Winner | Best Value Restaurant in the UK
... all the elegance, informality and buzz of a classic Parisian bistro”
– Good Food GuideThe best bods for French cuisine in the United Kingdom are, without question, the team at Côte Brasserie. The name of the game at Côte is authentic and good quality French food that doesn’t break the bank, and since 2007, this group of restaurants has been doing rather well at it. This particular Côte Brasserie in Cobham, Surrey provides the quaint village with top notch dishes that make clear the many reasons why Côte Brasserie has become a household name. Located on High Street, it’s wise to book in advance so you don’t miss out on sampling the best of what the French kitchen has to offer.
Cobham is one of Surrey’s most charming villages. Situated along the River Mole this picturesque location has got a lot to offer, and believe us, Côte Brasserie on High Street is high on the list. With trademark striped awnings out front and a rather cosy interior, Côte Brasserie Cobham offers a wonderfully pleasant dining experience. Why not begin with a classic French onion soup served with sourdough croûte and melted comté cheese? Then consider moving on to the Breton fish stew – a traditional Breton dish of sea bream, mussels, clams, prawns and squid with tomato, white wine and chilli.
The team at Cobham’s Côte Brasserie pride themselves on delivering dining experiences that feel tailored to you, and it’s clear they know what they’re doing. This combined with Côte’s sourcing of only the best quality ingredients from locations throughout the UK and France – from their Herefordshire asparagus to their tomatoes and mussels from Breton – means the restaurant fills up mighty quickly. Reserve your table now while there are still some left.
Always a good experience at Cote Cobham. Second time we have been since the set menu was changed. This time we took along friends and we all agreed it was excellent and always good value. As ever, staff lovely!
We were greeted with a very warm welcome and was made to feel extremely welcome. The staff were very attentive and the food was of excellent standard! The manager, Anthony, is a true professional.
A most enjoyable evening. The staff were warm and friendly and the menu had something to suit everyone. We will certainly be booking again soon.
Butternut squash was superb! Another great relaxing evening in a wonderful atmosphere, well done Côte ! Service excellent as always. Very smooth house red wine
We have always had mixed opinions on this restaurant but having not visited in over 18 months we decided to give it a try. We visited at 8pm on a Thursday and were pleased to find it busy, usually a good sign. We were on a reward members offer and had the free Sauvignon Blanc. It retails for £25, the wines here are £16-32 so we presumed this would be a decent wine, it wasn't. It was the most tasteless wine I had ever come across. Whilst we were deciding what to eat we ordered olives and bread, neither were particularly great in fact some of the olives were soft and soggy. I had the scallops to start and they were delicious. My friend had the calamari and they were tasteless apart from the crumb coating. For main I had the chicken wrapped in bacon from the specials menu. It had an odd taste to it but was edible nonetheless. My friend had a steak which came luke warm so the garlic butter wouldn't melt into it and the meat itself was tasteless. We had the ratatouille which was perfect as always, carrots which were raw and cold in the middle (I like my vegetables al dente but not raw). At no point were we asked if everything was ok with our food. The waitress would simply come and whisk the plates away once we were finished. Dessert was another non-event. I opted for the cheese and port, usually a safe bet, but like most of the food we had had that evening it was tasteless. I have never had tasteless cheese in any restaurant and would never expect a poor cheeseboard in a French restaurant. The port tasted weak, I wasn't impressed. I then tried to order a mint tea but was told they didn't have any but they could chop some fresh mint into hot water. I gave it a miss! They didn't have camomile either. So all in all, quite poor food in an area with an abundance of decent restaurants and very poor service yet you're charged 12% service charge. I wouldn't rush back.
We received a warm and efficient welcome and were brought menus very quickly, but did not feel rushed into choosing our food. We asked for 2 glasses of Blanc de Blanc as an aperitif and these arrived quickly. When we chose our food it was brought without too much of a wait and was served to us by two very polite waiters. Both our starters and main courses were delicious. One of us (guilty!) had chocolate mousse for pud which was lovely. Could not fault our visit at all, which was a birthday lunch for me. This branch of Cote is only half an hour from home, parking is a two-minute walk from the restaurant so we will be back!
The restaurant is capable of putting out some excellent meals, and staff are usually on the ball, friendly, and well trained. The flaws come from a chronic habit of running out of multiple dishes on a weekend- both specials and menu staples- and sometimes a lack of coordination between staff which results in being able to see your meal being carried around but not having another server available to actually serve it. Sometimes they forget basics like the "complimentary water" but they do make up for this by being very accurate with food orders. Have never had a major mistake happen in 20 or so visits. It's the frequent issue with them running out of favourite dishes that disappoints- and also the inability to be flexible with cooking preferences for meats- it all comes out rather well done no matter what you request. I find that frustrating as well. All that aside, the food is tasty and the specials change frequently, nice wine menu, so we keep going back regularly.
Good in parts. Seemed strangely understaffed for a busy New Years Eve, waited 20 mins for menus and another 10 for drinks. Our waitress left at 9.30pm without explanation having changed out of her apron and into her coat in the restaurant area. The bread, olives and amuse bouche all arrived separately. The charcuterie starter which 2 of us shared was good but should really be billed as a sharing platter. The crab mayonnaise was delicious. All main courses - 2 seabass, 1 prawns and 1 steak, were all good, the steak should have been hotter but was rescued by the pepper sauce. We all had the crepe suzette, a disappointment as the pancake was pre-prepared and served cold with the liqueur lit and poured over it. Not really a flambe as described. Apart from this the quality of the ingredients of all the dishes was good, and the fixed price menu excellent value at just under £30.
My first Cotes experience was in St Christophers Place, and we have never looked back. We love Cotes and have been dining with Cotes generally in Cobham with friends and Parson's Green with family for quite a number of years now. Parson's Green know us well and we have the same seating area and the waitress remembers us which is lovely and so very accomodating, especially with my old uncle. Cobham's staff however seems to change a lot and we have had food there which we have had to send back! :( my recent visit wasn't the best, pate was like a hard lump with no garnish or pickle and my steak was over cooked but ok ... shame as I was introducing a friend to Cotes for the first time.
This visit showed a solidly good preparation of all the menu items ordered- everything was hot, well seasoned and seemed fresh. Service was fantastic, prompt and patient with our littlest one, and checked for allergens. The only thing holding Coté back seems to be it’s all-too-frequent shortage of menu items, especially the hamburger. Also the chocolate sauce for the Coupe Noir dessert seems to have changed to a milder, less rich type. At the end of the day, a lovely treat to escape the drudgery of cooking and dishes (after a long holiday season!) and Coté remains a regular destination for us.