As one of the most iconic names in French dining in the UK, Côte Brasserie’s latest space in Harpenden already has locals absolutely buzzing. Keeping with the impeccable attention to detail that Côte Brasserie is famous for, you’ll find classics made with premium quality ingredients alongside superlative service. Located on Station Road in the town centre, whether you’re in for an early breakfast and fresh coffee, long lunch or dinner with close friends or family, Côte Brasserie in Harpenden provides the perfect backdrop each and every time. So do yourself a favour and reserve a table at this outstanding French restaurant – you won’t be disappointed.
The menu is of course the standout at Côte Brasserie in Harpenden, and you’ll be in for a treat no matter when you visit. The team here go to great lengths to ensure only the highest quality produce and ingredients are used, from corn-fed chickens from rural Brittany, to Breton mussels and tomatoes. The wine list at this town centre restaurant is carefully curated and stocked with impressive vintages from small wine co-operatives, meaning you’ll always have the perfect drop to accompany your meal of choice at Côte Brasserie in Harpenden.
So, what should you expect from Côte Brasserie’s Harpenden menu? Well, everything is subject to availability and changes regularly depending on the seasons – we told you it was all high quality here. Keep an eye out for French staples such as starters of French onion soup; warm roquefort salad and steak tartare. Then, for the main event, you’ll be wanting to tuck into the likes of roasted pork belly with gratin potato and calvados jus; traditional beef Bourguignon or a perfectly cooked rib-eye steak smothered with bearnaise sauce. You’ll find Côte Brasserie in Harpenden in the town centre along Station Road, just be sure to reserve your spot in advance as this latest space has certainly got the locals’ attention for a very good reason.
My partner and I had a lovely meal, we took advantage of the early dinner offer and thoroughly enjoyed our meal, will be eating here again!
Delicious food, with friendly and efficient service. Atmosphere was great, even on a Tuesday night. Good value for money, I would definitely recommend a visit!
Great food, for all the family, a perfect end to the weekend. Excellent friendly service and good value for money and an easy walk to and from the station for Grandad!
Good food plus excellent service. Large portions and well cooke d. Will go agaiin before long. Happy to recommend if you want to have a good experience then try Cote in Harpendenkn
I had a table for four on Saturday.The table was booked for 2030.We arrived just before this and were told we would have to wait a short time which was no problem at all.After five minutes the manager arrived with Four glasses of Kir-Royal for the delay which was very considerate of him.we were then shown to our table,which was a booth,from then onwards every thing was fantastic especially the waitress,Ashton who was excellent.The only negative thing that all off us said was it was far to crowded.We were OK as we were in the booth had we bin elsewhere it would have been a different story but we will be back let's hope it's less crowded.
Excellent range of dishes all expertly prepared, hot and served at the right time. No rush with the meal and considerate pleasant service, especially from Dan the manager and his team. Feeling of dining in a good place and prices are good. Wine choice limited to French wines but prices comparable to other places. My fifth time of dining at the place and have had the same main dish every time...so good...have never tasted such good roasted sea bass and fennel. My guest today had breast of duck..I asked how many ducks had been prepared to fill her plate ! Good full plates and non of this stupid fancy cuisine with squishes of this and sprays of that and juis ! Cote have it just right. Recommend it very highly.
Food and service always good but the same old noise problem still spoils the otherwise very enjoyable experience. I understand this has been brought to your attention..... some soft furnishings would help to absorb the noise levels. Sadly yesterday was particularly bad due to screaming children who unfortunately( with the new 30 something parents) are allowed to continue their noise without any consideration to fellow diners..... no I am not some dried up old maid but I am a Mother with a grown up family and when my family were small, they would never have been allowed to disturb or annoy other diners but sadly, times have changed and consideration for others, has diminished. It will not stop me dining at Cote but I pick my times carefully when hopefully the noise levels are almost acceptable because the noisier it gets the more everyone shouts to be heard .....and there lies the problem.
Very pleasant food , ate from the early bird menu on a Friday. However the layout needs to be addressed . There is no where to stand while you wait to be seated. You end up being very close to the first table. There is no space by the bar where you would imagine you could stand as 3 little tables for 2 are squeezed in there. Once seated we were very cramped , 2 of our party being bumped into frequently. Staff quite attentive though there were groups of them chatting between themselves which appeared unprofessional. Noisy atmosphere made conversation difficult. So pleasant hot food but attention required to environment if this is to compete against the similar more intimate Lussmans.
This was my first visit and the restaurant is modern and pleasant. The service was good. We all had nice food. Personally there were a couple of things that stopped me giving a score of 6, For my starter I had a nice plate of smoked salmon but the creme fraiche over powered the taste of the smoked salmon. For my main course I had the duck which was really nicely cooked. I was looking forward to the cherry sauce but unfortunately it was tasteless so did not compliment the duck. The wine list is not the greatest and some improvement there would really help. That having been said I will certainly go back.
The food was fine but the service was terrible. Here are just a few highlights. We arrived, ordered within 15 minutes at the most, and still hadn't received our food 45 minutes after arriving - so minimum of 30 minutes to order basic items. All the tables that had arrived after us had been served. We didn't order anything special or ask for any variations on the order. We queried this with the Host who said the food was on the way and the order had only been placed 15 minutes earlier. What had the waitress been doing? When it finally arrived, the food was fine but no where near as good as at the competing Bistro Gautier. Moreover, while we were waiting for our food, our drinks arrived and my husband noted that his beer was warm. He raised it with the waitress who agreed it was warm but said they couldn't turn up the fridge because it would cause the coke bottles to explode. Seriously. That's what she said. When the bill arrived there was a goodwill discount. We appreciated that. The Host was really very good. However, the service charge was also included and the service, I think is clear, was very poor. We didn't have the heart to raise the issue given the good will of the host, but the experience as a whole was disappointing. It is a shame as I've been to Cote in St Albans a few times and it's always been very good and we really were looking forward to it.