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5.3 /6 Excellent 918 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.

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918 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 918 Reviews
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
25.09.2017 09:32

ace as always even though you can't get the deal on Saturday night. I have visited 42 branches of Cote and this is my favourite - would be good to see Macon Villages back on the wine list though

5 reviews so far 6
24.09.2017 16:12

This place never fails for service, quality and choice of menu. 2 and 3 course menus especially good value and weekend specials and monthly change of menu means you never get bored if you eat here often.

1 review so far 6
23.09.2017 08:12

Thanks for a lovely meal. Was great service and food was incredible. will be back again very soon! Would recommend the calamari and rosè so amazing!

2 reviews so far 6
21.09.2017 23:54

The service and the food was just as good as it always is. WE took our friends from Wales who were staying with us and they were quite impressed.

29 reviews so far 6
25.08.2017 15:20

We were attending a performance at the Grand Theatre Brighton, and as the Cote is less than 2 minutes walk from the theatre I booked a table for the five of us in my party as I new the restaurant would be busy prior to the performance. The restaurant itself is quite large and spread over two levels. We dined in the upstairs which was extremely pleasant, and has a good atmosphere, however if anybody has a disability and problems negotiating stairs, there is no lift to the upper floor so I would advise booking in advance and make sure you book for the downstairs part of the restaurant. As always at the food was magnificent and the service exemplary, On this occasion we decided on the pre theatre menu which ifantastic value for money and two bottles of the Cote house wine one red one white both of which are exquisite and very much the quality I have come to expect from Cote I can highly recommend them. The whole evening was a tremendous success once, again the please pass my compliments on to both the waiting and kitchen staff at the Cote Brightons

11 reviews so far 6
07.05.2017 05:28

The cote Brasserie Brighton. Very friendly staff and great well cooked food. This has become my regular first choice pick of 'restaurants' in Brighton and Hove. My recommendation is make sure you leave space for a desert as the crumble is so good! If you fancy something a little different then why not do what I do; On a warm summers day I wake early in the morning skip breakfast to take a walk along the seafront. Weave through the lanes where the shops are setting up for the day. Then finish of at Côte where I take a morning seat in the window and enjoy crepes with fruit, ice cream and a fresh cup of coffee while watching Brighton wake up for the day. Maybe if you do I will see you there, so a good morning to you. But please leave a space for me in the window. Bx

1 review so far 6
28.05.2017 07:59

My wife and I were treating my sister and brother-in-law on their 40th wedding anniversary and we were hoping our visit to Cote would be suitably special and memorable. Happily, our expectations were met in lots of ways. The enthusiastic welcome, and attentive service throughout our stay, meant we could concentrate on enjoying our food and conversation. All of us were impressed by the quality of our individual menu choices which were not only delicious but also presented with care and flair. If I had to point to one downside it was that the first pouting of white wine was not as chilled as it should have been. However, it arrived at the table with an ice bucket, which meant that subsequent pourings were fine. Altogether a really pleasurable experience.

1 review so far 6
27.06.2017 12:50

I was extremely impressed with all aspects of my recent visit to Cote. The service was incredibly quick and efficient, particularly considering how busy the restuarant was. We were approached for drinks orders within a few minutes of being seated. When we asked for five more minutes to decide on meals, the hostess returned with perfect timing (my experience in other restaurants has been that if you ask for "a few more minutes" you will be lucky to see your host return at all unless you flag them down). Food was delicious (fantastic steak!), wine list is great, and staff were extremely friendly and clearly knowledgeable about the menu. I will definitely be returning. Thank you for providing such an exellent dining experience :)

2 reviews so far 5
14.05.2017 12:00

We were looking forward to the Brighton Festival's evening concert of classical music which we booked months ago. The only place we felt would match the high quality of the performance was to start with equally good meal & drink in an elegant place, good service and pleasant atmosphere. The Cote Brasserie absolutely ticks all these boxes for us. We dine there regularly, whether it's a dinner or lunch, a family celebration or going out with friends. More than that, we find the same quality of food and service at this restaurant chain in other places we visit during a year, London, Farnham, Winchester, to name just a few. The online booking is quick and simple, the menu and all the latest additions such as May Specials can be browsed in advance. The staff is very well trained and very helpful. Thank you for looking after us.

2 reviews 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.

2 reviews 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.

3 reviews so far 4
25.05.2017 16:32

I have been a fairly regular customer at this branch over the years but the last few times I have noticed the service standards are not as professional as they used to be ,it's the attention to detail that seems to have gone .The food is nearly always excellent ,although on occasions cold but this has always been rectified immediately .One thing today was the fact I paid cash for the meal & had to ask for the change & receipt ,this is not the first time this has happened .It was not a large amount but with the 12-5% service charge already on the bill change should be returned to the customer .I did have a word with the meeter & greeter /maitre d' about the service as I felt she needed to know as you may be losing customers because of little things like this .I have a table booked next week hopefully things will have improved .

1 review so far 6
20.09.2017 18:34

Genuine French style cuisine. Set menu very good value for money. Service was exceptional with special thanks to the attentive waiter who seated us and took our order which came very quickly. Nu Nu our second waiter offered to immediately relate my friends meal when she mentioned it was warm rather than hot. She refused but it was done in such a polite and sincere way, very rare these days. We had sea bass and poulais, delicious , especially with a side order of new potatoes and green beans. Exceptional Crewe caramel and delicious chocolate pot. Book ahead to avoid disappointment as it can get busy.

2 reviews so far 6
08.08.2017 22:48

Cote: always very professional with excellent and affordable menu for little lunches. friendly staff ,roomy restaurant with smart modern decor & mood, perfect cleanliness - one can always judge the standard of a restaurant by the appearance of the gent and ladies loos - I often use the Kensington branch for Lunch, + Sloane Square(excellent Xmas lunch ), + Hampstead + St Paul's and all Cote branches offer a similar and constant professional service. Thank you Cote (My knowledgeable & critical French lady guest today was extremely pleased by the choice of COTE for lunch in Brighton)

2 reviews 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 4
27.05.2017 23:31

Reasonably good, but I did not enjoy this visit as much as other visits. First we were offered to be seated upstairs, it was extremely hot up there and quite dark, which would have been ok f it hasn't been v light out. They moved us as soon as I requested. Restaurant is pleasant and spacious. Downstairs we were seated right opposite the door, good as cooler but had a queque of people to our side. The service was ok but not especially attentive. The gluten free menu is good but the dish I chose, poulet grille was quite plain and there was an extra charge for a sauce, which was a nice wild mushroom and creme fraiche one, but for some reason this was just included on the ordinary menu. Desserts were good. I have enjoyed other visits more but generally like this place.

1 review so far 5
25.05.2017 11:46

The staff were polite, cheerful and helpful and the food was superb. Two small points that dropped the score from 6 to 5, and those were 1) there was quite a wait between courses, which we could understand for the main course, as it was all freshly cooked and beautiful, but the dessert was a pre-prepared one, and could have been with us within minutes, especially as the restaurant was by no means full; and 2) there was a service charge on the bill, which we were quite happy to pay, as the staff had all been very good, but we would like to have had the choice of how much to reward them.

1 review so far 4
19.06.2017 10:43

A very nice luncheon with a friend before a theatre visit. However the publicised two or three course lunch at a set price didn't seem to me to be very obvious, and our one course each, one miniscule pot of fries, one wine and a soft drink far exceeded my planned budget. There was also an amount for service which was added into the final amount and, because I didn't want to look fussy as I was treating my friend, I simply asked them to take the full amount. On examining the bill at home I would certainly not have added nearly £6 to my bill for service. The staff were all attentive and friendly but I had to ask three times for a little bread to accompany my meal. Once bitten, twice shy, I would probably not go back again.

1 review so far 5
20.08.2017 11:57

I love Cote, always tasy food and great service but I had two minor complaints this time around. When it's really busy it is too noisy to hear my guest because of the acoustics in the room, although fine as the clientèle thins out over the sitting, obviously this is changeable. The veal loin I had was a touch dry at one end and the fat hadn't rendered well so was a little too chewy to eat. My experiences at Cote always keep me coming back for more and like I say these are very minor issues that have not put me off from dining at this fine establishment.

1 review so far 6
22.08.2017 13:33

Always a pleasant experience dining at Cote, brighton. The service from being greeted on entry, and being shown to your table, often with a preferred choice, and the waiting staff are always on point with their service and attendance to you though out your meal. The food, well! Has never failed to tick all the boxes, value that's never has compromised its full taste. One of the best dining experiences I always enjoy, for a lunch with friends to an evening meal before hitting the town, or the theatre!