“Service was welcoming and professional … interesting, well-made, fair-priced French dishes that any modern bistro in France would be proud of”
– Guy Diamond, Time OutBringing all the charm of the French brasserie to the UK, Côte Brasserie is a group of all-day dining restaurants. Aptly located on Montpellier Terrace, across from Montpellier Gardens, Côte Brasserie’s Cheltenham restaurant is the place to go enjoy classic French cuisine in a sophisticated yet relaxed setting. Whether it's for breakfast, a leisurely lunch after wandering around the nearby shopping boutiques, or for a special evening meal, the menu at Côte Brasserie in Montpellier has plenty of options to suit all occasions. To guarantee a table at Côte Brasserie, making a reservation ahead of time is advised.
Breakfast is a big deal at Cheltenham’s Côte Brasserie, with everything on the menu from freshly-baked croissants to smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and croque monsieur/madame. Later on in the day, just some of the options that might tickle your fancy include light mains like the spinach and mushroom crepes, larger dishes like the fish parmentier and cassoulet de Toulouse (traditional Tarbais bean stew with confit duck wing, smoked Toulouse sausage and bacon lardons, topped with melted garlic butter and sourdough croutons), as well as mouthwatering steaks and chargrilled Breton chicken – Brittany being a French region renowned for its poultry.
Of course, as you would expect from a French restaurant, the selection of desserts is nothing short of dreamy, so be sure to leave room for the tarte au citron (traditional lemon tart with Normandy crème fraîche and raspberries), or the chocolate and praline crepe with caramelised bananas and crème chantilly. Located on Montpellier Terrace, just across from Montpellier Gardens and close to the charming boutiques that Cheltenham’s Montpellier area is known for, Côte Brasserie is a popular choice, thus booking a table in advance is recommended.
Great restaurant - we were served quickly and by a lovely team of waiting staff. We couldn't fault the food! Would definitely recommend and would visit again.
As usual great food and friendly service in a casual atmosphere.
Another great dinner with friends at Cote Cheltenham. Lovely atmosphere, fine food, good wine as well as excellent service - what more can you ask for 😀
Cote wa excellent as always. Good food, good service, good atmposphere, good value Very busy - thankfully the opening of the Ivy opposite hasn’t impacted it too much
The food and service was fantastic.....however.......when we arrived we were promptly shown to our table in a room in the first floor, as we walked in the heat hit us. As the hottest April in 70 years, we were certainly not complaining about the weather however the temperature in the room was extremely uncomfortable and the air was hot and stale. The air conditioning was not on neither were any of the windows open (I would have expected one or the other) after about 10mins and all deciding that it was extremely uncomfortable as we were all sweating and red in the face I asked for one or other to happen to cool us down. This COMPLETELY befuddled our waitress who was at a loss what to do and had to ask, however both happened: window were opened and air con switched on. Whilst one does defeat the object of the other, it did start to cool things down and we all returned to a normal healthy pink rather than a group of beetroot coloured melting heaps. That said the food was excellent, well presented, deliciously tasting and quick and friendly service. We had two celiacs in our party who were amazed at the choice available to them on a complete Gluten free menu (one of the reasons the restaurant was specially chosen). Hats off to them for the extensive choice for those on special diets! Overall a great. Night was had by all 6 of us - once we turned the sauna down!
The evening didn't start too well but improved as time wore on. We had a reservation at 8:00 pm but had to wait as our table hadn't been set up after the last visitors had left. We were also told that various menu choices were no longer available. Not really a problem but what did become a problem was that we noticed there was no cutlery laid on the table. OK, so they'll bring it with the meal, we thought. We ordered our drinks, starters and main meals and in due course the starters turned up - some hot, some cold. Problem was, we still had no cutlery! We asked about it and it appeared there wasn't any. We had to wait with the hot starters cooling off while the staff washed up knives and forks which took well over ten minutes. We have been to Cote many times and this was a first for them and certainly a first for any restaurant we'd ever been to before. However, in mitigation, it was a Bank Holiday Monday as well as the last day of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and our booking was slightly later than usual. We guessed the restaurant had been exceptionally busy that evening. I must also add though, that the food was very good and we did all enjoy our evening and will certainly be returning. The service was also good with the staff coping well after what must have been a very tiring day.
We booked for dinner at Cote Brasserie Cheltenham as we were going to the theatre, so were reserved for 6pm. We were greeted at the door and taken straight to our table. We ordered off the early-bird specials menu, which is available before 7pm on weekdays. This represented such excellent value for money as the food was excellent. Between the three of us we had the mushroom brioche and tuna rilletes to start, which were delicious. For mains we had the grilled chicken, smoked Hake and chickpeas and the Haddock Parmentiere, plus a bottle of the house wine. The food was absolutely divine and the service was excellent. The waiting staff were friendly and attentive. Plus there is a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. It was busy, but not too loud and just generally buzzing. It was exceptional food and exceptional value and I would not hesitate to return again.
Very easy to book online to reserve a table. Immediate friendly welcome when we arrived and were shown to our seats. Not rushed to make a decision about what we wanted to order. Excellent service from our Roumanian waitress with whom we had a very interesting conversation. Hope she is able stay in spite of Brexit!!! We had a gap that was just right between main course and dessert. Coffee was good. Also, good to hear that tips are shared between ALL the staff. We look forward to our next visit. When we arrived there was little noise as there were few customers. By the time we left the room had filled and it was very noisy.
This restaurant is obviously very successful and reservations are a must. The choices on the menu are numerous and varied. There should be something for everyone. At this time of the year, the fresh asparagus is an excellent choice both as a starter or main course. We visited this time with friends and we all enjoyed the food. The service was also good, although a tad slow. Our only gripe with this restaurant is the constant noise level which arises from three points: a) the height of the ceiling, b) the wooden flooring and, worst of all, c) the fact that we Brits now regard it as 'normal' to talk in loud voices and laugh raucously. A great pity. The bill, with wine, three courses each worked out at £30+ per person. We will be back.
As usual the restaurant was very busy --service was very good -although you seem to have a lot of new faces. Last night we had a problem with your asparagus-very unusual to find it had been split down the middle and it was very fibrous -difficult to chew and even to cut. The waiter replaced my wife's asparagus but it was still not fresh and was below your normal standard. The cost was taken off the bill even though we had not asked for it to be cancelled. Someone needs to look into this -is it the supplier or the cooking? The sea bass was excellent . Regards Barry Taylor