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Côte Brasserie - Farnham

Farnham French £££ +100
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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

Further Information

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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582 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 582 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
Food: heavenly
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6 reviews so far 6
20.08.2017 09:43

As always three experience at Cote delivered as expected. The staff start off in the right foot and are ever so friendly happy and attentive. The menu choices are always very good and the food itself is on point. The burger I had today was just heaven! And the famous creme caramel dessert is STILL the best I've ever had anywhere. Ever. Full stop! Always a pleasure to eat here.

1 review so far 6
20.08.2017 08:56

The chilli in the fish stew was too hot for me so the manager happily changed it to milder recipe for me. We enjoyed all three courses. Will diffidently be going back soon!

2 reviews so far 6
19.08.2017 20:09

Friendly staff. Good service. Hot food. Presentation excellent. Good choice of menu. House wine chilled in ice bucket. Free champagne with anniversary menu excellent. Comfortable seating.

3 reviews so far 6
19.08.2017 14:47

Another good evening at Cote, service attentive and food excellent. we were looked after the entire evening and the complementary Kir Royals and champagne made the occasion special.

1 review so far 6
09.07.2017 19:40

I was dining with a very elderly frail aunt, who sadly didn't like the lightly seared tuna nicoise, which I adore! She asked our delightful waiter if she could have it well cooked and he arranged for this. He was an extremely pleasant and accommodating waiter, and it is remiss of me to not have remembered his name- to be honest i was engrossed in trying to hear my aunts conversation, as it was very busy ( and she should have a hearing aid but refuses!). Overall I can highly commend Cote in Farnham for their excellent and receptive staff and being so very well catered for, for a Sunday lunch and on a particularly hot day! In fact in addition, we had a table outside which was lovely with canopy. Many thanks

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.

2 reviews 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 4
14.08.2017 16:38

Dined at this Cote branch amongst others many times and as always the food was delicious, each of us had an incredible meal and there was plenty to choose from. The only problem was that the service declined throughout the evening, initially very attentive but after we were given our starters we were somewhat forgotten about and waited 20 minutes after we had finished for our plates to be cleared. We don't mind a gap between courses as it is a nice break but it was frustrating that it took so long for plates to be cleared. The same happened when trying to pay our bill, it wasn't until we got up to seek someone to take payment that someone came over.

4 reviews so far 6
27.07.2017 15:47

As usual, everything at Côte Farnham was first-class. We are always very warmly welcomed, we had the table we asked for, the staff could not have been more helpful or charming and attentive, the food was excellent, not only to eat but also beautifully presented, and although the restaurant was very busy I really appreciate that we weren't hassled out in any way. All in all, as ever, a most pleasant and enjoyable experience - thank you!

3 reviews so far 5
02.08.2017 07:27

Booked for my birthday using the link provided to get the kir free drink on arrival. When the bill came it we had been charged for them, they took of no problem, but a little embarrassing. Food was slow to come out and there were no mussels!!! No peas or chips came out with my grandsons food, and when they came they were not hot, but that was OK as he is a child Service was very friendly and waiting team very pleasant. Would use again though as food was good

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

2 reviews so far 5
31.07.2017 19:29

The service was good as always and the food was okay (we ate from the £10.95 for 2 courses menu) but not as good as I have had at Cote. The seafood linguine would have benefited from rather more, and rather tastier, sauce and the table water was not cool enough. I also had to ask for Parmesan which is highly unusual as normally it would be offered with a pasta dish. But everything else was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

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.

4 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
06.07.2017 21:26

Booking on line was easy, the table was ready when we arrived and the table service provide by Grace was superb. Attentive without being intrusive, friendly and efficient. The food was fought to the table very quickly and was very tasty. Even though th restaurant had a busy lunch service, most items were available on the evening menu. A pleasant evening was enjoyed by all 3 of us.

1 review so far 4
18.07.2017 12:37

We love Cote and it is always good. But this time it just didn't hit the mark. A lot of the food was very salty which is unusual for them. Nothing to do with the food but it was a birthday celebration and I think I am tired that the long padded seats are so low so I ended up sitting on the hard chair jammed against a wall looking into the mirror. I think it is time they changed their seating. Various small things just not right yesterday. Maybe it was a one off. It wont stop us going again.

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.

2 reviews so far 6
31.07.2017 22:53

This was a very busy evening, a large party up stairs plus a smaller party in the side restaurant yet the staff took everything in their stride and with a cheerful smile. Yes, there may have been a little longer than normal to wait between courses, never the less a very good evening with good friendly service and tasty food. Always a good venue.

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 5
11.07.2017 12:26

The service with a smile and good manners was exceptional but waiting for half and hour for the meal to arrive was not. It was a warm night and we had to ask for ice as the water was very warm. I appreciate that at a busy time it is difficult to serve everybody, my critique is purely to help. Maybe bring a jug of iced water in the heat as well as the earthenware bottles.

1 review so far 6
12.07.2017 14:32

Always good food, well presented. Service generally good, but sometimes a bit slow. It's recommended that you book as extremely popular, even for breakfast and weekends. Good value especially the Formule breakfast at 9.95. Be aware there is an 'optional' 12.5% service charge added to bill. Have this removed if service isn't up to scratch or you prefer to give a cash tip.

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
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 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.

3 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 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.

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 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 5
20.08.2017 09:54

It's always a pleasure to eat at a Cotes restaurant and particularly so in Farnham where the charming setting adds to the overall experience. On this occasion the service was good, the food delicious and perhaps the only downside was the location of our table. We had booked but so had many other people so our choice of table was limited. Nevertheless, we'll be back!

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 5
01.08.2017 22:26

Very enjoyable experience and lovely food. Very nice atmosphere and helpful, friendly staff. We had the set menu when was a very good price although there is not a huge menu when is usually fine as there are enough options but there were a few things that they had run out of which made it a little limited. Other than that, it was wonderful

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.

6 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
30.03.2017 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.

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
04.07.2017 09:27

The food and the people are excellent Ok only 5 out of 6...but one has to leave room for improvement ? For the second time I was unable to make a telephone reservation, being told "no button selected".....each time, when in Farnham went in to make the booking. So, you see, I must like the food.........and the staff ! ! !

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
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.