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5.3 /6 Excellent 512 Reviews

Côte Brasserie - Oxford

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

Côte is a winner, try it
– Chris Gray, Oxford Times

Students at the neighbouring University of Oxford History Faculty building are particularly well placed to enjoy a thorough exploration of the classic nooks and crannies of affordable French brasserie-style cuisine at Côte Brasserie’s George Street outpost. However, the whole hungry population of the city of dreaming spires are likely to want to book a table at this sought-after spot in the city centre, given Côte’s famous menu and inimitable atmosphere accompanied by service that’s at once polished and relaxed. Côte is for sure a dining experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

Dear diners, to reserve for groups of more than 8 people, please contact the restaurant directly.

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 - Oxford, 41-47 George St, OX1 2BE Oxford

Further Information

Breakfast at Côte Brasserie’s Oxford outpost begins at a satisfying 9am. Book an early table if you work or study in or near the city centre and begin the day à la française with traditionally simple fare washed down with plenty of quality coffee or tea, from English Breakfast to fresh mint. Croissants, pain aux raisins or chocolat, croque monsieur or madame keep proceedings simple, but you’re more than welcome to take morning dining up a notch with the crêpe complète, eggs benedict, florentine or royale, and much more besides.
As the UK’s largest purveyor of quality, affordable French cuisine, the Côte Brasserie family is perhaps best known for its lunch and dinner offering. Step into Oxford’s George Street outlet between 12 noon and 7pm Monday to Friday to enjoy two or three courses for a fantastic price, or check out Côte’s monthly weekend specials that always cleave close to the principles of rustic, no-fuss French food. Whether you book a table to share half a chargrilled, corn-fed Breton chicken or dip in and out for one of the plats rapides, you’re sure to be booking at this Oxford city centre restaurant again.

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512 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 512 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
15.10.2017 22:17

Great meal. Food was delicious. Service and staff were friendly and extremely efficient. The Oxford Cote Brasserie has a great ambience and although busy we didn't feel rushed. We will definitely be back soon!

1 review so far 6
14.10.2017 22:34

Food and service was excellent as always I am a great fan of cote brasserie and can't wait to return my friends came from London and Camberley for a reunion

1 review so far 6
13.10.2017 20:45

Amazing ambiance, welcome and service. Fabulous evening. Such friendly staff. Warm and vibrant and buzzing all at once! Loved it (company and alcohol all add to the eve!)

1 review so far 6
11.10.2017 17:20

The booking was very easy and worked and on arrival I given the option to choose a table. The food was excellent as was the wine. The Staff were attentive and I would be happy to come again.

1 review so far 6
02.05.2017 07:46

Really nice atmosphere, super fast service and delicious food. We were really happy with everything we ordered and as one plate was taken away it was replaced with the next course. If there are any criticisms at all, it would only be that the service was so fast we didn't properly relax into conversation like we usually do going out for dinner and they add 12.5% tip to the bi automatically - we usually pay a tip anyway but it might make some people uncomfortable that they can't choose their own tip unless they want to have an awkward confrontation with a waiter to ask them to take it off. Otherwise will definitely come back!

1 review so far 5
02.04.2017 19:28

This restaurant is always very busy so best to book especially on Saturday night. In fact we had booked but had to wait a while for our table but we were given a complimentary drink while we waited. The only thing is the restaurant is small and there is no seating area to wait and you end up stood in the doorway or passage. However, excellent meals of Belly pork and steak and very good service made up for it. Service charge is on the bill but I'm not sure if waiters get it or not as forgot to ask. I noticed there is a set lunch for around £10 so worth trying that out. We will go again.

1 review so far 5
11.09.2017 20:01

A bit mixed! First we hadn't realised (from looking on your web site) that your three course special offer was not available at weekends and we did not find your weekend specials attractive. You had run out of our choice of starter - mussels - your ARE a French Restaurant? and you had also run out of my wife's all time favourite dessert - Creme Brulee! Having said that, the staff were all very welcoming and attentive and the food we did have was excellent and the manager made up for the problems with a reduction in the bill so all in all we will be happy to come back another day!

1 review so far 6
31.05.2017 15:01

My friend came to Oxford to see me, I wasnt sure where to go for lunch, we had been to Cote before and when I looked at the fixed price menu decided it looked good and booked a table. WE both enjoyed our meal though the Camembert looked as if it had been made last week!, it tasted OK though, the Cod and chips were good and so were the puddings and coffee. the service was good and so many people going in there for a meal was a good sign. Julie Gray

1 review so far 6
02.08.2017 20:55

During our meal at the restaurant my sister was taken ill. Nothing to do with the food which we were really enjoying! I cannot praise the manager enough for his help-- to literally carrying my elderly sister into an adajacent room.bringing a damp napkin for her forehead and speedily calling an ambulance for us, Somehow he magicked a doctor in the meantime! He really went beyond the call of duty and we are very grateful. My sister is recovering and we would like to thank him again for all his help.

1 review so far 5
12.05.2017 10:13

Everyone in the party was impressed by the food, which was tasty, well-presented and as described on the menu. A variety of preferences were well catered for, and the vegetarian menu was welcome. The food arrived in good time, which was important on this occasion. The only very slight reservation was that the person who answered the phone when I altered the numbers in the reservation was a bit gruff and some (not all) of the staff on the night a little bit dour: false bonhomie is not expected, but a smile or its oral vocal equivalent would have tipped the balance and given the review a 6.

1 review so far 5
08.03.2017 08:46

The food was really good, even though the restaurant was busy, the food came out on time and hot... the only downfall I had, was the optional tip that gets automatically added to the bill. This can be easily missed. Ours came to nearly £8... I have no issues giving tips to staff that I feel gave me expectional service, but we were served by 3 different people, so a little difficult, plus I would Prefer to give my own tip, then feeling pressured to give... takes away from the experience when you have to ask for the automated tip to be removed. But otherwise no other issues

1 review so far 6
22.07.2017 23:26

Good food, excellent waiter. We did not wait long to order or to receive our wine and starters. The menu offered a light option which meant that dessert was also possible. The lighting was good enough to see the meal and the temperature just right, although unseasonably chilly outside. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, which was a 40th wedding anniversary celebration and came away resolved to visit again. The surrounding diners all seemed to be enjoying themselves as well and I was not aware of any complaints.

4 reviews so far 6
27.02.2017 10:56

We had another great meal at Cote Oxford. We have going there on a regular basis since it opened, following closure of previous occupant. Never been to a restaurant which is so consistently good nad excellent value for money. Have been to the one in Haywoods Heath nad they were good too. Will be there a number times in 2017, as we have a number of visitors coming to stay with us and always use the pre theatre dinner. Don't change anything, it works

2 reviews so far 4
07.10.2017 16:49

We have been to various Cote restaurants around the country and always had a good meal including at Oxford. This one was not up to the usual high standard. The meal generally was good but the apple crumble was not cooked enough. At our main course we were served with one side dish but the other one we ordered was not ready and would take another 4 minutes. We had to ask for our meal to be taken away so it did not get cold. One of our meals was free as a reward but it was put on the bill and I had to ask for it to be taken off. All this was most unusual because we rate Cote food and service highly.

1 review so far 5
14.03.2017 14:07

Had a great set menu lunch this afternoon. The place was buzzing with customers and was busy. Had to be at an appoint for 2pm and upon request, the food was brought in good time. Food was very delicious and the service was impeccable. Côte Brasserie - Oxford

1 review so far 4
27.04.2017 07:39

I am a regular at other Cote Restaurants and genuinely think the formula is a winner. The range of dishes, quality, and price is hard to beat. Why just a '4'? Sadly on arrival we were initially seated by a table of 14 very loud young adults...so deafening we needed to be moved and this request was managed well by staff to a quieter area. One we had ordered....and no complaints there at all, there was quite significant delay in receiving food. Sadly as a group of 6 our main meals came in two batches, 5 mins apart which is far from ideal. I guess this is just a slightly off day, but I would certainly be coming back.

1 review so far 5
25.09.2017 09:38

We were presented with 3 menus, and had to ask for the breakfast menu, which is, unusually, served until 1pm at weekends, which is great. Our booking for 8 was given a lovely window table. The food was excellent - we came because I had a lovely French breakfast at a London Cote and Oxford lived up to that. The staff were very busy but very pleasant and the manager was overseeing everything. The toilets were spotless for such a huge place and were checked all the time. Very pleasant.

1 review so far 5
25.05.2017 08:17

All good except our waitress was very grumpy and she showed no emotion or responded to the fact that I had said we were going to the theatre and would need to be quite quick. She was slightly short with me when I was trying to decide on a glass of wine and walked away leaving me to have 'more' time to think. I do like Cote Brasserie and this is the first time I have said anything slightly off about your restaurant. Food was great, thank you

2 reviews so far 6
03.09.2017 07:16

Excellent meal, efficient friendly service at a sensible price. My wife and I shared the Crepes light main dish as a starter which was just right and really tasty. Steak I had for main course was cooked exactly as I requested and the fish pie my wife had was full of good fish and prawns. You can understand why this restaurant was busy whilst others around had lots of empty seats.

1 review so far 5
13.10.2017 09:41

The food was good and generous without being overwhelming. The prices were fair. The service was fine, and we enjoyed our table in the alcove which enabled us to talk and to hear each other. But this does advertise itself as a French-style restaurant, and I cannot imagine any French restaurant which does not begin by providing a basket of slices of French bread - or chunks of baguette. We had to ask for ours - and we paid £5.00 for 2 small baskets.