“The set lunch here is a bargain”
– Good Food GuideAh, Côte Brasserie. Where do we start with Côte Brasserie? Not too many restaurants are as distinguished, and certainly when it comes to French food in the UK, Côte is the best there is. As one of the biggest groups of restaurants in the UK it’s refreshing to take a seat at Côte Brasserie and not be hurried through your dining experience, as at other chains of a similar size. Here at this particular Cote on Northbrook Street in the very heart of Newbury you can expect to be welcomed with this level of service, as well as a menu made up of French classics as well as regional French specialities. Perfect.
The town centre of Newbury is indeed a charming place to wander through little streets and browse some interesting shops. It’s also a charming place to enjoy a fine French meal, any time of day, at Côte Brasserie on Northbrook Street. Not from St Nicolas Church and the Newbury Corn Exchange (which this Côte proudly supports), this French restaurant is a specialist when it comes to dining that’s relaxed, sophisticated and yet well-priced. There are plenty of restaurants in the area, of course, but none come close to Côte Brasserie as it delivers a typically French menu and atmosphere, inspired by brasseries of Paris.
In tune with the rest of Newbury, this Côte Brasserie is slightly more rustic in terms of decor than others up and down the UK yet still offers a contemporary French twist. Amongst a fine breakfast menu, a weekday lunch and an early evening menu, the a la carte is packed with fresh produce. Some highlights among many include the steak tartare, chicken liver parfait, and a creamy butternut squash risotto. For a larger plate, you’ll regret paying the bill having not tried the classic beef bourguignon or the rump of lamb. A fine French restaurant in the heart of Newbury, there’s nothing not to love about Côte Brasserie.
6 of us met for long overdue reunion. Warmly greeted, good efficient friendly service and the complimentary Kir Royales were much appreciated. Food good, nice atmosphere , will return to a favourite haunt
We arrived an hour early for our booking but the manager was able to accommodate us without any trouble or fuss! Very warm welcome by everyone and everything n the menus was explained to us and attentive too! Food was tasty and plentiful! All in all, a very enjoyable experience!
An excellent evening - good food & service & our waiter was extremely entertaining! We're never disappointed at Cotes in Newbury & would definitely recommend. Even busy on a chilly Tuesday evening in March.
Very frindly and efficient staff. Great earlybird menu. Eat before 7 pm . recommend you book. breakfast here is also excellent value for money and very well presented. Enjoy!
First time here and none of us were disappointed. Food, wine, service and atmosphere all very good. Wide range of choices on the menu to suit all tastes. We had different starters which left clean plates, four different main course meal all came hot and well presented and again clean plates. I would like to add that we are four friends who meet up several times a year and we are all very choosy about our food with our motto being 'if we can make this at home it's not worth paying for' whilst the food is not innovative it is good quality and well prepared and presented and definitely worth paying for. We will definitely go again. We also thought the bill would be more than it was. The staff were discretely attentive. I don't like recommending restaurants because food is personal taste but I can say that for us it had all the components of a very good evening for a meal with friends at a perfectly exceptable price. Hope you enjoy it too.
First time at Côte Newbury. Breakfast at 10.00am on a Monday morning. Staff friendly and attentive. Restaurant clean, airy and warm. Eggs both poached for wife and scrambled for me were excellent. Toast, granary and white, excellent. Sausages juicy and well cooked. Bacon, so hard my wife could not cut hers and mine took some concentrated chewing. Suspect the bacon was cooked earlier and then kept on a hot tray where it "baked". Will we come here again, yes, though may try a different breakfast without the bacon!
All the charm of a family run French restaurant; good wine, great atmosphere and the food was varied, interesting and prepared to perfection. The Cote de boeuf was cooked precisely the way we asked even though it was a busy Saturday evening; so the chef is clearly on top of their game. The staff were attentive and plentiful without any intrusion, no long waits for anything. We have previously sampled the morning menu and found Cote Brasserie to be a must for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast; but this was our first time eating there in the evening. An excellent meal and we will definitely be returning.
We love Cote in Newbury - the staff are welcoming, friendly and wonderfully attentive and the food is delicious. The restaurant is clean and nicely furnished and you can pop in for a quick lunch or stay all afternoon - lovely never to be rushed out. They have good offers if you join their rewards scheme and I go there for supper with my husband and kids and sneaky lunches with friends when time allows. Menu has something for everyone and there is a decent wine list. Highly recommended (although not too highly or I'll never be able to get a table!)
The food that we chose ..was lovely..when we eventually got it ..though after the long wait £50..for 3 for lunch seemed a lot ...no starters... no desserts etc 2 beers 2 mains and 1 starter for a main......and complimentary water...however....but we booked for 12noon ...and arrived at 11 45..and our dinner order was taken by 1205 ...which I thought was very efficient... we had booked theatre tickets for a matinee at 1400 hours...about a 1 hours drive from Newbury....we had a 90 year old man with us... who was quite hungry...but didn't get our food until 1245..I did ask a waiter ...if they had missed our order and he said that unfortunately..as we didn't want breakfast ...we had to wait until all the breakfast orders were sent out.....moral of the story is I think...don't go before 1230...when they accommodate all the late Saturday breakfast people...for us a very disappointing visit... ...and really no apologies ...we visit Côte on regular basis ..in Dorking Reigate and Horsham...but this wasn't up to the usual standard...and kind of put a damper on the 90 year olds day ..who remarked ..we should have gone to M & S across the road ...sadly...
There were three in my party, one is a vegetarian. We were met at the door and conducted to our table with no wait at all, were we were given the menus including a special vegetarian one. Then as it was my birthday we were presented with three glasses of Kir Royal. Excellent! We all chose different dishes and we were happy with our choices, the food was well prepared and presented. Once we had eaten we requested the bill which was presented promptly and was very reasonable considering the quality of the food, wine and service.