For a French dining experience without even stepping foot out of Lincoln, take a trip to Côte Brasserie. Conveniently located right on the High Street in the town centre, here a menu of authentic French cuisine will take you on a culinary journey to Paris. With its chic decor and relaxing ambience, Côte Brasserie is the perfect setting for a number of different occasions, whether it's for a leisurely breakfast or to celebrate a special occasion in the evening with family or friends. To guarantee a table at Côte Brasserie, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
At Côte Brasserie, French classics are given a modern twist, and crafted from scratch using the freshest ingredients, all carefully sourced from the best suppliers. The corn-fed chicken comes from a farm in the heart of rural Brittany, the pork rillettes and Charentais melons come from Paris’s famous Rungis market, and the extensive wine list features an array of bottles handpicked from small French wine producers. From breakfast time favourites like freshly-baked croissants and the French breakfast (two scrambled eggs, boudin noir, French streaky bacon and a field mushroom on toasted brioche) to light meals and main courses, the menu at Côte Brasserie in Lincoln’s town centre has something for all occasions.
Start off with a bowl of French onion soup, some tuna carpaccio or chicken liver parfait, before moving on to the roasted duck breast with gratin potato and a griottine cherry sauce, the traditional breton fish stew with sea bream, mussels, clams, prawns and squid with tomato, white wine and chilli, or another French classic like the duck confit or a succulent steak. Drawing in francophiles from all over the area to its location on the High Street in Lincoln’s town centre, spaces at Côte Brasserie are limited. Book ahead to avoid missing out!
The food was absolutely amazing, I had a complimentary class of champagne as it was my birthday and the service was perfect. The waiters were super lovely and I cannot fault my experience
We booked a table of four on a Saturday night in Lincoln. Great food and fantastic service! Helpful, attentive and friendly waiters...couldn't ask for more!
Excellent as always, great service and the food is even better, it’s worth the money, and it won’t be long until we go there again
Excellent meal, served professionally and without fuss. One of our favourite restaurants. Starters Onion soup, Steak Tartare x 2, Squid. Mains Mussels, Duck, Fillet Steak, Fish Pie. Sweets Crème Brule x 3, Lemon Pie.
The quality of food and choice of drink at the Cote Brasserie is always excellent. Our visit in this instance was for a birthday meal for two, and on the hole, it was a nice experience. It was our first visit to the Lincoln restaurant and we enjoyed a very relaxed atmosphere. There were a few service related things that dictate a less then great rating, however. We had to ask for our complimentary drinks when approached for the first time by our waiter. This would have been expected almost as soon as being seated as we had arrived at the time of an advance booking. The drinks glasses we used during our meal remained on our table (for two!) for the entirety of our visit, until after we had left, including the wine glasses that we hadn't used. Within half an hour of our arrival, a large hen party seated at an adjacent table had left. The large table remained uncleared until around the time that we paid our bill. The waiter was attentive when needed and pleasant to converse with, but couldn't be credited for excellent service. These few things were a let down to what could otherwise have been an excellent experience. We will always return to Cote Brasserie as it is one of our favourite franchises, however, the Lincoln branch will need to take a look at it's service efficiency.
Myself and two friends dined at this establishment on Tuesday 29th August. We ordered from the set menu (three courses for £12.95 weekdays 12-7pm). The restaurant was relatively quiet but this wasn't surprising given the day of the week. There were a few tables occupied but we were given the choice of where to sit. The restaurant was nice and airy. Even thou the menu were opted for was a special deal I felt that there was plenty of choice. We were given a good amount of time to peruse the menu and make our choices. I opted for the cod croquettes for my starter, belly pork on a bed of mash for main and crumble for my dessert. All the food was cooked well and I especially enjoyed my main. My dining experience at Cote was excellent throughout from the service, the food and the ambience. I would most definately dine here again
We have used this restaurant dozens of times. There is a monthly specials menu as well as the main one. You can have breakfast daily until 1pm which is great if you're still fancying a full English at lunchtime! For £9.95 you get fresh juice, coffee or tea, toast and full English which is great value. Two course specials menu lunch until 7pm for £10.95 which is good for an early bird menu before going to the theatre or cinema. Staff are friendly and service is good. There is a lovely enclosed decked area outside at the back upstairs which most people don't know about. Give it a try you won't be disappointed!
Booked this restaurant as have been to the peterborough one where staff are lovely and hoped it would be the same in Lincoln. Staff were a bit offish in this restaurant. I asked what flavours for the french fries and I was told 'potato flavour' when I asked if they served Parmesan fries/truffle fries I was told 'no, this is a french restaurant' quite abruptly. I took my husband there for his birthday and we were sat under a noisy air conditioning unit, my husband asked could anything be done as it was giving him a headache, he was told it would mean them turning off heating for whole building quite rudely instead of just offering us at first to move, this was offered as an afterthought. Food was good, service not so good cobsidering they put service charge on bill. If they had not have given my husband a free birthday dessert I would not have paid service charge. Don't know if I would go back
This was our first visit and so we were apprehensive, regardless of numerous good reviews, there was no need. The restaurant had an air of a well run establishment all your staff were well trained, knowledgeable about the procedures, some unique, of serving and looking after your customers. The menu was very balanced between the three courses on offer, we all had different meals and all were voted excellent. The wine list was comprehensive without being offensive and the wine recommended in the 'September Specials' menu was superb, as was the food, a real Duck Confit, rare in this country. Price was right, all in all a very big hit.
Went early in the evening as it was a Friday. There didn't seem to be many staff on but we were shown to a table (we had a reservation but could pick where we wanted to sit) quickly and served quite quickly. We chose from the set price menu, although there was a good choice of food on the A La Carte Menu. The food arrived promptly and was very tasty. We were then left for at least 20 minutes with our empty plates before anyone came to see if we required anything else or the bill. However a pleasant dining experience although as it got busier it felt a bit like being in a canteen, but we would use this restaurant again.