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Côte Brasserie - Sloane Square

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About Côte Brasserie - Sloane Square

Very few restaurants have the same ability as Côte Brasserie to establish themselves in consistently premium locations and offer genuinely affordable food, yet never look out of place. This, believe us, is not easy, but it certainly goes to show the calibre of Côte Brasserie as the most loved family of French restaurants in the UK. This particular Côte is in perhaps the most premium location of them all, sitting pretty on London’s Sloane Square – right on the boundaries of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea – and offering all-day French dining that we simply just love. The food is varied, always fresh and always prepared with care.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 07:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 07:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 07:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 07:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 22:30
Côte Brasserie - Sloane Square, 7-12 Sloane Square, SW1W 8EG London

Further Information

Sloane Square. Côte Brasserie. French food. It’s all happening in London and we’re excited. Côte Brasserie, we’re sure you’re aware, is a name known across the UK and this great capital for casual, accessible French dining that still makes guests feel as though they’re dining in a restaurant far further up the price ladder. Whilst the food at this Sloane Square restaurant is of top quality and the surroundings are elegant, the team manage to make the whole experience feel tailored to you. Côte Brasserie in Chelsea is proof that a restaurant does not have to be independent to make you feel special.

All-day dining is the way at Côte Brasserie, hence this London restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whatever time of day there are traditional French classics as well region-specific dishes that will keep your buds in a pleasant state of anticipation, so begin your day perhaps with a complete French breakfast or croque monsieur or madame. For a light lunch, why not try salmon fishcakes with a baby spinach salad? Or for dinner, a classic beef Bourguignon or roasted belly of pork. A short walk from Sloane Square tube station in Chelsea, there’s little not to love about Côte.

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662 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 662 Reviews
Noise: average
Food: delicious
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: great value
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
22.08.2017 17:10

Cote is an excellent restaurant, good staff, excellent food and drink and hood atmosphere and very good value in the heart of London. I will definitely go again particularly for the steak.

1 review so far 6
21.08.2017 22:35

Brilliant - great service and delicious food. Can't recommend highly enough, it deserves every accolade going. Get there as soon as you can, a great dining experience

1 review so far 6
21.08.2017 18:23

Love Cote. Good food at such a good price. The fixed price lunch menu is a brilliant bargain. I keep going back and it's always consistently good.

2 reviews so far 6
18.08.2017 12:33

Attentive, charming service, excellent food and fair pricing. First time I had visited with these particular friends who were very impressed and plan to return. Also, grateful to be given Table 40 which I requested.

2 reviews so far 6
30.04.2017 10:01

The food and service were executed just right at the right price not always an easy task. For example, the poached egg in the egg Florentine should have been runny it was - thus cooked just right. Not always an easy task in a large and busy restaurant. The Chicken dish provided another good example as the Chicken breast was nice and moist and tender. The accompanied sautéed potatoes were crisp and not over-cooked. Again not always easy !! Finally the Apple crumble was presented in its own petite cast iron dish and delivered on flavour and texture. This was taken from the daily set menu thus was good value for money. Are you listening the more expensive eateries that don't always deliver !!!!!!! Having come to London to go to the Royal Court Theatre this was a great lunch rounded off by a great production. Is this replicated across the range of Cote I do not know but would be willing to find out and I would be happy take up the baton of a un-bias customer don't hesitate to ask - andrewsmith.cloisters10@btinternet.com I await your invitation !!

1 review so far 5
23.08.2017 08:05

Casual dinner on Saturday night I booked Cote for dinner after a show at Cadogan Hall around the corner. Service was good; our table was prepared when we arrived and staff were attentive taking our drinks order and providing table water. Two in our group ordered the daily menu special which came with a glass of champagne each and this was slow to arrive though. Food was above my expectations. I had mussels which were as good as if I had been at the seaside. The salad was a generous size portion, which is always good to find. Other people in my party enjoyed their mains too (steak, duck, pork belly) and the desserts that followed were of the same standard. I'm not giving this the full 6 stars because our table was near the door and also the passage leading to the WC - this door was very noisy each time it was opened and closed. In addition somewhere in the restaurant a metal tray was dropped a couple of times during dinner which created a very noisy clang - normally would be fine but when a member of your group has slight hearing problems these things do make a difference. Would revisit again and booking was very easy via the website.

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 09:13

A pre-theatre dinner before 'Road' at the Royal Court (opposite) was exceptional in both the range of choice and the value offered at the price point (£13.95 for 3 courses). My companion and I ordered different choices and all six dishes came out in a timely fashion and were pleasingly good quality, as was the wine 'special of the month'. Presentation was clean and simple and wait staff attentive and helpful. The only complaint would be from my native Italian dining companion who pronounced his Espresso after the meal both overly large ("this is a Lungo, not an Espresso")and burnt. I would definitely return here as I don't drink coffee and my Earl Grey tea was just lovely, but I wouldn't be able to recommend it for coffee...

2 reviews so far 6
04.05.2017 11:59

This restaurant is always busy. It operates to a formula with a fixed price menu according to whether 2 or 3 courses are chosen, and a wider menu from which individual dishes may be chosen. The menus change every month. The style is that of a traditional French restaurant (including proper napkins), and the dishes are selected, cooked and served appropriately by a multi-national staff (many Italians at this branch of the chain). The starters are often notably inventive for a low-priced menu, always including some soup or salad dish. Lately there has been a particularly successful crème Du Barry (cauliflower soup) on the fixed price menu. The Breton fish stew I had on Sunday from the wider menu was delicious and amazing value.

1 review so far 6
08.04.2017 09:14

First time there and surpassed our expectations completely with lovely customer service and friendly staff who made us feel very much at home. The food was delicious with a very appetising menu to choose from and at such great value. Will return without any hesitation but remember to make a reservation because it was very busy and we noticed there had been some disapointed customers who tried to get a table on walking in, and despite the staff doing there best, it couldn't be helped and left people frustrated without a table to sit down too. Aside from that a very well run and lovely brasserie. Thank you again for giving my wife and I a day to remember.

1 review so far 6
11.08.2017 20:55

We arrived a full 30 minutes earlier than booked, but were quickly found a table that matched our request; it really was service with a smile! The food was better than at other Cotes we have visited recently - although they are all good - but the standout feature has to be the attentive and professional service we received. This is a very busy restaurant and it was Friday lunchtime, but nothing was too much trouble for the front of house team. We were not kept waiting, but we didn't feel at all rushed either. A new find for us, and we will definitely be visiting again soon. Thank you to the whole team!

5 reviews so far 5
22.08.2017 19:28

The food, as always with Cote, was divine!!! I had the tuna Nicoise and my nephew had the pan roasted haddock with gratin potatoes. He said his meal was delicious too.The waitress was polite, friendly and efficient. Very glad I'd booked a table for lunch as the restaurant was very busy. Two small negatives, I did seem to be kept waiting a while before being acknowledged by any member of staff (very unusual for Cote) , despite one of whom turned out to be the lady Maitre D' who had seen that I and one other person were waiting to be seated or as in my case shown to the booked table. The other reason for not awarding a mark of excellence was that the restaurant was rather noisy today.

1 review so far 3
25.07.2017 08:07

We were greeted with incredible warmth and enthusiasm, almost to the point of being too much, although it was still pleasant. The food was nice, although my 'minute' steak' had a large chunk of sinew in it which I had to eat around - I didn't feel this was a reason for complaint at all, though, as it would have been impossible to tell that this was the case until you cut into it. We asked for our bill and our waiter nodded, smiling. We waited and waited while we watched him seat other customer, faff at the bar and wipe some tables. Eventually, we asked again and his friendly, nice charm evaporated. He turned tail and fetched it without a word or a smile to either of us, even as he collected the money. I understand that waiting staff have to adopt a professional and friendly manner, but to see it snapped off so sharply really hit home how fake it was to begin with. Overall, the food was Ok and the atmosphere is nice, but the staff should be trained to perhaps be not so extreme with over-friendliness, then turn on a pin and be sullen and evidently annoyed with us!

1 review so far 4
27.07.2017 23:04

I was very happy with the food and the service, but had forgotten how Noisy your restaurant is and it was extremely difficult ro have a conversation with my Family. YOu must try to remedy this... HAving invited them to discover your place, and having mislaid my debit card for the past 48 hrs, I had with me my chequebook with you did not accept, and my credit card as proof of my name, but as I very rarely use it I did not remember my pin number. Normally when you effect a payment over the telephone you just give the three numbers on the back of the card, but you said you could not help . I felt awful that my cousin had to pay for the meal, and could not understand that you were not treating me kindly although it was the fourth time I booked a table at Côte...

3 reviews so far 5
16.08.2017 09:25

Ambience - 5/5 it delivers that continental buzzy brasserie atmosphere. Service - 4/5 Prompt & efficient. Could be a touch more human/friendly but this is a personal preference/judgement. I dont like service to be all-over me either. Food 4/5 Had the pre theatre menu. I wasnt offered it initially but not sure if this was an oversight or deliberate. The value is good especially if you have a 3rd courses - 2 course is £12.50 and 3 courses is £13.95 - plus a discretionary 12.5% service add on. It is served from noon to 7pm. Definitely a good choice in this rather expensive part of town.

1 review so far 6
17.05.2017 18:09

We very much enjoyed our visit. I had been before, however, my guests had not and both loved the service, the efficient, and the food. It was very busy, and we were glad we had booked,, but, despite this, we were looked after well, and everything went smoothly. Both my guests said they would come again, and look for Cote's near them, as they thought other friends of theirs might like the restaurants, and the diverse menus. It was an enjoyable experience, and good value for money. Recommended.

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 14:03

Both the food and service were excellent, as they were the last time we visited. We ate before a concert and took advantage of the pre-show menue. A happy way to start our evening and we intend to repeat this. The only downside was there was no sign of the free bottle of wine that I was promised on joining Quandoo so I do not hold much faith in a point system. I find it useful to book online but that can be done directly through the restuarant.

1 review so far 3
15.08.2017 09:40

Staff were excellent, service efficient, food good value for the pre-theatre menu. The experience was very much spoiled however by the "music" being played. Because the restaurant was busy and noisy all that could be heard over this (perhaps fortunately) was the banging of some thrash metal nonsense giving the impression of eating inside an MRI scanner. I wouldn't visit again on these grounds alone - when I asked what it was I was told that it is selected and played simultaneously in all Cote and couldn't be changed or turned off. If they're attempting the French vibe then they should consider a bit of melodic Francis Cabrel or Maxime le Forestier. I'm not just being old and grumpy - I don't believe anyone would enjoy a distracting din like that. In fact I have asked my colleagues and of a team of nine, six have eaten at a Cote and none would go back, including me. Shame - the Mousse au Chocolat was outstanding......

1 review so far 6
28.03.2017 09:09

We visited Cote before a concert nearby and the restaurant was very busy. We waited a few minutes for a waiter to greet us, another member of staff was at the door but didn't make eye contact with us and seemed preoccupied. When the waiter returned he apologised for the wait, took my name and showed us to our table. Our designated waiter greeted us warmly and all went smoothly from then. Food, wine and service good as always.

1 review so far 5
20.08.2017 08:54

Our Spanish waitress was excellent and the food was good. Would have been a 6 if the wine had been better chilled and if the overall price had been less for a late evening snack. May be worth considering some price offers on both wine and menu items after 10pm to attract more of the after theatre trade, who would prefer to pay more like £30 for two for a late evening snack. There were enough empty tables to justify this. Or maybe such an offer could be provided to your registered loyalty members.

1 review so far 2
14.06.2017 14:17

Saturday late afternoon. As we were seated, I specifically asked the host for the new vegetarian menu for my friend but it never turned up. We then sat there for at least fifteen minutes with no-one coming to see us - I was clock watching! When the waiter did turn up, he served the adjacent table who'd been seated after us. He then put their order in before coming to us. By this stage, we weren't going to wait for him to return with the drinks before ordering the food and ordered everything at once. ( No upselling of bread and/or olives by the way ) . When the food arrived, it was as good as usual; I had the crab and avocado starter followed by the breaded chicken with a side of chips and the veggie had the baked crottin and the spinach crepes from the regular menu ( he wasn't going to wait for the veggie one ) . We both had the Summer Pavlova special as dessert which was excellent! Of the three adjacent tables of two, two of them were served with an incorrect main course on each table. Our waiter was looking after our station AND the outside tables in the street too. It was obvious that either the staff were over-stretched and mistakes were happening or they weren't very good.

2 reviews so far 5
11.04.2017 11:31

Our first time at a Cote Brasserie and we were very pleasantly surprised. After enjoying our free Kir Royale,(courtesy of the Cadogan Hall, where we were going afterwards), we tucked into the 3 course early evening menu. A good choice of dishes, and great value at £13.95. The staff were attentive and efficient, and the bill for 3 came to an extremely reasonable £76, which included a bottle of the house Blanc de Blancs and service. We will definitely return and perhaps try the a la carte next time.

1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 23:07

I had booked on line and out table was waiting for us in the quieter part of the restaurant. The menu had a lovely selection at very reasonable prices. Our food came quite quickly and on hot plates. We said we were going to a concert, and had to leave at a set time, so an effort was made to bring the coffee and the bill at the same time. A very enjoyable visit.

1 review so far 4
20.05.2017 19:17

I am a great fan of Cȏte and go frequently to the various Brasseries around London. The food is very good and the menu varied and the value for money is one of the best in town. However, The Sloane Square staff appears to be overwhelmed by the crowds. The welcoming staff is rarely welcoming ! Waiting time for service is way too long even when what you want is the bill and people are queueing outside. It makes no sense. Today the whole experience was redeemed by a very pleasant waiter, hence the 4 instead of a lower mark. They need more staff and a few more smiles.

1 review so far 5
02.07.2017 10:26

Very nice food. Good prompt service. My only reason for not giving a 5/5 is because of the noise levels. Unfortunately this is a problem at most of the Cote Brasseries I have been to in London, Bristol, Chichester, Oxford and York. I think the only exception was Cote Barbican. All lovely restaurants fir a lively meal, but not ideal if you want a quiet chat with a couple of friends. However the food and service make up for the slight shortcomings of the surroundings.

1 review so far 5
19.08.2017 19:38

Love Cote! Where in London can you get a glass of fizz (says sparkling wine but tastes as good as prosecco) for £4.35? Great a la carte choices all well priced. Have had the mushroom spinach crepe previously and love it but went for the special anniversary menu this time. Three courses (loads of great choices) + glass of champagne for £27.50! This place offers great food at a great price in a prime location. I normally avoid chains but make an exception for Cote.

3 reviews so far 6
04.08.2017 16:31

Cote in Sloane Square is my 'go to' lunch place when I have to meet in SW London. The set lunch menu is very reasonable indeed and has a good and varied choice of dishes that are well cooked and presented. The atmosphere is always buzzing - if rather noisy - and the service is very friendly. Today was no different, so I shall be happy to continue lunching there!

2 reviews so far 6
23.06.2017 09:51

We had a 5.15pm reservation as we were off to the Cadogan Hall for a Rik Wakeman concert immediately after. We were given a very warm friendly welcome and shown to a lovely window table. The mixed olives and pissaladiere with Rebluchon were superb as was the Duck breast with cherries. The service was great, prompt but not rushed and we left feeling well fed and looked after. Excellent!

3 reviews so far 5
19.05.2017 17:18

I really appreciate this chain and I use many of the restaurants. I use the Sloane Square one about 6-8 times a year and mostly the service has been very good, friendly. Today was not very consistent, had to signal for assistance three times, to order, to pay, to order another drink and it was quite difficult to get someone's attention. I would say that 3 out of 10 interactions were friendly and efficient. The rest were sour-faced and unhelpful.

1 review so far 6
27.04.2017 09:56

We always use this restaurant when visiting an evening show at Cadogan Hall. The pre theatre menu is our choice & we have never been disappointed. All I would say is to book ahead if at all possible. On one occasion I forgot until a few days beforehand & was unlucky. We had to use a nearby rival establishment & the experience just wasn't the same.

1 review so far 6
15.03.2017 07:07

My favourite for food of all the cote's we have visited. We come here regularly when visiting Cadogan Hall for concerts and we have never had a bad meal. Staff are lovely services is fantastic, prices are good for London too. Will be back soon ! Always book when there's a show on though as it gets really busy with there pre theatre menu.

1 review so far 6
23.05.2017 13:36

Very good meal, delicious chicken and fries with a creamy mushroom sauce. Lightly dressed green salad. Very good chocolate sauce with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Fresh mint tea to finish. Couldn't be better. Very good service and great atmosphere. All in all a success and good value for the centre of London. Cote - keep on doing what you are doing!

1 review so far 6
04.04.2017 12:31

We ate at Cote Sloane Square before a visit to the Theatre. Everything was great. Booking was really easy. The ambience in the restaurant was lively. The staff were friendly and efficient. We ate from the early evening menu - 3 courses for £13.95 - which was excellent value and delicious and the wine was good and reasonably priced. Recommended.

1 review so far 5
10.03.2017 07:58

Have been many times. The formula obviously works. The staff are friendly and efficient. The ambience is just what you would expect in a French Brasserie -busy but not so noisy that you cant have a conversation. We chose the Fish soup which was excellent followed by the moules mariniere and the charcuterieboard and both were good. Glad we had two starters and not a main as there was ample food

1 review so far 5
08.04.2017 19:38

Nice lunch and at reasonable price. Lovely happy waiter served us. As I was meeting friends I hadn't seen for 2 years I wanted a quietish area to catch up. Was initially seated near a noisy family with sreaming children looked on by doting parents so I politely asked to be moved to a quieter table - was moved without any problem and fuss. Would go back there again.

2 reviews so far 5
28.07.2017 09:00

As usual, the food at Cote didn't disappoint and decent-sized portions, but this particular branch of Cote is very very noisy and it's exceedingly hard to hold a conversation. I've been to 5 other Cote restaurants in London and this is by far the noisiest. The staff are exceedingly obliging and very gracious - particularly the manager. Apart from the noise element, I'd highly recommend this branch of Cote.

1 review so far 6
08.04.2017 10:04

Attentive staff who appear to love their work. The best eggs florentine I've eaten in years and everything else was delicious. My guest was "demanding" but the waiters were charming and kept her happy. We were going to Cadogan Hall for the 1930h performance and your staff served us quickly. This is why I keep coming back.

1 review so far 5
10.03.2017 10:14

We had the pre theatre dinner menu, which was excellent value, with lots of choice. The service was also very good, and the only slight criticism on my part was that my steak wasn't as hot as I would have liked so the butter on top didn't melt properly. A hot plate would have resolved this, but the steak was lovely and tender, and the frites were hot!

1 review so far 5
10.05.2017 09:16

This is one of my favourite Cote restaurants as cooking consistently good and staff always cheerful despite Sloane Square being a busy venue. My friend had whole plaice which was beautifully cooked and good value while my chicken dish was tasty too. Only downside is the ladies room as you have to go out of the restaurant and into the adjacent hotel and then downstairs to use them.

1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 09:19

The service and food were excellent. I was particularly impressed as I was delayed arriving and phoned the restaurant to say I would be late and would they please inform and seat my nearly-95-year-old uncle who would be arriving earlier. They did so and were very welcoming. He in fact recommended Cote: he loves coming here.

2 reviews so far 6
12.03.2017 13:10

All 3 of us enjoyed our dinner. Excellent value for money using the set menu which is available until 7.00. Had the whitebait, fish fillet and the apple crumble all for £13.95. Others has the pate starter and minute steak with fries. Attentive service, location on Sloan Square and VFM make this a great dinner experience.

1 review so far 5
02.08.2017 18:06

Food was really good and staff friendly and attentive. We ate at 3pm hoping to have missed the lunch rush but still extremely busy and so noisy. No fault of Cote just people who have to shout rather than talk. I can only sympathise with the staff having to work in that environment with so much noise. I take my hat off to them for their patience.

1 review so far 5
23.06.2017 13:22

Excellent pre theatre menu. Seated and served promptly and there was a good choice on the menu. Waiting staff very pleasant and efficient. Good price for two or three courses. This is not fine dining but a very good french restaurant with good choice at a reasonable price. Food was served piping hot which is always a bonus. Would definitely return especially for a pre theatre meal.

1 review so far 5
11.06.2017 21:22

Service was slow to start with, not their usual start, they were not overly busy. once we were served food came along as it should and was very good. we had to ask for water 4 times which was not good. The menu was very good and the specials excellent. we were given our Reward bottle of wine. overall good and we would go back again.

2 reviews so far 6
20.07.2017 06:20

Another excellent experience at Cote. Food, drink, service and ambience all up to the usual very high standard. An offer of ice when we found our water not very cold reflected the thoughtfulness that we have noticed on other occasions. As ever, the value was outstanding for the quality and quantity of food and drink.

1 review so far 4
04.04.2017 09:31

Good food as always but despite the waitress doing her best the service was slow (even with a 5.45pm booking). We needed a quick meal (which we normally have when we come to Cote) but this time it took nearly 90 minutes rather than the usual 60, so we were almost late for a concert we were going to. The place was packed but if it is always that full then you need more staff. Please don't make us abandon you

1 review so far 6
31.05.2017 12:47

We just breakfasted here prior to the Chelsea Flower Show (very handy) and couldn't fault it. The service was friendly and prompt. The food was good (and they have gluten free options including bread). The restaurant was attractive, clean and pleasant. Would always recommend Cote restaurants as being reliably excellent and very good value.

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 08:42

Friendly service. The servers are much more willing to help than some of the other restaurants in the neighbourhood. Food good quality. Wine good quality. Very good value. We go to this restaurant very regularly and we recommend it. The clients are cheerful people too in general so the overall atmosphere is quite pleasant.

1 review so far 4
07.04.2017 00:14

An early evening pre-concert visit dining from the fixed price menu. We were initially directed to a cramped table towards the rear of the restaurant, but were moved when we asked. Food tasty and still represents good value for money, but do feel that Cote are slowly dumbing down their fixed price menu to maintain prices when a modest price increase and more interesting menu would make a better proposition. Would probably go for the a la carte next time.

1 review so far 6
24.07.2017 17:58

Service was good, food was good, food came quite promptly despite it being very full. Initially we were offered a table which seemed a bit noisy, but when we asked for a change they found us another one immediately. There was a pleasant buzz about the place and we would expect to return.

1 review so far 6
25.03.2017 08:54

Very good service. Whole party just wanted steak and frites and served without any issues. Had table in the corner which I guess is where they put big parties so recommend if you have a big crowd and want space to yourselves. Feels like a private room if you want that vibe,