Côte Brasserie at Royal Festival Hall London is the go-to for quality, well-priced and delicious French cuisine. One of the newest restaurants to join the Côte Brasserie family, this Southbank space is ideal for, well, almost any occasion. Whether you’re in for a pre-theatre menu before a show at Royal Festival Hall or just dining with your nearest and dearest, Côte will not disappoint. On Belvedere Road and with all of the quintessential Côte style you know and love, Côte Brasserie at Royal Festival Hall has everyone from fully fledged Francophiles to stock-standard foodies more than covered. As you would expect, reservations are essential to avoid disappointment.
Royal Festival Hall is smack bang in the heart of London. Located in Southbank, a stone’s throw from Waterloo Underground and just across the bridge from Embankment, this iconic venue plays host to some of the best performances and events in the city. So it comes as no surprise, then, that a restaurant as iconic as Côte Brasserie should open up within it. Côte Brasserie is one of the best restaurants we know of for quality yet affordable French cuisine, and with restaurants peppered across the UK it’s unbeatable when it comes to atmosphere and service.
So, what can you expect from the menu at Côte Brasserie Royal Festival Hall London? If you’re dining from the a la carte menu, we recommend kicking things off with the prawn gratinée of king prawns cooked in a white wine, garlic, chilli and tomato sauce, or the classic steak tartare mixed with shallots, capers, cornichons, egg yolk and cognac. Then, follow with the roast pork belly served with potato gratin and braised Savoy cabbage, moules frites cooked with white wine, garlic, shallots and fresh cream or the traditional beef bourguignon with potato and chive purée, bacon lardons and chestnut mushrooms. No matter your preference, Côte Brasserie Royal Festival Hall will leave seem a French fare heaven. Reserve a table, head to Southwark’s Belvedere Road and enjoy.
Relaxing, non rushed eve. With good food at a good price on the early menu. Find this a great, buzzy venue with lots of space
Very friendly and efficient service, great food. Good veggie choice, but you need to ask for the separate vegetarian menu! Excellent position on the Southbank, perfect for pre and post event dining.
Prompt and efficient service with an excellent menu as always. Service especially appreciated as we were eating at peak time before performances at Festival Hall.
Very pleasant and personable staff. I mentioned that I was celebrating my birthday and was treated a complimentary dessert, accompanied with candle and a chorus of 'Happy Birthday' from the staff. Advisable to book, as it is a very busy, buzzing restaurant due to the location but service is nonetheless unhurried, giving you time to enjoy the excellent food at your own pace.
Fantastic service and the food was delicious. Interestingly they don’t allocate one waiter to your table, whoever is walking past or is free helps you. They certainly know how to deliver excellent customer service. Gluten free was no problem at all and so much to choose from on the menu. The only negative was it was packed by the time we were finishing and the acoustics meant we weren’t able to really hear each other speak because it was so loud with chatter..but it showed how popular it is and I definitely recommend booking
We had a tight schedule for our meal. We had allowed an hour-and-a-half for it before a concert at the Royal Festimval Hall, but we were delayed in a train sitting outside Waterloo station for 20 minutes. We explained this to the waiter/manager. We then had to wait for nearly half-and-hour for the first course to arrive, and consequently had to rush eating our two courses. The waiter/manager generously offered to waive the cost, which we did not feel that we could accept (except as to a couple of glasses of prosecco and some olives), since we had eventually had the food, and it was up to Cote's usual high standard.
Very friendly welcome and prompt service. Particularly useful as had to be out for a theatre visit. Had the pre-fixe early evening menu which had a great selection of dishes. Food very enjoyable and good portion sizes. Good number of wines available by the glass and found a good accompaniment easily. Room ambiance excellent for such a busy location. Friendly service continued throughout. Would not hesitate to return
The food was excellent - the steak mouthwatering and my wife really enjoyed the Duck Breast. I thought there was a promotion on whereby we could each have a Kir Royale. The waitress said this did not apply to their restaurant but returned with a complimentary glass for us both. Very impressed! Service overall was very good. We will be back on our next trip to London.
Great location if going to the National Theatre. Food excellent, staff attitude excellent. Very busy vibe. Handy if coming up to town from Waterloo. We had the lunch menu very good value. We had two courses. The whitebait was excellent, my tarte provenchale was very tasty. Fish cakes good and Sea bass also great. Thoroughly recommend this place. We will be going back.
Fantastic food and service ! We had the Breton fish stew and a lovely bottle of red. Manager and staff were outstanding and attentive. Also, my daughter happened to pass by and was made welcomed by manager to join us with a complimentary glass of Kir Royal! Thank you - it made the visit very special. Will definitely return.