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Côte Brasserie - Hampstead

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About Côte Brasserie - Hampstead


Cote is what eating out should be about. Superb, affordable food that makes you want to come back
– Mark Bolland, Evening Standard


Côte Brasserie in Hampstead offers a French dining experience like no other. This elegant and modern brasserie produces fine yet affordable French cuisine using the high quality ingredients sourced from regional France and England. The Hampstead High Street location offers unpretentious all day dining, from classic breakfast options through to dinner and dessert with regularly changing seasonal specials. Providing service and food that has made the Côte Brasserie family famous throughout the United Kingdom, Côte Brasserie Hampstead is not to be missed. And it’s only minutes away from the Hampstead tube station, so visit this charming restaurant today!

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 - Hampstead, 83-84 Hampstead High St, NW3 1RE London

Further Information

Côte Brasserie has cemented itself as the UK’s favourite French restaurant group and it’s not hard to see why. Côte Brasserie kitchens make use of fresh and seasonal produce sourced from regional England and France, meaning there is something on its extensive menus to suit everyone. Côte Brasserie in Hampstead with its two storey restaurant in the heart of this leafy London suburb makes for the perfect meal after spending the day wandering through the picturesque Hampstead Heath or venturing up to London’s most famous viewpoint, Parliament Hill, both walking distance from the restaurant.

Start off with a traditional steak tartare prepared with Cognac, then follow with the delectable, wonderfully traditional Beef Bourguignon. Pair any of these with a French wine recommended from the long list by the expert staff at Côte Brasserie. Situated along Hampstead High Street, Côte Brasserie Hampstead provides traditional comfort food that will leave you feeling as though you have just stepped off the Champs Elysees. A visit to the Hampstead location is the perfect place to relax and indulge in delicious French cuisine and we recommend you book a spot to reserve the best seat in the house.

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206 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 206 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Service: friendly
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1 review so far 6
20.08.2017 22:37

This is a lovely place - kind, helpful staff, stylish dining and fantastic value for money. My father had his last three birthday dinners there (86,87,88) and I fully intend to continue this tradition!

1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 23:25

Very good food and service with a good atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant for families and couples. I highly rectthe Praline Crepe for desert.

1 review so far 6
17.08.2017 07:14

Great food, extensive wine list, great service, lovely atmosphere. Love the Cote and will certainly be back again. Feels like a treat every tine. Thanks

1 review so far 6
16.08.2017 08:10

Very courteous staff. Manager explained the rewards scheme Food good. Veal special excellent Very good value for money. A great place to dine with fsmily

2 reviews so far 5
06.04.2017 10:05

Never disappointed, quality food, large gluten-free selection, friendly and attentive staff (from beginning to end), fast service. It is combining the advantage of a chain (you know what you get on your plate, the menu is quite standard and does not evolve much, but you get the same quality every time and there is a real effort in suggesting French "classics" like Boeuf Bourguignon, Steak Tartare, Creme Brulee... which are all good). The only improvement point is less staff turnover which would create this local restaurant feel...

1 review so far 4
26.03.2017 18:16

Went on mothers day at lunch time and was overall pleased. Ordered a main meal and it took quite a long time to come (45 mins), the place was busy but not full yet. One portion of fish was well cooked but the other slightly underdone which was fixed quickly but not ideal. The table next to us seemed to be having issues as their starters were taking a long time and one was served about 10 minutes before the others which is a rookie mistake in a restaurant. Overall good but maybe there are chefs and/or waiting staff that are quite new and need training.

4 reviews so far 5
15.06.2017 14:11

We enjoyed the food, atmosphere and in general the service. We enjoyed a long lunch from 1.15 pm until 3.30 pm when the restaurant was nearly empty. We each enjoyed a 3 course menu but after the main course it was some time before we were asked if we wanted anything else, in fact I had to call the waiter. It;s a small point it happens in many restaurants. Otherwise I believe Cote Brassier offers good value and service by friendly staff.

1 review so far 5
28.05.2017 17:28

Lovely brunch ! Attentive service They were able to provide small portions for the children. All components on plates fresh and tasty. I only deducted one point as I thought my daughter would get a small piece of salmon as we ordered her smoked salmon and scrambled eggs but the scrambled eggs good size and I ended up giving her a small piece of mine! I would say standards are consistent as we have been several times.

4 reviews so far 5
30.05.2017 23:54

I love to going to Cote, it does not matter which restaurant you choose, the cooking is consistently good, the service is attentive without being either overwhelming or neglectful, the prices are reasonable and I have never had a poor meal. Therefore I find this my restaurant of choice when meeting friends especially during weekdays. The pre -theatre menu is also attractive and the weekly specials add variety to an already varied menu.

1 review so far 5
31.05.2017 18:28

Out of all the Cote restaurants we have visited in London and beyond, our local Hampstead one remains our very favourite and we visit 2-3 times per week. The head chef Marco is very talented and hard working and the new general manager Vallie Perret is absolutely amazing! She is very friendly, helpful, quick and great whatever the situation, a real gem!!! The staff in general is superb! 👍 xxxx

1 review so far 5
25.03.2017 20:35

We chose to change tables as we were in the way of the waiters and getting one of the guests' chairs bumped. We were then able to relax and enjoy the usual high quality dishes. We all chose different items off the menu and all enjoyed our choices. Our only moan was that the portion sizes seemed smaller than other Cote restaurants. Delicious food as per usual. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 22:16

We celebrated my parents wedding anniversary at Cote Hampstead. The food and wine were fantastic and the staff was wonderful and helpful. The lovely ladies at reception went out of their way and presented flowers to my parents, such a very nice and unexpected gesture! Highly recommended. We are locals and will definitely visit more often.

1 review so far 6
09.06.2017 16:50

I was tempted by the complimentary glasses of cia royals which we then thoroughly enjoyed along with 3 courses. And a splendid house white. Excellent service. Sharp and attentive!! Excellent price also!! Will, and have, (even so soon after leaving), highly Reccomend!!! thank you Cote for making my lunch with my Aunt a really special experience!!

2 reviews so far 3
11.05.2017 17:18

Have eaten at cote many times in the past few years, it is one of our favourite restaurants. I tend to have the steak frites with pepper sauce on a regular basis. This is the first time I have been disappointed. The jug with the sauce was almost empty when served and when I showed it to the waiter he agreed and eventually bought another which was too little too late. This I think to the e trembly slow service. The apple tart which I had for dessert was also not up to the usual Cote standard. Overall my first disappointing experience at Cote.

1 review so far 5
21.07.2017 07:18

Delicious food, friendly service. I had the chicken and walnut salad, which was very tasty. Also had the chocolate fondant - nom nom. They were happy to swap out sorbet for ice cream, which I always appreciate. Only reason it doesn't get top marks is that the person I was dining with had to ask a second time for their peppermint tea.

1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 22:17

First time eating here and we will definitely be going back. The manager and his staff couldn't be any more polite and attentive. The food was lovely. It got quite busy so would advise to book. I can understand why it was busy, lovely ambiance and setting. A throughly enjoyable experience!

1 review so far 4
28.03.2017 23:45

They gave me a great service. I asked a specific request of a table and they did it. Over all it was a great dinner and experience. One thing was they did not ask me about the deserts request I should have talked to them. Then when I asked the bill, they came back and said happy birthday and told us they deducted the desert for her which I think they could have done better.

1 review so far 3
03.03.2017 07:55

Service was more casual than I like but mostly friendly. I had a veal chop which was thin and fatty. The side order of creamed spinach I had was quite different from how this place used to prepare it. It now barely fills the dish it's served in and is relatively dry. Imagine dry creamed spinach! The only item I would have again was the creme caramel, which, like the creme brulee, is superb here. Get your act together, please, Cote. There are so few decent places to eat in Hamptead, despite its affluent and well-travelled residents.

1 review so far 6
17.06.2017 06:24

Noisy but good and reliable brassiere food. Service was slow but they were very busy and our waiter was very pleasant. We go there often. My only criticism is the level of the noise. They should do something about the acoustics. Great for lunch and breakfast as well

2 reviews so far 6
09.08.2017 07:53

Its never difficult choosing somewhere to dine I hampstead when you have a Cote Brasserie on your door step. We have never had a bad meal at Cote and in all honesty they appear to get better with each visit althought this is hard to undertstand

1 review so far 4
08.03.2017 11:10

Good meal. There was a rather long wait initially before our order was taken, but after we pointed that out the waitress (who was not at fault as they simply did not have enough staff on duty for the eRly evening rush) apologised and made successful efforts to expedite service from that point on. A good restaurant with an extensive menu and a commitment to looking after customers.

1 review so far 6
24.07.2017 09:49

My friends and I booked Cote Brasserie for a birthday celebration. We had a lovely dinner, the food was fantastic, tasty and generous portions. The service was excellent, very helpful and the price was very reasonable. Would highly recommend and will definitely go again.

1 review so far 3
25.03.2017 18:10

Food was fabulous, however our waiter made us feel rushed as we were hurried out just as we had finished our desert. Furthermore, our experience at cote got even worse as another customer on the table next to us had clearly been drinking too much and kept interrupting me and my girlfriends conversations as he kept trying to talk to us, this made me and me and my girlfriend feel extremely uncomfortable. This made us feel rather upset as we are used to such high standards from cote.

1 review so far 5
10.03.2017 17:07

Nice wine and food. The service was prompt and attentive, I was just a little disappointed that they couldn't make the steak tartare gluten free because of the Worcestershire sauce. They could surely have used a vinaigrette or another wine vinegar which is quite common in this dish. Otherwise I enjoyed everything.

1 review so far 2
27.02.2017 11:23

Table wasn't ready when we arrived. I asked for a special table as it was my fathers birthday and was put right in a tight spot next to the entrance door. The table was dirty and unprepared. We asked to move to a table upstairs which was much better but table wasn't cleaned or prepared for when we moved there. Starters came but no one came to take our main meal order. Had to keep asking for someone to come over. Once main course eventually came all 3 fillet steaks were cold. It was a real disappointment as I have been to many Cote restaurants around London and was hoping for a great experience; especially as it was our dads birthday. Would not come back.

1 review so far 4
10.04.2017 17:41

Overall the meal was good, but my husband's starter was missing the poached egg and neither the chef nor the waiter noticed until we queried it. Once we'd done so it was quickly corrected. The steaks were well cooked, and I think this is what Cote does best. As a chain restaurant it is better than most and good value for money.

1 review so far 5
03.04.2017 10:59

Very good, except for a long wait in the lobby before anyone came to show us to our table. Also, we topped up our own glasses, rather than any one offering to do it for us - hardly a great problem, but nevertheless both matters were symptoms of understaffing.

2 reviews so far 5
26.07.2017 07:36

Eaten at this particular Cote Brasserie many times now and always excellent with great service, food and a nice atmosphere. Only minor downside eating here is that it is sometimes so difficult to park in Hamstead but that's not the restaurants fault, so that aside highly recommended.

2 reviews so far 6
19.03.2017 18:31

My wife and I always enjoy going to Cote Hampstead The staff are hard working and lovely We are never disappointed by the food and service The portions are just right and the bill does not break the bank

1 review so far 3
27.02.2017 10:38

Food was good, and although I appreciate that it was a busy period, service was not quite up to standard. After ages waiting for our order to be taken I ordered the Tuna steak only to be told 5 mins later that they had run out of Tuna. I understand this happens but if i had been told this when given the menu I would have found it acceptable. The way it was done is not acceptable

1 review so far 6
12.07.2017 16:07

Cote were shortstaffed so there was a delay on some of our food, but they could not have been nicer about the issue and gave my each member of my family (of which there were 8) free dessert!

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 09:22

Service is prompt and friendly, food is always tasty and fair in price, location is great. Interior could have a bit of s face lift though given the fact it is in a very exclusive part of London.

1 review so far 4
02.04.2017 16:57

We had a good table upstairs last Sunday night. The restaurant was busy and there is a nice atmosphere. Wine was lovely but one of our steaks was over-cooked although it was replaced quickly and without fuss. The salad and vegetable portions were small. The staff are friendly and efficient and we will definitely go again.

2 reviews so far 6
02.08.2017 11:16

As always, Cote Hampstead was excellent. The service was fast and friendly, and the food was delicious. You really wouldn't know this is part of a chain - it's as good as any local bistro in France.

3 reviews so far 6
08.05.2017 09:12

Consistently good food and helpful staff . I discovered I had booked for 8am instead of 20.00 !! Despite that the Mangeress immediately found us a table despite the fact the restaurant was very busy .

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 23:15

The front of house manager and our waiter could not have been more charming or helpful. The food is not fine dining but is good and excellent value for money. We shall definitely be going again.

1 review so far 6
28.03.2017 08:35

Great staff. Good menu selection. Our meals were delicious and reasonably priced. The restaurant was very busy which meant service was slightly slow, but the staff kept us updated on timings and we enjoyed the evening.

2 reviews so far 5
29.05.2017 22:32

Excellent value fixed price menu. Plenty of choice and its on the web site so one can check in advance. We eat it at least twice a month. Service sometimes slightly chaotic but always polite and well meaning. Breakfasts are good too.

1 review so far 6
06.07.2017 20:17

Very good evening. It was my birthday so Cote gave us all a glass of Kir Royale and my dessert came with a candle and sparklers. Food, as alwAys, excellent. Service great not rushed.

2 reviews so far 6
23.02.2017 15:44

The menu is great especially at lunchtime. it offers great value for money when compared to the other venues in Hampstead. the speed of service and the top quality staff make it even better.

2 reviews so far 4
30.07.2017 10:54

The food was very good but the service was very slow. We waited almost an hour between our starter and main course. The manageress was very surprised to hear that and knocked off the price of the drinks from the bill as compensation. All in all a very pleasant evening.

1 review so far 5
02.06.2017 21:19

Excellent service and good value for money food. I like the focus on loyal customers with special offers and regular information about the menu. Some main courses need a bit more attention to detail, but overall a fantastic brasserie experience.

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 07:59

We were welcomed and treated brilliantly. I had the birthday treat bonus of mir Royale for all my guests, which was great fun. The food and wine were good and the service marvellous.

2 reviews so far 6
26.06.2017 15:57

Cote always provides excellent service and great food. the Staff are friendly and helpful. overall the value for money is pretty much unbeatable and there are no restaurants to match it in Hampstead.

1 review so far 6
05.08.2017 16:20

We were there for lunch on my 70th birthday and were made to feel very special. The staff were very kind, patient and attentive. The roast duck was delicious. Would recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 4
16.07.2017 08:53

Service not up to the usual very good standard. We were sitting at a table near to the bar area and two different members of staff leaned across the table from this area to serve us.! Not what I expect. Luckily food was up to the usual standard .

1 review so far 5
14.05.2017 07:47

Staff were very efficient especially the manager who was helpful in arranging birthday drinks transferred from Barbacan to Hampstead. Only criticism was that we were sitting too near to the kitchen so it was very warm in the restaurant

1 review so far 5
12.03.2017 08:54

I love Cote Brasserie, for a chain, it's a cut above most restaurant chains, the service is superb and the food rarely fails. I like thier monthly menu which adds something fresh and seasonly to their a la carte.

3 reviews so far 6
20.03.2017 18:31

We always enjoy the food at your restaurants and today was no exception. The service is always excellent and very friendly indeed. Your manager Viale looked after us and we appreciate that.

3 reviews so far 6
09.08.2017 17:08

Been to lots of Cotes but alwAys think Hampstead the best, can't fault it . Nice atmosphere good service and food always good .Gluten free menu Too, very good value overall .