“Dedication to service, quality of ingredients and sound cooking”
– Marina O’Laughlin, London MetroSince their humble beginnings in 2007, the name Côte Brasserie has grown to become completely synonymous with pleasing French cuisine in the United Kingdom. This fine family of restaurants is committed to delivering authentic French classics using only the highest quality ingredients, and this Charlotte Street restaurant has just the right amount of charm and elegance on top of that to successfully transport you to a cosy little bistro in Paris. In the heart of London’s affluent Fitzrovia, Côte Brasserie on Charlotte Street offers a sophisticated yet affordable experience with an array of delectable dishes on offer. Book now to guarantee your spot!
The Côte Brasserie family has had enormous success since opening its first bistro in London in 2007. Today its popularity has allowed it to grow across the entire United Kingdom while still remaining true to its mission of producing authentic French cuisine, sourcing ingredients of the highest quality, and being accessible to everyone. Paying homage to both France and the United Kingdom, Côte Brasserie on Charlotte Street sources ingredients from both regions, sourcing corn-fed chicken from rural Brittany along with English asparagus hailing from Herefordshire in the West Midlands.
We recommend beginning with a traditional charcuterie board of jambon, smoked duck breast, saucisson sec and duck rillettes, followed by cassoulet de Toulouse, a traditional bean stew with confit duck wing, smoked Toulouse sausage and bacon lardons. This quaint Fitzrovia restaurant has highly trained staff to help you pair the perfect wine sourced from small wine producers and co-operatives in France, and it’s this authenticity at Côte Brasserie on Charlotte Street that attracts London foodies looking to satisfy their French cravings. Trust us when we say that you’ll be just as satisfied, too, so be sure to reserve a table to experience this Fitzrovia gem.
A week after New Years Eve, following a matinee at the Dominion theatre my friend and I arrived at the restaurant for a 5.30 booking fully expecting the atmosphere to be a bit flat! However, The welcome we received was very warm and friendly; there was a buzzy, happy feel and we enjoyed an excellent 3 course meal which was of a very high standard for an incredible price! It was my birthday and, although this information only came out by chance while choosing dessert, our lovely waitress brought us a complimentary Kir Royale. So kind and thoughtful!
Excellent lunch with friends. Charming and very helpful team. Our daughter arrived as a surprise with baby in pram. They willingly moved our table to accommodate us all part way through the meal. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
Very pleasant lunch and particularly liked the room st the rear. Good food and lunchtime menu was good value. All in all a very enjoyable experience.
Am assuming that i have pick the right value. ie i want to give them top marks so assuming green is great and read not so good. if i have it the wrong way round apologies. the food was excellent as was the service and the general atmosphere. top notch. lovely lunch thank you very much.
We've always had good dining experiences at the Cote Brasseries in St Martins Lane and Soho. This was our fist time to Charlotte Street, which is in an excellent location about 5 minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station - particularly for pre-theatre dining before going to the Dominion Theatre. Sadly this evening's pre-booked dining experience was not so good as the other branches. Some things were great, but much was not. SERVICE - The restaurant looked quite busy when we arrived and we were asked to wait for a couple of minutes before being seated - not at all unreasonable. The dining area is split between a few different rooms, making for a pleasant smaller restaurant feel but with good use of mirrors to still give a sense of space. The wait to order was a little longer than we would have liked but it was busy, with a lot of people in the final stages of their visit. Unfortunately even as our back room thinned out, it retained a cloak of invisibility - the remaining tables were visited by several staff whilst ours was not even glanced at. We had to make a real effort to catch their eye. It would seem the table opposite us was having similar problems. APPETISERS - We skipped on our traditional bread and olives because it had taken so long to get to place an order, we didn't think we would have the time. STARTERS - Both the ROQUEFORT SALD and the ROATD BEETROOT SALAD were pleasant, but the dressings were a little bland. The empty plates remained uncollected from our invisible table for quite some time....................... MAINS - An issue with a dirty knife was dealt with promptly. We had both opted for the ESCALOPE OF VEAL which was excellent, succulent and slightly plumper than many restaurants serve, but easy to cut and the breaded coating had a very satisfying crunch to it - actually probably one of the best I've had. Sadly the watercress garnish was looking a little forlorn - I think it must've been waiting to be served as long as we had! SIDES - We both opted for a simple but agreeable TOMATO, SHALLOT & BASIL SALAD, which was delicately seasoned with a faint hint of salt, oil and balsamic drizzle. Sadly the small (but enough for one person) portion of GRATIN POTATO that arrived looked like it had been kept hot, waiting for the starters to be cleared away - the sauce was drying out and was extensively burned to the sides of the dish it came in. We had just settled in to eating when two side dishes of tomato, shallot and basil salad arrived. Confused? Clearly something had gone awry somewhere as we were already enjoying ours. - DESSERT - Despite the delays we just had time to finish with dessert. We already knew what we wanted so we ordered them as soon as the waiter came to clear the table. The ICED BERRIES with warm chocolate sauce is a firm favourite with me. My partner opted for the CHEESE SELECTION (with weary grapes) but we had to attract the waiter to get the portion of (excellent) sourdough bread that should have accompanied it. - OVERALL - A couple of great elements in the food but a few garnishes and sides that I would not have been happy to serve if I ran a restaurant and a slow, unwelcoming service have dropped my rating on this occasion. We'll be sticking to St Martins Lane and Soho the next time we opt for Cote.
I first ate in a Cote Brasserie in York in 2015. Then, I came upon one in Canterbury in 2016 and thought, aha! This is a chain! But I ate there, too, because this is the most un-chain-like restaurant imaginable. And so when I found Cote on Charlotte St, just two blocks from my Gower St B & B, I ate two meals there on my recent 4-day trip to London. The food is superb. The lunch and pre-theater menu (you can order until 7 pm) is a real value. The service is efficient and friendly, and the atmosphere very relaxing. It is also a place that makes a late middle-aged woman like me traveling on her own for business feel very much at ease.
We booked cote Brasserie in Charlotte Street, London WC on line and found it very easy to do. The menu choice was excellent I had Calamari starter followed by the roast chicken breast and vegetables, together with a glass of Kir Royale and followed by an American coffee. I consider it was good value for money and we were able to get to the Dominion Theatre in a timely manner for the matinee of American in Paris. This may seem a very verbose rating but I previously tried to submit one before and I was stuck for words as you require a minimum amount of 25 words, which for a restaurant review is too long and time consuming!!
This is like visiting a good restaurant in France, The food is really good, as you would expect from a family restaurant in France. Although it is a chain, it still had the family feel. There were six of us for lunch and each of us commented on how good the food was. We were also very surprised by the economical bill at the end. The wine was typical of French wines that one does not generally see in restaurants in England. A very pleasant experience which we would recommend to anyone near Charlotte street. From service to the bill we could not find a fault, hence the full marks.
Always meet up with my daughter at Cote Brasserie in Charlotte St. The staff are warm and welcoming, in particular a lovely waitresses, Sandra and the manager, Denis, who always remembers us and makes us feel at home. The food is consistently good (recently, a delicious mackerel and beetroot salad), with seasonal changes and always well presented. Great value for money. The restaurant itself is cosy and casual, with a great vibe. There are so many restaurants to choose from in the area, but why would we? Try it, you won't be disappointed!
We went at a very busy time, and we were shown within minutes to our table - on the first floor, which usually means a worse experience, but not when you were placed next to the window. The starters were OK - our eggs florentine a little on the tepid side; I had chicken which was OK - people were more pleased with their steaks; I enjoyed my chocolate mousse, and the chocolate pot had a mixed reception. The pre- theatre menu is good value. I wish they'd stop presenting the flagon of tap water as if it was the holy grail - but hey !