A small, informal restaurant that serves beer and wine as well as simple food.In a quaint red-brick building with trademark awnings just off High Street lies Côte Brasserie Dorking. This French inspired bistro boasts an extensive menu, spectacular service and a cosy and relaxed atmosphere that locals just love. Situated along St Martin’s Walk in the town centre, this French favourite is open from breakfast right through until dinner, catering for everyone no matter what they’re in the mood for. You’ll be greeted with a smile and served high quality food without too much damage to the purse strings. Côte Brasserie has a reputation for a reason, of course, hence it fills up fast.
Consistency, high quality food and impeccable service are what has made Côte Brasserie the UK favourite for French dining. This location in the centre of Dorking, surrounded by the stunning Surrey Hills, is the perfect location for dining out with family or friends, and the team at this St Martin’s Walk restaurant will make you feel totally at home. Along with extensive breakfast, a la carte and dessert menus, Côte Brasserie also offer special menus that change monthly, meaning there will always be something new and exciting to try that showcases the best produce from various regions of France.
Start with a rustic French onion soup with a sourdough croûte and melted Comté cheese, before moving onto haddock served with French bacon, spinach and puy lentils. That, or the roasted pork belly with gratin potato or the half grilled Breton chicken with a choice of sauce. All are terrific and all with leave you with a smile on your face and a glow in your stomach. Côte Brasserie Dorking has cemented itself as being specialists in French cuisine and with this prime spot in the town centre, it’s full every day of the week.
A Lovely meal with very courteous staff. Although we ate on a Monday evening there were still plenty of other guests so a good atmosphere with tables well placed
Excellent service and lovely food. We chose from the very good value lunchtime menu, mackerel rillettes and camembert pissaladiere starters, then grilled chicken and pan roast haddock mains -ate every last scrap it was so delicious.
No complaints about this brasserie - good food and wine list, excellent service and pleasant ambience. Beware the "light bites" menu however - the portions are substantial!
Very nice. We had a lively evening here for our 5 year anniversary. Food was very good. I had the pork belly which was exceptional!
An excellent meal as always. The Tomates Breton starter was delicious and has even been enhanced since last time with the addition of capers to add some piquancy. The rib eye steak was cooked perfectly. The creme brulee was delicious, with a perfectly crispy thin layer of sugar on top. The waiter helpfully advised against the choice of dessert wine with my friend's chocolate mousse, advising that port would be a much better option - and he was right. Service was genuinely friendly and attentive, as we have come to expect from here. We always have a lovely dining experience here, which is why we keep going back!
The ambience, service and food were excellent. I have a wee niggle that there are no vegetables included on a main plate which puts the bill up quite a bit, and also soft drinks are expensive. Also, on the lunchtime fixed menu, which IS excellent value, it says that the meals are available for early evening, but we took the children there at 4.30 and there was no sign of it. In their favour, the children's menu is as high quality as the adult one, which is not always the case elsewhere, kudos to Cote for that. It's still my favourite of all the bistro chains but I do feel a bit ripped off by the 'extras'.
COTE Dorking was really superb today....the staff are very professional, the service is excellent, the food superb...we had the plaice and also the seabass..the restaurant is spotlessly clean, and well worth a visit. We have eaten at several COTE Brasseries, and Dorking is certainly the best one we have tried, consistently high standards, well run, and very motivated staff who operate as a quite exceptional team...try it for your self...you will not be disappointed..but probably best to book ahead and there is an opportunity to comment if you have any special requests, or allergies..
Unfortunately we picked a very busy evening (Thursday!) and it took far too long to receive our food. The waitress was very apologetic and very attentive, but that didn't recompense for the long delay (nor the free coffees we wouldn't have ordered any way). It was the first outing out for my son whose wife had just had their third child and he was suffering from sleep deprivation. Waiting 45 minutes for food was not what he needed! Fortunately the cod in Savoie ham was excellent and much appreciated by both of us. Had we been given our creme brulees free of charge it would have left us with a better feeling that you had really taken on board that you had not coped well and did not have enough staff to manage.
Really like this Cote restaurant. The staff are always excellent - well trained, polite, efficient and charming. As we are doing a meat free January a number of the excellent meat dishes were not an option for us but they do have a good selection of fish and vegetarian dishes which were all good. Did miss having the lovely minute steak though! The table we were allocated this time was not one of my favourites - round table in the middle of the room, never anyone's first choice I think, always better to be sitting at the side. Good value for money though and always consistent.
I would highly recommend the Dorking branch of Cote. The room is a good size with comfortable seating, the service is good and, best of all, the food is excellent. I am a Coeliac and have difficulty in finding restaurants I can trust to give me gluten-free food, but Cote has a dedicated gluten-free menu with loads of choice, and every dish arrives with a little flag on the plate confirming that the food is gluten-free. This takes me back there time after time.