“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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