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Côte Brasserie - Covent Garden - Tavistock Street

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About Côte Brasserie - Covent Garden - Tavistock Street


Cote is fantastic
– Michael Winner, The Sunday Times


It’s likely you’ve heard of Côte Brasserie because it’s the go-to restaurant in the UK – and particularly in London – if you want fair-priced, well-cooked and authentic French cuisine. And with this particular branch, located on Tavistock Street as one of two Côte Brasseries in Covent Garden, you can expect only the best. Here is relaxed all-day dining in an elegant restaurant that’s surrounded by the buzz of one of the most happening areas of London. As groups of restaurants go, Côte Brasserie is one of the most dedicated and, of course, delicious of all of them. You will not be disappointed.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:30
Côte Brasserie - Covent Garden - Tavistock Street, 17 - 21 Tavistock Street, WC2E 7PA London

Further Information

In the heart of London on Tavistock Street in Covent Garden, this Côte Brasserie makes for perfect pre-theatre or post-museum dining. A stone’s throw from the London Transport Museum, the London Film Museum and several theatres, including the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, dining at this classic French restaurant is the best way to complement any day out in the West End. That said, the authentic food and dedication to service you’ll find at this Côte Brasserie – one of two in Covent Garden – make a trip to this part of the capital worth it on their own.

The decor at this Covent Garden location is typically French, complemented by a wonderful atmosphere and menu. If you’re stopping by for dinner (breakfast and lunch are available), consider starting with classic calamari or chicken liver parfait, then move on to rump of lamb, cassoulet de Toulouse, or a delightfully fresh Breton fish stew. The selection of steaks is fresh and varied, and you can pair any of them with a classic French Béarnaise, a simple garlic butter, or other delightful sauces. Ah, and we should also add that Côte Brasserie on Tavistock Street serves one of London’s favourite post-theatre menus from 10pm daily.

View Côte 10 Year Anniversary Set Menu

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CHEF'S CHOICE

885 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 885 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
Waiting Time: short
Food: delicious
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2 reviews so far 6
23.08.2017 14:46

Great service and value for money as ever. Can't go wrong with the Steak Frites especially when you get on the 3 course offer for £13.95 (or thereabouts). Highly recommended.

22 reviews so far 6
23.08.2017 11:12

We dined at the Tavistock Street branch of cote this evening. I had booked in advance and as it was a special occasion. We chose that special 10 year anniversary menu, I can only say how delighted we were by the exquisite food on offer. For starters I chose the charcuterie board, my colleagues had a crab mayonnaise, Baked Crottin, respectively. For the main course I chose the Roast Duck Breast my colleagues one had the Roast Pork Belly, the other had the Breton Fish Stew. We all finished with the crepe Grand Marnier. The comments that went round the table regarding the food from my friends was they had not had such exquisite food apart from when they dined in Paris. As per usual the service was exemplary and I would like to pass my congratulations on to the kitchen staff as all the dishes were exceptionally well presented and absolutely delicious. I can highly recommend the anniversary menu and as always at cote it is exceptional value for money

1 review so far 6
22.08.2017 23:05

Superb service and high quality food......an excellent pre-Theatre meal. The waiter was attentive and ensured we had rapid service when the restaurant was very busy. Highly recommended.

3 reviews so far 6
22.08.2017 22:49

Visited for a pre theatre meal, two of us. Good choice; good service; good food; good ambience - there's not much more one can say

22 reviews so far 6
01.07.2017 23:33

As a regular visitor to this branch of Cote in Tavistock Street I decided to have my birthday party here. I realized as this was a Saturday afternoon the restaurant would be incredibly busy because of the pre theatre crowd so booked in advance. The staff were absolutely magnificent and as each guest arrived they were welcomed with a glass of Kir Royale. Both the waiting staff and kitchen staff deserve a medal with 11 people ordering difference starters and main courses etc. and each requiring their own personal preferences as to what they did and did not want. I can honestly say everything was absolutely perfect. The synchronicity which all starters and main courses arrived at the table was fantastic, and I can only complement both the waiting and kitchen staff for the fantastic service. The food as always @ Cote was par excellence both in presentation and taste overall this was one of the most memorable birthdays I’ve had everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and said how fantastic the restaurant is. Once again a thank you to all the staff both kitchen and waiting for making this such a special day. This review is the consensus of all 11 people in the party

22 reviews so far 6
01.07.2017 23:29

As a regular visitor to this branch of Cote in Tavistock Street I decided to have my birthday party here. I realized as this was a Saturday afternoon the restaurant would be incredibly busy because of the pre theatre crowd so booked in advance. The staff were absolutely magnificent and as each guest arrived they were welcomed with a glass of Kir Royale. Both the waiting staff and kitchen staff deserve a medal with 11 people ordering difference starters and main courses etc. and each requiring their own personal preferences as to what they did and did not want. I can honestly say everything was absolutely perfect. The synchronicity which all starters and main courses arrived at the table was fantastic, and I can only complement both the waiting and kitchen staff for the fantastic service. The food as always @ Cote was par excellence both in presentation and taste overall this was one of the most memorable birthdays I’ve had everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and said how fantastic the restaurant is. Once again a thank you to all the staff both kitchen and waiting for making this such a special day. This review is the consensus of all 11 people in the party

2 reviews so far 6
10.07.2017 11:29

We were advised by a friend to book in advance as the Restaurant was popular. We booked for Saturday the 8th of July at 17:30 hrs. When we arrived there were a few people in front of us who had not booked and had to be turned away. We were then immediately shown to our table by the window. Food was very good indeed. Service was efficient and fast. One very small niggle - it was a very warm day but the heating was on by the window! We mildly complained and it was promised that it would be seen too. This was a first visit to Cote Brasserie. The price was very reasonable for the West End. I like the fact that a small percentage (lower than 10%, I think) was added to the bill and a notice given that the gratuity all goes to the staff. We intend to book Charlotte Street branch for next Wednesday we we go to 'An American in Paris'.

22 reviews so far 6
30.07.2017 08:32

Myself and a friend went for a meal after going to a matinee on Saturday afternoon, knowing the restaurant would be busy we pre booked a table for 5.30pm. And despite the fact the restaurant was extremely busy, the waiting staff were extremely attentive, the food and service was up to the excellent standard I have come to expect at this branch of cote. I was quite sad to learn that many of the regular waiting staff that I have come to know over the last four years as a regular customer at this branch of cote are leaving, and I do hope the new waiting staff that are replacing them, will be an improvement on our experience of last week when it appears the regular waiting staff were off duty. I think the upper management need to keep a close eye on the service because restaurants can lose their excellent reputation overnight by poor service.

1 review so far 5
22.03.2017 08:59

We had the 3-course pre-theatre lunch. Excellent value at £13.95. Whitebait for two, sea bream (could have been served with some potatoes!) and steak frites, creme caramel and apple crumble - all dishes first-rate ingredients and very well cooked. A glass of muscadet and one of chinon were very good. Total bill for two including service was £43. Service was friendly and efficient, and we enjoyed a relaxing hour and a half lunch before going to our theatre showing. The one jarring note was that when we arrived we were given the choice of three 2-tops - one beside an occupied 4-top, the other two intruded upon by a pillar. We asked if we could sit at an adjacent 4-top (the restaurant was almost empty) but that was refused, so we chose the least uncomfortable 2-top. By the time we left, the restaurant was half full, and we might easily have been given any of half a dozen vacant 4-tops. We won't go back to this restaurant as a couple just because there are so many (TOO many) uncomfortable 2-tops.

1 review so far 5
02.05.2017 14:19

We reserved a table for 2 for 1.15pm, got there at 1pm and only had to wait about 5 minutes to get our table. The menu is great, do ask for Pre-Theatre or Weekly Lunch/Early Dinner Menu (depending on where you are, it's the same menu but called differently) as they offer 2 or 3 courses for exceptional price. We ordered all 3 courses at the same time, which might have been a mistake - we got our starters (overly delicious, really great!) and then waited 30 minutes before our server went down to the kitchen and realised they must have not seen our order. We did get offered free drinks on the house as compensation, which was great. Mains were again good food, but we waited an extra 10 minutes on our dessert due to the kitchen having not seen that either - which got us a coffee/tea on the house each. So overall great food, decent portion sizes for the price and amazing customer service - only next time we wouldn't mind getting the food quicker.

22 reviews so far 6
04.06.2017 22:28

As a regular at THIS branch of cote I was pleasantly surprised by the new June set menu, we went for a late lunch after visiting the opera house and decided upon the set lunch menu we both had the avocado crab salad to start which was absolutely delicious a fresh crab and the creaminess of the avocado was absolutely mouthwatering. The main course I had the pan fried chicken breast and my partner had the fish cakes on a bed of spinach with poached egg on top. We selected a very pleasant wine from the menu to accompany the meal the whole meal was exceptional value and the service was exemplary. From the moment we arrived at the restaurant to the moment we left the service was absolutely fault less, It made a perfect conclusion to a perfect day,

1 review so far 4
23.04.2017 10:26

For the first time, we had a negative experience with regard to the onion soup that one of us had ordered.The cheese and the bread did not taste right. After eating the soup, my friend felt warm and nauseous. We did not know why but when he went to the lavatory, he threw up the soup. This means that his body rejected something that had gone bad. There must have been a bacteria in the soup or it was not prepared in a hygienic way. We complained to the manager. At first he did not believe that the soup was the problem, as it happened too soon after eating it but after my friend had thrown up, he realised that he was wrong. He talked to the chef and he solved the situation in a satisfactory manner. The soup and the main course that my friend had ordered were deducted from the bill and the coffee was on the house. We were pleased with the way the manager handled the matter, burwe hope that in future, the cooks and the chef will be more careful with the way they handle food and with hygiene . Yours sincerely Jean Marc Asso

1 review so far 2
12.03.2017 09:14

Arrived at 14. 15, as booked in advance, for a meal prior to going to the Royal Opera House for a performance at 16.00. Didn't seem to be very busy - plenty of tables available unlike when we book for a n early evening meal. Service was slow from the start and at first that was not a matter of concern as we had allowed plenty of time. Waiter was however unsmiling and surly when we declined wine - not wanting to fall asleep in the theatre. We waited ages for each course and two of the meals were cool by the time they arrived, but by now it was getting too late to complain. We had to find the waiter for the dessert menu which was given with bad grace, but at 15.40 had to ask for the bill and decline the puddings which were rushed up the stairs by the manager who tried to persuade us to eat them. We had ordered chocolate pot, Creme caramel and berries- so why on earth it took so long to produce them, heaven only knows. We had by now made it plain that we were attending a theatre performance but there didn't seem to be any understanding that you will not be admitted once a performance has started - and you are serving meals in an area surrounded by theatres. Manager realised they had been careless and offered us free desserts on the next visit. Realise now that we also paid the 'voluntary 'service charge which was not in the least deserved. This is a system we deplore but reluctantly accede to when food, service etc is excellent as it generally is at this restaurant. Given the fact I had booked for the three of us several days in advance, the experience was a shambles and we arrived for the performance feeling rushed, and having no time, either to deposit coats in the cloakroom so we sat with them bundled aroun us in a hot auditorium, or to enjoy the pre- performance atmosphere, or to reserve interval drinks. I would also add that two of us are well past the first flush of youth so prefer not to have to rush. Very disappointing, Cote, particularly when we have tended to prefer you from the many restaurants around.

2 reviews so far 5
12.07.2017 17:08

Visited this restaurant pre theatre on what was a very wet evening. We were allocated a table near the door but immediately felt we were in a strong draught. We asked for an alternative table and were immediately moved to a table in the window which was much better - no draught and nice to watch the world go by. Our drinks arrived quickly as did our food order. Menu choice was good and our meals were tasty and good value for money. Only real complaint was the ladies toilet facilities - only two cubicles both very small and right next to the kitchen. The toilet seat in one cubicle was incorrectly fitted so the lid fell forwards and hit you on the back as you sat down. The toilet in the other cubicle was blocked and unusable. A queue quickly built up for the one usable toilet. Otherwise a lovely restaurant experience.

1 review so far 5
14.05.2017 10:19

We ate off the lunch fixed price menu which is good value for money. Two of us had the Pissaladière Camembert which they said was good but would have liked a tiny bit more camembert on it. I had smoked mackerel which was delicious and would have again. For mains 1 of us had cod gourjons which looked really nice, two of us almost had food envy. She said they were really fresh and not greasy at all. We had steak frites. The steak was cooked really well. But if you’d like some greens or salad I’d recommend ordering a side or 2 between you. For desserts we had berries with white chocolate sauce, crème caramel and apple crumble and all were yummy. Service was also very good. I have been to the restaurant before but my two guests had not and were very impressed and would make a return visit.

22 reviews so far 6
16.04.2017 09:19

We went for the pre theatre menu which is certainly excellent value for money. We were impressed by the wide variety of choice of starters and main courses on offer. We had pre booked a table because being Easter Saturday we knew the restaurant would be busy. However from the moment we arrived the service given by all the staff was excellent. Our waitress was friendly, helpful, and efficient. The food was delightful, I had the tuna rillettes with sour dough bread, my partner the pear and endive salad for starters, followed by the steak and the chicken breast for main course both of which were well presented and delicious. The wine we chose to accompany the meal was really good and very reasonably priced.

1 review so far 5
07.07.2017 09:17

Service and food as consistent as it is in any other Cote...that is what I like about your restaurants..you can rely on it being a pleasant experience. The one problem at the Tavistock restaurant is the 'Ladies Loo'. It is down steep stairs, it is VERY small...difficult to get in to especially if someone else is waiting... and you have to wait outside in the way of staff carrying food from the kitchen upstairs to the restaurant. Yesterday one of the two loos was out of order and the other one had a very faulty loo seat and no loo paper. !! The restaurant was very busy with people waiting for tables which didn't make things easier. I understand that it is problem of space and location in that restaurant but what you do have does need to be greatly improved and MONITERED regularly.

1 review so far 4
29.06.2017 09:33

Booked pre theatre menu on a Wednesday evening with my husband for 6pm. I arrived a little late & the restaurant was almost full - very busy! Seems like the pre theatre menu is very popular! I ordered the tuna starter & my husband ordered the crab & avocado. We shared & preferred the tuna. For main, I ordered the veggie risotto & my husband ordered the steak frites. I found that the mains were better than the starters however, all food was good for the price - 2 courses for £12.50. The service was good - our waiter cleared plates away promptly & brought extra bits when asked. There was a nice buzz in the restaurant as it was so busy. Toilets could have done with a bit more attention - there was no loo roll but thankfully, there were napkins by the sink. All in all a good dinner for the price but nothing wow. Would definitely revisit if I had a show to go to in the evening again because of the convenience & price.

1 review so far 6
05.07.2017 10:59

We booked to go there as it was close to the Aldwych theatre. The underground was packed, the streets were busy, and we were therefore late for our table we had booked, and understandably they had given it away, as it was so busy, however, the staff were fabulous and let us stay at the front of the queue and found us another table quite quickly. We had the pre-theatre menu, lovely food, and each course came very fast. Lovely place, does get very crowded around theatre times, but that shows how popular it is and other people must rate it highly too. Would go to a Cote restaurant again definitely, Thank you

22 reviews so far 6
13.07.2017 18:44

We booked a table at the cote tavistock street as we were attending the royal ballet school summer performance. There were four of us in the party and for two of the guests it was their first visit to a cote restaurant both were incredibly impressed by Pre theatre set menu and the wide variety of dishes on offer. Needless to say both the staff and the food were up to the usual excellent standard, so once again I would like to pass on my compliments to both the waiting room and kitchen staff that create such a wonderful atmosphere and turning a dining experience into a memorable occasion.

1 review so far 6
21.08.2017 08:43

There was more than one menu and we chose from the À la carte. The prices weren't too bad for the middle of buzzing Covent Garden. I had the Chicken & Walnut Salad which was delicious and a hearty serving. We all agreed that our food was superb. Our waiter was very attentive, but not too much and there wasn't a flicker when we moved tables half way through to be away from the window. We chose the NV Brut Cremant De Bourgogne from the sparkling wines, which was recommended by our waiter and it was truly, excellent. Will definitely be going back soon.

1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 07:38

We were shown to the table of our choice and the service was excellent as was the food. The staff also were most helpful in not insisting that we had the free bottle of wine on that day and contacting Quandoo on our behalf. There were only two of us yesterday evening. There will be four or five of us visiting the restaurant on 30th March when a full bottle would be much more appreciated than leaving more than half a bottle of wine yesterday. We visit Cote in Convent Garden regularly and have always been satisfied.

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 22:41

My friends and I were meeting for a leisurely lunch in Covent Garden. We chose Cote and couldn't have been better pleased. We were greeted and taken to our booked table by friendly staff, given time to settle and not rushed over our deliberations. The menu had a wide range, and so too the wine list. Our food was delicious and we were not hurried off our table but able to sit and chat very comfortably without feeling unwanted. Friendly and capable waiters. A very good experience which I will most definitely repeat.

1 review so far 6
03.04.2017 17:37

We were offered a special theatre menu at a great price for 2/3 courses and an amazingly warm welcome from the front of house manager and the waiting staff! The food arrived promptly and was delicious, try the minute steak with fries, it was rally good as was the chocolate mousse! Special thanks to Maria on front of house who's smile and friendly attitude made us feel so very welcome ............... we love you Maria! We will be returning to eat here on our next visit to the theatre.

1 review so far 5
25.06.2017 14:34

On the hottest day of the year, my mother and I enjoyed the two course pre-theatre lunch. It was cool in the restaurant and very busy! However service was very good and friendly. The noise level was pretty high due to it being so busy, but that only goes to show just how popular this particular branch of Cote is! Cote is great value for money and the food has never let me down and I have been to several Cote restaurants, including one in Salisbury. They all have the same high standard of food and waiting staff. I am a big fan.

22 reviews so far 6
04.03.2017 20:18

This restaurant is located very close many west end theatres. The good food and friendly staff make dining here before or after the theatre an absolute joy and a must to complete the day. The set menu which changes every month, has a good selection of dishes with something for everyone, and offers excellent value for money. I have been a regular customer of cote restaurants for over three years the food is consistently excellent, and the service exemplary. I can highly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 5
16.08.2017 10:01

The food and service was excellent. However, I arrived at 12h25, confirmed my booking and was seated at table. My friend arrived at 12h30 and was told I had not arrived yet so she decided to sit outside with a glass of wine and watch for me arriving. We only discovered that she was sitting outside waiting for me and I was sitting inside waiting for her because we texted each other saying "where are you?" at 13h00. It would appear that the staff did not log my arrival at the restaurant - although they clearly found the booking on their system.

3 reviews so far 5
16.08.2017 22:51

Usual Cote set-up but perhaps too many tables; far too busy at 6.45 pm. Table not ready and had to wait 5-10 minutes, which might have been a problem if we were going to the theatre. Very friendly and reasonably efficient service but the staff are struggling with the volume of guests between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm. Food pretty reliable, as always, although new potatoes instead of frites forgotten and bread slow to come. Overall, a good experience - apart from the usual appalling noise problem. Why can't restaurants address this problem - so easily achieved. Prefer other Cotes.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 13:29

This restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and the staff were attentive and friendly even though our visit was on a really busy Saturday evening. There was a good choice on the menu and the food was really lovely. This is the second time we've been to a Cote Brasserie - the other time was in Sloane Square. Both had a different feel about them so it wasn't like you were eating in a 'chain' restaurant. We wont hesitate in booking again

1 review so far 4
04.08.2017 07:31

The food & initial ambience was good but dulled a little as we felt we were being processed, the starters came before we had had more than a couple of minutes with the olives and bread and then we were left with the impression our table was required when the maitre de came round with his iPad checking on progress and when asked if we were sure we did not require coffee, we declined as we were finishing off a bottle of wine, the next question was can I bring you the bill? Overall a three course meal with a bottle of wine with entrées was over in a little over an hour - so as experiences go, it was fleeting!

1 review so far 4
20.08.2017 08:41

Great atmosphere, great reasonably priced food, service wasn't up to usual standard as we had to wait for several missing items from our order and very annoyingly ages to get the bill but in fairness the restaurant was very busy in the pre and post theatre sitting at 6 pm. Would suggest booking a table at 7.30 for a calmer dining experience on a Saturday when the theatres have started. One aspect disappointing was the state of the toilets, I appreciate this is more to do with the customers using the facilities "incorrectly" rather than the restaurants fault but perhaps a regular check and mop up during busy times would stop customers feeling that aspect had negatively impacted their Cote experience.

1 review so far 5
28.04.2017 02:24

The restaurant was so busy that we could not have our table that we booked for 18.30. The manager sat us down at a temporary table at 18.45 & gave us a round of drinks on the house. We moved to our table shortly before 19.00, but he still let us have the set menu which finishes at 19.00. We had a wonderful meal & good service. This could have been a disaster, but the manager accommodated us in such a way to make us feel welcome & want to go back.

2 reviews so far 5
08.06.2017 09:21

The lunch menu was very good value at £13.95 for three courses. The service was excellent and tailored to our pace. We were encouraged to stay as long as we liked and, in the end, we stayed for four hours chatting to a friend from overseas who was visiting London. The dark chocolate pot was exceptionally good, as was the bream with ratatouille although, in our opinion, the risotto could perhaps have had a stronger flavour. A most enjoyable lunch, although Cote at Hays Galleria still remains our favourite Cote restaurant.

1 review so far 4
27.07.2017 20:27

The waiters and staff were very friendly and efficient, but we had about 8 - 10 children dumped near us while the grownups were on a separate table in another area. I felt one of the adults should have been with the children and maybe the waiting staff or perhaps a manager should have intervened and perhaps tell them. I love children but they were very noisy and I know a lot of customers were annoyed. I appreciate it is the summer holidays and the staff kindly offered to move us, but my sister is elderly and didn't want the upheaval. I am a frequent customer of your restaurants and never experienced this.

22 reviews so far 3
18.07.2017 09:00

I had booked a table for 4.30pm for three people on Sunday we arrived on time and were seated at the table there appear to be a great shortage of waiting staff and we sat for nearly 10 minutes before anybody at ended out able out orders were taken and the complementary water arrived a bottle of wine we ordered came soon after the starters talk of further 15 minutes before they arrived in table and again we had quite a wait before the main course was so as the performance at the opera house started at 6.30 PM we did not have time for deserts sadly this is my worst experience of this branch of cote the the restaurant itself was exceptionally quiet and I'm not sure what the two waitresses that were attending the tables were doing but they did not appear to be looking after the customers

2 reviews so far 6
28.04.2017 12:09

Ideal lunch stop prior to a guided tour of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Travel delays meant we had to put our booking back 15 minutes: no problems and we had a pleasant table, with good service in a tight timescale. The two course deal was ideal, and the steak frites authentic and tasty, washed down with a glass of house white. Our fourth visit to a Cote this year, consistent value-for-money offer every time.

1 review so far 5
31.07.2017 10:31

We had to wait 15 mins for our table which wouldn't normally be a problem but we only had an hour before we had to leave for the theatre. However we were assured that the service would be quick and indeed it was excellent. We were given a glass of kir royale while we waited an a bowl of Kalamari as soon as we sat down. And true to their word we managed three courses in an hour! Would highly recommend for pre theatre menu but allow more time!

3 reviews so far 6
01.05.2017 09:50

I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant., My wife and I went for a pre theatre meal and had the most enjoyable time. The choice of menu was excellent, but the evening was made special by the really pleasant and welcoming staff, and although the place was extremely busy, nothing was too much trouble. Particular mention for the Manager (trainee) who was exceptional in his approach, and we will certainly return at an early date.

5 reviews so far 5
12.07.2017 10:48

Took a friend there for a late lunch, as I am always talking about this restaurant. She is not one for chain restaurants, but was thoroughly surprised by the quality of food, professionalism of staff and service. She enjoyed the food and I was glad that this restaurant did not disappoint. The only reason I gave a five star rating instead of six was that the bottled water was not chilled, but the staff did replenish our glasses with plenty of ice. Otherwise it was PERFECT!! Thank You!

2 reviews so far 6
12.06.2017 14:03

We eat here regularly as we like it. We were welcomed and given a choice of pleasant tables. The food was as usual very good. My friend particularly loved the Breton Fish Stew. I stuck to my usual Steak Frites. Drinks, bread, olives and starters were at the usual high standard. We keep coming back and visiting other branches. In fact we already have 2 bookings for next weekend. That's a recommendation!

1 review so far 6
17.08.2017 09:34

This is my favourite Cote Bistro and as usual did not disappoint. Food always of a high standard.Chose from the 10 year anniversary menu which includes a glass of champagne and 3 courses for £27.50 Which is excellent value.Everyone on my table enjoyed what they picked.Staff always extremely courteous and there is a great buzz to this particular branch.In my opinion Cote is hard to beat for an all round good time😃

1 review so far 6
07.07.2017 11:14

On a very hot day and a completely full restaurant, the staff were brilliant. It must have been pretty awful for them, but you would not have known it - except for the inevitable damp patches on their shirts! Given the heat and the fullness of the restaurant, the quality of the food was very good and the service quite rapid enough. The branch passed a considerable test with flying colours.

1 review so far 6
27.04.2017 11:48

Apart from the fact that I had booked (on line) for 6pm, it said 5:30 on the confirmation note, but that was corrected without probs in situ. Experience superior! Food delicious and served quickly by v friendly staff. I had three friends as my guests, they all want to know, if there is a Côte in their neck of the woods (Devon and Cambs). Good enough of a recommendation, I'd say!

1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 22:40

Lovely old favourites, like the bottle of Cremant and the bread with new mains , lamb rump, tender and tasty for me and Breton fish stew for my husband, both divine. As the restaurant had run out of strawberries my crepe came with caramelised bananas, which beat the strawberries hands down. As ever we will be back. Cote is the best middle range restaurant in London, we are never disappointed.

1 review so far 5
01.04.2017 11:27

The food was all very good and served nice and hot, there is a good choice and the set menu is an absolute bargain. We only had 1 downside and that was 1 of our group was forgotten about as their main course didnt turn up until the rest of had all finished. The waiting staff dont write any orders down, which is fine if they can remember everything, but this has happened to us before so whats wrong with pen and paper?

1 review so far 4
11.08.2017 10:02

Food excellent, service less so. Restaurant was busy, which is understandable given its location but staff seemed to be overwhelmed and a little stressed and we waited a very long time for our desserts and then the bill to be brought. My daughter wanted to reduce the amount of the service charge as a result but I was unwilling to do so as I could see how hard the staff were working. I have eaten at various branches of this chain and always had positive experiences previously. I would return to this restaurant in the hope that this was a one-off.

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12.03.2017 21:36

We were celebrating our mum's birthday at Cote in Covent Garden. We raised our glasses to wish our mum a happy birthday, and the waitress very kindly wished her birthday too. After our delicious main courses the staff then brought our mum a dessert with a candle in and sang happy birthday; we had not pre-ordered this so it was a very kind surprise. Thank - you!

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09.08.2017 23:40

Today we were accommodated earlier than our booking which was helpful as it was raining and they were very busy. The waitress who served us was very polite and efficient. However we asked to be moved to a quieter table for coffee as we were sat near where the staff stack plates. The noise they made smashing glasses,plates and jars for the water during our meal that I queried if they were always so clumsy? They laughed at me and seemed to carry on more loudly😡 Disappointed as it made it hard to hear each other and ruined our experience.

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29.05.2017 20:03

Ate after watching a show at nearby theatre. Took in excess of 30 minutes to get 2 plates rapide which seems rather ironic. Brasserie was not busy at the time. My butterfly chicken breast definitely had the texture of a dish that had been lying under the hot lamps, then had a fresh sauce and chips applied. Other than that the service was good and attentive. I would certainly use this Cote again if in that area of theatre land

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21.07.2017 10:17

Booking was for 3 people, pre-theatre on a Thursday at 5pm. Lovely friendly and attentive staff, a credit to the restaurant. Food was good and great value. Thank you! Toilets unfortunately situated, right next to the kitchen and are very small and there is a lot of waiter traffic, (this is in no way a negative comment against staff, rather a notice for the owner).