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5.4 /6 Excellent 168 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.


168 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 168 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
25.04.2017 15:37

Coeliacs, and others, very well catered for. Why do you require 25 words. 1 q q with the same as the Staffordshire we are in

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 09:43

The food was amazing and it came very quickly considering how busy the restaurant was. Also the staff were lovely very attentive and always checking how the food was.

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 19:21

Lovely service and food as usual, but they did add the price of 3 complimentary kir royale to the bill & it had to be pointed out

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 08:24

We went for brunch on a Saturday morning. The atmosphere was buzzing and the staff couldn't do anymore to help. I had the Eggs Royale and the others had the Full English, absolutely superb! One of the best breakfasts we've ever had!!

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
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

3 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

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 6
01.04.2017 20:53

We had such a lovely lunch, I had asked the guys to leave a little personal message on a card for my friend whom I invited for lunch. They did more than that, flowers were waiting at our table, what a lovely gesture, we had the best day and I would like to thank the Team for a great service with such a personal touch...100% kate x

1 review so far 5
09.03.2017 12:09

The establishment was very busy especially for an early Sunday evening, but I imagine that was due to its proximity to the Tgeatre. Staff were very accommodating and pleasant. We were served promptly, the menus explained clearly. The food was very good, appetising,tasty and hot. We were also pleasantly surprised by the bill! We would definitely recommend this restaurant and we can see it being our default Theatre restaurant in Oxford.

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 17:16

My friend and I enjoyed an excellent dinner yesterday evening and an excellent breakfast this morning. The Assistant Manager, "Vlad", was particularly friendly and helpful and I have nothing but praise for him, the food and the restaurant itself. I would definitely go back there when next I am in Oxford. Ms S F Moultrie, 20th April 2017

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 08:20

We went out to celebrate my wife birthday, they picked up on this and treated us very well for our visit. The food was very good and we had many of the specials. They provide a chocolate pudding for us to share for her birthday. Very happy with our visit and would recommend Cote to everybody.

1 review so far 5
20.04.2017 08:38

Cote Brasserie in Oxford is a good place to eat, whether it is for a quick meal or for something more. On this occasion we had lunch on a Sunday. It was so refreshing to be offered the usual menu rather than a selection of roasts and few other options. Our food was excellent, tasty and cooked just right. Service was good and friendly without being instrusive.

1 review so far 4
11.04.2017 23:23

Slow service, good food, some set menu choices are not ideal as not a complete meal. Would improve if side dishes were be offered on the set menu (salad, potatoes, wilted spinach, seasonal greens), at additional cost. Staff good but not friendly. Ordinarily I would expect some comments from the staff as to the seasonal choice, or similar. Up selling is annoying but I am happy for the waiter/waitress to let me know that the additional options are available. J

1 review so far 5
07.04.2017 07:16

My dinner with 5 colleagues went very well last night. It was easy to make and change my reservation. Each of us were quite happy with our food varying from risotto to steak. The noise level was fine for making conversation. The waiters were too busy and so the ordering and waiting for orders did take too long. But happy to go back.

2 reviews so far 6
22.03.2017 09:46

We have been to Cote Brasserie on several occasions and have always received excellent service and fine food. The staff are very attentive without being over-bearing and the atmosphere, without background music, is enjoyable. Excellent Gluten-free menu for those who need it for health reasons. Will definitely book a return visit.

2 reviews so far 6
12.04.2017 08:48

Restaurant was very good and we are regulars. Quandoo did not help by sending an e mail at 6pm indicating our reservation at 10pm had been cancelled by the restaurant. I called the manager and that was not the case. Very inconvenient and no explanation or apology yet from Quandoo.

2 reviews so far 5
26.04.2017 08:39

We had a lovely friendly welcome at the door even though we were a bit late, (parking in Oxford). We were served promptly with drinks and ordered from the A la carte menu. I had the warm goats cheese salad which was a very generous portion. We had theatre tickets so decided not to have dessert. Enjoyable time.

1 review so far 3
30.03.2017 09:57

we arrived early. place was very busy. lots dirty tables so seemed understaffed. bad layout. no where to stand at entrance and food being brought out right past people standing at the door - not hygienic. Friendly manager and waitress. Food was ok - chicken and walnut salad lacked beans and walnuts Desserts were poor. Had never been before and really wouldn't go again. Work dinner for 6. No atmosphere. Tables too close - beside us was table of 2 and they may as well have been part of our group as they were so close.

1 review so far 6
03.03.2017 18:53

Had a lovely meal at Cote oxford - this time added spinach to our steak frites and it was delicious. My pea and mint soup was yummy and my husband's whitebait was good. The service is always pleasant and efficient - in all a really good experience.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 21:29

Great restaurant. Made to welcome and the service was prompt and patient while we all made up our mind. The food was enjoyed by all of us including the two children. The bill was reasonable considering the quality and quantity we consumed? Thoroughly recommend Cotes of Oxford.

2 reviews so far 4
12.04.2017 19:36

We were a party of 6 in for a pre-theatre dinner on a Saturday night. My partner's steak, cooked rare, was stone cold in the middle, but they were very good about doing a new one. It was cooked beautifully and arrived quite quickly, considering how busy they were. And they didn't charge us for it. Couldn't have done any more to make amends. All the other food was great.

1 review so far 5
08.03.2017 10:18

Been there twice now. Very good food and service. Don't know if there are disabled toilets, but is a poor place for accessibility generally, which leads me to the other point. It is so very popular and always busy, but everyone in there is cheek by jowl as tables are so close together and crammed in.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 06:53

Had a lovely lunch with my partner and his mum and dad. Beautifully cooked food at reasonable prices. Friendly attentative staff who were welcoming and accommodating. This is my second time here will definitely be eating and bringing friends and family here in the future 10/10

1 review so far 5
11.04.2017 09:45

Called in for a pre-theatre supper and took advantage of the two-course meal offer. There was a good selection. Service was a little slow at the start - we waited ten minutes to place a drink order, by staff were friendly, food was well cooked and nicely presented. We were happy with our meal.

1 review so far 5
24.02.2017 18:12

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cote Brasserie, Oxford, the only annoyance being the extremely noisy group on the adjoining table to us. However, the food and service were excellent with a good choice in all courses and all reasonably priced. We will certainly visit again the next time we come to Oxford.

1 review so far 5
04.03.2017 19:07

The branch is very busy but the food served quickly. Space is always an issue , but food and staff are great as always. Finally receiving more information on reward system. Although still no idea about how the points work , at least start to see points building toward my bookings.

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 11:17

Great food, very good price and excellent service. We chose from the early bird menu. The staff were attentive the atmosphere was busy but you didn't feel rushed. I would recommend the restaurant to all my friends if they are visiting Oxford.

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 19:21

The service was first rate and the food excellent. We were made very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for us. The early evening menu was excellent and very good value for money. We will certainly go back again and again.

3 reviews so far 5
06.04.2017 18:00

Not a good table considering we had booked in advance. Very crowded with insufficient staff. Had to be reminded to bring the wine ordered. Friendly service if slow. Good value set lunch and food appetising and well cooked. Good selection of mid priced wines. Great desserts. Coffee served lukewarm.

1 review so far 6
08.04.2017 09:21

We Booked On line and our table was ready for us to go strait to. Which I excellent as I don't like to be kept waiting in a door way!. The Service was Very Good, and the food was marvellous.

1 review so far 6
14.04.2017 15:08

We always enjoy the Cote Restaurant and have been to many Branches in London and Oxford. We find the experience easy with children as well, as the menu is very sensible and the service prompt and pleasant and child friendly.

1 review so far 6
14.03.2017 17:51

It was very busy but the staff served us promptly and pleasantly. The food, when it arrived, was hot, well presented and cooked perfectly, particularly my seafood pasta; the mussels, prawns and clams were all juicy. Excellent service all round.

1 review so far 6
22.04.2017 13:43

The food was excellent - delicious and varied, and we didn't leave the restaurant feeling much too full. And the welcome offer of the bottle of wine was kept and mentioned as we arrived. Very pleased, will definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
09.03.2017 18:47

My friends and I always have lunch at Cote before going to the theatre. The service is excellent, the food is excellent, the atmosphere is excellent, the prices are excellent. As we eat there so often we are becoming regulars.

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 10:23

Lovely meal at Cotes Brasserie in Oxford, great food and lovely staff. Very busy as it was pre theatre time time not rushed at all just a very nice experience. I have been before and will definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 06:40

Excellent staff food service all a very high standard it was my 70th birthday and everyone really rose to the occasion cant fault anything we already visit every year wish we could get here more often thank you .

1 review so far 5
01.03.2017 19:07

Great value for money especially early evening menu. Have eaten here twice in two days and really enjoyed freshly cooked food served on hot plates ..brilliant! The service is very good. Staff are attentive and helpful. Buzzing ambiance and I wouldnt hesitate to recommmend Cote Oxford

1 review so far 5
08.03.2017 21:06

We really enjoyed our meal at Cote Brasserie. It was a busy evening for the restaurant but the service was good and the food excellent. We were very impressed with the wide range of fish choices on the menu and the fish stew was particularly good.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 20:54

Had an absolutely marvellous meal at Cote for my birthday. Thanks for the great hospitality and making the adjustments for my allergies - greatly appreciated! Will definitely be back next time and would happily recommend it to friends.

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 11:31

Great as always. Cater to celiacs which is why I keep coming back unlike other places who don't go the extra mile to get coeliac uk a credited. Staff super friendly and mussels are always top notch

1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 22:45

Always a pleasure to dine at Cote. It is probably one of the best value restaurants in the centre of town. Excellent food and good service. Staff response to those needing to go to the theatre

1 review so far 6
26.02.2017 09:28

we were a family group of five. We were unhurried when we want to chat and the service was friendly, helpful and speedy when we needed it to be. Excellent food and a lovely relaxing evening.

1 review so far 5
02.03.2017 16:10

Wonderful food at excellent prices. I worried when I saw the range on offer from the menus. How could one restaurant deliver high standards for all options? Well I still don't know how they manage but everything that was ordered was delicious.

1 review so far 4
16.04.2017 08:49

Lovely food, although my chicken main was rather dry. Our main waitress was friendly but one of the others who served us was less so. Well worth a visit though and perhaps it was a bit of an off day as our previous evening visit as a larger group was much better.

1 review so far 6
01.03.2017 21:26

Fantastic!! Excellent service, ambiance and company. I had a very good salad which was perfectly sized - nothing too big. My father also had a glass of wine that made him very merry.

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 07:45

Enjoyed a lovely lunch in Oxford with some very dear friends. Excellent quality of food, good service and value for money. A pleasant bit of banter with the waiter also - thank you!

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 08:49

Bery buzzy atmosphere Good service and Luke is sich a nice polite and helpful young man The pork dish was delicious but the skin eas inedoble. Needs removing and crisping seperately Hazel Lane

1 review so far 5
22.03.2017 11:49

Food and service was very good - nothing to fault with that. Only small grumble was that we went in at the beginning of a popular eating time and the noise levels were pretty high, and very little privacy.