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5.6 /6 Wonderful 323 Reviews

Côte Brasserie - Manchester

City Centre French £££ +100
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About Côte Brasserie - Manchester

The set lunch here is a bargain
Good Food Guide

Inspired by the brasseries of Paris, Côte Brasserie provides a French all-day dining experience in the heart of Manchester. Breakfast, lunch or dinner time, Côte Brasserie is flying the flag for French cuisine in the city, with its menu full of French classics and regional specialities, from freshly-baked croissants to duck confit and crème brûlée. Located on St Mary’s Street in the Deansgate area, a trip to Côte Brasserie is perfect the perfect start to a night out in the city centre, or a great end to a day spent sightseeing or shopping. Book a table now.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:30
Côte Brasserie - Manchester, 4 - 12 St Mary's Street, M3 2LB Manchester

Further Information

In France, a brasserie is a type of restaurant characterized by its relaxed atmosphere, and Côte Brasserie is bringing this French institution to the United Kingdom, with a chain of esteemed restaurants located across the country. Combining a casual ambience with lots of French elegance, Côte Brasserie’s Deansgate branch is equally as popular for a leisurely breakfast as it is for a special evening out in Manchester city centre, conveniently located on St Mary’s Street. Here, the little details matter and the ingredients are all chosen with care, for example the sea-salted butter is from Guérande, and the pork rillettes that are sourced from the famous Rungis market in Paris.

On the menu, expect to find a number of French classics, from French onion soup and tuna carpaccio for starters, to mains like the traditional beef bourguignon, fish parmentier and poulet grillé (chargrilled butterfly chicken breast with wild mushroom, crème fraîche and thyme sauce, served with gratin potato). For a lighter snack, we recommend going for the spinach and mushroom crepes or the tuna niçoise, but whatever you choose we’re sure you’ll be delighted with your choice. To guarantee a table at Côte Brasserie in Manchester’s Deansgate, making a reservation in advance is recommended.

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323 Reviews

5.6 /6 Wonderful 323 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
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3 reviews so far 6
22.09.2017 11:23

Excellent food, ambience and service as ever. We are long standing customers and have never been disappointed. Cote is our restaurant of choice in Manchester.

29 reviews so far 6
22.09.2017 08:36

we received a warm friendly welcome on arrival, and were shown to our table. We informed the staff we were going to the theatre that evening. The service was excellent and fast, and as always the food delicious. Once again five stars Cote

1 review so far 6
18.09.2017 09:26

Lovely meal - brilliant value as always. Advised on arrival that we were on lunch hour and two courses and drinks done in 40 minutes without being rushed. Excellent!

1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 19:40

Menu interesting , staff friendly , good atmosphere extremely good value for money on the pre theatre menu . I will definately be back soon

1 review so far 5
21.07.2017 12:57

Had a lovely meal last night at Cote Brasserie in Manchester. Chicken Liver Parfait was delicious and Duck Confit was lovely and tasty and crispy as it was supposed to be. My friend enjoyed her calamari which were perfectly cooked but was less keen on her cod wrapped in parma ham as she felt they didn't go well together. We both liked our desserts - Tarte Citron with crème fraiche and raspberries and lemon crème brulee with raspberries. The waiter was really pleasant and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The only criticism would be that I had to order my second cider twice - I can only assume he didn't hear me the first time or forgot it and that the green salad my companion ordered went to the table next to us by mistake but luckily the recipient realised and passed it over to us. I will definitely be dining there again as the location is central so really convenient for instance for going to the Royal Exchange Theatre afterwards and the décor is pleasing. Sitting by the window also facilitated a bit of people watching as I was facing outwards which is always interesting. Nice ambience too.

1 review so far 3
28.04.2017 14:20

Well booked pre theatre meal for 4 .....so restaurant knew in advance for our circumstancewith request for set menu. We got through 2 courses without hitch and nicely served food......but sweet course seemed to wait for ever and ever.....so much so were the only ones in restaurant bar an odd table of diners.. We had to cancel our sweet with a waiter.... as we were wanting to move on for our planned evening out and pressed for time now on the minutes... Although the Manageress was keen to make amends and offer a free sweet on a future visit ....the excuse given that ordering apple crumble takes a whole 8 minutes to bake....after a wait of over 4 times that length and people seated after us on either side of us had eaten their sweets and well left the restaurant....that excuse did not really fit with us? After our comments she suggested we tell them on dining to tell them when pressed for them if pressed for time? Over 1hour and 30 mins to serve a 3 course set menu is more than ample time to serve it and eat it without a rush in our eyes.... Disappointing service and weak excuses by staff...have eaten at this establishment many times and cannot now believe that before being seated you have to start meal on wrong foot asking staff to be snappy with prompt service?

29 reviews so far 6
02.06.2017 17:34

We were in Manchester for a conference which finished early so we decided to go for lunch at the cote, it is situated just off Deansgate the main shopping area and close to the financial area in King St. As I have come to expect from Cote restaurant's, the food was excellent. The set lunch menu offers exceptional value for money with multiple choices of dishes to suit everybody's taste. Although the restaurant was exceptionally busy the service was first class, our waitress really looked after us and make the whole dining experience a real pleasure

2 reviews so far 5
28.03.2017 07:00

Excellent service attentive staff and good food. Only quibble is serving meals on wooden platters. I came to the retaurant with my Mum and her main course - shepherds pie was presented on a wooden board. My Mum wasn't happy with this and to be honest neither would I have been. I asked if my Mum wanted a plate but she didn't want to make a fuss. I'm sure there wouldn't have been a problem and our lovely waiter would have changed it. The point is why do this in the first place? Let's just have food on plates instead of pandering to quirky serving options. Let the food not the crockery do the talking!

1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 11:35

Excellent service, nice ambiance, good menu choice. The food was lovely and cooked perfectly. The waiting staff were great - didn't rush us when we couldn't decide! The only negative was I ordered 'Prosecco' and wasn't told that in fact it was a French alternative- maybe I should have realised - it being a French restaurant, it was still a nice glass of fizz but t would have been nice to know it wouldn't actually be Prosecco. That aside, a perfect evening with friends in a nice restaurant with good food. Thank you

1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 17:57

Received a birthday invitation from Cote for my 88th birthday so,having had very satisfactory lunches there previously I accepted the invitation for my wife,son( who came down from Hexham) and myself.Presented on arrival with a Kir and followed by an excellent meal afterwards made for a very pleasant birthday experience.The service was prompt and efficient and that ambience and whole experience impressed my son so much that he searched for a Cote Brasserie restaurant on the internet near Hexham or Newcastle.He found that a venue in Newcastle could be opening.

1 review so far 5
31.08.2017 09:17

We are monthly visitors to Côte and it never fails to impress. The service is always very friendly. The menu changes monthly so we always go to try the new menu out. This visit was the first we have made for breakfast though. Again, we were really impressed. £9.95 for the Formule breakfast (Any cooked breakfast, hot drink and juice!) must be the best value breakfast in town?. It was really good. All 4 people at the table each had a different cooked breakfast and everyone agreed it was superb. The coffee is also worth noting. Well worth a visit and as always, excellent value.

3 reviews so far 6
12.08.2017 10:20

We have eaten here many times. This time as usual a friendly welcome, shown to seats straight away. Our waiter arrived to introduce himself, returned with water and took our drinks order. Starters were good, fish soup, calamari and mussels. Mains were even better fish stew, which apparently was one of the best ever had!. The other two had the belly pok which was delicious, a separate dish of gratin potatoes, also delicious. Only downside I had no room for dessert. Next time!

4 reviews so far 5
22.08.2017 21:59

We met up with some friends at Cote Brasserie in Manchester and they were saying how disappointed they had been with some recent meals out. Well, they were pleasantly surprised with the menu choices, the wine list and the quality of both the food and the wine. We had been before and recommended it, so we were delighted that our friends liked it too. The service wasn't quite as sharp as the last time we went, but the overall experience was still very good.

1 review so far 6
01.06.2017 15:06

Visited on Sunday early evening. We were greeted and given a choice of where to sit even though the restaurant was quite busy. Extensive gluten free a la carte menu plus gf options on specials. Service was very good (12.5% included on bill) the staff were attentive but not intrusive. Great value two /three course pre theatre /early eve menu and the portions were generous and delicious. Would highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
10.05.2017 15:02

My wife and I had been regular visitors to Cote since it opened in Manchester. Unfortunately my wife died last year, so I have not been to Cote for some 12 months. Pleased to say this visit was 'just as I remember it'. Efficient and professional service, lovely friendly staff and excellent quality food. Hope to be able to 'resume normal service' and visit as often as I used to.

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 21:24

Food and service are always great here. Even this evening when the staff were obviously very busy and looked like they were a person down compared with normal, everything was good. We were well looked after by happy and attentive staff and the food was prompt, arrived at the same time, hot (a rarity nowadays when ordering three entirely different meals) and delicious. Thank you Cote Manchester.

1 review so far 4
31.03.2017 10:38

Friendly staff who were very helpful. Two of our party of four ordered whitebait as a starter but were disappointed as what was served were more "sprats" and were soggy rather than crispy, as described. However, when we complained the bill was adjusted accordingly. Other food was very acceptable. The restaurant was not at all busy and we were not in a hurry but service was a little slow - we were just happy to chat but, if you have to get back to work it might be worth mentioning so you get served more quickly.

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 17:29

Greeted at door. Taken to a window table which we had requested at booking. They recognised the rewards package that we had booked & pointed out all the options. The 'free' bottle of wine was excellent. Service excellent - they kept coming to check that everything was alright. Food was excellent and good value for money - good choice of starters, mains & sweets

1 review so far 6
31.08.2017 22:10

Reserved a table for myself and 3 friends. We got a very friendly welcome and taken to a lovely table. We had a lovely lunch and all agreed that the food was excellent and of a very high standard. A good experience was had by all. Well done once again Cote, I will bring my friends and family back very soon.

1 review so far 6
17.07.2017 11:28

We enjoyed our visit to the restaurant very much. As it was our first visit and we invited two friends to join us, we didn't know what to expect. The staff were very accommodating and pleasant. The food was great and service was good, all in all it was great value for money and we will certainly return.