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Family party to celebrate a100th birthday. Delighted with the arrangements and service The management and staff could not have been more accommodating. Many Thanks
Excellent! cheerful waitress and well presented and cooked meal. much improved from 6 months ago when i wrote a bad review!! Glad I gave it another chance.
A lovely meal made more special by the excellent service we received from all the staff.
Professional staff, discreet and efficient. Very nice atmosphere, they know not to interrupt your conversation when serving. Which is usually the worst thing in London restaurants!
We live in Highgate near the village and have been enthusiastic users of Cote since it first opened. The food has always been very good. The 'menu' to 7.30pm weekdays is very good value although we often eat off of the general menu. Which brings me to our only real dissatisfaction with Cote which is that the menus hardly change at all and if, like us, you tend to eat out there a lot, this can be quite off-putting. So more variety please, or menu changes far more often. The other quibble that we have is that it drives us mad that you bring the water to be table and always say, complimentary water!!! It might well be filtered but it is totally daft and annoying to have this said to you every time. In fact it is unnecessary, a smile when delivered with just the words, some filtered water for you would be so much more pleasant. It jars so please stop this. As it is so near and we eat there so often, it is also a drag to have to actually go online to book now in order to gain loyalty points. Quite often we are doing something in the village and just decide to eat there (generally at non-busy times so now we actually have to think it advance and book online which is a bore. Is there any other way of collecting our points when we often just turn up? Otherwise, we obviously enjoy it there - we tend to eat out of the busy hours quite often but the environment you have created and the staff (generally) make it a very pleasant place to eat.
On a chilly February night, Côte's Specials really hit the spot. Forgoing starters, my partner opted for the pan roasted monkfish fillet wrapped in bacon, served with Lyonnaise potatoes, Champagne beurre blanc, tomato concasse and tarragon; she chose a glass of Château Du Poyet 2015 Muscadet De Sevre Et Maine Sur Lie to help it go down. I opted for the braised lamb shank with wholegrain mustard potato purée and a veal and rosemary sauce. Since a side dish of Jerusalem artichoke gratiné with bacon lardons, croutons, leek and Gruyère sauce was on offer, we went for it. A glass of the Château Treviac Corbieres 2015 was the suggested accompaniment to the lmb, and a large one went down well. The food was excellent as ever; thought a couple of points docked for not supplying a serving spoon for the Jerusalem artichoke gratiné, nor a side plate for my lamb shank bone…
When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by front of staff who showed us to our table. Our waitress was extremely attentive and allowed us ample time to peruse the menu. Both the set menu and the a la carte offered a good choice and were very good value. The drinks arrived first with a cooler to keep the wine cold and the starters arrived shortly after. The waitress came over on several occasions during the mal to make sure that we were happy with our choices The main courses arrived promptly and the food was delicious and well presented. Overall the quality of the food and the service was very good ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable evening.
The quality of the food and service coupled with pleasant surroundings and value for money was good and in keeping with our expectations for Cote Brasserie. The only drawback was with the ventilation and temperature of the Highgate branch. We were seated on the slightly raised mezzanine floor. It was a cold evening and the heating system did not operate so as to provide a mean temperature that was comfortable. Most of the time there were drafts of hot air and drafts of cold air and neither mingled. The overall feeling was cold and there was felt by all the diners within our area. We knew this because the adjoining gentleman (not old) had to resort to putting his thick half-coat back on and made a comment and other diners kept on their jackets and jumpers. It could have been that we were close to the service door and perhaps windows were open in the cooking area which disrupted the heating system. Thought I should draw this to your attention.
Côte Brasserie - Highgate is a well positioned restaurant in the centre of the village, popular with locals, groups of friends and families and is frequented by the visitors of the local attractions like Kenwood or Highgate cemetery. Restaurant is spacious and has a nice unpretentious ambience. Staff is pleasant and attentive. Food is always of equally high standard. Good selection of wines and beverages.
Good helpful and knowledgeable service. Excellent food which came quickly and was hot. As good as any West End restaurant at a fraction of the cost. For starters we had calamari which was plentiful and soft, indicating that it was fresh and not frozen, although there was a hint of garlic on the breadcrumb coating, and crab salad. I asked for this without capers and this was not a problem. A minute steak, cooked to perfection, followed together with Breton fish stew, both being very good. For desert we shared a crepe topped with banana and chocolate sauce - delicious.