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Perfect as usual. Service is so efficient and food fresh and delicately flavoured. Delicious French Martini. Always a pleasure to dine at Cote.
Overall excellent service from the point of booking to dining experience.
Great food at great prices with friendly staff. Excellent as usual
Excellent food and staff that were attentive without being over-bearing. Good all round lunchtime experience.
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.
Cote does great food but the experience starts before the food arrives and continues after the meal ends. We’d booked on-line (just an hour ahead) and on entering the restaurant, they confirmed I was gluten-intolerant and we were using a discount code. Service continued to be re-assuringly attentive throughout the meal, including helpful guidance on the gluten-free options, and an ad-hoc order of extra potato gratin mid-course was delivered within 3 minutes. Following our dessert, we felt no pressure to vacate our table and received our bill rapidly upon our request. We left highly satisfied and commented to each other how much we’d enjoyed this visit. On arriving home, I was delighted to receive your email asking for feedback, which simply confirms to me how highly you value your customers’ experiences and opinions. Well done, Cote!
The service at the restaurant was actually really good, but the food was not fantastic. The mussels came dry and it took some time for the soup for it to be brought out, most of the mussels were dead and more than half empty? Too much cream, too salty and did not taste good. When the cream sauce eventually came out the mussels were all lukewarm, what there was of them anyway. However, the main course was really good, the staff did make an effort to raise their game when I told them it was under par, and the steak was a substantial improvement. Again, not perfect but much improved, the celeriac mash was a little dry and the top of it was crusty from I think where it had been waiting on a hot plate or something. The desert, which I had a chocolate fondont was excellent. All in all, I am pleased by Cote but not going to fall over myself to book again for Valentines day, however, the management did make a good effort to set the record straight and took a decent amount off my bill to make me leave happy. Good effort, but could be better. Cheers
The food is always great, however when we went on mother's Day my wife's fillet steak looked rather small in comparison to my Mum's. We politely enquired if it looked right and the manager/maitre d' advised (he was quite brusque) all steaks are 7oz and that because the steak is well done it had shrunk. However, when my wife cut into the steak it was only medium (she'd asked for well done) so I'm not sure this argument stacks up. We decided not to bother sending it back as it was mother's Day and getting another would take time and put a dampener on the evening. In my opinion the maitre d'/manager should have asked if my wife was happy and asked if she wanted to send it back, he gave neither option, he simply made a statement of fact that the steak is 7oz, hence why service is only marked as average. Other than that we had a lovely meal.
When Sylvia and I decided to meet once or twice a year to keep up our friendship which has lasted over seventy-five years, it was a question of deciding where to meet that would be convenient for both of us. We decided on Kingston because of easy access for both os us by public transport. Because I had had experience of Cote at Dorking and at Reigate and because the towpath setting at Kingston was so attractive, we decided on Cote, Kingston and are very pleased that we did. The service was excellent and the menu was just what we liked and very reasonable. A very happy occasion. We have arranged to come again in the spring, although my husband and I will be with you much sooner.
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.