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We had a very bad meal in September and were not charged for it. However, we decided to come again. The Manageress of Esher made us feel very welcome and even gave us a welcome drink. The meal we had last night was superb and we had a really lovely evening, eating excellent food. All the staff were extremely friendly and professional, especially the manageress. We would like to compliment her on how she handled things. Very well done and we will continue to come to Cote and recommend Cote to our friends. Thank you.
We had an excellent evening at Cote. The service and food was brilliant - as ever
Friendly efficient old world service Well done again and thanks again to manager Chris And team for making our wedding anniversary so much fun Still our favourite restaurant Well done to our table waiter Alex.
An excellent evening, delicious food, great service as always. A lovely relaxing evening.
Firstly I have loved Cote asI have always considered it good value for money and great food. Wasn’t the best experience last night. It was my birthday and am on crutches so messaged the restaurant a week prior requesting a table in the window and also rang the day before to confirm. We got there and this didn’t happen. We had our menus and eventually had to ask for my two birthday offer Kir Royals..These Normally these arrive as your booking site alerts the bar I believe. We complained to the manager about the table and he apologised and offered us a free bottle of wine,which was Vernice of him.I ordered Breton Fishstew which arrived with hardly any sauce so I sent it back. My husband ordered a spinach side and it arrived in a tiny dish and contained two spoonfuls. This cost £3.95 and frankly was an insult. I know times are hard but I could have bought two bags of spinach for this amount of money. Crazy to reduce the size of your side dishes. Further to this when are you going to change your menu. I hadn’t been for a while due to health issues and apart from a special it was the same as last year. Come on Cote you can do better. If Cafe Rouge can change their menu so can you. Heather Howell
I LOVE Cote. Everything is right about it and that’s why I chose to have a birthday meal there. However something interesting happened over desert. I rather fancied the cheese platter which I have had a few times before, so duly ordered it. However when it arrived this was the conversation that ensued with the lovely waitress; Us - nice selection of cheeses, aren’t there usually some crackers or biscuits to accompany it? Waitress - No, it’s just cheese Us - that’s a bit weird, loads of cheese on its own and nothing to eat it with? Waitress - That’s how the french have it Us - but seriously, nothing to eat cheese with? I’ve had this desert in other Cote’s and I’m sure it comes with some kind of cracker? Waitress - No, definitely just Cheese, I’ll check with the manager. Us - this is crazy, JUST cheese on its own and no accompaniment?? Waitress - yeah lots of people have said the same thing Us - and???? So you see, we are a little perplexed. Perhaps someone from head office could let me know if we were being crazy or if that is the norm nowaday?
We are regulars at Esher Cote and we love going there due to the friendly welcome, superb service and always excellent food. Although we occasionally go to other Cote restaurants this is the one we always return to. As it was my mother's 83rd birthday we were also delighted that the team took the trouble to give us a free aperatif. We don't think there's a better value dining experience and the fact that the menu is regularly updated means there's always plenty of great food to explore. A special mention for our waiter on the night - superb service, always knowing when to ask if everything was ok and when to give us space - a real skill many diners don't appreciate enough. Thank you!
First time visiting and we had high hopes, we don't eat out often but it was our 10 year wedding anniversary. We were offered drinks and aperitifs when we sat down, so went for basic bread and saucisson. When the (3rd different) waitress served it she also took our main order, which subsequently arrived when we were only 5 minutes into the aperitif. We were obviously annoyed but she insisted on squashing it onto our table, but we'd rather have that then it sitting under a hot lamp for 20 mins. It was just bad planning but should be basic protocol for a restaurant - don't call a main before the table had started its entree. We were in and out in an hour, it felt rushed without us wanting it to be. We were given two free drinks but it didn't detract from such a basic error. Ironically, the pudding then took 15 mins, for a pre made mousse from the fridge.... Won't be rushing back.
It is always a pleasure to eat at Côte Brasserie - Esher. The food is excellent and of a high quality and the service is friendly and accommodating. My 92 year old mother loves going there and it makes the experience a pleasure to be welcomed so warmly and served with so much care.
We have been going to Cote, Esher for many years. We have come to know some members of the staff quite well and we had always enjoyed our visits. However, on Sat 17.03.2018, we were very disappointed both with the service and the food. We were met by a young, un-smiling, inexperienced waitress [possibly Eastern European] who then showed the same demeanor throughout our stay - it was as if she was blankly following the script but had no personal interest or emotion to put into it. Keeping customers at arms-length doesn't work for restaurant service! It was snowing outside and although disappointed by the cool atmosphere, we were looking forward to the warming Breton Fish Stew that we had enjoyed many times in the past. This time however, it was watery with fewer ingredients but more potato and more bread - not at all the Fish Stew we had come to know. We like the Cote brand but they appear to be cutting corners both on quality of staff and quality of food. In our view, these are the two most important qualities of a good restaurant and the experience was an overall serious disappointment. Not sure if we will go again.