“Simple yet great value”
– Olive MagazineAs towns on the River Thames go, few are more quaint that Marlow. And as French restaurants in Marlow go, none are more delightful than Côte Brasserie. As part of one of the most well known family of restaurants in the UK, it’s no surprise that Côte Brasserie on West Street knows how to deliver when it comes to every aspect of a French dining experience. At this town centre location, elegant decor is combined with dedication to service and a menu that boasts traditional French classics as well as regional specialities. This Côte Brasserie will leave you wondering how you ever did without. Reserve now.
London is home to Côte Brasserie, but these days the French restaurant has meandered far enough west along the River Thames to reach Marlow, a gorgeous little town worthy of the sophistication that any Côte Brasserie restaurant brings. Here on West Street in the very heart of town, relaxed all-day dining with classic plates from the French kitchen is championed above all else. This really is a spot to savour the surroundings of Marlow as the restaurant is close to Higginson Park and only a short walk from Marlow Bridge. An indulgent little French pit stop, if you will.
Whether you’re dining inside this townhouse-style restaurant or out back in the large al fresco area, you’re in for a treat when it comes to the menus on offer. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, authentic flavours are conjured using only the highest quality ingredients available. Begin with a traditional French onion soup or tuna carpaccio before moving onto steak frites, Poulet Grillé, or duck confit. Should you fancy a somewhat more region specific dish, however, then certainly try the Cassoulet de Toulouse or the Breton fish stew. Make the trip to the centre of Marlow and enjoy.
As always, a very good experience. Excellent food with a extensive menu for all requirements. The staff are always very attentive and friendly. There is a wide range of wines.
Marlow Côte was warm and welcoming on a cold, snowy morning. Excellent,friendly service. Good breakfast, short waiting time. Lots of fresh coffee, tea and orange juice. Thank you
The food was excellent and the service superb, yet another enjoyable evening at cote. The complimentary kir royale was a lovely touch look forward to returning soon Thankyou
Really good service, friendly and efficient. We all really enjoyed our meals: pork belly and duck breast for mains and creme caramel and apple tart for dessert. I would definitely recommend.
Twas the night before I head into town having a sesh with some mates, I said to my wife, you know what I need some Cote food on a plate. She jumped in excitement at the thought of some mussels This is surprising because thats what have us the shits in Brussels. We booked a table quite early, and vowed to only drink water, This is owing to having an energetic 4 month old daughter. The service was great, the food superb, it was a bonny ol rave. Even our baby sat in her buggy and was extremely well behaved. And when we got home we decided that an idea we would float, We must go back to Marlow and eat once again at Cote.
The food was excellent, and the service was as good as usual, until we were handed the desert menu. Then we were left entirely alone. No follow up. After waiting some 45 minutes (ok, we were talking a lot) for a waiter to take our order for coffee, I had to go and find a staff member to take the order. It transpired that the waiter in our section had gone home, which explained why we no longer had any table service. Some time after finishing our coffees, I had leave the table to ask a staff member for the bill. We opted not to pay the 12.5% service charge, as we felt the service collapsed as soon as our waiter went home half way through the service.
My family and I visited the Marlow restaurant on Saturday lunchtime and I wanted to convey our earnest thanks to Penny who looked after us superbly. Along with her colleagues she made us feel incredibly welcome, we were absolutely delighted as we were celebrating my wife’s birthday!!! I'm pleased to say we experienced delicious well-presented food and first class service. Penny was absolutely charming and very efficient. Every small request was acknowledge with a smile and nothing was too much trouble during our celebratory lunch. Keep up the wonderful work Penny; we look forward to seeing you again very soon! Kind regards, Darren & family.
Excellent value on the set menu , we were spoilt for choice . Conformable surroundings and very attentive but not in your face staff . My fork fell to the floor and a clean replacement was by my plate not a word spoken before I finished picking up the dropped fork. I can recommend the baked camembert with just the right amount of herbs . The rosemary takes the edge of the sticky goo that is baked camembert . We mixed the fixed menu with special Lemon Creme brulee with raspberries . Proper coffee as well . What's not to like
This was our second visit to Marlow Cote, the first time we enjoyed the food which was delicious and beautifully presented. Today, the service was good but we were very disappointed with the food quality and presentation. We chose the 2-course set menu. The Asparagus first course was just thrown onto the plate, it was very tiny string like asparagus and hardly reflected the fact that it is asparagus season. The sea bass was tasty, but again it was just thrown onto a bed of mashed potatoes in a haphazard way. When we paid the bill, we were told that the Chef was off today, so we can only think that this is the reason for the inferior food compared to our first visit. It was a shame as it was a special celebration. When we placed our order we did ask to swap a one or two items on the a la carte menu, but we were told that this would be an additional charge. The waiter did get quite frustrated with us when we asked to change things around. Overall a very disappointing experience for a Cote restaurant as we have been to many other branches. Thank you.
Food overall was VERY good. Service reasonable could have been little quicker but they WERE very busy. Marked down because a) serving raw onion in an accompanyment to Scallops is NOT a good idea and can't see how anyone would think it works (?!) and b) if you are going to charge £38 for a Bordeaux (St. Emiliion) it needs to be a reasonable one - not something that even the French may consider a simple table wine. That said, I have just seen it is nearly £20 to order on line, which would suggest it is generelly over-rated. I would suggest Cote shop around if they are going to keep non-French wines off their list..... (my wife and I are both WSET qualified - L3 & L2 respectively, so we do know a little about wine....)