About Côte 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 Times

Open today - Opens at 8:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm


Côte Birmingham
120-122 Wharfside St, City Centre
Birmingham B1 1RX

Menu Highlights



Warm Roquefort Salad

Endive, walnut and crouton salad with a warm Roquefort cheese dressing

French Onion Soup

Rustic French onion soup with a sourdough croûte and melted Comté cheese

Prawn Gratinée

King prawns in a white wine, garlic, chilli and tomato sauce with toasted garlic and parsley croutons


Beef Bourguignon

Traditional Beef Bourguignon with potato and chive purée, bacon lardons and chestnut mushrooms

Steak Frites

Chargrilled thinly beaten out minute steak with frites and garlic butter (served pink)

Breton Fish Stew

Traditional Breton fish stew of seabream, mussels, clams, prawns and squid with tomato, white wine and chilli


Chocolate Fondant

Warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream

Crème Caramel

Traditional set vanilla pod custard with dark caramel and cream

Tarte Fine aux Pommes

Crisp puff pastry tart with finely layered apples and vanilla ice-cream

Main Menu

Prestige Menu


June Lunch & Early Evening Menu


June Specials


A La Carte Menu


Breakfast Menu


Vegetarian Menu


Gluten Free Menu


Wine Menu


More about Côte Birmingham, Birmingham

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.

777 Côte Birmingham Reviews

777 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Stu L.2 days ago · 1 review

Lovely food, great service and very relaxing environment. Always delightful and today was not dissapointment. The whole family enjoyed a prefect lunch. Thank you :)

Edward B.2 days ago · 4 reviews

Really Excellent. Wide choice of superb, keenly priced imaginative, quality food with 5* service in a clean well run establishment. Visited Cote at various locations and always the same.

Frank C.2 days ago · 2 reviews

Great menu lovely setting and really looked after you caring and professional staff. The arrival and good location table really made our visit to Cote Brasserie

Michael S.3 days ago · 3 reviews

Great location, Great staff, Great food, Highly recommend. Been many times and always leave saying one of the nicest Sunday morning breakfast.

Julie G.a year ago · 2 reviews

Wherever I go in the U K I always find a Cote. The high standard of food, ambience,locations, service and cleanliness are upheld throughout the chain. I would say Cote is one of my favourite restaurants. I recently visited the Birmingham branch. It is situated in a perfect location on the Canal. The outside eating area has a backdrop of a vertical garden. As in all of the restaurants the interior definately has a great French bistro feel, so a great atmosphere as soon as you step in the door. The staff are always friendly and welcoming. Onto the food, The steak frites accompanied with a pat of garlic butter is served pink and very tasty. For dessert I would recommend the chocolate Mousse, best I've eaten anywhere in the world and I'm a seasoned traveller. All in all a great experience with excellent service.

Neil H.a month ago · 3 reviews

Another great experience, this time to mark my fiftieth birthday. We were a party of four and chose from the new All Day Prestige set menu. This comprised of 6 starters and 6 mains to chose from, something for everyone. I had English asparagus which was delightful followed by a 8oz rib eye cooked perfect to my spec. Two of the guests chose the calamari which is always great followed by the pork belly. The fourth guest didn't have a starter but chose the Breton chicken another sure hit. Three of us then had a dessert each from a choice of four. Two courses was £15.95 and three courses was £18.95 we all felt that this was excellent value for money and the service was excellent and friendly as per usual hence the reason I chose to celebrate my half century there!

Natasha R.a year ago · 2 reviews

We visited as a party of 4 on Saturday 17 June 2017 for lunch. Booking in advance was really easy and the facility was extremely useful as my partner's mother is coeliac and ordering from the Gluten Free menu was essential. It was also my partner's birthday and the staff really made a fuss of him, surprising him with a Kir Royale as we were seated and followed by a candle in his Roquefort and a chorus of 'Happy Birthday'!! The staff service was excellent throughout the meal and the food was magnificent and very reasonably priced. I'm a fan of Cote in general, but this branch excelled itself and is my favourite. We will certainly be visiting again and a huge THANK YOU for making the day so very special.

Alan W.4 months ago · 2 reviews

Excellent Lunch and good value. We were greeted by a very pleasant Lady who gave us a choice of seating. Service throughout the meal was very good. We chose from the lunch menu which was £11.50 for 2 courses or £13.50 for 3 courses. I had a risotto which was very nice with artichokes. One of my friends chose the chicken dish and the other plumped for a fish dish, we all agreed that it was both well presented and very tasty. One of us had a start and the other two had a pudding. The menu gave a selection of all three dishes and there were no complaints at all. This is one of the best restaurants I know for a really good lunch or dinner.

CHRISTOPHER L.a year ago · 2 reviews

First class. Ordered a drink shortly after being seated. Waiter came back 5 minutes later and asked if we would like to order. We said we would wait a little longer, Waiter came back 10 minutes later without prompting(this is good service practice. He took our order and we asked for further drinks. including complimentary water. These were quickly delivered. The starters arrived cooked to perfection. Upon completion the plates were quickly removed. We were asked if we wanted our mains yet (this is unusual) We replied in the affirmative. The Mains and sides also arrived cooked to perfection. We Skipped the desserts as we were completely full. The only reason we have marked them down by one point is is the fact that the wine selection needs updating. This could be me as i am not a lover of French wine. Must go.

Jane T.8 months ago · 1 review

I had pre-booked a party of 8. A friend and I arrived early for the table and had to say one of the party had to drop out, which was no problem at all. We could go to our table and were served drinks while waiting for our friends to arrive. Everyone in the party enjoyed their choices, we had the set menu and the autumn salad starter was thought to be particularly good. Service is formal, prompt and efficient in a relaxed atmosphere. It is a couple of years since I last visited but I won't leave such a long gap again before my next visit.