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Perfection in every aspect. Great service and the food was outstanding I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone OUTSTANDING
We're early and they're very accommodating. I had crab mayonnaise which was the usual high standard. Haddock goujons was my tasty main. It came with large portion of fries and peas. Then I had crepe with caramelized banana and hazelnut filling. Sooo yum. Great Sunday treat after concert at festival hall.Highly highly recommended
Excellent delicious well displayed food good service and lovely ambiance
Extremely busy place this evening, but the staff managed effortlessly. I had a superb meal. I was very impressed with the customer service recovery on the table next to me: they had had to wait a long time for their meal and some complimentary drinks were offered to them by way of apology. Most impressive.
I have been dining at Cote Restaurants all across the country for the better part of 5 years, and have always found the service and staff to be highly professional and personable. However; it has to be said that on my most recent visit to the one at Royal Festival Hall, my expectations were hugely surpassed! I took along a couple of friends who were visiting from overseas on this visit, as they hadn't had any home cooked food for quite some time. We were warmly welcomed by the manager Halo who sat us at a wonderful table he stated was “the best one in the house”, and he wasn’t wrong. Not long after we were sat, a young lady brought over Kir Royal cocktails. I mentioned to her that we hadn't ordered them, and she informed us that it was to help us celebrate our "good news". Somewhat surprised, my friend asked the Manager, and he said that he overheard us talking, as he was seating another table. He then told us that one of the Kir Royals was made with lemonade (so that the lady could partake in the celebratory toast) Talk about being aware of your guests...WOW! When it came to ordering our food I enquired about the free cocktail as mentioned in the promotional email but hadn't realised I was meant to ask for that in advance when booking but Halo was more than happy to let us have them as part of the promotion. We were thrilled with him doing this for us and it made the occasion more special. The cocktails were absolutely lovely (again one was made non-alcoholic) with a terrific zesty tart twist to them I hadn't had something with a rhubarb flavour for years! The atmosphere in the restaurant was relaxed, and although it was filled to capacity, it didn't appear un-managed, and my friends couldn't stop commenting on how amazing and vibrant it all was. I was so proud of my decision to bring them here. The Manager checked in on us periodically throughout the afternoon to ensure we were happy with everything. His warmth and friendliness just shone through and the level of service we received from him and the other members of staff was above and beyond what we would expect. The food on this occasion really hit the spot with us and was an added bonus to a great day with friends. Please pass on our thanks to Halo for a fantastic afternoon! It was brilliant, and we look forward to returning and once again being a recipient of his exceptional service, and we’ll be sure to bring the "new arrival" with us. Warmest regards Oilibhéar
This is the review I have just put on trip advisor. Fantastic food and service, especially Carmin and Amanda. We have eaten at a few Cotê restaurants and have always enjoyed the food and service. This time we had tickets for a show at the Royal Festival Hall (Southbank Centre) and booked Cotê, which is directly opposite for a quick pre-show dinner. It was a busy night and our starters were a little late, but we did not say anything. We didn’t have to as our waitress Carmin noticed us glancing at our watches and she came over to us and apologised for the delay. We explained we had Theatre tickets and she said she would speak to her manager. Carmin then came right back and said our starters would be out very soon and they would have our mains ready for us as soon as we needed them. Then, without us asking, her manager Amanda came over and apologised again and offered us a reduction on the bill as a good Will gesture. We were very impressed with the service we received, it was a busy night in the restaurant and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had our meal in time for our show. Our compliments to he kitchen also as the food was delicious. Thank you Amanda & Carmin, you did not need to help us as much as you did and you are both fantastic ambassadors for Cotê. I have worked in restaurants and I know how busy and stressful it can be and I must say all the staff we encountered were fantastic.
This was our first experience in a Cote Brasserie and will not be our last if we come across another one. Booked table in advance so no problem there although tables for 2 are very close and "cosy" so don't expect to talk sweet nothings without the next table hearing them ........... We ended up having long chats with couple on next table (not sweet nothings but they did tell us they always go there when going to theatre next door and never disappointed). Excellent location for Royal Festival Hall which is opposite. We both went for set menu (dearer of the 2 available) and we both thoroughly enjoyed both courses, the rib eye was cooked just as I like it and requested, and my wife's chicken was apparently succulent with a nice crispy skin. No problems with the food. Only "complaint" was that we did not expect the discreet tip that was added to the bill, which if it was mentioned on the menu was well hidden. But as the servicce and food was good I won't moan about that too much
My work colleagues and I had been here for a Christmas meal and decided it was good enough to come back to celebrate my birthday. We were seated at a table for six with a leather bench on one side which was perfect for the occasion. We could chat and move around comfortably while enjoying a three-course meal from one of the set menus. A complementary Kir Royale set a nice tone for the evening. The waiters were friendly and accommodating with a special request; nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious. I enjoyed the half chargrilled 'Breton' chicken as a mains which was substantial and the Creme Caramel was the best I have ever had. An enjoyable evening and one to remember. Thank you to the manager and all the other helpful staff involved with my enquiries, and on the night.
It was a wonderful meal with super-service all round ! The food was truly amazing. The beef tartare, prepared with cognac was outstanding, accompanied with beautifully toasted bread. We couldn't have prepared that any better - pure delight. My mom had the duck which she loved and I had the Breton Fish Stew which was a total highlight. Beautifully cooked fish / seafood in a wonderful and and perfectly prepared and deliciously flavoured juice/sauce. I absolutely loved that and would highly recommend it to anyone !!! We had the Tartin de Pommes as a desert which was another treat, not too sweet and accompanied by beautiful ice cream. This will be one of my top favourites indeed and my mom and I will definitely be coming back more than once !
As a regular at Cotes, throughout the UK and on many occasions have eaten at Festival Hall when in London. We were somewhat disappointed with the standard of food on this occasion. Firstly, the main course one of our party had ordered the steak which was served relatively cold. Although the waitress did offer to get another one, with a train to catch home and with everyone else eating this would of delayed the meal. All others ordered the Poulet Grille from the prestige menu, one of these was served with excessive amounts of pepper on and indeed had to scrape off the pepper in order to be able to eat. We all opted to have desserts, the chocolate mousse and Creme caramel were delicious. However, the apple crumble was incredibly spicy and in fact on trying it myself when others commented on the taste my initial thought that it tasted like vinegar. Certainly the spices nulled the taste of apples. On this occasion we were disappointed with the standard of food. But hope to be back again and be able to experience a better standard of food.