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Côte Brasserie - Windsor

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About Côte Brasserie - Windsor


Brasserie (/ˈbrasəri/).
A type of French restaurant with a relaxed setting, which serves single dishes and other meals.


No Côte Brasserie restaurant or location is bad looking, but Côte Brasserie in Windsor is nothing short of beautiful. Set next to Windsor Bridge you’ll find no spot more relaxing or more tranquil to enjoy fantastic French food. What’s more, as is the way at Côte Brasserie, the food is of astounding value which, quite clearly, makes for a win-win dining experience. Ingredients are fresh and prepared with love, this, coupled with Côte’s dedication to service make a trip to this historic Eton location a must. This restaurant gets very busy so we recommend making a reservation.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:30
Côte Brasserie - Windsor, 71-72 High St, SL4 6AA Windsor

Further Information

Meander west along the River Thames for long enough and you’ll drift past the quaint and extremely pretty Côte Brasserie in Windsor. Should boating seem a little old school, however, then feel free to take the train as this French restaurant on High Street is a short bridge crossing away from Windsor & Eton Riverside train station. It’s also close to plenty of parks, scenic spots and, of course, Windsor Castle, meaning any trip out to Eton can be made even more splendid with the addition of an affordable French meal from Côte Brasserie.

Côte champions all-day dining meaning you can stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner and regardless of time, you can expect traditional French favourites as well as dishes that are slightly more region-specific. We are particular fans of the weekday lunch and early evening menu that offers two courses for £10.95 or three courses for £12.95 – nowhere else in Eton, Windsor or even the UK will you French food of such quality for such a fair price. A few of many highlights from the a la carte include a warm beetroot salad, risotto vert, roast duck breast served pink with a creamy potato gratin, as well as classic steak frites.

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877 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 877 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
Waiting Time: short
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1 review so far 6
22.08.2017 22:46

Excellent, lovely staff, most helpful. 😺 Food was great, large portions, which was very unexpected. I will come again. My meal was paid for with a voucher which cotes were very kind enough to donate, it was a great evening, thank you so much.

1 review so far 6
22.08.2017 13:08

Had the the early bird menu, pre theatre. Excellent value and quality, plus bonus on back of tickets had voucher for complimentary Kir Royale. Staff exceptional, have visited here three times and each experience has been outstanding.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 20:58

Food was excellent, hot and well cooked. Decaf coffee was great too. All very good, zhave been here many times before, probably the best meal we have had there.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 20:16

Perfectly cooked food attentive staff very nice atmosphere nice setting on the Thameside.Never had a bad meal in Cote.Our party of four really enjoyed ourselves

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 15:08

This has to be one of the best appointed restaurants in the area, with views directly across the Thames to Windsor Castle. I have lost count of the occasions we have celebrated family events here - or just gone out for a quiet meal for two - and the quality of the food is exceptional. Our favourite as a starter is the Calamari; main courses with fish are always good value; with sweet, it has to be tarte aux pommes or crumble version with vanilla ice-cream. And with a bottle of Muscadet between us, the evening is just perfect. The atmosphere is always good wherever you are sitting. The attention by staff is always friendly and helpful. You will enjoy yourself immensely at Cote Windsor - probably the best sited of their great value restaurants.

1 review so far 4
19.05.2017 10:45

We were a group of 15 and had already sent our pre-order through to the restaurant 2 days prior. When we arrived the table was only set for 12/13 which was a bit awkward. The waiting staff offered bread and olives, but only to one end of the table? The bread arrived, but the olives did not arrive until after the starters? The Pissaladiere with Reblochon was not very nice and my colleague could not eat it at all. As the waiter was serving the dishes he did not even seem to know which dish it was, and who it was for despite having their names on the list. He also served a white wine spritzer asked for lemonade as White wine and lemon ?! He also asked to remove plates even when others were still eating. As this was a group business booking I did feel let down as the staff seemed very inexperienced and it looked bad on me for selecting this restaurant. Unfortunately I would not return as a large group.

1 review so far 6
09.05.2017 12:36

The location, decor and quality of food never cease to delight, but on this special occasion- my birthday- it was the efficiency of the service that really impressed. The staff were aware of the special booking, and I had a lovely table overlooking the river: my Kir Royals were delivered immediately with compliments. We fell so pampered. It is plainly obvious that the Company belong to "Investors in people"- Service is impeccable, flawless, and professional each time I visit. The food is truly good French fare- and I am French- and the value sensational. Cote is the best restaurant in Windsor

5 reviews so far 5
05.03.2017 20:11

Made a reservation and requested a river view table, however the table that was allocated for us was given to the couple who arrived just before us, a matter of seconds before. We were actually taken to the table but made a sharp turn when he saw it taken by the previous couple. Anyway, the waitress at our table was very Polite and friendly who managed to turn the whole situation around. without knowing what happened. Food was Good, had calamari starter which was PERFECTLY cooked and the Sirloin steak for main which was a bit fatty but cooked to the way I wanted it. I would have rated it a 6 but that mishap seating us lost the extra point.

2 reviews so far 3
30.05.2017 11:25

We were 4 persons visiting Cote. We experienced that the meal our guests had was really dry (cod in bacon) and seemed to have had been too long time in the oven. Me and my wife got the Tuna Nicoise, and also here the tunas was well done. We mentioned the tunas to the waitress and she immediately informed us we would get a new tuna and it would be rare as announced in the menu card. After 20 minutes of waiting we asked the waitress about status of our replacement tuna. She mentioned it was forgotten and at the same time she made an immediate decision to take both the Tunas of the bill. That was a bold and right decision, which somehow mitigated the overall view we had of this dinner. We got our replacement Tunas and they were prepared as expected and were really good. So in total the only good thing about the experience was the ambience and the waitress, and for the first time we did not experience a well prepared dinner, as we have got all the other times we have visited you.

1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 22:18

Excellent choice of menu. As usual the staff were very attentive and pleasant. The restaurant was very busy but this did not affect the superb meal the four of us had. The pace between the courses was perfect. A nice touch was the complimentary drinks we were given prior to us ordering the drinks and food . We took two friends who had never eaten at Cote' before and they were also full of praise for the choice and quality of food, together with the excellent service and river views.

3 reviews so far 6
08.08.2017 19:16

Have just enjoyed a lovely lunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. From the moment of entering Cotes in Windsor we were made very welcome. We had the set three course menu, which was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter Hicham was very attentive to our needs and had great customer skills, very polite, very courteous and very attentive. Our meals were piping hot and delicious. We go regularly to this restaurant and always have good service and great food. Thank you for a memorable time.

1 review so far 6
05.04.2017 09:45

We had a fantastic birthday meal for my sister's 30th birthday. The staff were lovely & presented us with complimentary Kir Royales on arrival to mark the occasions. (When I accidentally knocked one over they even replaced it without question). The team also let us arrive early to decorate the table, and brought out a birthday cake which I provided. A really special occasion we will remember for a long time. The food was also delicious, and we will definitely be returning.

2 reviews so far 6
19.05.2017 20:47

We had a fantastic evening with delicious food and exceptional service from Andy and his team. It was our daughter's 14th Birthday and we were greeted with 3 glasses of fizz ( one non alcoholic) followed up with amazing steak/ frites and finished with a chocolate cake dessert including a candle and Happy Birthday singing to make it a memorable dinner. Absolutely fantastic! Thank you Andy and the rest of the Cote Team. We will be back soon!! The Galvin Family :-)

1 review so far 6
10.08.2017 07:47

Always difficult to fault the food, service and value for money at Cote, wherever the location. The Eton brasserie has a particularly fab location, right on the river, next to the Windsor bridge. Our waiter was charming, professional and extremely tolerant of our two lively daughters. The three course set lunch was amazing value for money and delicious to boot, particularly the pissaladiere and the creme caramel. Highly recommended but do book and ask for a table downstairs by the river windows?

1 review so far 3
07.08.2017 18:42

The food was good but service very poor. They forgot our drinks I reminded them when they arrived with food. We were also a set of cutlery short and we asked for these. They never appeared but as I had muscles and didn't need mine I was able to give them to my brother to save further waiting. My husband was then given his cold beer with a hot glass. He went up to the counter to ask for a cold one and was told that was how they came. Another equally hot one was then bought to the table which we refused and suggested he put in the freezer for a few minutes. Eventually we got a cold glass. Had it not been a birthday treat for my 87 year old mothere I would have asked for the manager to complain further but I didn't want to spoil her day. The waiter made no attempt to apologise at any point

3 reviews so far 6
26.05.2017 20:36

Had lunch here today with family and friends as it was my birthday. We had a wonderful meal and although the restaurant was extremely busy the staff worked exceedingly hard and were very attentive and professional. We have eaten in this restaurant many times and have always had a lovely meal. Would thoroughly recommend to family and friends. Added to all this the restaurant is on Eton Bridge and on a lovely day it is the perfect place to be.

1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 22:14

It was a difficult day for the staff due to a very busy Mothers Day. People were not willing to vacate their tables. Staff had to put us on a temporary table outdoors and gave us complimentary drinks. We were eventually shown our table (40 minutes later). The staff acted in a very correct manner. Despite the long delay we were delighted with our meal and most of all the polite staff and how they dealt with the problem.

1 review so far 5
21.07.2017 01:03

Service was excellent to start off with. Lovely friendly waiter and starters and main courses served very timely. One portion of fries was missed off though which seemed to cause confusion and then our desserts and coffees took an age to arrive despite a couple of prompts and mentions that we were on a timescale due to parking restrictions, which is what let it down. Other than that food (moules frites could have been warmer) on the whole was good and we enjoyed our meal. Just hated the rush on desserts at the end.

2 reviews so far 5
25.05.2017 21:05

We had a beautiful table by the window, much appreciated by our American relatives as they could see the swans passing by, the weather was hot and the window was open making it very comfortable to sit. The food was lovely and the only thing we would make a slightly negative comment about was that the time between the starter and main was a little long. We understand that this suits many people. But we would have preferred it to have been a little shorter. Overall though we had a thoroughly lovey experience.

2 reviews so far 5
29.03.2017 20:15

Good menu for breakfast . The "formule" deal of cooked breakfast , fruit juice and tea or coffee all for under £10 is great value . Cote food is consistently good . The windsor branch has great views . If you sit at the front near the river you are behind the bar area and it isn't always easy to catch the eye of the waiter /waitress to get the bill but that's a minor thing. Have always found the staff here to be excellent. They are all friendly and polite . Recommended

1 review so far 6
04.07.2017 22:52

Sitting on the Thames having dinner the sun was shinning and the meal was excellent,what a great way to spend a night. Service was fluent and staff were very friendly. Prices were surprising... we had ate elsewhere the night before and paid the same amount for a lot less..the fish dishes were full of flavour (fish stew a must to order)and portions were just enough.. will certainly be back if we are ever down in Windsor again.

1 review so far 6
30.04.2017 10:27

Food was excellent as usual, great service, very friendly and helpful - a lovely company. Although we arrived late, they accommodated us with a smile and were very thoughtful. We ordered the meal and unfortunately, got one person's dish mixed up which was immediately rectified with a perfect fish stew, big portion and also not charged on the bill. Absolutely a great experience and as a regular customer, none of this is a surprise. Excellent

1 review so far 5
20.07.2017 10:47

I booked on behalf of my Director, Wayne Fowkes, who had a table for 10. on arrival and once shown to the table they waited 10/15mins before catching a waiter. he was a bit worried as he thought the evening was not going to go well. Also I had recommended the restaurant to him. However once the waiter served them he could not fault anything, he said the food was excellent and would use Cote's in the future. well done Frances Emery on behalf of Wayne Fowkes CHG-MERIDIAN UK Limited

1 review so far 6
12.07.2017 18:26

From the moment we entered the Restaurant to the moment we left we felt as if we were one of the family .The staff were pleasant cheerfully and very professional towards us. The menu was extensive and for the price very good value.The food was well cooked ,hot and well presented.and to finish it off the suggested white wine complimented the meal. Thank You Vote for a very pleasant lunch spent in Windsor

2 reviews so far 5
04.06.2017 13:38

Large beautifully located restaurant on the banks of the Thames by Eton Bridge. Food and service was excellent and the waiting staff worked very hard. Our evening was slightly spoilt however, by two groups of diners, either side of us, with exceptionally loud voices. This wouldn't normally be an issue, but we were situated in an area with walls either side of us and the sound echoed around. I'm sure elsewhere in the restaurant, this wouldn't be a problem. Would not stop me from returning though.

1 review so far 3
22.04.2017 08:34

I thought the service was very slow. We sat upstairs in the room that over looks the river and it was extremely noisy. Originally my girlfriend and I were sat at 90 degrees to each other which meant I was sitting facing another couple who were right next to us, a little off putting for them I'm sure so I moved to sit face to face. I have been to a Cote before and was very impressed so we had been looking forward to this occasion very much. I could just of been because it was busy but I've been to busy restaurants and service shouldn't be an issue. Very disappointed to be honest. It appeared to me quieter towards the front and downstairs so if your out for a quiet meal sit there instead of the large room at the rear.

1 review so far 5
10.06.2017 21:14

Such a lovely location and we managed to get a river view JUST. It was out anniversary and we therefore wanted it to be extra special - We did ask for a river view via our booking and were lucky they had one left as this had not been reserved for us. The food was good although my husbands steak was over cooked. He requested rare and it came medium- well done. Service was good. It had a good atmosphere and was very busy x

1 review so far 4
25.03.2017 23:39

I had pre-booked a table. When we arrived we were promptly seen to our table, however after 15 minutes no one had come to see us or take a drinks order. I had to get up and find someone and ask them to take our order. They did not seem to know that my reservation came with 2 x complimentary kir royals. The person that saw to us apologised and offered us a free bottle of champagne Instead but we said we preferred the kir royals and so we were given a bottle of champagne to bring home. Thereafter the service was faultless and food delicious.

1 review so far 6
17.06.2017 22:43

We had an exceptional experience. The table was good, the food was good, the drinks were good and the staff were good. This was a special occasion as it was for my birthday, fathers day, and for the return of my daughter from seven weeks in Ethiopia where she was doing research for her masters degree. We were treated very well and will be returning soon for another exceptional experience!

2 reviews so far 6
06.08.2017 15:02

When we arrived my request for a window table (as this was a special occasion) had been noted and we had a lovely table view. The staff were very helpful, nothing to much trouble. The food was amazing and we were not rushed at any time. Our guests really enjoyed their first visit and I am sure like us, they will return. Many thanks to one and all.

2 reviews so far 6
26.03.2017 14:29

We visited Cote in Windsor today for their Mothers' Day Champagne Breakfast and it was absolutely lovely. We had a nice table with a view of the river. We both had the full English breakfast. I had mine with scrambled eggs and they were perfectly cooked - soft and moist, just the way I like them. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. Can't wait to go back.

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 08:48

Back to its best! We had a very nice meal, all 3 courses, with very friendly service. Have been disappointed a couple of times but the standard was right back to the first few months Cote opened in Eton. The only slight complaint was the number of attempts it took to book on-line - it seemed as though the problem was with entering a contact number!

1 review so far 6
23.03.2017 09:03

It was our 37th anniversary and we asked for a window seat overlooking the river and that is exactly what we got PLUS two complementary glasses of rose champagne! Wonderful start. The food was extremely good, served and presented very well and the staff could not have been more attentive. We will definitely be going back and highly recommend it to anyone. Well done Cotes.

1 review so far 6
10.08.2017 18:09

We were a party of three for lunch and we all found the food excellent and the service efficient and friendly without being intrusive. Shortly after leaving the restaurant we noticed that one of us had left an iPad behind, and when returning we found that the staff had already put the item into their safe awaiting collection. A big Thankyou to staff and management!

1 review so far 6
03.06.2017 12:16

was able to book easily on line and Cote honoured my request of a table outside, House wine was very good, Staff very helpful even going back to the chef on a couple of occasions to see if he could accommodate our requests (which he could). Ate from the lunch menu, food was excellent, plenty and very reasonably priced. would definitely eat there again

1 review so far 6
11.05.2017 17:18

Welcomed, excellent service by caring staff and food as always first rate - the seabags was exceptionally good, the soup never disappoints and the other starters and mains were perfect. Creme caramel is always a favourite while I had the crumble with ice cream - perfect finish to a lovely meal overlooking the thames with a view of Windsor Castle as dusk falls.

3 reviews so far 6
11.06.2017 08:40

The waiter who was a young Frenchman was charming and attentive despite the fact it was very busy Saturday evening. My Breton tomatoe salad was a special and was very good on a hot summer night. Finished the meal with half a Breton chicken and a bottle of house white. Very simple, well cooked and not too expensive. What is not too like.

1 review so far 5
08.08.2017 11:18

Great restaurant in a lovely location by the river and not far from a car park. The table service was excellent and the food was wonderful a bonus eating off the lunchtime set menu made it so so value for money. My only negative of this restaurant was the lack of a person at the reservation desk for over 5 minutes which left a big queue down the steps onto the pavement .

1 review so far 4
08.05.2017 16:26

The food was fine. We asked if possible for a window table, stating that it was a special occasion for us. I wish we hadn't asked for a window table because we were put downstairs and it was so noisy and cramped that it was not a good experience for a special occasion. Upstairs was very much quieter and would have been very much better. To be honest we couldn't wait to get out of there. It was such a shame because the food was good. We will know next time.

1 review so far 5
07.07.2017 23:08

We had requested a seat in the terrace weeks ago when the reservation was made, we were very happy that they were able to accommodate that request as it was a lovely evening. My husband and I both had the 7 oz. filet which was wonderfully tender and cooked exactly as requested. This was a very nice experience and the small bit of Windsor Castle you can see added to our pleasure!

1 review so far 6
27.06.2017 08:45

I have been to COTE Windsor a number of times and as usual the service and food has been of a high standard. Staff have always been attentive and available. I have eaten in a number of COTE restaurants including Cobham, Guildford and Wimbledon Village which have all been to the same high standard and would highly recommend a visit.

3 reviews so far 6
19.07.2017 20:43

As usual first class service with full attention from staff and excellent unfussy service. Excellent menus that change each month, though i always have the "Dark Cholate Pot" for dessert. Also having decaf coffee is a bonus. We normally visit at least once a month, before the Theatre in Windsor, and it is an ideal starter for a great evening.

1 review so far 6
30.07.2017 17:29

A wonderful warm summer evening sat outside by the river. The restaurant was busy as it was Ascot! We had a short wait outside to get in,even though we had booked but once seated the food was delicious (particularly the crab mayonnaise starter with Sourdough bread) & service was very attentive. Lovely relaxed atmosphere...we were the last to leave! :)

1 review so far 6
11.08.2017 22:43

We had booked for a birthday lunch. The reserved table was perfect, looking down on the river with the castle opposite. We weren't rushed and so could read the menu properly. Our choices were all excellently cooked and presented. I couldn't imagine a more pleasant and relaxed meal at a busy time of the year with Windsor full of tourists.

1 review so far 6
03.08.2017 07:59

The atmosphere of the restaurant was absolutely beautiful. My vist was on a Sunday night at 7pm and my food came out incedibly fast, with in just minutes of ordering. The half chick with mushroom sauce that I ordered was perfectly seasoned and juicy. Would definitely recommend this restusrant for a good date night or get together with old friends.

5 reviews so far 6
28.04.2017 22:39

We visited Cote Windsor for lunch in January. It was very busy and as we had not booked we had to go away and return after half an hour. this time we booked and arrived 10 minutes early. We had to wait and were shown to our table at the specified time. The food and service, as before, were excellent.

1 review so far 4
28.03.2017 10:57

Cote Windsor is in a fantastic location overlooking the Thames and Windsor castle, and we ate outside by the waters edge for lunch. The French Onion soup was great and my partner had the Moules, also very good. My partner had the Half roast chicken which was good but I had the Roast Duck breast which unfortunately was very chewy, so spoiled it really. No time for desserts as service was quite slow on this occasion but they were busy as the sun was out and tourists were a plenty!

3 reviews so far 6
17.03.2017 19:07

My wife and I have been going to Cote in Windsor for many years, for breakfast, lunch and pre theatre meals. Always excellent food, friendly and efficient service plus stunning evening views of the river and castle. I also entertain clients on odd occasions as I can be confident that the menu will always have something of appeal. :-)

2 reviews so far 6
01.07.2017 17:23

We had a perfect table over looking the river but not in the direct sunlight - ideal. The Service was excellent, not too pushy and allowing plenty of time - but the food came without delay once ordered. The Fish Stew was as always a really good choice and my friends tuna salad delicious. We will certainly be returning

1 review so far 6
24.04.2017 09:53

Had dinner there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. When the waiter heard us wishing her many happy returns he immediately disappeared and came back with a complementary Kir Royale for all of us. A very nice touch. The food was as goos as ever and the staff friendly and helpful. Cote has become my go-to restaurant in Windsor.