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Côte Brasserie - Farnham

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About Côte Brasserie - Farnham


Cote is fantastic
– Michael Winner, The Sunday Times


Inspired by the unmistakable brasseries of Paris, Côte Brasserie is renowned for casual all-day dining and it’s a group of restaurants that certainly knows how to style. Located on Lion and Lamb Way, Côte Brasserie’s Farnham restaurant is the first point of call for locals looking to indulge in classics of the French kitchen as well as specialties a little more region-specific. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll find plenty of options to suit on Côte’s thoughtful and endearing menus. To guarantee a table at Côte Brasserie in Farnham, making a reservation ahead of time is definitely recommended.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:30
Côte Brasserie - Farnham, 26 Lion and Lamb Yard, GU9 7LL Farnham

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Contemporary, fresh, genuinely inviting. These are a few things that spring straight to mind when one thinks of Côte Brasserie, the group of restaurants flying the French flag high in the culinary melting pot that is London. Here, French cuisine is crafted from the finest ingredients, and day or night, hungry folk of Farnham can visit this restaurant on Lion and Lamb Way to enjoy French classics, regional specialities, or a just a glass of the good stuff. Côte Farnham’s chic Parisian-style decor is the perfect backdrop for plenty of occasions, whether a romantic date or to celebrate a special day with your loved ones.

If you’re after a light meal then consider salmon fishcakes, or, for a bigger fill, the roasted duck breast with gratin potato and a griottine cherry sauce is delightful.The plats rapides options are also a treat, so opt for duck confit or steak frites, then be sure to leave room for dessert because you won’t want to miss out on the praline crêpes with caramelised bananas and crème chantilly, or the chocolate mousse. Experience the charm of a Parisian brasserie in Farnham at Côte Brasserie, just remember to book in advance to guarantee a table.

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408 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 408 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
25.06.2017 17:42

Excellent food & wine great, service was superb Will be back soon to enjoy their hospitality. Always been excellent atmosphere. Desserts were too good. See you soon

1 review so far 6
24.06.2017 21:12

We had a super meal. My husband had a beautifully cooked rib-eye steak and I had a really tasty salmon steak. The service was great too. We will definitely return again soon.

2 reviews so far 6
24.06.2017 13:07

Excellent restaurant with superb food, very attentive and friendly staff. Highly recommended. We have visited the Farnham branch of Cote and have recommended it to many friends.

1 review so far 6
24.06.2017 10:41

We had a power cut during the evening which,fortunately, did not affect our main meals. However, others were not so lucky but the Manager and all the staff did everything possible to alleviate the situation. We shared their obvious frustration at not being able to provide the usual service. They coped really well under very trying circumstances.

1 review so far 5
09.04.2017 14:00

The food was absolutely delicious- just wish we had a bigger capacity! We all had different starters, each tried by all and so we determined to return for them alone. Some of us had Escaloppe de veau and the other had the poussin with mushroom sauce - fabulous. Two squeezed in a pud - making the others jealous. The only thing that spoiled it was a table near us with a bunch of very loud, raucous rugby types - having a good time and not aggressive but we couldn't hear each other speak. It would have been kind if the maire d' had had a quiet word along the lines of 'glad you are having a great time but remember the other guests are not part of your party'. several tables around us had people grimacing when the noise got really burdensonme. however, we will go back.....

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 21:31

Restaurant was very busy being Mothers Day weekend and we had booked a table for 7, including two very elderly people... one having just had a hip replacement at 90 year old. The restaurant staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious as always, only slight hiccup was the delay in food arriving because of an issue in the kitchen. However, we were very quickly given an extra bottle of wine and the service charge removed from our bill for our 'longer than normal' wait. Note: we have been to this restaurant many times before and food ihas always delivered quickly so for us, this was a one off and handled with excellent customer care.

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 19:19

Cote is one of my favourite restaurants because the food is consistently good and the waiting staff are always so pleasant and efficient. I think Cote must invest heavily in its staff training and it makes all the difference to the customer experience. Normally I would object to a service charge being added to the bill but I never object to Cote doing this because their offering is so good. Today was no exception. I had pre-booked and we had a choice of tables as it wasn't too busy. Service was prompt and efficient and the food - from the £10.95 menu - was excellent. We'll be back.

2 reviews so far 6
01.05.2017 13:15

We are regular patrons of Côte Brasserie, mainly at Godalming and Farnham, at least once a week. Although it has many locations, the very high quality of food and service is consistent throughout. We recently visited the Peterborough branch for the first time in the confident expectation that we would not be disappointed - and we weren't! Another excellent lunch at a remarkably low cost. One of the chief pleasures of eating at Côte is talking to the young and very capable staff from many European countries. We do earnestly hope and desire that none of them is threatened by Brexit!

1 review so far 6
09.06.2017 20:33

We requested a window table and had a very light airy table. We could look out on the passing trade in Lion and Lamb courtyard. The dishes we chose were excellent. I had fish pie which had huge chunks of fish and my husband had sirloin steak which he found equally good. We shared a tomato salad which was also very tasty. The fresh basil added a lovely zing to the tomato. The staff were very friendly and helpful, not too intrusive, but there when you wanted them. I would thoroughly recommend Cote in Farnham

1 review so far 6
24.02.2017 13:40

We had a very polite and warm welcome and asked to choose which table we would prefer. Our order taken quickly and special requirements understood without fuss. Meal was delivered within a reasonable time, was hot and delicious. One slight negative point, no alcohol beer is stocked unfortunately. There was a slight delay in getting the bill, but we were anxious to depart as we were on our way back to Hertfordshire that evening. All in all a very good experience and would have no hesitation in going back another time.

1 review so far 5
04.06.2017 21:57

It wasn't a busy evening (Saturday 3rd June) at the Farnham branch but got busier as the evening progressed. Service was good at first, but we did wait longer than usual for our main courses. The 2 Kir Royales, part of the loyalty deal were a nice touch and the food for my part was very good- crab mayonnaise, steak frites and praline crepes with banana. However, my husband who does a lot of cooking thought the steak au poivre had far too much pepper on it.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 09:31

The four of us really enjoyed our Thursday evening at Cotes. It was good value for the quality of the food, a delicious meal and wine, and an excellent male waiter! We can't remember his name, but would have liked him to score top marks for attentiveness, professional approach and efficiency without interfering. We definitely as always, will recommend the restaurant to others and come back again! Merete of Farnham, Surrey

1 review so far 3
27.03.2017 15:11

We were shown to our table downstairs in the room off the main dining room. Friendly staff and waitress took our order. Unfortunately there was only one portion of haddock left - at 7.45 in the evening!- which was disappointing for 2 of our guests. We were a party of 5 surrounded by a table of 11, a table of 8 and 2 other tables of 4 and 2. The noise level was such that we could not hear each other and made conversation with anybody other than the person sitting next to me impossible. There was background music on too which only made the situation worse. It really spoiled our evening and we were glad to leave. Please Cote if you have large parties ensure that smaller tables are accommodated well away so that everyone can enjoy their evening.

2 reviews so far 4
30.05.2017 00:56

Food was good as always at Côte. Staff were courteous, efficient and polite but lacked warmth, enthusiasm and conviviality. The dessert menu when presented was stained with dried on food. These should be discarded at the first sign of uncleanliness. The silver tray on which the bill was presented was sticky to the touch with a noticeable coffee stain. I will return to Côte as the food is always good but it is disappointing that these other attentions to detail are lacking. These deficiencies are only evident at Farnham. Other branches at Soho and Guildford do a lot better at this part of service.

2 reviews so far 5
06.06.2017 08:08

Always have a good experience here. The service was attentive and the quality and menu choice was good (had the set menu, which is great value). The only element which stopped me giving it the full six marks was the sauce with the chicken - it was meant to be a Provencal but tasted as though it was just tinned tomatoes with a few olives stirred through. Other than that, everything was well cooked and flavoursome. Will continue to come here regularly

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 09:15

Despite an early evening booking the restaurant was full but still a very pleasant atmosphere. The service could not be faulted, delightful and attentive waitress and service was speedy. The food was excellent and additional requests such as no dressing and soup from one menu and main course from another, were happily taken and met. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and meal and would definitely go again.

1 review so far 5
07.05.2017 12:51

Went to FARNHAM we were sat at table 59, took a while to order waitress said she didn't know we were there. Took our water glasses even though water is complimentary told us you have to ask if you want it! Breakfast was good as always both had the formulae at £9.95 inc juice & hot drink. Different waitress served us was very helpful (blonde hair) Napkin had 3 holes in it & table was sticky. Hope standards aren't slipping!

1 review so far 5
27.03.2017 16:46

Cote is always friendly and lively and the staff are young and cheerful. The food is always good and the set price midday menu is good value. I didn't give it 6/6 because the wait between courses is sometimes a bit long, although it is nice not to be rushed for a faster turnaround, as happens in other popular restaurants. Also it can be noisy due to people enjoying their conversations getting a bit loud. But always a happy experience.

1 review so far 2
21.06.2017 20:59

I had booked a table at this restaurant for 1.15p.m. today, but arrived at 1.00p.m. The staff seemed to be under the impression that I was waiting for partner/friend, although my drinks arrived quickly, I had to ask a member of staff to take my order as other customers were arriving and getting served very quickly. I ordered a plate of olives and the chicken and walnut salad - very nice, but by this time I had given up the will to live (it took until 1.30p/m. for the salad to arrive! ) Although the management reduced the cost of my meal, I am afraid that I didn't leave a tip due to very poor service. I told the maitre 'd that I wouldn't be coming back again. This is my second visit to this restaurant and things have not improved, although to be fair, I have friends who think that this branch is the best thing since sliced bread. Incidentally, I have visited the branch at Guildford and also North Yorkshire in the last month - both very good restaurants. It seems that the Farnham branch is lacking in something.

1 review so far 4
27.06.2017 16:09

The Food was fine, but the restaurant was crowded, as usual. There were far too few staff and we had to wait half an hour to give our menu choice then another long break before we were served then another before our main course . We passed having a sweet as we had been at the restaurant from 12.20 to gone 2pm. Our waiter was apologetic , extremely polite and excellent, there were just too few staff. If we had not had to wait so long i would rate the experience much more highly.

1 review so far 5
28.05.2017 21:39

We celebrated my husband's 70th birthday on Saturday night. We hadn't visited this restaurant before but when I booked I asked for a quiet table. It was busy but they gave us a table in an alcove which worked really well. There were flowers on the table and gave us a glass of kir royale to welcome us. Service was excellent and the food very good, all 3 courses. Would certainly go back.

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 00:16

Lovely food, great service, all four of us enjoyed our meals. Reasonable price, we sat upstairs the restaurant was very busy, but we could have a conversation without needing to shout over other tables. We had three courses and each course was served in the right amount of time, not too long or too quick - just right. Will return.

1 review so far 6
30.04.2017 13:22

8 of us have just been for a Sunday breakfast. The food was excellent and so was the service. I had the vegetarian breakfast which was very fresh. The mushroom was delicious! My son loved his French breakfast - especially the scrambled egg. It is a very good deal, with the coffee and juice. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2017 08:04

Fantastic food and excellent service with perfect timing for each course. Helpful staff had responded to our telephone request regarding seating for disability, which allowed us an easy and most enjoyable meal with a really pleasant atmosphere. This Cote branch in Farnham seems superior quality to others I have visited and I would highly recommend it.

1 review so far 4
01.05.2017 00:23

We come here all the time as we love the fillet steak. Sadly the ones we had this time both had a lot of fat on them, usually there is a very small amount if any. We both tried them rare for the first time, not quite done enough for u but still tasted lovely with a glass of cote du Rhodes each. We'll stick with medium rare from now on. Overall it was still a lovely meal and the staff are always great.

2 reviews so far 6
28.04.2017 09:31

My wife and I first dined at Cotes three years ago and we were very impressed with the dining experience it has since then become our favourite venue. Last night the ambience the staff and the quality of the food was of the highest standard and once again the whole experience made for an enjoyable evening.

2 reviews so far 4
10.03.2017 10:43

Staff were polite, friendly and efficient. There was a leak of water from the ceiling near us and although we were just outside splash distance we were not offered a change of table which would have been courteous. We were sitting next to the bar which turned out to be very noisy with doors being slammed shut and the coffee grounds banged out of the expresso cup. We shall go back to Cote Brasserie but sit elsewhere, as the food was good and tasty.

1 review so far 5
22.05.2017 15:07

I use Cote Farnham and other elsewhere. They are always a great place to visit. Typical French Brasserie atmosphere. The is always good and the service excellent, though the last visit it wasn't as excellent as it usually is. Bit slow with a side arriving half way through when we were eating our mains. Also they good in todays world have a much better range of Gins.

1 review so far 6
08.06.2017 08:36

The restaurant was busier than we expected for a Sunday morning but the service was efficient and friendly and the food was great. The breakfast is excellent value for money less than £10 for a cooked breakfast of your choice a round of toast a hot drink and a juice, you can't beet it.

1 review so far 4
11.05.2017 19:57

Food was fine. Service not so good due to waitress brusque attitude. Ordered coffee wasn't asked if I needed sugar good job I don't take it. Wanted the bill but hard to get attention. Asked for service charge to be taken off as a result. Manager then took off an amount as service recovery but was a shame he had to do it. Guildford branch is much better than Farnham . Waitress could do with some customer service training.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 23:44

Went with four friends, two had never been to a Cote before and they loved it! We all had delicious meals served by a lovely waitress who was very helpful and friendly. Had yummy rose prosecco with compliments of cote due to my birthday last month. Excellent as always....will be back soon.

5 reviews so far 6
28.03.2017 16:13

Another lunch time in Cote, another excellent experience. The three courses Prix Fixe menu is just the best bargain. Add coffees, service, drinks for the table, all coming to £22 per person. Great service, amazing food, lovely steaks, and the crème caramel was on point yet again. Never gets boring eating here.

1 review so far 6
30.04.2017 16:02

The lunch set menu was not only absolutely delicious but generous too. My son ordered from the main menu and was delighted too. The staff were friendly and helpfully and I was warm enough to remove my jacket which was good! The Farnham restaurant is great and we will return soon.

1 review so far 5
17.03.2017 09:17

They had ran out of bread so has to wait 15 mins - they did not charge us. We ordered a second bottle of white wine , it wasn't chilled. We wait a little while when we first arrived for our drink ordered to be taken - if it was takening earlier we may have had a third bottle of wine!

1 review so far 4
01.06.2017 22:41

Overall good, manager welcoming and friendly on arrival. Apologised when starters cane out late. All fine but reason for less than perfect rating was waitress we had. Tried to take away wine glasses when wine bottle not yet empty, forgot to bring more water when asked, and then was more intent on chatting with other staff than looking after us.impossible to catch her eye to get bill, had to flag down another waiter. Food was fab.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 22:19

Lovely setting and sat outside in the sunshine. We were greeted with smiles, prompt service and a friendly waitress. The food was superb, the coffee excellent and although the restaurant was busy, we were left to enjoy our meal and not rushed. This restaurant has become one of our favourites.

1 review so far 6
03.06.2017 18:15

Cote in Farnham is by far the best around. It has everything, gorgeous food, good wine and brilliant staff. I have a favourite table in the restaurant which is always given to me when I book, so spoilt! Whether you go for breakfast, lunch or dinner you won't be disappointed.

2 reviews so far 5
25.02.2017 17:01

Food very good as was speed of service. My side dish of potato gratinee was a little late but was chased up. Really pleased to see good continuity of staff. All the local restaurants are good ( we go to several) but we have always found the team at Farnham go the extra mile and the ambience is excellent.

1 review so far 5
16.04.2017 23:30

Great atmosphere, great food, friendly efficient service. Scallops were fresh and cooked perfect. Our party had mains of Breton fish stew, pork belly, sea bass and duck of breast, followed by desserts of chocolate mousse, creme brulee, ice cream and crepe. The Fish stew was a bouillabaisse of fresh succulent seafood and outstanding. Crepe was over sweet though.

1 review so far 6
09.06.2017 14:06

-It was prompt, friendly and delicious. Just what we expected. It's always as good as it was todaytoday. Very comfortable seating. Calm atmosphere and no sense of being hassled to finish and go, We liked it ! How do I go about rating these criteria ? All 6's

1 review so far 6
14.03.2017 07:16

Cote was great - good food and efficient friendly service. The only issue was that they didn't have our Quandoo booking! However they managed to find us a table and gave us free champagne for having to wait for our table! Any idea what happened to our booking?

1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 15:26

Superb French food served rapidly and efficiently by capable and pleasant young staff. I'm a regular here and have never been disappointed. New spring menu offers fresh takes on seasonal ingredients. The fact that the restaurant is usually very busy is a sure sign they're getting it right.

1 review so far 5
10.04.2017 11:06

Excellent food as always, very tasty and not the usual junk you get from the other chains on the high street. The service was a bit slow but given it was very busy doubt it could have been better. I can't recommend it enough great location good vibe and excellent value. Pity more restaurants don't follow suit.

1 review so far 5
11.06.2017 13:13

Always good food, correctly served, nice atmosphere, friendly staff who seem to work hard. Coffee serving is sometimes a bit slow, but that is due to the popularity of the site and the fact that people want fresh brewed coffee. Same in most coffee shops. I would recommend Cote for a meal and certainly for a breakfast.

1 review so far 5
09.04.2017 15:09

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the staff were efficient and very attentive. The bench seating was a little low in respect of the table height, but I appreciate this kind of format offers more flexibility. We will definitely be visiting Cote again, maybe Guildford will be the next visit as we go there quite a lot.

1 review so far 6
21.06.2017 13:06

Great breakfast, attentive service and good food - a lovely sunny Saturday morning sitting outside. It only opens at 9 which is a bit late for Saturday breakfast - would prefer an earlier start at 8.30 - and judging by the people waiting, others feel the same.

1 review so far 6
10.03.2017 06:38

Excellent service by very attentive staff even though the restaurant was busy. The starters were large, all our food was good, the creme caramel is the best. Have visited the Farnham and Guildford Cotes and have never had a bad meal. The Farnham Cotes is my favourite.

2 reviews so far 6
31.03.2017 19:54

Excellent meal staff all polite an cheerful a real pleasure going to this venue, I live in Fleet a town that is full of eateries but my wife and I much sooner like to travel the 5 miles to Cote's which we do on regular occasions.

1 review so far 5
29.03.2017 22:11

Food, ambience, menu choices, atmosphere all very good. Just felt the service, whilst very good, was not quite as professional as at the branches at Newbury and Godolming, both of which I have also visited very recently. But nevertheless, a very good place to eat out with friends, with plenty of scope to chatter endlessly!

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 09:23

We always receive excellent service from the friendly and attentive staff at Cote Farnham. nothing is too much trouble for them looking after our needs and the food and environment are always excellent. This restaurant is a firm favourite and would highly recommend them.