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Greeted well, served well, fed well, farewelled well, what more is there to say
A lovely place to be with family & enjoy good food
Excellent food, excellent service and good value. Always a good experience.
The evening was worth it value for money polite friendly will be back
We recently went to the restaurant with some friends who had never been to Cote before. It was a really successful evening. They are French and very much felt at home because of the décor and atmosphere as well as the food. For starters we chose calamari and saucisson sec - the portions were generous and the quality of the food excellent. For the main course, two of us chose the sea bream which was delicious, partly because of the addition of fennel seeds but also because it was a good size and thoroughly cooked. Our partners chose the Poulet Breton and Boeuf Bourgignon both of which they enjoyed immensely. We finished off with Dame Blanche, Mousse au Chocolat and two portions of Tarte Citron. We are pleased that there is such a wide selection of desserts on the menu. The bottle of Cote du Rhone to accompany the meal was tasty and good value as it worked well with the fish, chicken and meat dishes. The meals arrived quickly and our waitress was helpful and welcoming. These were friends we had not seen for a long time and the congenial atmosphere and good food made this a very memorable occasion.
It was our first visit to Cote Brasserie for an evening meal, having only been for breakfast/coffee previously. It was fantastic. The food was superb and the staff were very pleasant and extremely professional - opened the wine at the table which seems to be a thing of the past in most restaurants we have visited. We will certainly be back to try something different on their extensive menu. We had steak which was succulent but I did have difficulty choosing as the menu was so good. Compliments to the chef as the steak was cooked perfectly. The starter menu was also extensive and everything on it sounded good! I also enjoyed my peppermint tea at the end of the meal - not everyone wants coffee late in the evening and I do like a 'real' coffee which was enjoyed by the rest of our party. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will definitely recommend to friends and family.
We have eaten at Cote Canterbury numerous times before and it’s always been a favourite. Unfortunately, on Bank Holiday Monday we did not receive the service we were used to. 1) The recently booked table for 9 was not on their system and, despite being very quiet, the waitress spent a while trying to find it rather than just welcoming and seating us quickly. 2) Despite the waitress taking care with the order, there seemed to be a lack of communication between her and the kitchen. Salads had unwanted dressings, replacements forgotten, side dishes missing but then charged for and a meal undercooked. As a result we all kind of ate at slightly different times, which isn’t really what eating out is about. 3) When the bill came the errors had to be discussed with the manager. We were also a little offended that a 12 and a half percent gratuity was added despite them being aware we weren’t happy and that we’d left after one course when many of us had ordered from set multi-course menus. In Cote’s defence, the manager sorted out our quibbles well and the food we ate was delicious. It will not affect us returning as, let’s face it, we all get it wrong sometimes. And it was 33 degrees centigrade that day!
Have been to this branch of Cote Brasserie several time and not been disappointed on any occasion. The decor is modern and comfortable and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. We had an early reservation as we were going to the theatre and the early evening menu is good value at £12.95 for 3 courses, with plenty of choice. As a Friend of the Marlowe, we received a complimentary Kir Royale, although the waiter had to check if we could swap one for a (much cheaper) soft drink for a teetotal friend. The food was delicious and servings were a perfect size. I had the Steak frites and it was perfectly cooked and the frites were hot and crisp. My only reason for giving a rating one less than perfect is that the waiter included our free drinks on the bill, although this was quickly rectified when pointed out. I would certainly visit this branch, as well as others in this chain, again. It is always a pleasure at a reasonable price.
The lunch menu offers the best value with a good choice of starters, main courses and desserts. The drinks are expensive, particularly the beers, and you need to remember that your bill is inflated by an 'optional' 12.5 % (which is really 15%, given that it placed on top of VAT). I had the squid rings, which were tasty, but very salty. My main course, the grilled chicken, was nicely cooked, but the accompanying saute potatoes were again too salty. My wife had the tuna rillettes followed by the hake, which were both well cooked and presented. Portion sizes are generous, and if you opt for a dessert (excellent) you will certainly know you have had a meal. Service is fast and friendly. Having been to Cote for about the last 10 years, we think it is generally very reliable. Unless you have deep pockets, it's best to stick to the tap water (freely provided) or make do with a single Kir, otherwise you can easily find yourself shelling out £30 per head.
We went to Cote Brasserie, Canterbury for breakfast with our friends who had come for the weekend and we all thoroughly enjoyed our food. Three of us had the 'formule' and felt that it represented excellent value for money in terms of the quality and quantity of food as well as the standard of cooking. We very much appreciated that the fruit juices and coffees were included in the price. My husband chose 'Eggs Royal' and rated these very highly as well. It was a most enjoyable way spend time with our friends before they departed and set them up for their long journey home. The service was extremely efficient especially since the restaurant was quite busy for the time of day. We were asked if we had enjoyed the food and if we wanted more coffee.