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 13:03

Fantastic restaurant, awesome staff and great location. The food was really good and there was no rush for the table and a very relaxing atmosphere.

1 review so far 5
14.03.2017 17:37

Very good. Staff very helpful. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very warm and inviting. The meal was good quality, hot and reasonably priced. All in all a good experience.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 12:47

Great food , love the gluten free menu . Lovely area down by the canal. Would recommend to any coeliacs out there.Very helpful staff.5 stars.

1 review so far 5
13.03.2017 12:27

Good selection on lunchtime menu. Reasonably priced food and drink and good, prompt service. We particularly liked the lardon and egg salad starter and the hunter's chicken and parmentier mains.

1 review so far 6
10.03.2017 08:11

Lovely atmosphere and food. I have been to cote a few times and have always had a lovely time and the staff are friendly to.

1 review so far 5
09.03.2017 17:34

Very relaxed atmosphere. Food well cooked & delicious. Early diners menu had great selection & good price. Staff friendly & well presented as was the surroundings. Will definitely go again,

1 review so far 6
09.03.2017 08:24

Great meal out and with very good attentive service. The food was delicious and piping hot. We will certainly be returning to this restaurant soon.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 22:34

Excellent meal..great setting ....friendly staff and close to theatre, perfect ! Really enjoyed our early three course special....Creme caramel out of this world! Recommend it!,