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5.3 /6 Excellent 269 Reviews

Côte Brasserie - Brighton

Central French £££ +100
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About Côte Brasserie - Brighton

Winner | Best Value Restaurant in the UK
... all the elegance, informality and buzz of a classic Parisian bistro
Good Food Guide

Côte Brasserie is known throughout the UK as having perfected French cuisine and the overall dining experience that comes with it. This location in sunny Brighton on Church Street is opposite the stunning Brighton Dome and a stone’s throw from the picturesque Royal Pavilion and Pavilion Gardens, nestled inside a truly spectacular historic building. With an interior worthy of the exterior and a menu that will suit all tastes and dietary requirements, this Côte is high quality yet the price points remain affordable and accessible to casual diners far and wide. Reserve your table at this wonderful Brighton establishment today.

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 - Brighton, 115-116 Church St, BN1 1UD Brighton

Further Information

When in the seaside town of Brighton, a wander through the beautiful Pavilion Gardens and Royal Pavilion are an absolute must – so the perfect end to a perfect day of relaxing and taking it all in is to pay a visit to the French specialists at Côte Brasserie. Located close to these beautiful gardens and opposite the equally beautiful Brighton Dome, Côte Brasserie specialises in high quality French cuisine without the exorbitant price point. With a stunning rooftop terrace as well as street front dining, this Church Street brasserie in the city centre will have something to satisfy everyone.

We recommend beginning your evening with steak tartare, finely chopped raw beef mixed with shallots, capers, cornichons, egg yolk and cognac, before moving on to the delectable pan roasted haddock fillet wrapped in smoked French bacon with braised puy lentils and wilted baby spinach, dill and beurre blanc. Dessert is a must and with the Côte speciality of crème caramel it’s not hard to see why. Situated in the heart of the Brighton, it’s definitely worth booking a table at Côte in advance.


269 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 269 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Food: delicious
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
25.04.2017 15:53

It was a lovely evening with very attentive staff. Great food as always and a treat for my birthday! Much appreciated by myself and my guests.

1 review so far 6
25.04.2017 12:28

As usual there was a buzzing atmosphere, the meal was good, and the staff were fast and efficient but you don't feel you are being rushed

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 17:39

The food was very good although the soup could be hotter. The belly pork was excellent The service was very attentive and we love coming to Cotes and look forward to our next visit

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 15:44

Excellent service, friendly staff and good food. Couldn't ask for anything better. We were surprised at how busy the restaurant was on a Monday lunchtime - obviously we are not the only ones who return.

1 review so far 6
18.04.2017 22:14

The Brighton branch is larger than most and really appealing. The waiters, ambience, food and drink were perfect. I ate Boudin and poached egg salad, followed by duck salad, and tarte aux pomme. My husband had calamari, pork belly and chocolate fondant. Every single part of each dish was deliciously flavoured, and perfect in every way. We also tried 4 different wines between us and loved every glass. Couldn't fault anything. I know it's a chain but it doesn't feel like one. With the sun coming in through the window, it feels like you're in a French cafe. The waiters are extremely professional. Will go again very soon, especially as the specials menu changes monthly.

1 review so far 5
31.03.2017 09:38

Good experience, good food, plenty of it, well cooked, mostly well and rapidly served (there was a slight hiccup somewhere along the line but nothing serious, I can't remember what it was, maybe we had to remind someone that we'd ordered coffee?? - but it was nothing). We were four and had the pre-theatre menu at 5pm on Friday. The bill was just less than £100 inc. the service charge, and everyone had three courses and coffee and we had a bottle of wine (your Viognier - which is good!). As we learnt when we lived in France, the crucial equation is 'le rapport entre la qualité et le prix' - and, in our opinion, this was (again as they say in France) 'correcte' (100%). In general, we find Côte, Brighton, very reliable on this score.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 10:33

We had booked and were seated in the area we asked for which was lovely. The waitress and manager (lady too) were very polite and efficient. The starter was served quickly as were the drinks and were delicious! We tried cod this time and it was very tasty and light. We then had apple tart desert with coffee, very good too! We managed to have an all around excellent meal all in time to enjoy the performance at the Theatre Royal afterwards. Very happy customers and we look forward to coming back soon :-) Thank you !

1 review so far 6
17.03.2017 08:01

The great thing about Cote is that you get exactly what you expect to get. The menu has just the right selection and variety of dishes to meet any palate and culinary need. The food is always well prepared and hot. The staff always attentive without being overly so. Its a great place to take friends, knowing there will be something on the menu they will want to eat and it will arrive perfectly prepared with the minimum of fuss. Perfect.

1 review so far 6
18.04.2017 14:06

We use Cote regularly, at least three to fours times a month and every visit is always consistent with great food and atmosphere, however the biggest draw that brings us back and back again is the great service and amazing staff !!! Always made to feel special and treated as individuals even on the busiest of days. Great team led by general manager Jules Alex & Michael

1 review so far 5
12.04.2017 09:57

Hostess who showed us to our table was very welcoming & seated us with care. Waitress got our order wrong and brought wholemeal bread instead of white. She changed the bread when we brought it to her attention but only brought two slices instead of four. Eggs not cooked as requested. The bill was wrong & the waitress argued it was our fault because we didn't order everything at once. Bear this in mind if ordering the breakfast special.

1 review so far 4
16.03.2017 10:02

Overall the restaurant is pleasant and overall the staff are friendly. We have found that the food is generally ok with a couple of terrible mistakes. 'Grilled or Roast' chicken swimming in oil and last time a risotto floating on about a quarter pint of olive oil. I get the impression from these chains that little cooking is done on the premises and what cooking is done is by numbers. Anything that causes the plan to go awry and the cooks don't show much cooking skills.... avoid the house white or just order vinegar.

1 review so far 5
26.03.2017 13:56

The food was delicious as always and the service was great. My only gripe is that I dropped off a cake for my son for his birthday with 3 lots of chocolates and candles that i bought ( I did offer to decorate it myself) the cake came out without any of the extra's on it...and they were not offered to me!!!!! the staff then had to run around and find them.....disappointed with that. :(

1 review so far 6
20.03.2017 18:50

Friendly welcoming and efficient service. Very good options on the great value 2/3 course set menu. Tasty, well presented food. Always an enjoyable experience at Brighton Cote. I highly recommend this branch of Cote which I rate higher than the various other branches of this chain I have visited, as much for the staff as the food.

1 review so far 5
22.03.2017 08:44

Very good value. Delicious food and good service. Roomy and pleasant atmosphere. Saturday night very busy but staff had time for everyone. Half of my wife's rib eye steak was grizzle and she left it. When the waitress asked her why she left it, she explained that it was grizzly and uneatable. The Maitre D' came along, profusely apologized and offered the desserts on the house.i

1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 08:00

Good service, good food, good value. we have eaten here several times over the last couple of years and would happily recommend anyone to eat here. This used to be brighton Music library, hence the room is large......and can be the noisy when busy, particularly if you sit in the central area of the room.

1 review so far 5
28.03.2017 13:06

The service was not as excellent, as usual. The food was brilliant and very tasty. The restaurant was busy, but not overly, so that the service personell should have been more observant to our needs. We had a 3 course meal and wanted a coffee after, but the waiter just came to ask, if we wanted the bill, when we tried to get his attention.

1 review so far 6
17.03.2017 08:20

Pleasant and attentive staff, well organised and efficient service even though the restaurant was filling up and just about full by the time we had finished our meal. We will continue to use Cote at home and on holiday because the quality and service appears to be good at all locations.

1 review so far 4
25.04.2017 08:32

Staff and service friendly and efficient. We were asked if we were celebrating anything in particular. It was my partner's birthday and our party of 4 were then brought free Kir Royales to begin the evening. Only disappointment was my starter - tuna rillettes - which were slightly too cold and tasted just like a tuna mayo sandwich filling. Rest of the food was fine and the overall experience, as usual, was a happy and fun.

1 review so far 6
15.04.2017 17:17

This is my favourite restaurant in Brighton. The food is excellent, Staff are always pleasant. The ambience is great. No wonder you have to book in advance, particularly at weekends. The early evening set menu is good value and changes each month, and now they have a vegetarian menu too.

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 14:42

Cote Brighton is our favourite go-to restaurant in Brighton - a city with many good restaurants - because the food is always consistently good, the value is unbelievably good and the service is excellent. Perfect for a pre-theatre dinner since it is a few steps away from the Dome.

1 review so far 4
17.03.2017 16:20

Great lunch place and great food, however, I was meeting someone and as we both arrived separately, we were also seated separately for 15 minutes until the staff realised that we were waiting for each other - a better mechanism for ensuring 'matching'. Unusually it took ages to have food order to be taken so it was 45 minutes before we actually started our lunch... This time rated 4, previously much higher.

2 reviews so far 6
21.03.2017 20:20

Stylish decor. Friendly attentive waiting staff. Gluten and dairy free, no problem at all. Lovely food, hot and cooked to perfection. I do like the filtered water in stylish flagons, drink as much as you like. My partner said his wine was good quality. A very peaceful experience.

1 review so far 6
14.04.2017 07:36

Fantastic and friendly service, with complimentary kir royals on arrival. Vibrant yet intimate atmosphere with just right lighting for an evening meal. Food was gorgeous. Particularly recommend April menu's scallops as starter and perfectly cooked sea bass as main course. A great evening and a real treat!

1 review so far 6
11.03.2017 22:10

A consistent high standard is maintained both food and service. Food is of good quality and this judged against similar French restaurants in France. Service high due to personal service by motivated and well managed servers. To achieve this, as they did, on Saturday night is commendable.

2 reviews so far 6
19.04.2017 11:56

Great atmosphere, food always served promptly and always presented well, great service and a large menu choice. They knew it was for a special occasion so gave us an excellent table in the window and on arrival we were greeted with free glasses of Kir Royals!

1 review so far 6
17.04.2017 17:24

This is a restaurant we love to go to when we're in Brighton. The staff are always friendly and helpful, the food is very good and the atmosphere extremely pleasant. But you do need to book - certainly if you want to go at the weekend.

1 review so far 5
05.04.2017 09:28

Enjoyed experience very much. Service very good. Food nice - haddock parmentier far too salty though, I thought. My companion didn't notice but her dish was noticeably different to mine. Hers was in a nice sauce and browned on top, mine lacked sauce and was rather dry, and was not browned, or barely, on top.

2 reviews so far 3
30.03.2017 09:21

This is the first time I have been disappointed with a meal at this restaurant. I had the Hachis Parmentair, with peas. Unfortunately I had to send it back because it was only warm & I had asked the waiter to make sure it was hot before he brought it to the table. I did not eat all of it a sit was quite dry & in the bottom of the dish at the sides it was black. It was a shame as we always enjoy the food at this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
11.04.2017 22:15

once again a most enjoyable time was had by all. The food choice suited everyone and was served in a happy manner. We always look forward to our visits and only wish we had a branch in Cornwall where we live . thank you .

1 review so far 6
23.03.2017 16:40

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the ambiance of Cote. The food and service were excellent and a most interesting menu. It was a bit noisy but that was only because everyone was having a good time ! We will be back .

1 review so far 6
04.04.2017 14:12

Cote Brasserie - Brighton. Attentive service, good choice on the menu, excellent House Red and coffee was really good, all in all a good start to a night out at the Theatre Royal and it was not far to walk either. Highly recommended.

2 reviews so far 4
09.03.2017 17:51

Sometimes a great experience, sometimes not so. Today I really enjoyed my food and the courtesy glasses of Kir Royal for my birthday, however my dining companion was not so keen on his steak..he asked for rare and it was quite well done and some of it did not taste good. A little spasmodic in quality but usually I enjoy it, particularly the duck!

1 review so far 6
15.04.2017 23:07

Welcome was great and when we arrived and we were given a choice of tables. The service was good and the food excellent. We had to wait for one side order which didn't arrive at the beginning but this was soon rectified.

1 review so far 6
15.04.2017 10:35

The experience of the visit could not have been better. The food and the service was the best I have had for a long long time. Worth every penny and enjoyed the wine reward as well. 10 out of 10 from us.

1 review so far 5
07.04.2017 23:22

Service and food was excellent. The tables are too close together, it's uncomfortable when hearing others conversation next to you and tricky chatting with strangers on your shoulder. Definitely would return but would rather sit at s different table. The set menu is excellent value. Very noisy restaurant. Staff fabulous.

1 review so far 5
14.04.2017 22:10

Excellent experience at Côte Brighton. There was a warm welcome at the door and we were quickly taken to our table. The food was at the usual high standard and the waiter was friendly and professional. Just a bit of a wait for drinks but overall a very pleasant evening.

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 21:01

The foods and service are very nice. The mussels and the fish pie are my favourite. The price is medium, good for small party between family. To be honest, when my parents come for my graduation I will bring them there!

1 review so far 6
03.04.2017 22:59

I go here with my partner on a regular basis and generally have the early bird 2 or 3 course menu. The guys at Côte in Brighton are always amazing, food is and and service is superb. Couldn't recommend it enough.

1 review so far 3
06.04.2017 00:05

We arrived on time and were shown to our table. Served straight away with drinks and our starter was served almost immediately. Unfortunately there was an incident in the kitchen with one of the main courses which ment we had a long wait for our main course and didn't have time for desert or coffee as we were due at the theatre. We use the restaurant regularly when we go to the theatre and the food is always of a high standard.

1 review so far 5
29.03.2017 19:58

Really tasty food. The early evening menu has a good range and is excellent value. The Brighton restaurant is in a beautiful high ceilinged building. It is well placed for a pre concert dinner as it is close to The Dome and Theatre Royal. We will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
25.03.2017 20:42

Excellent service and great food! Have been dining at Cote for several years and never disappointed, will recommend to friends. Perfect restaurant to eat at before theatre because service is so efficient and reliable so need to stress before show.

1 review so far 5
18.04.2017 17:50

The food is well presented,cooked to a decent standard and portions are reasonable,the one item i object to is the 12 1\2% added,this allows the quoted price to be increased above the normal 10% which when the wine is included puts your charge above other restaurants we use

1 review so far 6
31.03.2017 23:20

Eating here is always such a special experience. The food is amazing but it is the service that is really outstanding. You are welcomed as a valued customer and nothing is too much trouble. It's also brilliant value for money.

1 review so far 5
19.04.2017 08:05

I think Cote is the best of the new well priced chains. I am always confident of getting the same quality of steak and frittes for around £10, Service was not up to their usual standard but that was down to one member of the waiting staff.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 07:41

From start to finish the staff were polite and attentive. Really busy in there as always but didn't feel rushed. Nice relaxed atmosphere All 4 of us had different meals and all enjoyed them . Will be visiting again

1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 19:12

Beautiful restaurant, lovely staff very helpful and friendly. Wonderful lunch will be going again. Birthday lunch with my grandmother she was given a free glass of champagne and was just a lovely place to spend lunchtime. Would recommend definitely

1 review so far 5
17.04.2017 13:38

This was the 4th time of visiting Cote in Brighton and 2nd time for a more business meal rather than personal. however ambience, staff and more importantly the food was as good as ever. Always a place to recommend for both friends and to business colleagues.

1 review so far 5
18.03.2017 23:44

It's a lovely restaurant in a good location. The food was good, however I found the cod goujons tasteless. There also isn't a separate allergen menu so there was a limited menu for me to choose from. Overall a good restaurant and I would recommend it.

1 review so far 6
25.03.2017 12:57

We were warmly welcomed when we arrived & taken to a nice table downstairs.Our complimentary Kir Royales were swiftly bought to us (My Birthday).Great service from friendly & efficient wait team & delicious food....Definitely will recommend & return

1 review so far 6
11.04.2017 19:00

We were greeted by the by the staff who had our booking and our request for Gluten Free. We could choose our table and our waiter Luis was very helpful and attentive. A great evening and excellent food.