Robust French flavours, cheery continental vibes and brilliant value for money - Good Food Guide
Purveyors of French cuisine, Côte Brasserie Islington are the leaders in delivering high quality service and food while remaining extremely good value for money. The Islington Green location is nestled in a quaint and quiet street opposite the Islington Green parkland, making it the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the delicious items off their extensive menu. Côte Brasserie is inspired by the French bistros of Paris and everything from their menu to the finer points like interior styling have been perfectly executed. This London favourite tends to fill up quickly so make sure you make a reservation to secure your spot.
With a commitment to delivering authentic French cuisine, Côte Brasserie Islington remains unpretentious without sacrificing on the flavour or quality of the delicious items they produce. Sourcing ingredients from both regional England and France they pay homage to the inspiration taken from both countries that has made the Côte Brasserie family such a success – everything from their Charentais melons found at the famous Rungis market in Paris to the asparagus from England’s Herefordshire has been considered. Côte Brasserie Islington’s London location is the ideal spot to try some of their tasty dishes while overlooking the charming Islington Green.
To begin your culinary experience, we recommend going for the chicken liver parfait served with toasted brioche and spiced apple chutney, followed by perhaps selecting from the plats rapides menu, like the duck confit (crispy duck confit with sautéed potatoes, button onions, garlic and parsley with a veal and thyme jus). It is also always advisable to sample one of their mouthwatering desserts and the traditional crème caramel set vanilla pod custard with dark caramel and cream, perfectly paired with a delicious dessert wine from their menu, perfectly finishes off the meal. Côte Brasserie has made a name for itself as providing exceptional French food throughout London and the United Kingdom, so book now to experience Côte Brasserie at Islington – you’ll be happy you did.
Great food really reasonably priced. Helpful and friendly staff. Service was swift and efficient as we were going to the theatre afterwards. Would definitely recommend
Another extremely enjoyable meal in a pleasant setting. The staff were helpful and the menu interesting and varied. A lovely bottle of wine at a reasonable price.
Wonderful evening here. Excellent food, service, wine and atmosphere. It is also great value for money if you choose the pre theatre menu before 7pm
Perfect staff, place and food. Requested something special for mother's day. The hostess kindly brought out a beautiful bouquet of flowers to my mum. We come for every family special occasion . We all agree this is our favourite restaurant in London. Thank you Côte Islington! You guys are the best.
We went for our Anniversary Meal & had a fantastic night. We started with olives, delicious sourdough bread & butter and Cotes well known Calamari. It was all very delicious! For our main we had the Ribeye Steak with fries side of French beans and a Tomatoe, shallot & basil salad. The steak was cooked to perfection and was full of flavour. We accompanied the steak with their red wine which was the special of the months. Ended our meal with a chocolate soufflé & ice cream. The atmosphere was lovely as always & the staff friendly.
I visit this branch of Cote on a fairly regular basis. Staff are always friendly and helpful. On this occasion the two of us were offered a table for four, this meaning we had more space which is always a bonus. The restaurant wasn't full but was fairly busy. Service was excellent with no sense of rushing us as you get in some establishments. Food was up to the usual good standard. I have been to various Cote restaurants in and out of London but I think Islington Green is my favourite.
My partner and I were in Islington to see a play at Almeida and decided to have dinner at Cote en route.We were welcomed warmly and had a delicious dinner that didnt break the bank.Ive never had steak at Cote before but my minute steak was absolutely delicious and was served with chips and a small green salad. My partners had half a chicken served with potato gratin and green beans.These dishes were both from the Weekend Specials menu and at £10.95 were fantastic quality as well as being tasty.
Côte Islington has been an often visited favourite of mine. I have brought various friends & family for lunches & dinner. Once again, delicious food, attentive service & a relaxed atmosphere all contributed to a lovely small birthday dinner.
You always know what to expect at Cote - basic reliable food. Five of us took lunch - 4 steaks & mussels plus starters. The steaks were cooked just about ok - good quality meat but a little dry. Not poor enough to send back but equally not good enough to really enjoy. The size of the starters are quite small - 4 prawns in the garlic prawns for instance at £8 seemed a bit steep. Total bill including the tip (which is placed on the bill) for 5 was almost £180. Probably the last time I'll use Cote regrettably - lots of other restaurants do equally as good food, if not better, but at a more reasonable price. £2 for a small knob of Roquefort butter is nothing short of scandalous. Basic offering, good service, nice surroundings - just a little too expensive for what is on offer. I'm afraid.
I think this branch has "stock control" issues; I go roughly once a week on a weekday evening arriving between 6.30-8pm; yesterday the main course of my choice was not available; last week the main course of my choice (a different choice) was not available; the week before neither my preferred starter nor main course were available (different dishes to subsequent weeks); the week before that was fine (hooray), but the week before that the starter was not available. Do they under order? I'm assuming they keep running out rather than the dishes being "off". It's disappointing. Do I give up on Cote, or do I try another branch?