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Lively restaurant, friendly staff with good food. We would visit again.
Clifton Brasserie and staff were up to their usual very high standards
Lots of great choices from the a la carte and special menu. Wonderful service from all staff. Quality of food is the best.
Nicely balanced set menu with good quality ingredients at an excellent price.
The restaurants in Clifton get pretty booked at peak periods but thanks to the large capacity, Cote Brasserie could accommodate us for lunch. They were very helpful even when we had to amend our booking (originally submitted online). The premises are rather long following the contour of the street, so has multiple levels with steps up to each area (something to allows for with disabled guests). The layout means there is lots of window area to observed the passersby. The young staff were friendly and efficient, making us feel welcome. We only had a main course so that may have accounted for the delay in serving but it wasn't a problem. The food itself was very good and the rib-eye steak was one of the most tasty and best cooked (rare) I have tasted in quite some time. The tuna steak was equally well cooked with a subtle smoke flavour enhancing the taste experience. The Chicken and Walnut salad was also greatly enjoyed by two of our party. There was a bit of the "self assembly" required of the dishes e.g. fries in pots, etc but not too bad. We also felt for the environment and high quality food, the prices were pleasingly reasonable. A very pleasing experience beyond what we normally expect for a chain. Well done. PS I have posted this to Tripadvisor as well
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.
The staff at Cote Clifton were so kind and welcoming and made my daughter feel very special on her birthday meal out - from specially requested pink lemonade on arrival (along with celebration drinks for the adults!) to a beautifully presented birthday pudding which really made her evening. We tend to choose Cote for meals out because your menu caters so brilliantly for the dietary needs of my Mum who's a coeliac. As always, the food was nice but my daughter's order only came with 1.5 cod goujons which was smaller portion than usual. However she definitely filled up on ice cream after! Staff were attentive and helpful. Thank you Cote Clifton, especially Steph and Hannah Cook, for providing another lovely celebration meal for my family!
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.