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Côte Reading

Town CentreFrench
692 Reviews

About Côte Reading

“Expect classic French regional dishes such as steak frites”
– Good Food GuideThe Oracle Centre is the place to be in Reading if you’re hungry. Right on The Riverside, few other places in the city centre have as high a concentration of restaurants. But, we’re here to let you know that none apart from Côte Brasserie need even be considered. Why? Because this French restaurant gets every simple aspect of dining out absolutely right, and the result is a meal and experience that your stomach, your guests and your bank account will thank you for. We love Côte Brasserie, but so does the rest of Reading – so reserve a table now.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 9:00 am
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm


Côte Reading
9 The Riverside, Town Centre
Reading RG1 2AG

Menu Highlights



Warm Roquefort Salad

Endive, walnut and crouton salad with a warm Roquefort cheese dressing

French Onion Soup

Rustic French onion soup with a sourdough croûte and melted Comté cheese

Prawn Gratinée

King prawns in a white wine, garlic, chilli and tomato sauce with toasted garlic and parsley croutons


Steak Frites

Chargrilled thinly beaten out minute steak with frites and garlic butter

Beef Bourguignon

Traditional Beef Bourguignon with potato and chive purée, bacon lardons and chestnut mushrooms

Breton Fish Stew

Traditional Breton fish stew of seabass, mussels, clams, prawns and squid with tomato, white wine and chilli


Chocolate Fondant

Warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream

Crème Caramel

Traditional set vanilla pod custard with dark caramel and cream

Tarte Fine aux Pommes

Crisp puff pastry tart with finely layered apples and vanilla ice-cream
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Main Menu

Prestige Menu


May Set Menu


A La Carte Menu


Breakfast Menu


Wine Menu


Vegetarian Menu


Gluten Free Menu


More about Côte Reading, Reading

What makes a great restaurant? That, we think, is a combination of many things, and these many things you’ll find at Côte Brasserie in the heart of Reading. Start with an appealing space which this French restaurant on The Riverside amongst the buzz of The Oracle Centre absolutely is. It’s spacious yet cosy, and it’s typically French. Then add in a dedication to service that’s refreshing to see and a delight to receive. After that, atmosphere? Check. A sense of the restaurant knowing what it’s about? Check. Then, of course, splendid food prepared with high quality ingredients? Yes, check, yes.

Côte Brasserie Reading champions modern, relaxed, all-day French dining, hence quality menus are present around the clock from Breakfast right through until dinner. Dishes are often traditionally French, but that’s not to say you won’t find some that are a little more region-specific. Think French toast or a simple pain aux raisin with coffee for breakfast, chicken and walnut salad for a light lunch, or roast duck breast, rump of lamb or Breton fish stew in the evening. Any or all of these can be complemented nicely by a quality cup of coffee or glass of wine. In fact, you may find yourself sitting on The Riverside feeling like you’re by the Seine.

692 Côte Reading Reviews

692 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Catherine H.6 days ago · 39 reviews

We ate at your Reading restaurant today. The service was excellent, the food as good as ever and prices were fine. We shall be back.

Jessica P.6 days ago · 7 reviews

As a regular visitor, today was a Côte rewards visit with an offer of a free Kir Royal and starter for each of us and it was another lovely visit that didn't disappoint. Food and service are always wonderful.

Phil T.8 days ago · 1 review

Very good with friendly and attentive service but not at all intrusive. Requested a booth when making my reservation and this was noted and delivered.

Delia L.9 days ago · 3 reviews

Choice of table offered, prompt, efficient and friendly service with an excellent menu choice to suit all pockets. Ideal for a business/reunion/get together lunch. Well done to the team.

Rebecca N.3 months ago · 1 review

Both service and food was excellent! We were well taken care of to the point of our waiter knowing our food intolerances and allergies as we arrived (from having mentioned it in our online booking). It pleased us further that he was well versed with the menu and knew the ingredients of the different courses. It's always a hassle when that's not the case, and sometimes you even find yourself slightly distrustful of whether or not your food actually is free from dairy, wheat and nuts. That was not the case here! The food was top notch and the portions a very good size - you won't leave hungry but with very satisfied taste buds. An extra plus to their gluten-free food since it was served with a cute gluten-free flag - further increasing the enjoyment of this worry-free evening!

Susanna B.4 months ago · 1 review

I am a very regular and enthusiastic customer of Reading Cote Restaurant and frequently meet friends there for lunch. On my most recent visit on January 20th, having booked a table for 4 people, I was able to make use of my 'bonus' bottle of wine and was pleased to choose a Merlot, which was very satisfactory. The meal was excellent and the service friendly, prompt and efficient as ever, so altogether it was a very pleasant experience. On being given our bill, we decided to halve the total amount between us and omitted to scrutinise the itemisation, however later on doing so I found that we had been charged £19.95 for the bottle of wine. I phoned the restaurant, explained the situation and received full apology and immediate reimbursement on my Visa card for the excess charge. This oversight is the only reason why I have not given a full 6 points to my rating!

Jack E.a year ago · 1 review

Initially making a booking for 15 people was quite t Iomega consuming with staff on the telephone not providing correct e mail addresses. I gave pre orders which was ok. Service on the night was quite good at tthe he beginning of the meal. However after t he main courses the service staff appeared t o disappear from the upstairs dining area , leaving one person t o attend to the whole dining area including our 15 guests. We decided not to have sweets or coffee as we had waited too long and had to seek out the one person serving for the bill. It was my birthday celebration and was disappointed with the service vice. However I left t he service t up of 12.5 % . Just over £38 which did not. Really justify the service were afforded. However food was good and the chefs neeed to be congratulated. I spent a total of £346 on the evening including the tip. OVERALL ON THTHE IS EXPERIENCE WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THE RESTAURANT T O MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR A LARGE GROUP BOOKING. Jack Ewins

Susan H.a month ago · 1 review

We went with friends who were vegetarian, and I had discovered you had a separate vegetarian menu, which was quite extensive and that they didn’t have sort out the suitable veggie choices. However I had found this menu not through your website and it was only when we mentioned to the manager Rose that she discovered that if you selected the location then the menus it did not display, you had to select the menus at the top of the page, then you find it. They were delighted to have found a restaurant that catered with far more vegetarian options than usual. We all throughly enjoyed our meal, and the service was excellent.

Paul G.a year ago · 1 review

Excellent food and service. Only qualm is the tip is meant to be voluntary. It is not as it is added to the bill. When asked to pay you are not asked if you are happy to pay the service charge. It is just put in to the machine. This means you have to argue to remove it. That is by definition not voluntary. For this Cote I would have happily paid 'this voluntarily and did as it was so good. Another Cote we have been to was not so good. You need to review this urgently as your prices are wrong and could be construed as misleading.

edward w.5 months ago · 1 review

We were very impressed with the service we received on our wedding anniversary at your restaurant in Reading. We asked for some flowers to be on our table when we arrived which were lovely and we had a nice meal .When we received the bill and queried the fact that the flowers were not on it they said they were on the house. My wife and I are regular customers to your restaurants and were very grateful for the gesture and will pass on our experiance to our friends and family. Thanks again

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