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Best Cote breakfast that I've had for ages. Fod was all good and as we wanted, coffees also good. Service was excellent.
Great night out, fantastic French restaurant. The service was second to none.
Fantastic food, brilliant service. Lovely team. Thank you for my birthday cake. 🥂
The pork belly was delicious, great service and the Sauvignon lovely
I had a fantastic meal on Saturday night (2 x 7:30 - 6/7/19 - table right infront of the staff/bread station). Pleasant, friendly and efficient service - as usual. Cote Reading is now my go-to restaurant of choice, and cheaper than London st brasserie round the corner. I've had at least four great experiences over the last year - at lunch, breakfast and dinner and have never been disappointed. Only slight point I could mention is for a wine choice about a year ago - a Sancerre that I don't think was of the same quality as previously on the list - if it was changed sometime in the last year or two. Or maybe just a bad bottle/batch/corked. We had a great alternative instead and hasn't stopped me coming back! Special mention definitely goes to the lovely Maitre'd (Nepalese chap, sorry - I'm afraid I can't remember his name), our waiter (who has served me twice recently - very well both times), and the other Manager/Maitre'd (lady - who I came in and booked the table with in the afternoon). All made us feel very welcome and made the evening more enjoyable. Thank you! :)
We had a lovely celebratory dinner for my wife's birthday. We were dining with our two small children (aged 6 and 2) and they were made very welcome. We appreciated that the service was really quick so the kids weren't sitting around for ages and didn't have a chance to get bored and restless - that really helped to make the meal a success rather than an endurance test! The food was lovely, as always - I often think that Cote "punches above its weight" - for a chain restaurant I think the standard is very good. We had a lovely time and we'll definitely be back. One small complaint - the side dishes we ordered were very small - we paid £2.95 for carrots and received 5 small carrots to share between 4 of us. Since £3 will buy 5kg of carrots from a supermarket, I'm pretty sure you could be a little more generous without it affecting your profits too much!
We have been here many times including other busy weekend days . Today started off well but we were kind off forgotten about halfway through our dining experience. It took a long time after our mains had been cleared away to receive the dessert menus and then a further long wait for them to come and take the order . The wait for the desserts to arrive took longer than for when the mains arrived , I found this strange. Yet again when asked for the bill , once it was presented no one came to take the money . I had to ask one of the supervisors to bring the machine. It’s a shame the second half of our dining experience went down hill as the food is really good here.I see that you automatically add the service charge to the bill but today’s experience did not really deserve that. As it’s Mothers Day I did not want to ruin my happy mood so I did not comment to the staff. We just wanted to get out of there by that time . Also last year I received a complimentary glass of Prosecco & wished Happy Mother’s Day - this year nothing ! It was a nice touch .
Helpful attentive staff...clean surroundings....,good atmosphere.....most of all good food especially the mussels! All served pretty quickly.Overall everything is pretty good. Now for the negatives.....Twice I have had vouchers for drinks Via SAGA which were supposed to be downloaded when I booked on line from their site and show on my booking. Both times it had not registered on the booking....I had to find all the details on my phone which was really embarrasing and made me feel uncomfortable.... I was cross about that but it wasnt the waiters fault ...please get that sorted. I do think the bread is very expensive for what you get....a big extra if you want some with mussels... and the water on the table is always warm ....every time I have to ask for ice which is usually brought straight away .... these are the reasons I only gave 5 stars There are two or three good really restaurants in the Oracle and despite my negatives this is one of them.
We chose Cote for a Company Lunch as they usually are fast and efficient, plus, its the only Chain Restaurant I set foot in. The Service was efficient in taking our Order, but that is sadly where it stopped. We where 12 people, we waited 20 Minutes for starters (we ordered from the lunch menu so I expect a bit swifter Service) and the starters where fine. no water refills, we had to mention to the waiter twice that we like some more water, despite having other drinks and wine on the table. Any how, after 30 Minutes of waiting the mains arrived, only to find out that one Main was forgotten to order, and one steak was so overcooked you could not even cut it! Great, so one person received their food right at the end when everyone was finished, and the other person received their food half way through. By that time we where all ready nearly 2 hours in the restaurant, and there was 2 members who waited for dessert to the point that we actually told not to bother and we paid. This for some reason was very swift and payment was taken quickly. I have to point out that the over cooked steak and the forgotten Dish where taken off the Bill. Thank you! When we got up, one of my Team member points out that he had ordered Dessert! i could not believe it, they actually forgot that to. Anyhow, all in all my food and some of my team members food was good, others not, but the Service was anything but great!
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!