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Côte Welwyn Garden City

Town CentreFrench
1,017 Reviews

About Côte Welwyn Garden City

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.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 8:00 am
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm


Côte Welwyn Garden City
1 - 3 Howardsgate, Town Centre
Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AL

Menu Highlights



Warm Roquefort Salad

endive, walnut and crouton salad with a warm Roquefort cheese dressing

French Onion Soup

rustic French onion soup with a sourdough croûte and melted Comté cheese

Prawn Gratinée

king prawns in a white wine, garlic, chilli and tomato sauce with toasted garlic and parsley croutons


Beef Bourguignon

traditional Beef Bourguignon with potato and chive purée, bacon lardons and chestnut mushrooms

Steak Frites

chargrilled thinly beaten out minute steak with frites and garlic butter

Breton Fish Stew

traditional Breton fish stew of seabass, mussels, clams, prawns and squid with tomato, white wine and chilli


Crème Caramel

traditional set vanilla pod custard with dark caramel and cream

Tarte Fine aux Pommes

crisp puff pastry tart with finely layered apples and vanilla ice-cream

Chocolate Fondant

warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream
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Main Menu

Prestige Menu


A La Carté Menu


Vegetarian Menu


May Set Menu & Specials


Wine Menu


Gluten Free


Breakfast Menu


More about Côte Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Garden City

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!

1,017 Côte Welwyn Garden City Reviews

1,017 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
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Tracey C.a year ago · 10 reviews

It was the fIrst time I had visited a Cote Brasserie & will definitely be returning. The food & customer service at the branch in Welwyn Garden City was very good. I can recommend the fish main courses, which were delicious & full of flavour. There is a wide choice on the menu, so plenty to work my way through.

Francis C.7 months ago · 1 review

Staff are always excellent in providing a high standard of service the food is very good value for the money. In the middle range of restaurants Cote is outstanding for good food good value and good service ( as with most catering establishments the bulk of the staff are not UK citizens I hope they are not ruined by brexit)

Philip H.10 months ago · 1 review

The restaurant was busy but still had to wait just to give our order. Took over an hour after we arrived just to get our starters. Then another long wait for the main course and pudding. One of our orders for main course had run out before we were served but later saw the same meal was served to someone on another table who came in after us. Then we were told one of the puddings had run out so could we order something else which we did, then the original pudding turned up. The food was good but drinks were expensive. Be prepared for a long wait for your meal, shall not be going back in a hurry.

Alison W.4 months ago · 3 reviews

The food was excellent as always, with a great choice – the sea bass and the crème brûlée are to die for. The waitress was very competent and asked all the right questions but occasionally didn't listen to our answers, plus she never smiled and she seemed overworked. (There were very few staff in evidence and we had quite a long wait to be shown to a table on arriving.)

Lynda S.7 months ago · 1 review

A very enjoyable evening. The varied menu meant there was something for everyone's taste. Service was attentive and food was good. Not sure if I like the idea of service charge being added by the venue as I like to know that the tip goes to the waitress etc and is not used as part of their wages.

Doug C.8 months ago · 1 review

Wonderful food, wonderful wine and wonderful welcome. This was our first time at Cote Brasserie, being new to the area, and we were certainly not disappointed. We choose to eat early so it was quiet but a lovely way to spend a couple of hours with a fine wine and a relaxed atmosphere. We will be returning !!

Janis N.a year ago · 1 review

Very disappointed this time. The food was tasty but I think the main problem was the service. We had to wait a long time to order, we then waited a long time for the food to arrive. Not all the food for six people arrived at once, some were cold, and not all accompaniments arrived with the food and sometimes after the main course had been eaten! Also my choice for starter was not available at a 6.45pm booking. Unfortunately the acoustics is not good and we had a job to hear each other - music was also playing which did not help the situation. Such a great shame, my other visits have been good.

Jennifer M.a year ago · 6 reviews

Service excellent. Choice of music good, subtle and unobtrusive. Dessert special (Strawberry Chantilly crepe) lovely, but could have done with more strawberries - overpriced. Asparagus overcooked, perhaps had been waiting a while, as had the new potatoes. Requested table had been given to other diners - but we did arrive 10 minutes before the booking time. Lamb rump cooked to perfection, veal escalope and half chicken both well received.

Adrian G.3 months ago · 1 review

We were a group of 4 for breakfast on a Saturday morning. We waited ages to be served and it took a long time after we ordered for the food to arrive. The food was fine but it spoiled the occasion. When the manager realised what a wait we had had he refused to charge us anything for the meal. This was a generous compensation but the damage had already been done. I accepted his offer and made a fairly generous tip to reflect his attitude.

Gerry A.a year ago · 1 review

Very friendly waitress, very attentive. Ordered 2 Formule but unfortunately had to return 1 owing to almost liquid scrambled eggs! That said the matter was dealt with very quickly and professionally with the manager apologising and offering extras while waiting for the breakfast to be recooked. 2nd attempt was delightful. A very relaxing way to spend an hour on a sunny day with the front windows opened out!

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