You’ve probably heard of Côte Brasserie by now – the award-winning chain of all-day dining restaurants flying the flag for French cuisine in the UK, but if not, you can experience it for yourself in Bristol’s beautiful Clifton Village. Located on The Mall, Côte Brasserie’s elegant setting is reminiscent of a brasserie you’d find on the backstreets of Montmartre or St Germain with its subtly stylish Parisian decor. Whether it's for breakfast, some lunch after spending the day wandering around the area’s many shops and boutiques, or for dinner, Côte Brasserie is a popular choice, so booking a table in advance is recommended.
Champions of relaxed all-day dining, Côte Brasserie is the place to go to enjoy French cuisine in Bristol’s Clifton Village, no matter if it is for some coffee and a croissant in the morning, a light lunch, or a three-course evening meal. Côte Brasserie is dedicated to providing guests with the most authentic experience possible, that’s why the restaurant takes the time to source each ingredient from the best suppliers, from English asparagus grown in Hertfordshire to poultry from a supplier in rural Brittany, and bottles of wine selected by hand from boutique French producers.
No matter what time of the day it is, on the menu at Côte Brasserie you’ll find a menu full of refined French classics to suit, from croque monsieur to tuna niçoise as well as larger mains. We recommend whetting your appetite with the chicken liver parfait or the warm beetroot salad before moving on to some steak frites, roasted duck breast or traditional beef bourguignon served with potato and chive purée, bacon lardons and chestnut mushrooms. Located on The Mall in Clifton Village, Côte Brasserie draws in Francophiles from all over the city. Book a table now.
Lovely cosy restaurant with pleasant staff. The early evening meal is a good deal - although you really need a side dish with the mains. My Jerusalem artichoke starter was fantastic.
Excellent meal as always, friendly staff who dealt with allergies reassuringly well. Good choice on the menu and service prompt. Will be back again soon.
Very pleasant evening. Good choice for the early dinner offer. Food nicely presented and very tasty. Very good service. Good value for money and good dining experience.
Asha, our waitress was a 10/10. Very attentive and intuitive, she knew what we required before we even had to ask. Very much the standard required for all restaurants. Food was spot on too.
The table situation, comfort, ambience and service was great. Disappointed to be informed that my chosen 4 fish dish wasn't available quite a little while after ordering. I agreed to the offered 'alternative' - a hake version. I received a mediocre one fish pie, a little on the dry side. Hake and potato basically. My main comment would be the 12% service charge which altho' stated as 'optional' is automatically included in the printed bill. It is awkward - and acutely embarrassing in front of guests - to ask for the amount to be reduced. 12% service charge is a lot on top of quality meal prices (+ extra for veg) for those of us not loaded and perhaps 'pushing the boat out' for a special occasion - and particularly if anything falls short of expectations. I feel strongly that service charge/tips should be left to the discretion of the bill payer and dislike feeling coerced into it to avoid embarrassment. I always tip entirely dependent on all the factors for having an enjoyable evening as well as of course, FOOD quality/availability and value for money.
This is a sizeable restaurant spread over 4 areas, so can hold a number of clients. We have been here before both in the evening and lunchtime. I cannot fault the greeting from staff or the service. The food was delicious and nicely presented without being fussy. The only thing stopping me giving a 6 was the horrendous noise in the restaurant on this occasion. It is not the fault of the staff, but down to an inconsiderate large party. However, they were out for a celebration and were oblivious to other diners. Maybe they could have been contained in a remote area rather than the middle of the restaurant. It killed conversation for my husband and I who were having a rare night out together without friends or children. The staff were at great pains to apologise to us for the noise. It won't stop us from returning but I would ask if a large party is booked in before I confirmed.
We dine at Cote in Clifton Village regularly and find the food and service consistently good and excellent value for money. There is always a good atmosphere as they are usually busy and generally I think Cote is a better option than The Ivy in terms of the quality of food and consistency which is surprising as it comes with a significantly lower price tag. The food is exactly as it should be, authentic French bistro fare, which is simple but tasty and very good. The lunch and early evening menu is amazing value at £10.95 for two courses or £12.95 for three. Bearing in mind this is Clifton Village, this is one of the best value set menus in Bristol. Highly recommended whatever the occasion.
We were looking after really well, my mum who was the bride got given a complimentary glass of prosecco which was a nice touch & the food was delicious. I can’t have Diary & the waitress (girly blonde hair in a ponytail, young maybe early 20’s) that took care of our table helped me know what food was safe for me to eat & checked with the kitchen staff. Our bill had green beans on there which we ordered but we never got them & they forgot to take of the prosecco which was supposed to be complimentary, the lady (long dark hair) apologies & remover these items straight away. We had a great night thank you.
We ate at Cote on my husband's birthday on the 19th of December and were disappointed. The whole experience was very rushed and wasn't typical of French service. When we were first seated we waited 20 minutes before anyone came to take our drinks order, our starters were ordered at the same time and arrived with our drinks-it would have been nice to have had our drinks before the starters. Our main course arrived within minutes of our starters being taken away. As an explanation we were told that they were expecting a large party. I don't think that is a valid reason for rushing us through, what should have been an enjoyable leisurely lunch felt frenetic. I noticed that we had had our starter and main within half an hour which is very rushed by any standard. When it came to dessert I asked for more time which was duly given. The waitress who served us was good; it wasn't her fault that the service was rushed and I heard her pass on my concerns to the person in charge-who didn't even bother to come over and speak to us. The food was good, our starters were well presented, the duck for our main course was cooked correctly and the Dauphinnoise potatoes were very good, although there was a distinct lack of vegetables which if you required additional had to be ordered separately at extra cost. The dark chocolate dessert was not dark chocolate-it was too creamy. I would not recommend Cote if you want a relaxed meal, I appreciate that it was close to Christmas, but they were not exceeding their covers and we had booked our table for an hour before the large party was due so I don't see why our meal was rushed to accommodate the bigger party. Although the cynic in me would probably say that a large Christmas party were going to be spending a lot more money than two people celebrating a birthday. All in all I doubt that we will return to Cote.
Had a lovely meal to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday. Had the Christmas Menu as it’s so near to Christmas. Starters was absolutely gorgeous, had the liver pate. The mains we had were steak which was lovely, but the other members had duck and were slightly disappointed as it was too over cooked and dry. Puddings were delicious as always. The only gripe I have is the added gratuity which is added to the bill automatically, if I wouldn’t of looked at the bill I wouldn’t of noticed the extra £21 added which I think was totally wrong to do. I don’t mind giving gratuity but that amount I feel was over the top. Apart from that all good.