When in the mood for mouthwatering French classics, look no further than Haywards Heath’s Côte Brasserie. The French connoisseurs have become known throughout the United Kingdom for delivering exceptional service and superlative French cuisine. Côte Brasserie is located along Broadway in the town centre and is open from breakfast through until dinner, offering delicious options for any time of day. If you’re out with the family or catching up with old friends, Côte Brasserie has something to suit everyone, and their outdoor terrace dining makes the perfect setting to watch the world pass by. Be sure to make your reservation to see what all the fuss is about – you’ll be happy you did!
It’s the finer details that make this French haven truly special, and you really get the feeling you’re dining in a Parisian bistro. With a stunning interior and charming outdoor terrace, Côte Brasserie is the ideal spot to sit back, relax and enjoy delicious French cuisine. The team behind the Haywards Heath restaurant have created a relaxed and comfortable space with warm and friendly service that the locals are loving. Situated on The Broadway in the town centre, Côte Brasserie offers a menu that is fresh, seasonal and unique and can cater to everyone, no matter your dietary requirements.
It can definitely be hard to choose from all their wonderful options, but we do recommend perhaps starting with the traditional steak tartare, finely chopped raw beef mixed with shallots, capers, cornichons, egg yolk and cognac, before the main event of poulet grillé, chargrilled butterflied chicken breast with wild mushroom, crème fraîche and thyme sauce, served with gratin potato from the plats rapides menu. Conveniently located in the town centre, Côte Brasserie in Haywards Heath is relaxed and stylish, so make a reservation to secure your favourite seat in the house.
Excellent food and attentive but not intrusive service and good value for money too. The tables are well spaced so one is sitting too close to other guests. What more can one ask for.
Great food great service fab team looks forward to the next time we get to be there soon est greatest we will be there in the next weeks
It was good value for money -we had the early bird menu, nice buzzy atmosphere and very good prompt service. The food was all delicious.
Excellent meal- lots of choice. Very reasonable prices for a set menu lunch and friendly, helpful staff. If I have one complaint it is that they checked up on how we were enjoying ourselves just a little too often.
Visited the restaurant for the 1st time with my wife for our Anniversary. Overall it was an enjoyable meal, the food was good, liked the restaurant. It was fairly noisy but it was a busy Saturday evening so understandable. Not sure how that would have affected the experience if it was a group of us though as I can imagine having trouble holding a group conversation, 1 to 1 was fine though. The only bits i can pick on i'd say were service related. The guy 'greeting' at the door seemed to be more interested with playing with his ipad than actually welcoming us. I am a great fan of using tech to improve the running of operations etc but not at the expense of the personal human touch. A simple "hello and welcome. Please bear with me i won't be a moment" would have been fine rather than an awkward wait to see if he actually realised we were there before hardly looking up and saying "just a moment". Not a great first impression. The second issue was the incessant "upselling" by our waiter. He seemed intent on trying to milk every opportunity to push more. He stated off by assuming we would want wine and recommending a certain bottle. He also recommended bread with our starter and suggested a side (spinach, which neither of us like but are more than capable of choosing from the menu ourselves) for our main. I nearly laughed when he brought the jug of water and seemed to emphasise that it was "on the house". Why thank you! Here's a tip, if you annoy a customer enough pushing for an extra £ or 2 for a side etc then they won't come back. If you concentrte on giving them what they want instead of pushing sales, they will return and you'll get even more ££. Pretty simple! As mentioned, food was good and overall good night, just let down a little by the service.
As always, we received a warm welcome and were seated promptly having been given the option of two tables to choose from. The menu is quite extensive and is full of provincial French gems plus Breton chicken and several steak options. As an appetizer for four, we chose to share a variety of flatbreads, olives, saucisson, and the most delicious calamari that came with a chopped garlic and parsley topping. We followed that with a duck confit for two, a Breton chicken and the pork belly. Everything came well presented with generous plated sides, substantial, hot and tasty and pretty soon, there was nothing left. My only gripe is that for £3-50, the extra side dishes are tiny and are barely enough for one person; they should be made bigger and there should be an option to have a larger portion, but for a nominal extra charge. We shared a sticky chocolate fondant for two and one had vanilla ice cream and the only reason I did not give six stars for this meal was that we had to repeatedly ask for more water to be brought when our own server was elsewhere; she was marvellous, but several others were not so attentive. I can highly recommend Cote as a chain and Café Rouge might as well close down now.
The staff at Cote Haywards Heath are lovely and look after the customers well but there is an issue with the chef’s. Because of allergies the only thing I can have to eat is steak. Time and time again although ordering a medium steak I end up with a medium to well done steak. Also the steak fritte is supposed to come pink and my mother’s came very well done and rubbery. If you have a choice and can eat anything off the menu avoid the steaks the chef’s just don’t know how to cook a decent steak. Also you only have a couple of options for a sauce for your steak two of which I can’t have as they garlic in and I am extremely allergic to garlic. More garlic free options would be good over the whole menu and an allergy menu with each meal having a lust of ingredients would be good for those with food allergies. Sorry the score is low as you did comp my mother’s meal but if it was a one off it would be a higher rate but it happens every time we come.
Arrived at 6.30pm. Not too busy. Service & food were very good. As it got busier the noise element was quite loud & service slowed down. Overall food quality very good, enjoyable night. We thought the added 12% service charge a bit steep on a small table of 4, so declined & offered a tip to waitress that served us. We will go back again as good quality always good. Best to pick a time when not so busy tho for better service & being able to hear one another talk. !!
Very enjoyable evening with excellent service. Most impressive was the fact that, having asked for a gluten-free menu, I was informed that the majority of dishes could be prepared gluten-free. This enabled me to choose from the entire menu. I was advised that, due to this, there might be a slight delay as it would be prepared freshly, but this was no problem. I would prefer to wait for freshly cooked, hot food than to have something that has been prepared well in advance and reheated! So, well done to Cote Brasserie!
Both my friend and I had lovely meals. My friend hadn't been to HH restaurant before and was pleasantly surprised on appearance when we arrived. Our waiter was very helpful and explained all 3 menus so we could decide what to have. The atmosphere was brilliant although got quite noisy as evening went on but that was because so many customers had arrived but not a problem. I have been to a number of you restaurants and can't fault any of them but this one is probably my favourite.