About Côte Brasserie - Hale
– Good Food Guide
Inspired by the brasseries of Paris, Côte Brasserie provides a chic yet relaxed all-day dining experience, with branches located all over the UK including here in Trafford. Whether it’s for a leisurely breakfast or a three-course evening meal, Côte Brasserie offers a menu of classic French cuisine with a contemporary twist, featuring everything from steak frites to duck confit and sweet treats like crêpes. You’ll find Côte Brasserie’s Hale restaurant located on Ashley Road, just a few minutes walk from Hale train station. To guarantee a table, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
- 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 is committed to providing diners with the most authentic French experience possible, and that’s why they put so much care into sourcing the best ingredients in order to create the world famous cuisine for a domestic UK audience. The pork rillettes and Charentais melons come directly from the famous Rungis market in Paris, while the corn-fed chicken is sourced from rural Brittany. Start your day off at Côte Brasserie in Hale à la française with the crêpe complete (a warm crepe with two-free range eggs, bacon and shaved Gruyère cheese), or the croque monsieur. Tuck into a light meal at lunchtime like the tuna niçoise, spinach and mushroom crepes or salmon fishcakes, or go all out with a three-course meal in the evening.
We recommended beginning with the French onion soup before moving on to the sautéed salmon fishcakes with baby spinach salad, dill and a wholegrain mustard sauce, then round off the experience with some creme brulee or chocolate mousse. Experience a little piece of Paris in Hale at Côte Brasserie on Ashley Road. A popular Trafford choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seats can fill up quickly so remember to book ahead to avoid missing out. Bon appetit!
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The early set menu was excellent value, we all enjoyed the steak and staff were friendly would come again. Though happy to tip do not like going to a restaurant where gratuity automatically included, this does not make it optionally!! it should be at the discretion of the customer
Wonderful service and delicious food- cote brasserie have a formula and it never lets you down! Keep up the hard work , look forward to our next visit!
My friend and I both had a lovely lunch in a lovely atmosphere where we could chat easily without being drowned out by loud music.
Perfect food and service for either a quick meal or and evening out with friends. Very efficient and friendly staff. Early bird menu is excellent value
My husband and I enjoyed an evening meal recently. I had a Roquefort salad and hubby had the calamari both simple and tasty. My main dish was pork belly and hubby had a huge juicy steak. Desserts were creme caramel and ice cream with hot chocolate sauce followed by coffee and calvados. We also enjoyed a very nice bottle of pouilly-fuisse I would like to say that the menu is good, food and service very good. It was a fairly busy Saturday night and the only thing that let it down for us was a 20 minute wait for the dessert but this was rectified quickly after I complained and coffee was taken off the bill. Overall a most enjoyable evening
Slightly chaotic but the food was nice enough. The staff who greeted us didn't ask if we had a reservation but we got seated after some confusion about how many parties had turned up and who was with who. My wife did get hit by the waiter taking the disabled access ramp away from the front door because it hadn't been secured properly. The kitchen is located upstairs and the staff have to bring all to food down the stairs that lead to the toilets. Not sure I'm comfortable with the possible hygiene issues this may pose. When my wife went to the toilet she met a waitress on the stairs who had dropped a tray of food. It turned out to be our starter so we were given complimentary bread while we waited. The food was reasonable for the price paid and the decor and surrounds are pleasant. On balance I wont be hurrying back as there is plenty of competition in Hale and the toilet / kitchen thing doesn't sit well with me.
I really like the ambience of this restaurant; it is stylish but not pretentious, very comfortable and welcoming. Tables are a good size (I often find restaurant tables for two are very small). The service is very friendly, prompt and attentive without being intrusive. And the most important thing is the food, which is excellent, and reasonably priced. The menu is very interesting and varied and now they have a vegetarian menu, which suits me. The other thing I really like about it is there is no music; many restaurants in Hale have loud music to accompany your meal, which really detracts from the pleasure of the meal. Overall, faultless, and I would recommend it highly.
A total surprise, i anticipated the usual chain restaurant offering and service, how wrong I was. I had to change our on line booking by phone it was dealt with courteously and efficiently. This carried through to our welcome and the service from our waiter Elliot. On querying two of the dishes on the menu he sought and advice from the kitchen and returned promptly with confident answers. The food was served in a timely fashion, hot and well presented, none of the side dishes nor drinks were forgotten or delayed. All in all an exemplary result compared with the myriad of chain restaurants that have opened in and around Manchester of late. Well done!
Good food and excellent service, but the menu a bit limited, so only on the list for an occasional, rather than a regular visit. Main negative issue was the 12.5% optional service charge, which we think is taking the mickey. We always leave a tip if the service is good - but like to decide how much - and really object to this being stuck on the bill - for a big party, maybe acceptable, but for a party if 2, think not! Be interested to know how many people don't spot service has been added and add even more! Sharp practice in our view.
The food is great, staff very (but not intrusively) friendly and helpful. Space between tables is a little small, so you willnotice other dinners coming and going. If you ask, there is a wheel chair ramp as well as the standard few steps for entry and exit. If you don't like steps, ask to be on the main floor, as there is a small sunken area at the back. The lunch time special menu is great value at £11-13; but vary away from that and the cost grows unexpectedly! The 4 of us at lunch yesterday agreed that this is a jolly good place.
The food was very tasty (Mousse de Canard, Steak en Frites and the Chocolate Pot) however there was rather too much salt on the fries. Given that there was salt and pepper on the table I would have preferred the option to have put it on myself and not to have had any on at all. Apart from that everything else was delicious especially the Chocolate Pot. The service was rather slow but this isn't necessarily always a bad thing, it was quite busy in there. Last time I came it was very fast service. I don't like the optional tip that is automatically added on to your bill. I always tip but I like to choose the amount myself.
Great food at an excellent price. We had the pre-theatre menu which is £10.95 for 2 courses and £12.95 for 3 courses - the food was fantastic, I would have happily paid double that for it. It's just simple French food done well, nothing too adventurous but nice flavours and pairings cooked well - especially true given the price of the early dinner menu. The venue is nice, simple, clean, spacious and the staff were fantastic. Will certainly be back.
We are now regulars at Cote restaurant because it is reliably good. It is the only restaurant were we have three courses, this is because the portions of each serving is perfect, never over facing. There is always a good choice and menus are changed every month so there is always something new to try. The quality of the food is excellent as are the prices. Staff are polite, efficient and friendly. It is now our favourite restaurant in Hale.
Great friendly service. Starters were enjoyed and a very acceptable interval left before mains arrived. My reason for not giving maximum rating is because my grilled chicken was lukewarm, the jus was hotter but not really hot enough. The 3 others seemed to be happy so I did not want to complain and spoil the occasion. Puds were also enjoyed. The frozen berries and chocolate sauce always go down well. We enjoyed a very acceptable bottle of house red. We have been to Manchester several times but now you have opened we will be back.
As usual, food very good, but unusually service was not so good, and several times we had to call over the waiter for things that had been forgotten (eg bringing some mayonnaise to go with steak and chips - it only arrived when most of the meal had been eaten, and having waited a while we had to call over the waiter to place an order for desert). It was not his fault - the waiters were pretty thin on the ground last night I'm afraid.
The restaurant was busy for a Tuesday evening. The ambience was warm and sociable and the food and wine was good. As a new restaurant I think there are a few teething problems. Unfortunately the side of beans was forgotten and didn't arrive until halfway through the main. We were then given the dessert menu and everyone forgot to take our order so we decided to pay and leave without ordering our dessert. Hopefully next time we go the service will be better.
Enjoyed everything. Food, service and wonderful waitress If being picky - the hostess situation needs a little fine tuning ! Our table on arrival wasn't ready but we were made too aware that this was an issue and had to hang around by the doorway whilst this was sorted. Luckily all 4 had a faultless meal and service so made up for the rocky start
Had a really lovely meal the waiters were very attentive couldn't have been better. We all enjoyed our meal. Loved it when we walked in and the waiter said you requested a round table and 'you've got it'. That's what I call service and it came with a smile. If I gave one criticism it's that you have to pay extra for your side orders.
Great service, excellent food and very pleasant environment. Highly recommended - especially the deserts! I have a slight issue with having the tip included (suggested) in the base bill and would prefer to decide that for myself and give cash. I realise i can juggle it around but why should i have to be told to tip?! Would have been top score without that minor annoyance, and will definitely not stop us from going again.
In addition to the a la carte menu, which always provides dishes that are well above average in terms of quality and value for money, the July monthly specials included a truly excellent yellow fin tuna carpaccio which we shared and a cod lion in ham which my Wife said was very good. The staff were, as always, efficient, friendly and attentive.