“Simple yet great value”
– Olive MagazineHarrogate is a beautiful town, so beautiful French food is only fitting. Which, of course, is exactly what you’ll find at Côte Brasserie, these days expanding all over the UK and showing foodies what relaxed French dining is all about. Flavours are bold, dishes are warming, and this fine French restaurant is proving that North Yorkshire knows just as much about great food as other, less humble parts of the UK. You can find Côte Brasserie sitting pretty on Albert Street, right in the heart of Harrogate and a fantastic pit stop before, during, or after a day spent wandering these quaint little streets.
When in Harrogate, where can one go to find typically French decor, dedication to service, and French menus around the clock? The answer, of course, is Côte Brasserie on the town centre’s Albert Street, a short walk from Harrogate train station. A restaurant that oozes elegance with everything it does – yes – the Harrogate branch of Côte Brasserie is one member of one of the biggest restaurant families in the UK, but you really wouldn’t know it. The whole experience at Côte feels unique, tailored to you and, most importantly, relaxed. Here, you absolutely will not feel as though you’re being run through the restaurant mill.
At Côte Brasserie there is a commitment to fresh produce and it’s evident from the quality of the dishes coming out of the kitchen. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, French classics are everywhere to be seen and none of them skimp on authenticity. Saucisson, French onion soup, tuna niçoise, beef bourguignon, and cassoulet de Toulouse. As we said, classic flavours and lots of them. Perhaps our stand out dish, however, is the roast duck breast, served pink with gratin potatoes and a griottine cherry sauce. Book a table now.
A great night out with girl friends, had a lovely champagne cocktail to start the evening with, followed by lovely wine. Food and atmosphere was great.
The service was excellent and the food was well priced. There was a really good choice of my wines. We had a really good evening.
Once again a great meal and excellent, attentive but not over fussy service. The second time we have eaten at the Harrogate restaurant in 2 weeks. We were so impressed with the food and service on our first visit which was on a very busy Friday evening that we went for Sunday lunch today.
Great food, atmosphere & service. 12.5% gratuity added to the bill is excessive, as a matter of principle, we asked them to remove it and left our own discretionary tip.
Most enjoyable evening at Côte Harrogate. Great service bearing in mind this was New Years Eve. We ate between 7.00pm & 9/00pm. Our waiter (unfortunately name not known & it doesn't appear on receipt) could not have been more helpful. He was friendly, with a ready smile. One or two minor issues were attended to promptly & without fuss. The food was great. We had the NYE menu which provided a recommended glass of wine with each choice of starter, mains or sweet. A thoroughly enjoyable experience which we won't hesitate to repeat in future years, given the opportunity.
We visited Harrogate Cote restaurant, on the 20th January 2018. On entering, Jez was very welcoming and seated us to our seats, explained the specials and the main menu. We both ordered French onion soup - mine was cold, so it went back, it came back and was cold gain, also it had been put back in the microwave, so the pot was hot, but not the soup, it really should of been a new one the 2nd time, however, Jez came back and sorted it for us (a new one) and was very professional - he did take if of the bill, although I was happy to pay for it. The main meals, puddings and wine were perfect! great tasting food. Our overall experience was very good! The service from our waitress, well she was no where to be seen and did not look after us. Our credit goes to Jez, as he looked after us al the way through. We would visit again as food was excellent! Thank you
We had our usual great meal at Cote in Harrogate - we always enjoy eating at Cote whichever branch. There is something for all our family. I would like, in this occasion, to commend the staff for coping with and coordinating a tricky order which mixed up starters and main courses with people eating different things at different times. We asked for some main courses to come with other people's starters and the kitchen and waiting staff responded with admirable calm and promptness. Our large family meal went so well and was so much more enjoyable as a result. Thank you very much.
A great addition to the Harrogate scene, Cote has quickly become one of our favourites. The food is excellent and the service usually good. The practice of adding 12 and a half % to the bill automatically is not usual in this part of the world and some people might object to it. I believe it should be pointed out verbally when the order is being taken as those who are not regulars might easily add an additional tip to the total - a nice boost to profits no doubt but probably not good for the image of Cote in the longer term.
Steak ordered medium rare, came well done. I had finished my meal by the time the new steak was remade. We then charged for the sauce on the new steak - the waiter had accidently charged through 3 peppercorn sauces.There was a tiny pot of sauce included and so we did ask for more sauce but the first was over the steak that we sent back and so we should have been charged only for 1, but paid for 3. We realised only after the bill was paid and it took so much time to resolve it, and as we got up to leave we were offered a glass of kir royale to compensate- it should have just been put back on the card. The manager gave us a glass of wine on the house during the meal to apologise for the steak. There was a 12.5% gratuity added to the bill.... we paid it as the staff were friendly and you kind feel if it's already been added to the bill, it's not really discretionary. Iv been to cote many times before but not sure we will go back again in a hurry.
We really like Cote. The food is always top quality and the wait staff are usually pretty good. Unfortunately, our waiter on 23 November asked us an inappropriate question - we ordered a bottle of wine to go with our dinner and he asked if we were driving or were taking a cab. We had just sat down and I did not feel this was an appropriate question to ask us and questioned him. He immediately withdrew the question, but who is he? I have never been asked that question before. Perhaps back in Spain they ask their patrons those questions? I don't think so. My rating of Cote would have been higher with the exception of this incident. I will be back but hope not to be served by him again. Thank You.