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Fabulous evening to celebrate my daughters graduation - thank you Cote!!!
Fantastic night again. Always good service and food. Our go to place for a special nights when visiting our daughter in Winchester. Few allergies in the family that the restaurant deals with, with no fuss.
Excellent lunch. Loved the Bretton fish stew in the past but that has been substituted by sea food linguine which was excellent. Will have that again.
Reliable as always. Excellent food and good value for money. Never disappoints.
We were booked to see “Rembrandt” at the Everyman cinema. We dropped into Côte on the way to book a table and, in four minutes, were on our way. (We usually book online but had forgotten.) Côte Winchester is ideally situated a few hundred yards from the Everyman cinema, middle-way from the multi-storey, free-after-six car-park. We booked the Côte because we knew we would be assured of a quiet ambience in which to eat without having to converse over loud “musack”. The decor is stylishly subdued. Service in the Côtes we have visited has always been discreetly and efficiently attentive. There is a good range of meals from two and three course standard menu to the à la carte and all have sensible portions at reasonable prices. It is not “high dining” but high enough to create a very enjoyable, French atmosphere in pleasant surroundings. After the film, we did not have time for a complete meal and selected from the à la carte mains which, with the friendly service, was an ideal way to discuss the National Gallery and Rijksmuseum's “Rembrandt”. We recommend - the free-after-six car-park, Everyman cinema and the Côte.
Hi – we had a really great evening at Cote Brasserie last night and will definitely return. There were 6 of us in our party and we visit Cote Brasserie a good number of times a year together, and separately too – it’s definitely a favoured restaurant of ours. However, last night’s experience was marred by lukewarm food. Up until last night, we’ve always had good hot food, so it must be either down to kitchen equipment last night, or kitchen staff, so we only pass this information to you… a) because you have asked for feedback, and b) we think the kitchen staff should know. I believe there were 3 or 4 soups ordered, two of which were lukewarm. Then there were 4 chicken Parmentier dishes ordered, all four were lukewarm and although tasty, were very disappointing. The member of staff attending our table took one of the chicken dishes away to heat it up, but by the time the wait staff returned, the rest of us with the chicken dishes were at least half way through. Having said all of the above, the staff were faultless and we were indeed compensated, for which we are grateful. Again, we would not have complained but, the fact is I made the booking for last night’s ‘get together’ with our friends quite a way ahead, as we wanted to request the table in the upstairs bow window. I was told that was fine, but when we arrived last night we were told the table was not available now, as we were 6 and a party of 8 had come in. We ought, we believe, to have been offered some kind of compensation at that time. But, as I say, I would not have mentioned this but for the fact of the many tepid dishes we were served last night. So our disappointment is definitely with the lukewarm food. But, even tho we come from a way outside of Winchester to meet up with each other, we will continue to do so. For your interest we travelled from Upper Chute which is a 25 mile distance, from Goodworth Clatford and also from Chilbolton. We hope your kitchen staff are able to use our comments constructively.
We visited on Saturday 16th March having made a reservation. It was our first night out as couple after having our daughter and I must say it was fantastic. We were immediately greeted with a smile and nothing was too much throughout our time spent in the restaurant. The food was first class and service was intuitative without feeling rushed between courses even to the point that our waiter knew I needed another bowl for my spent mussels shells before I had even asked. A genuinely lovely meal and we will be returning as soon as we can arrange another babysitter!. Credit where it is due, thank you Côte Winchester, see you soon 10/10
Lovely food - service fluctuated between highly attentive and non-existent....for example, we asked for wine to be served with our main meal as we had a cocktail first - which arrived promptly and was lovely - but by the time we were part way through our main, no wine had appeared and we had to try to attract the waiter's attention to have it brought before we finished eating. As soon as reminded the wine quickly arrived.....shortly after being given the dessert menu we were asked if we were ready to order - and asked to be given 5 more minutes- but 20 minutes later no-one had returned to take the order - and when the waiter did appear, from the aroma I strongly suspect he had been on a cigarette break..... My husband ordered a dessert and it took some time to be told that this wasn't available - we were informed that the chef wasn't happy to serve it as not up to expected standards - I suppose this is not unreasonable if cooked fresh. It was quite late in the evening. Overall the food was very good and the staff very friendly but the service let the experience down...and then the 12.5% service charge added automatically was a bit annoying - I could have made a fuss and asked to deduct some (as it is stated as optional) but this would have entailed voiding the value already entered into the card machine and after considering I decided not to bother - it was late as I have stated and I think everyone wanted to go home! I probably would go again as the food and atmosphere were good - maybe it was just a bad day.
After a warm and friendly greeting and being shown to our table on a raised level by a window, we were each presented with a glass of French 75 a refreshing mix of gin, sparkling wine and zesty lemon with a hint of sugar(complimentary because we were choosing from the À La Carte menu)Very pleasant too. I started with Homemade Crab Bisque served with baked Gruyère gougères(EXCELLENT) and Chris had Pissaladière Reblochon - traditional warm flatbread from Nice with caramelised onions Reblochon cheese and thyme which she liked very much. We both chose Côte de Veau Grilled - rose veal t-bone steak with frites, salade verte and a warm tarragon butter and shared a Ratatouille- sautéed aubergine, courgette and red peppers in Provençale sauce with baby spinach and extra virgin olive oil. The meat was outstanding in flavour and texture, and cooked medium rare as requested, although we probably wouldn’t go for the ratatouille again. I also enjoyed a glass of house red(Lagarde Rouge)with my meal. Service was friendly and efficient, Dan was helpful, and the background music was not intrusive. A thoroughly enjoyable Saturday lunch.
We arrived 10 minutes early for our table which turned out to be still busy, which was perfectly fair enough. It was unfortunate that there was no bar for us to wait at, we were advised to go elsewhere for a drink first. I understand that this is a space issue, but it would have been nice to have been able to start our evening with a drink rather than be chucked out to wander the streets for 15 minutes/go to a bar/pub. Our table was booked for 8.15pm. 2 of our party ordered the shared steak dish (was it the chateau briande?), but we were told that the last one had just been sold this seemed a shame. However, we ordered steak as an alternative and the food was delicious. When we came to settle the bill, 2 of the couples were treating the other couple, who had just got engaged, so it was our treat. We wanted to split the bill between 2 couples. The young lady who sorted this out for us must have shouted the total amount about 3 times, even though I tried to indicate that as it was a treat we didn't want the amount shouted round the restaurant! We did laugh, but it was a bit unfortunate! A great night though and delicious food. Thank you.