“Simple yet great value”
– Olive MagazineCôte Brasserie brings French food to the Welsh capital in a way not often seen. There are two of these fine French restaurants in Cardiff, and this one on Mermaid Quay at Cardiff Bay is a great spot for modern and relaxed waterside dining. One member of one of the biggest restaurant families in the UK, here you can expect terrific flavours that vary from traditional flavours of France to region-specific specialities, all served with a dedication to service rarely seen at chain restaurants. Dine indoors or, if it’s warm enough, go Parisian-style al fresco and feel the sea breeze whilst sipping a classic French white wine.
If you’re enjoying a day out in the heart of Cardiff, chances are you’re going to be heading to Cardiff Bay. When that’s the case, a French meal at Côte Brasserie – whatever the time of day – is essential. This is a fantastic spot on Mermaid Quay, just down the road from Cardiff Bay train station and a stone’s throw from Wales Millennium Centre, the Welsh National Opera, and the famous Roald Dahl Plass. There’s a lot going on, and Côte Brasserie is the perfect pit stop before, during, or after it all.
Everything at Côte Brasserie is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, and this one at Cardiff Bay is no exception. The decor radiates elegance and the menu is oozing with charm. Côte is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply just a coffee. Either way, produce is fresh and dishes are prepared with oodles of French passion. If dining from the a la carte then consider starting with steak tartare or some crab mayonnaise with avocado and toasted sourdough. Past that, Cardiff’s Côte Brasserie offers light mains in the way of chicken and walnut salad. Then plenty of prime meat, fresh fish, and corn fed poultry from Normandy. Reserve your table at this gem on Cardiff Bay now.
Our table wasn’t ready but the manager was very apologetic and we were offered a free round of drinks. We didn’t have to wait long and had an excellent meal as always.
We had a lovely warm welcome and were shown to a nice table by the window. The food was up to the usual high standard and the choice was excellent. We had a three course lunch from the set menu and it was extremely good value. On a miserable Wednesday afternoon the restaurant was packed -a sign of how good it is. The waitress was helpful yet unobtrusive. We will be back!
booked for an early dinner with work colleagues and we were as usual, delighted. Excellent quality of food - and a fantastic waiter! didn't get his name but he was wonderful! we weren't rushed at all. a very enjoyable experience!