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5.1 /6 Excellent 271 Reviews

Côte Brasserie - Oxford Circus - Market Place

Oxford Circus French £££ +100
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About Côte Brasserie - Oxford Circus - Market Place

The authenticity of the food has been augmented by the simplicity of the design … The anchovy pissaladiere, the warm flat bread from Nice were nice and crisp and pungent, the duck, chicken, pork liver terrine was full of flavour … the lamb succulent
– Nicholas Lander, Financial Times

When in London it’s hard not to notice Côte Brasserie as the family of French restaurants most dear to people’s hearts. Offering unpretentious French cuisine in the city’s most sought-after dining destinations, Côte Brasserie has built an empire by offering food that’s relatable, delicious and positively French with fantastic service to match. This one is right in the heart of London’s West End at Oxford Circus and Market Place, just off Great Portland Street. Côte Brasserie is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so reserve a table and see for yourself the many reasons for all the Côte love.

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 Circus - Market Place, 4 Great Portland Street, W1W 8QJ London

Further Information

Côte Brasserie, Côte Brasserie, Côte Brasserie. Those are your three best options if you find yourself in search of affordable French food in London. You need look no further than this family of French restaurants, now established as one of the most beloved in the UK and certainly the most popular in London. And not by accident, either. The whole Côte operation oozes elegance and attention to detail, and there’s no better example of this than at this Côte Brasserie in the heart of the West End, nestled on Great Portland Street at Oxford Circus and Market Place.

Surrounded by shops, galleries, and theatres, Côte Brasserie at Oxford Circus is an ideal pitstop whatever time of day. Begin your day with the fine breakfast menu, refuel with expertly-made coffees, or choose from the a la carte at lunch or dinner. Opt for a light fill in the way of chicken and walnut salad with avocado and French beans, salmon fishcakes or butternut squash risotto, then move onto a classic French beef bourguignon, duck confit with braised red cabbage, or Spinach and Mushroom Crêpes – an undeniable French favourite. Love Côte Brasserie as much as the rest of London and reserve a table at the West End’s Oxford Circus restaurant.

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271 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 271 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Service: friendly
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1 review so far 6
17.08.2017 23:56

We were early but got seated anyway. Staff were friendly and helpful and did not keep coming to table to check on us every few minutes like some places I have been which then makes me feel like I am being rushed. Food was delicious. Tables are well spaced out so although it was very busy we did not feel crowded in.

1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 22:44

An excellent experience, attentive service and vibrant atmosphere. We went for a late lunch, 1.30pm, which meant a more pleasing less noisy environment. Good value for money.

1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 15:27

Great atmosphere they thought there was a problem with our desert,atmosphere so good we hadn't noticed. But we received a complementary glass of wine, on the strength of it. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 08:21

We had the Pre-theatre meal which was excellent value for money. Food was delicious and service excellent. I had the potatoe & leek soup, chicken and creme caramel for dessert. All very nice. Would go again.

3 reviews so far 6
24.05.2017 09:41

We love this place. Great service, helpful staff, good food (the toilets might be a 5 minute walk away but we forgive the bad design! lol) Don't be put off by that - just a quirky thing that makes us laugh each time we visit. We're regulars for a reason. Service is great but they're used to tight turnarounds so if you're not in a rush they will slow down and give you all the time you need which is why we go here - we start at 6.30 and leave after 10! a real evening out!

4 reviews so far 6
09.06.2017 12:13

Warmly greeted on entering the restaurant with friendly, efficient service throughout plus great advice from the sommelier about the wines. Magda was our waitress and the sommelier was French. The food as always at Cote, was excellently cooked and very tasty. The set menu is outstanding value, with a good selection. Cote always serve consistently high quality food ( I have dined at the Cote in York, Lincoln, St Martin's Lane London, as well as at Market Place, near Oxford Circus London). Highly recommend eating at any Cote!

3 reviews so far 4
07.07.2017 08:45

Our meal last night was generally good but we've had better experiences at this restaurant. The starters and mains were all fine but seemed slightly dry when delivered to our table, as if they had been kept hot for too long. Deserts were all good except for my crepes, which were serioudly tough and rubbery. In hindsight I should have sent them back. It's disappointing that a French style restaurant can't get a French staple dish right. Hopefully it was just an off night because we normally feel that Cote is one of the better chain restaurants. We'll try them again but if there's a repetition of last night then we probably won't return.

3 reviews so far 6
10.08.2017 14:23

This is my favourite Cote restaurant in London - one I usually visit while on a work trip in the area. The service is efficient, which was particularly important this time round as I was on a clock. My friend and I had a great time and the food was absolutely delicious. I love the set menu that changes every month - it offers excellent value for money! I will definitely be back soon.

1 review so far 3
05.06.2017 09:28

I've been to this Cote many times and always have mixed experiences. First we waited 15 minutes to place a drink order. It was really hot inside so asked to sit outside. Was told that 3 people could only fit in the front and there were no tables free. I went outside to take a call and the tables of 2 down the side, almost all had 3 people sitting on them. Finally managed to get a table outside and place an order. Part of our order was forgotten and we received it after we finished the rest of our food. When we received the bill there were an additional 2 glasses of white that we hadn't ordered. They did apologise and take it off straight away. Overall average experience, looking for a better experience next time.

3 reviews so far 5
04.07.2017 07:28

Clean and friendly restaurant just off Oxford Street. Idealy placed for a pleasant meal during a shopping trip or when visiting the nearby London Palladium. As with all the restaurants in this chain, it offers an A la carte service or a 3 course dinner for £13.95 (Spring 2017 prices) from the set menu. Becasue of its location, it does, however get busier than several of their nearby restaurants and may be worth booking ahead if you wish to ensure a table.

1 review so far 5
15.04.2017 12:14

Nice friendly restaurant with a good atmosphere. My wife and I ordered from the pre theatre menu. We had 3 courses. The food was well presented and tasty at a very competitive price. The staff were professional and attentive but we were asked on two or three occasions if we wanted any more drinks even though we had not finished those we had. This did not however overly detract from the overall experience which was good. We would go back.

3 reviews so far 5
10.03.2017 16:11

Big fan of Cote but going to the Oxford Street branch at 7.30 of an evening was a big mistake it was heaving and although the service was polite and efficient the wait for our first coarse was nearly 25 mins . The staff were very apologetic and it wasn't really a huge problem for us as we had nowhere urgent to be but if you're in a hurry be warned. Food delicious as always.

1 review so far 6
25.04.2017 08:58

Lovely restaurant tucked away behind Oxford Street. I thought it would be significantly busy but, it wasn't. Could enjoy our meal without having to shout at each other. The staff are always super lovely and always happy to entertain a mini conversation. This is the 3rd time I've visited Cote and the food never fails. Will definitely be going again :)

1 review so far 5
06.04.2017 08:46

I have eaten here several times and I always love the food, and service is good! Really convenient location too, but set back slightly from the bustle of Oxford Street, so it actually feels quite calm. They had a slight issue last night where the card machine was broken so they had to use an outdated manual card receipt technique instead - this is the reason it's 5/6 for this particular visit.

1 review so far 6
11.05.2017 15:44

Staff are fantastic especially Iulia !! Went out of their way to give the very best service and very charming with it. They had previously helped my friend who was stranded after the Central Line went down and offered to order her a taxi(and pay for it) and gave her a glass of fizz while she was waiting. Just lovely.

1 review so far 6
14.07.2017 16:13

My friend and I had an excellent lunch on 12th July. Although we arrived late for our reservation, we were shown to our seats immediately. The service was quick and the food was good for the price we paid. A bottle of water was made available readily on request. This was much appreciated as it was a hot day.

1 review so far 5
02.03.2017 08:59

The food was delicious as always. Service is attentive when there but it can take a while. We were offered ketchup and mayo when the food arrived but it never came - the same happened the last time i was there. We had to ask again and it came - halfway through the meal. Not a big issue but it seems to be becoming a regular one!

1 review so far 5
21.06.2017 12:36

For a chain, albeit an upmarket one, Côte is very hard to beat. The food rarely disappoints – in fact I can't remember the last time I was left underwhelmed. The robust, unfussy cooking is always beautifully prepared using good quality ingredients and bursting with hearty flavours. The effortless atmosphere of a Parisian bistro and the simple, classic dishes have made Côte one of my regular haunts.

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 09:44

We came here for lunch, the staff were very accommodating and friendly. The food was excellent, we had a table of 9 and all our food arrived together and came out hot. The restaurant was nicely decorated and was in an ideal location, just minutes from Oxford Circus. I Would definitely return here and recommend.

1 review so far 4
27.04.2017 17:52

I've been meeting with a friend here for the past 4 or 5 years and standards till now have always been satisfactory. Today however, both my friend and I have noticed that standards have slipped - quantities seem less and our fish pies were far too salty, and peppered with tiny bones which was annoying. Hope this is a minor blip. but we shall be going elsewhere for a while (London is not lacking alternatives!) to see if things "settle"

3 reviews so far 6
09.06.2017 12:36

Had a great meal at Cote once again. Myself and my colleague went for a quick lunch, we only had an hour to spare. We informed the staff that we were limited on time. They ensured that our food was speedily served for both courses. The standard of food was excellent as always.

2 reviews so far 5
19.04.2017 08:10

Lovely restaurant we went on a Saturday early evening and had the 3 course set menu. Everything was tasty, especially the cauliflower soup and the chocolate mousse. Good value for money and the wine well priced, good selection of wines around £20. Staff very friendly if not a little over the top as we must have seen 4 different waiters. Would go again.

2 reviews so far 6
31.03.2017 14:05

This was a delayed Mothers Day outing as we could not all get together on the Sunday so we met on the Monday. As always the food has that real French flavour at a very good price. The staff at this branch are exceptionally personable and helpful. We had a lovely evening.

1 review so far 4
06.04.2017 18:31

Disappointing - the service was very poor. We were hoping for a quick lunch, but ended up staying 2 hours. The food was good when it arrived and full of flavour. However, the service massively let it down (they even forgot to bring the salad). The staff were very understanding - they gave us complimentary desserts and a discount off food for a future visit. Overall, it was delicious food, but was let down by poor service.

1 review so far 6
25.04.2017 08:09

This was our first visit to the Cote brand and it will certainly not be our last. We really enjoyed the quality of the food and felt that the prices were sensible. The service levels were high and loved the warm atmosphere of the Oxford Circus branch. We will be back!

1 review so far 5
12.08.2017 09:16

Great value pre 7pm meal although waitress initially said we were too late when she came over to take our order at 6.59pm. We had arrived at 6.50 and were given menus for deal, so hardly our fault that waitress delayed coming to our table. Anyway we protested and it was sorted such that we did get deal. Bit irritating though.

6 reviews so far 6
05.04.2017 09:01

This was our first experience at Cote Brasserie Oxford Circus but it was a very enjoyable one. The food was, as always, excellent and our server went out of his way to be extremely helpful and friendly. We will definitely be booking again for our next London visit.

2 reviews so far 6
12.05.2017 11:18

The food is excellent. The pre theatre menu really good value. The staff are helpful and the management on top of things and, if there is a hitch, put things right without being asked. We have eaten in several different locations and always had a positive experience.

4 reviews so far 5
06.05.2017 16:57

The food was fine and the staff were attentive. It was good that the waiting staff had been informed that the chef wasn't too keen on the state of the mussells for my wife's fish stew and gave her the option to have the stew with or without them or chose an alternative from the menu.

2 reviews so far 6
03.03.2017 07:51

Restaurant was spacious and quiet so you could hear yourself think. Staff were wonderfully friendly and courteous. Food was excellent. Called in advance to get directions and the staff member I spoke to could not have been more helpful. A great experience. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 3
07.06.2017 17:10

The service at Cote Brasserie Market Place is so slow. It took an hour from seating for us to get our orders. there never seem to be enough staff for such a large restaurant. The food however was good and the complimentary Kir Royals through the Cote Rewards were good - even though it took asking 2 different members of staff about getting them, even though it was in my booking confirmation. Just badly organised. which is a shame as it could be a really good restaurant.

2 reviews so far 5
12.03.2017 20:56

It's a lovely restaurant with friendly staff and great food. I go there regularly and have always have a good meal. The only reason I gave them 5 instead of 6 is that they can take a long time to bring your bill, once you've asked, and even longer to pay.

2 reviews so far 5
29.07.2017 12:14

Reliably good food and good value. Quite quiet, as it was early evening, which meant very attentive staff (sometimes too much so as multiple staff meant repeated queries when they didn't talk to each other - we were asked 3 times if food was OK, twice if we wanted dessert/coffee etc)

1 review so far 6
01.08.2017 21:39

An excellent Cote breakfast - good value, welcoming and efficient service, quality food. I can highly recommend Cote as a place for breakfast. This branch is spacious and, as with other Cotes, not too busy for a late breakfast and relaxing.

1 review so far 6
28.02.2017 10:19

Good food and value for money, especially if you are before 7pm. The staff were attentive and not pushy with their up-selling (and anyway that's their job!). Nice atmosphere and not too noisy. I'm a big fan of the Creme Caramel.

2 reviews so far 6
17.04.2017 16:31

Cote again achieved its high standard of service , taste and value for money . The food was delivered promptly but without a rush and our waitress , who was new , was careful and attentive . Obviously well trained

3 reviews so far 5
07.05.2017 11:30

As ever good service, food and service. Very helpful with food allergies and gluten free. We had a 6:30pm table on Sat eve which was lovely and quite, we had lots of time to take in the menu and at the end of the meal, many thanks

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 10:31

I had 2 courses, the grilled chicken and the chocolate pot, both of which were delicious and excellent value for money. I have also had the fish pie and grilled fish on other occasions which were also very good.

2 reviews so far 5
15.05.2017 07:59

Excellent food as usual, good staff. Sunday evening so few people in the Oxford Circus branch and we had a very enjoyable meal. Cote is one of my favourite small "chains" and would not hesitate to recommend and also eat regularly in one of their establishments.

1 review so far 5
13.05.2017 09:18

Always enjoy a meal at Cote and this one did not disappoint. The only reason for the 5 rather than the 6 was that we were left waiting for drinks/order whilst other tables around us (who arrived later) were being served, just a minor irritation really!

1 review so far 4
11.05.2017 19:54

My smoked salmon tartine was a bit light on the salmon and the sea bass was rather overcooked - no vegetables either. My husband wasn't keen on the toasted brioche with his paternal and his plaice was also overcooked. Wine was good and we had a good time with friends but not altogether because of the food.

1 review so far 6
24.05.2017 10:07

Great venue and service - food always reliable and tasty! Able to select a table of our choice and when mentioned that someone had just celebrated a major birthday pudding and bubbles arrived 'on the house'! Many thanks

1 review so far 5
26.04.2017 07:18

I have been a few times now and find the ambiance very nice. The staff are attentive and the food is very good. It is a trifle noisy as the wooden floors are very unforgiving. Overall although not cheap is excellent value for money.

1 review so far 3
29.04.2017 09:44

You know what to expect at Cote Brasserie, food is OK if little bland, the service was a little haphazard, our starters were brought out from the kitchen but the guy was not allowed to serve so stood a couple of feet from our table waiting for 5-6 mins for a waiter to place the food in front of us. Overall OK but no better than that, although I would go again.

6 reviews so far 6
07.06.2017 08:37

We had another excellent meal in the Oxford Circus. Branch of Cote Brasserie. The staff as always were delighful and go out of their way to ensure every visit to their restaurant is a good one.

4 reviews so far 6
13.05.2017 18:49

Nice atmosphere, excellent quality price. Excellent service. Great food and wine. Seating comfortable. Well situated restaurant, close to the centre of London but in the same time calm as a bit withdraw from the main streets

3 reviews so far 6
04.05.2017 17:39

We had a work lunch for 6 x persons. We each had a 3-course. There was a good variety of choice on the menu. The food was deliciously fresh. Service was very pleasant. Would go again.

3 reviews so far 3
29.03.2017 17:22

I usually like cote and i have been before. I have recently become a vegetarian and I came to Cote for a work team meal. There was only one vegetarian main on the lunch menu which was baked camembert. It was nice but I was disappointed at the lack of choice. There were a couple of other vegetarian dishes on the a la carte menu but they were all light bites.

1 review so far 4
25.06.2017 08:12

A few problems with the food were quickly and courteously solved by a lovely but overworked manager. It was often difficult to get any attention even though there seemed to be several waiting staff on duty but not always on the floor. As a chain restaurant Cote is one of our preferred eateries.

1 review so far 5
28.02.2017 16:42

from the moment you enter restaurant the service top class, the set lunch amazing value at £12-95 for 3 courses although menu the same in Cotes all over UK in the heart of west end you wont get better value or quality!!!