Take a walk along Riverside Walk in Kingston Upon Thames and stroll under the striped awnings of Côte Brasserie to enjoy a French dining experience that is renowned across London and the rest of the UK. That’s right folks, this is a restaurant you can count on for more than a few good reasons, a truly pleasant atmosphere and some splendid French food being just two of them. At Côte Brasserie Kingston all you need to do is imagine the Thames is the Seine and London will soon become Paris. It’s a popular restaurant, mind you, so be sure to reserve a table in advance.
As a champion of all-day dining, from breakfast right through until dinner, the quality of the food at Côte Brasserie persists, service never slips, and smiles stay well and truly on lips. Not just that, this Côte Brasserie in London’s Kingston upon Thames is certainly one of the most Parisian-feeling due to its splendid location on Riverside Walk. So take the family, take your romance, take your colleagues. Take whoever because we’re as sure as eggs are eggs that they’re going to thank you for it.
As we said, quality at this London restaurant persists, so break the fast with a full French breakfast or eggs benedict, florentine or royale. From Monday to Friday diners can cash in on a set lunch and early evening menu which offers astounding value and guarantees a not unwelcome figure at the bottom of your bill, whilst the a la carte is superb in terms of French flavour variation. Hungry folk of Kingston upon Thames can look forward to roasted duck breast, beef Bourguignon, Steak frites and plenty more besides.
We had exactly the table we requested. The service was excellent and the place was buzzing. The set menu was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.
Lovely location right by the river. Great service, great food and lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great bistro style meal.
Really delicious breakfast ( I had the vegetarian one), beautifully cooked and great service. I particularly like the location with a lovely view of the river.
Excellent food and service on a Sunday evening.. Would definitely recommend. Really nice atmosphere in the restaurant and the staff were attentive but not pushy.
We had a very good meal at Cote on Friday night. The food was really excellent, the wine well chosen, and the cost was reasonable. However, the service, although charming, was very, very slow! We were seated and given menus promptly, and a glass of Prosecco arrived inside of 10 minutes. However, 45 minutes later, no-one had come to take our order and our glasses were sadly dry. I had to go and find a member of staff to ask if we could order. There was a similar delay when we had finished our main courses and I had to ask about ordering desserts. When they did arrive, they were borne towards us on a tray, by a young man who then just stood there - desserts tantalisingly within our reach. We asked why he couldn't serve them to us and he told us he had to wait for someone else to serve them (someone more qualified to put bowls on a table? - surely not?!) - maybe this is what was slowing service down! Finally, it took an age to find a member of staff to ask for the bill. As I say, the staff are charming, but it is just terribly slow and the delay tipped over from being slightly amusing first time, to downright irritating the second and third times.
I don't particularly like 'chain' restaurants and so was expecting an average offering at Cote Brasserie in Kingston. I was pleasantly surprised by the varied menu and quality of the food. Although I did not choose it, the lunchtime set menu seemed quite reasonably priced and offered good choices. Service was good although the time to receive our mains appeared longer than it should have been,but due to good company, we didn't really notice and didn't comment or complain. Nevertheless, our waiter apologised for what he considered to be too long a wait for our food and deducted the cost of our coffees from the bill. A good impression all round (good location on the riverside) and will definitely be going again.
Your maitre,d was very helpful in rearranging our booking from 1230 to1315. The staff cannot be faulted as they are excellent. However, I have a couple of minor criticisms. 1. The premises are too small making the noise levels almost unbearable. Buy out next door!! 2. My husband tells me that the gents loo seriously needs a modesty wall as the urinal can be seen every time the door is opened. Embarrassing for the bigger chaps. Suggestion--- switch the hinges to reverse the door. Neither of these issues will prevent us from returning on a fortnight basis as we love your food. The other two Saturdays we attend your Horsham restaurant. Regards Julie & David Slatter
Excellent lunch. We all chose from the set lunch menu and the food was delicious. The restaurant was busy but the service was good. Our waiter was lovely. We asked for ice cream with chocolate sauce which was not currently on the set menu but that was no problem and we were not charged any extra. We were celebrating an 80th birthday and we were allowed to pop in slightly early to put up a balloon and the desserts were delivered with a candle for the birthday girl by lots of singing staff and the whole restaurant joined in which was really lovely.
I visited on the evening of 13/6/17 and at lunchtime on 14/6/17. On both occasions the service (both food (long time arriving) and waiter e.g. waiting for order to be taken, plates to be taken away, dessert and coffee order to be taken) was VERY slow. Portions were not generous by any means and in fact my cherry tomato salad was pitiful. On the Tuesday evening my starter of asparagus did not arrive with the other starters and I had to ask for it. Similarly the side of French beans did not arrive with the main course and I had to ask for it. Both these items were deducted from the bill (without me asking) but something seemed to be going wrong in the kitchen. A shame as I like to take friends there to introduce them to the Cote experience and on these two occasions I was disappointed and felt let down.
We booked a table for two at 19:45 on Monday evening. Our initial table was in the full glare of the evening sun so we asked to be moved and were so swiftly without fuss. The staff were absolutely first class but unfortunately the walk in trade proved far more than they had expected and the result was very long delays between courses with the kitchen obviously struggling to keep up. The food was excellent and we were given some complimentary breads to help our hunger before the starters arrived. As an apology the cost of our deserts were also taken off the bill so we certainly didn't feel the experience at Cote Brasserie was a negative one, perhaps if we had been in a rush then things would have been different. Overall very good food, excellent waiting staff, lovely location and comfortable restaurant.