“Simple yet great value”
– Olive MagazineOne of many compliments we can pay Côte Brasserie is that dining here never feels like a chore. Quite the opposite, in fact, a meal here is effortless. All one must do is sit back amongst typically French decor and enjoy typically French food served with typical French hospitality – easy peasy. This particular Côte Brasserie is in Dorchester nestled on the charming Brewery Square, and when in the centre of this lovely town, it’s almost rude not to pay Côte a visit. Nowhere else will you find this calibre of dining experience for such a wallet-friendly price tag.
When Dorchester wants French food, the black and white striped awnings of Côte Brasserie are extended from morning until night. In other words, all-day dining is championed at this marvellous French restaurant, and the atmosphere could not be more relaxed. Set right in the middle of Dorchester at Brewery Square and almost equidistant from Dorchester West and Dorchester South train stations, this Côte Brasserie is perfectly placed and, in fact, one of the larger restaurants when compared to its brothers and sisters up and down the UK.
Breakfast with French toast, eggs benedict, florentine, or royale, or opt for a simple French pastry with cup of quality coffee. Should your visit be a little later in the day, however, then light lunch with chicken and walnut salad with French beans or some sauteed salmon fish cakes, complete with a dill and wholegrain mustard sauce. As terrific and continental as all of that is, we must say that it’s the larger plates where Côte Brasserie Dorchester really shows off. Try the roast duck breast served pink with potato gratin, the rump of lamb or a traditional beef Bourguignon. This restaurant is a town centre treat so reserve your table now.
The food for the three of us was great as usual and together with the excellent service and atmosphere it made for an excellent evening out.
by far, the best of restaurants in the Brewery Square complex in Dorchester. Food consistently good and service of a very high standard - always a positive experience
Great breakfast, plenty of choices. Food is always well presented in comfortable and convivial surroundings. Friendly, efficient service as always. Cote is a restaurant I highly recommend.
Another excellent meal from Cote. Never fails to disappoint us. Always very good service with a good seasonal menu choice and a good choice of drinks
We had booked a table for 2 and arrived at 3.40pm . There were half a dozen other diners there and a number of uncleared tables. We chose a table by the window which was laid up for 4, as those for 2 had either not been cleared or were waiting to be wiped and/or laid-up. We were eventually approached and asked if we would like to order drinks; we were able to give our food order at the same time as we had had plenty of time to study the menus. We also pointed out that there were tables nearby that had not been cleared. When the food arrived it was absolutely delicious and well up to the high standards that we associate with Cote. We are fans of Cote, and wherever we travel in the UK one of the first things we do on arrival is check where the nearest branch is. We have eaten at the Dorchester Cote many times;on this one occasion we were disappointed by the somewhat lackadaisical approach of the staff but not with the food which was as delicious as ever.
Outstanding service from Kate, Calvin and the team at Cote. Treated my sister and brother-in-law to a meal, - they had come down from Liverpool for the weekend. They were mightily impressed, not just by the food and ambience, but by the warmth of the welcome. My wife and I are regulars here, and, whilst occasionally the food has let them down, the service is always highly professional, with the additional personal touches that mean so much to the customer (anticipating our own querky needs, ensuring that when possible we get our preferred tables, etc). Cote HQ could learn a lot from Kate and Calvin - but please don't take them away from Dorchester!
Food very good. Service a little slower than usual because only two waiting staff were on duty for several covers including a large birthday party. Also, no wine waiter or bar staff so drinks were slow in arriving. This is not a complaint, just an observation for group management to attend to (Do not blame the staff!) The new booking service is rather out of character and below my expectation - rather too much join us, make your friends join us, rather than making Cote retain its special feel of no pressure visiting. It feels like the accountants might have had and won their say, rather than the previous focus on high quality service. Will self service be the next initiative to save money. I do hope not!
Lovely friendly staff, who took on board that we were a family meeting together in a central place with us all having travelled some distance. They didn't rush us , but were ready with the next course when we were... And kept us supplied with drinks etc. food was of a very high standard and I have some relatives it is hard to please, but I don't think anyone left anything on their plate ! Except me when I couldn't manage the last spoonful on chocolate sauce! Thank you, we will be rerunning for the next family get together! Well done!
Eating at Cote is always a pleasure and today, at Dorchester, was no exception. Nice, friendly staff - attentive but not intrusive. We just ordered a main course each (a delicious seafood gratin jammed full of prawns, salmon and haddock) but that was followed by a couple of complimentary creme caramels accompanied with a small glass of desert wine courtesy of Cote Rewards. If you have never had the creme caramel before then a real treat awaits. Added to that carafes of chilled filtered water and linen napkins. Great to know that Cote will hopefully soon be in Bournemouth.
Lovely evening at the Côte Brasserie in Dorchester. Staff always polite, friendly and efficient. The meal was excellent. I had a perfectly cooked roasted sea bream and my son had the equally excellent sirloin with pepper sauce. The olives served beforehand were better than I have tasted outside France. The merlot also very palatable. Can’t fault anything. It was all so good....What is even better is that in Dorchester particularly, the high standard of cooking and service is always consistent....something not always true of the Côte Brasserie chain in other towns....and I’ve tried quite a few!