One of Welwyn Garden City’s most beautiful locations for dining, Côte Brasserie is flying the flag for authentic French cuisine in the region. This town centre restaurant has consistently scored high in everything from setting to food presentation and service, making its mark in Hertfordshire as well as throughout the UK. Serving exceptionally delicious brasserie-style food for a great value, Côte Brasserie ranks among one of our absolute favourite French restaurants. Book a table at this Howardsgate restaurant and see for yourself what makes it the talk of the town.
Experience a taste of France without ever setting foot out of Welwyn Garden City when you dine at Côte Brasserie on Howardsgate, one of the city’s most sensational restaurants. Found right in the heart of the town centre, this restaurant is the epitome of authentic French dining and offers up classic, home-style dishes made with seasonal vegetables, artisan cheeses and premium meats, plus fine wines and craft beers to boot. This Côte Brasserie location features ample outdoor seating as well as floor-to-ceiling windows, making it one of the most beautiful dining establishments in town.
A quick look at Côte Brasserie’s extensive a la carte menu and you’ll know you’ve come to the right place – from soups to hearty steaks and decadent desserts to finish, the food on offer oozes authentic French charm, and at prices that won’t break the bank. From morning until night, Côte Brasserie in Welwyn Garden City’s town centre dishes out French favourites ranging from breakfast baguettes to beef Bourguignon, duck confit and steak frites. Seafood lovers are encouraged to try the Breton fish stew or the fish parmentier, a delicious favourite consisting of cod, prawns, haddock in white wine and leek sauce. Discover more after reserving your table – Côte Brasserie is known to stay busy!
Lovely company, delicious food, fantastic service and great atmosphere - that really says it all! We love the way the set menu changes every month, enabling us to try lots of new dishes.
Mum and I went for brunch for her birthday the quality of the food was excellent and the service was to. The manager gave my mum her breakfast on them which was unexpected and very lovely of them
Had a lovely meal here with great service . Arrived and the Manager asked if you would mind sitting at table in middle until a window seat was free and we could have a drink on house whilst we waited. 2 Kir Royales delivered once we were moved after a five minutes. Complimentary bottle of wine was also part of deal as we had signed up to Côte newsletter . Food was delicious and will visit again soon,
We got a table outside in the sunshine as we requested. The food was excellent and great value and the staff were really friendly. They could not do enough to make it a super dining experience
Just a few small points: on showing us to our table, the member of staff stopped to have a conversation with a customer who was about to leave. Only a small conversation but it did mean us standing there not knowing where to go until she'd finished her conversation. We had planned to have the breakfast which is served until 1 pm at weekends and received every menu except the breakfast one so when the waitress came to take our order, she had to fetch one. A table for two is really too small for breakfast as there is nowhere to put everything without juggling a few things. We did actually use the empty table next to us to put things we weren't using. Also coffee normally comes in a cafetière in Côte which is brilliant as it stays warm throughout breakfast but this time it arrived ready poured into a cup even though I had asked for a cafetière. By the time the food arrived, the coffee had cooled down a bit. On the plus side, the food was tasty and nicely presented, good toast, nice choice of jams and nice atmosphere.
I don't think I have ever been to a restaurant that is so well run as the Côte Brasserie, the service is always excellent and the food amazing. Today is Mothering Sunday and they were expecting over 700 diners during the day and you could see at 1100 hrs this morning that all staff had been well briefed and therefore despite being very busy the experience was as always first class. Well done Côte Welwyn Garden City.
The staff were pleasant and welcoming and the general level of service throughout the meal was very good. The food was of a good standard but with some variation from course to course. The starter of melon and ham was well executed. The main course of rib-eye with pepper sauce was excellent and cooked medium-to-rare as ordered. The French apple tart was totally spoiled by the puff pastry - which was like chewing gum and and lacked any puff or crispness. I returned this and it was replaced with strawberry and vanilla ice-cream .....which were both excellent. The staff commented that reordering the apple tart would probably have a similar result as the item was not "made on the premises" but, as an experienced cook, I know that frozen pastry desserts can be excellent provided the quality is good and prepared in an oven (not microwave) at the correct temperature. This was a bit strange. At nearly £45 per head including a bottle of wine I thought it borderline expensive for a "chain" meal and this was mainly due to my steak being disproportionally priced (£20) and the mark up on alcohol. We have eaten here many times and will probably do so again but I shall pay more attention to the pricing of courses.
Went for breakfast. Overall a nice breakfast, food was good, thank you. Service was rushed, yet 12.5% service charge included as standard on the bill. Its never nice to argue over a few quid at the end of a meal so paid in full, but puts me off going to Cote as much as I might do otherwise. I would suggest it would be nice for Cote to charge the price of food and drinks on their bills, and allow their customers to leave a tip 'if' they feel they want to; adding 12.5% to the bill discourages anyone disagreeing with the charge while they are there - so short term gain... but probably puts people off coming to the restaurant as regularly as they otherwise might - long term loss? Anyway. Thanks for the nice food. Sorry if comments above on service charge cause offense, but thought it best to say as you've asked me to provide feedback.
We arrived early and they catered for us straight away, even though they were busy. The table we were offered was not very appealing, cramped area and in a busy walkway. We asked if there was anything else available and they arranged another table for us with only a short wait. We were served at a friendly non rushed pace and were not left wondering were our food and drinks were. Friendly and helpful staff and the food was well presented and very enjoyable. Tap water was available on request which arrived quickly and is served filtered and not straight from the tap. I will be more than happy to return to this venue and I would also recommend to others.
We're regular visitors to Cote and on this occasion went with my sister, difficult to please brother-in-law and nephew. Four of us had the early evening menu which is great value and my nephew went for the a-la-carte. As always the service was excellent - the staff are really friendly and very professional. As soon as you arrive you're made to feel welcome. We did have one issue - unfortunately my brother-in-law's salad contained avocado that was hard and black. The waiter was informed and within seconds the manager arrived to apologise and said she would speak to the chef. All in all a very nice evening. Cote has become our favourite place to eat - in fact we're taking advantage of our free breakfast this morning and we're really looking forward to it.