“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 TimesWhen 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.
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.
A good location in central London to meet up. Easy reach of the tube. Had a great evening with friends, good food and friendly staff.
Excellent food which we all enjoyed. The service was also very good. We will definitely visit again and hopefully in the not too distant future.
I just love all Cote Brasserie`s but especially this one Oxford Circus it just has some really special, the tables are not to close to each other no loud music playing just low soft music. I took friends here as they had never been before, we all took there great value Lunch Pre- Theatre Menu the three course for just £14.95 yes just £14.95 amazing value. I can tell you each course was just great plenty on the plate and just so tasty what value. I can say one always gets a great welcome from the staff and there always so so lovely no there wonderful, please call in your going to love it so very much.
As always, you are greeted and served by friendly staff. The restaurant itself is spacious and well laid out so you do not feel you are on top of one another. The food is delicious and with such a varied selection should they cater for most tastes. The prices are reasonable .
We arrived early but our table was ready. Staff were very polite and friendly. We had previously looked at the pre-theatre menu online and made our choices, so were a bit disappointed that the pre-theatre menu that was given to us was different. Also, it was more expensive but we didn't know that. However, there was a good choice of food including vegetarian options. Water was provided without having to ask, drinks and food were served quickly and we enjoyed our meal. When we received the bill, the meal price was not as expected because of the menu change. We pointed this out to the waiter and he explained that there was a choice of pre-theatre menus and the other one was on the back, but the menu we had been given only had the wine list on the reverse. We had not been given the option of the advertised menu, which was an oversight on their part. The waiter apologised and explained this to the manager who immediately knocked off the difference between the two menus. There was no hassle. We thought this was very fair and would return to this restaurant again as our overall experience was very good.
The location is great - just 3 mins walk from Oxford Circus. The restaurant is a pretty peaceful heaven away from the crazy crowds. The breakfast formula,served till 11.30, is great value - choose any cooked breakfast, any hot drink (includes flat white) and juice for £10.50. We ordered two yummy breakfasts - 1 full English, 1 Vegetarian. Portions are generous and consist of good quality ingredients. My veggie breakfast had two beautifully poached eggs on sour dough toast (yes!), ready to eat half an avocado sliced, tomato, spinach, mushroom and the tastiest veggie sausage I have probably ever had. None of that cardboard rubbish here. The only reason why I took a point off was the inflexibility of the waitress allowing my friend to swap out the brown or white toast for a slice of sour dough like mine.
A lunch time meal with a friend before a Wednesday Matinee Classic at the nearby Regents Street Cinema. Excellent selection on the lunchtime menu. We both chose Eggs Benedict as starter, which we both enjoyed very much. The poached eggs were perfectly cooked. I followed that with the tastey Toulouse Sausages with puy lentils. My friend had the chicken breast which was served with a wonderful mix of Mediterranean vegetables (fennel, yellow peppers, butternut squash) which were reported as "Delicious" We accompanied this with a glass of "house red" which was beautifully full. I am glad we had booked (on line and easy) as the restaurant filled up. Good food. Good service. Good value.
As great fans of Cote Brasserie, the Market Place location near Oxford Circus didn't disappoint. Our second visit with a guest from Suffolk, Zoltan the maitre d' assisted my reasonable knowledge of the chosen wine with specifics about the Cotes de Gascoigne, that would normally be reserved for a sommelier. Delicious fish, intriguingly served, despite our regular booking the team accommodated our wish to take advantage of the summer sun outside, whilst being careful not to 'abandon' us in the street. The calamari, served by request as a main course, engaged our guest and the Bank Holiday allowed the atmosphere to unashamedly lull us into a three-hour lunch! When's the next visit, please!
On ordering dinner, I was offered the Anniversary menu but declined as I don't drink alcohol or eat sugar. But on bringing our main course, the server called the manager to our table who cajoled me into ordering the Anniversary menu, saying they would substitute the champagne for as many non-alcoholic drinks as I'd like and he told the server to bring me another cranberry juice as soon as mine finished. As it happened, our server collected our main course plates and never returned to our table. I never got another cranberry juice or any other non-alcoholic drinks. I never got dessert. I eventually waved down a different server at the end of a ratger unattended evening and ordered tea and coffee. Then on leaving I was charged for the full Anniversary menu. I was also charged for my guest's beer, tea and coffee. Why didn't I complain? Because I was with an important client who, having travelled two hours to get to the medting, I didnt want to make uncomfortable. A shame. Because I regularly have business meetings over lunch and dinner at your Cote branch. Unless this has a fairer outcome, I'm not sure I will again. Debi Bester CEO Department of Change
Restaurant very light and airy. Staff very helpful and friendly and polite. Food good. We chose the set menu and there was plenty of it. A lot of space to move within the restaurant.The only down side was that when we asked a couple of questions about items on the menu the waiter explained that he was learning so he went to ask someone which we didn't have a problem with. However, the answers he gave us were wrong so we are unsure if he didn't fully understand the question or was given the wrong information. Had we been given the right information some of our menu choices would have been slightly different. However, this didn't spoil our overall experience.