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5.4 /6 Excellent 381 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.

View Côte 10 Year Anniversary Set Menu

View September Set Menu

View Specials Menu

View Gluten Free Menu


381 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 381 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
25.09.2017 10:31

Very good food, lovely friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere, would recommend it to anyone in the mood for french food and nice night out.

1 review so far 6
25.09.2017 08:57

Great location, friendly staff, prompt service, great food and at a reasonable price - only minor issue is that service is added to the bill and you are then prompted to add service again. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the restaurant.

6 reviews so far 6
22.09.2017 12:35

Always a pleasure, never a chore. Great value set menu

1 review so far 6
22.09.2017 08:13

Great staff and service. We went for the lower cost early bird menu three courses. Very good food. I was hungry so after the meal I could have eaten more. My fault I should have ordered some bread to go with my starter. Three people plus a bottle of wine just over £60 in total including the tip.

2 reviews so far 6
04.04.2017 08:44

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.

1 review so far 6
21.06.2017 13:18

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.

1 review so far 5
12.05.2017 11:20

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.

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.

29 reviews so far 6
24.06.2017 10:52

we arrived early and were had a very friendly welcome, The staff could not have been more helpful. The restaurant itself is located at the lower part Mail Box by the canal the environment is really pleasant and there are tables located by the canal which on a warm summer evening make for a very pleasant dining experience. As usual @ the cote the set menu is excellent value and the food delicious, the service exemplary. Overall a fist class evening good location for symphony hall or the BBC

2 reviews so far 5
07.07.2017 11:56

Very difficult to access Mailbox car park especially when you are a visitor to Birmingham. Even more difficult to access restaurant if you are disabled and a wheel chair user, as I am. No signs in Mailbox for lifts etc. Booked for 7.30 but when we arrived no seats outside so started with drinks inside until a table available. Very good service and very good standard of food, although a side order was forgotten. We like Cote as a restaurant chain and feel that this was one of the best we have used. However will think twice about using again because of the external access difficulties.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 16:33

The Cote in Birmingham was excellent with attentive staff who gave great advice to my wife on the menu which as a diabetic she found invaluable. The food was cooked to perfection and served in a timely fashion letting us enjoy the evening and not feel either rushed or that we had to wait. Overall a great night out which helped us celebrate our wedding anniversary with a smile. Special mention of Sola our server who was fabulous, thank you Sola we will be back

1 review so far 6
20.08.2017 10:24

We enjoyed the Anniversary special menu very much, and left pleasantly full. The service was excellent - friendly, discreet, efficient, and the atmosphere busy but also intimate. I eat at Cote regularly, and always enjoy the food but had thought of Cote as a place to eat before going somewhere else. Last night we sat at out table for the best part of twohours, and enjoyed our evening every bit as much as we have at far grander and more expensive restaurants.

1 review so far 5
25.08.2017 19:37

We received a nice greetings as we come in The staff that weve met are friendly and courteous all through out the service. The place looks nice and clean. However, I find my food not warm enough but can't complain to have it change because I'm already starving , the steak is of poor quality it could have done better and the pork with mashed potato is dry a gravy or some sauce is a good accompaniment. The dessert is not worth what you have paid for.

1 review so far 5
24.04.2017 08:54

They had reserved me the table I had requested. We did have to ask to order drinks . The food was of a high standard as usual and didn't take too long to arrive . The only bad point was our order of carrots was forgotten and when they did arrive they were raw. We made the waiter aware of this but we were still charged for them . Also 12.5% service charge should be optional not just added to the bill .

1 review so far 6
09.06.2017 18:03

All the staff were very polite, helpful, and attentive. The service was excellent, and we weren't rushed in between courses. It was spotlessly clean, with a nice ambience, both inside and outside. There is a great choice on the menu, either on the set menu, a la carte, or specials. The food was nice and hot, well presented and very enjoyable. Excellent value for money, considering the location.

4 reviews so far 5
07.09.2017 14:42

As usual the food was delicious and beautifully presented. I do, however like my soup to be served with some croutons or bread. Our 'main' waiter (female) was excellent - friendly and helpful without being obtrusive. I was disappointed to see two other waitresses not wearing the usual full length apron. It seemed out of place in a Cote restaurant for them to be dressed in tight jeans, and one of them was just a little too 'loud' in manner.

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
02.04.2017 18:51

Choose here on a whim but boy did it deliver. Food for both of us was absolutely delicious and full of flavour. Had 2 different mains and desserts. Clean plates all round. Service was quick and friendly. Only thing was they automarically put a percentage gratuity on bill which was 6.61 for 2 of us but u can have if removed as its optional. We felt it was worth it though for quality of food we got.