As one of the most recent additions to the Côte Brasserie family, the Bournemouth restaurant has certainly got the locals buzzing. Their space, just along Westover Street in the town centre, is everything you have come to expect from Côte, and much, much more. These purveyors of French cuisine go above and beyond for their clientele, and you can feel how much passion they have for everything they do, from the produce they source, to the wines they have on offer, right through to the impeccable service from their talented team on the floor. You’ll find all your favourite brasserie classics on their extensive menu, so pop in and pay them a visit: you won’t be disappointed that’s for sure!
With a seasonal menu, using only the best produce and ingredients available, Côte Brasserie are without a doubt, the best choice for quality French dining. Their Bournemouth restaurant boasts a menu brimming with French classics, like escalope de veau, of sauteed breaded veal with watercress, lemon and veal jus, alongside their signature Côte Brasserie Breton chickens with your choice of delicious sauces, served of course with their famous frites that are sure to leave your tastebuds on cloud nine.
Located on Westover Road in Bournemouth’s town centre, this chic restaurant is fast-becoming a favourite among locals looking to fill their boots with a classic Côte Brasserie charcuterie board packed with jamon de Savoie, smoked duck breast, saucisson sec and duck rillettes, before indulging in the roasted pork belly with all the trimmings, or moules frites of mussels cooked in white wine and cream, served with fries. So for exceptional French cuisine, in the heart of the town centre of Bournemouth, Côte Brasserie is your best bet. Despite being new in town, they are getting popular quickly, so booking ahead is advised to avoid disappointment.
Fabulous service, food and setting. Cote bournemouth outperforms pretty much ever other restaurant, both independent or otherwise, in the town centre. We’ve been a few times already and will certainly be back again soon.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cote. The food was up to the usual excellent standard and the staff were very efficient and friendly. We would particularly mention Matt (who we knew from Salisbury) and Lorenzo. They looked after us very well and we will be returning to Cote in the very near future.
Restaurant was quiet as it was a Monday night but service was excellent as usual and the food was perfectly cooked and presented. Would recommend.
Such a good restaurant... the staff are lovely, the pre theatre menu provides a great choice and breakfast is delicious too! Thank you very much!
Having never been out for dinner before on New Years Eve my husband and i went with open minds. The first disappointment was to be told as we were being seated that tables may only be available for two hours, there was no mention of this on the website, menu or at time of booking; we both have a hospitality background so understand why this is put in place but common courtesy would be to inform diners in advance; as it was, this timeframe was not enforced. The second disappointment was the lack of one of the starters; it would seem that bad planning had occurred due to what would likely have been the most popular starter choice running out before 8pm. These two points aside we had an enjoyable evening with the same excellent food and service (we've been before). The crackers contained a voucher for a complementary bottle of wine for a return visit in January, we will be returning for our anniversary at the end of the month. Thank-you to all the staff who worked incredibly hard over the festive period and we wish you a prosperous 2018.
My wife and I dined at the Bournemouth Restaurant last night having already booked. We were greeted by a vey pleasant waiter and had the benefit of choosing a table. The restaurant was far from full. However, after that we were attended by the manager who's sole aim seemed to be to serve with the utmost speed possible at the expense of any customer care or pleasantries at all. Dishes were presented to us with gusto, water bottles plonked on the table as she rushed on by to other tables. There was a complete absence of being made to feel welcome or valued as customers. When the time came to pay the bill, the 12.5% gratuity was added. I took the opportunity at this point to mention in a gentle polite way about how we both felt about the treatment received. We had an intense assertive tirade of defensiveness and was informed of her onerous duties that she had to concentrate on over the whole floor! Unfortunately unable to accept her customer's impression or comments on her performance she maintained her position of knowing better. Fortunately the meal was up to the usual high standard and the complimentary wine was OK. We understand that the manager is not normally based at this restaurant and so will no doubt return.
We had not been to a cotes brasserie before & will most definitely be visiting again. The staff were all so welcoming, friendly & helpful. I have coeliac disease & was so pleased to see the extensive gluten free menu you had. The lady serving us even came up with a Christmas menu highlighting the gluten free options I could have & other dishes you could make exchanging with gf options, which was so lovely. I have trouble eating out & somtimes feel a pain asking about how things are cooked as have to make sure I have no gluten. I saw your menu was approved by coeliac uk & your staff made me feel like nothing was too much trouble which was so lovely. They made it such a lovely experience, the food was amazing & really good prices. I will be reccomending to friends.
The positives: Friendly staff Food very tasty and piping hot, which I really like. Negatives: Waitress too quick to ask about drinks and reel off the menus to us before i'd even taken my jacket off, ensured my handbag was in a safe spot and just generally settled down. Restaurant wasn't hectic busy. Felt rushed for no apparent reason. The biggest negative: portion size was too small for me. From the a la carte menu, the prawn starter in a spicy sauce only had 4 prawns and really needed a bread roll to soak up the lovely sauce. The main course, fish casserole, was what I would call a lunch-sized portion and not a replacement for the dinner I'd have had at home had I not decided to eat out. No vegetables included. One felt every morsel was measured to within an inch of its life and this really would put me off ever going again because i can't really find any good reason to and don't like leaving a restaurant feeling hungry. I'm a slight female - so can't imaging what a hungry, strapping man would have made of it.
Cote Brasserie is in my opinion, a welcome addition to the Bournemouth restaurant range. Unfortunately my last visit was disappointing. A crab starter turned out to be more of a mousse and tasted more of cucumber than crab; at something like £8.00 plus, poor value for money. Having enjoyed cod goujons on 4 previous occasions, including twice during the initial opening phase, I selected them once again. The quality of the cod gourjons on this occasion, was very poor indeed. The supervisor changed the dish immediately, but the second offering was no better than the first. I actually cut the gourjons open to demonstrate how dried up they were and devoid of fish. The supervisor informed me that the head chef was off that night but assured me he would draw the complaint to the senior catering members. On the credit side the service was once again exemplary. The supervisor took everything off the bill, including the drinks which i was prepared to pay for. I will be returning and hopefully the standard will be back to how it started during the opening period.
Five of us went for a lovely lunch to celebrate my birthday. We were glad to be sitting downstairs where it was relatively quiet so we could hear each other speak; when we went upstairs to use the toilets there were lots of noisy parties celebrating an early Christmas. We started with complimentary Kir Royals and had a very enjoyable meal. I would certainly recommend Côte Bournemouth to anybody thinking of going.