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5.0 /6 Excellent 614 Reviews

Côte Brasserie - Windsor

Centre French £££ +100
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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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614 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 614 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: delicious
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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.

1 review so far 6
27.06.2017 08:33

This place is such a great value for money. Great and happy staff and good prices for high standard food. My place to have lunch or dinner every 2 months

1 review so far 6
26.06.2017 09:26

Excellent! The staff were very helpful and the breakfasts for 6 adults (including a vegetarian) and 2 children were delicious. The setting, overlooking the river was delightful.

1 review so far 6
25.06.2017 20:01

Always accommodating, staff friendly and a great meal and wonderful views over the Thames , great value for money !!!! And good choice of menu

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

4 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.

1 review 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
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.

1 review 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.

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 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.

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

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
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
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 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.

2 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!

2 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
01.04.2017 12:12

My wife and I have been a customer of Cote Windsor since its inception and have enjoyed many good meals and drinks. Cote is always consistent with its offering of food and drink, the staff are very attentive and friendly and there is usually a good ambience. All in all Cote Windsor is a good place to go.

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.

1 review so far 4
01.06.2017 07:22

The menu is very nice, a great selection. Prices are reasonable. Service was mostly good, although our starter was served very quickly when we had specifically asked to be allowed to enjoy our glasses of champagne before the food started arriving. The duck main course was delicious, but I was disappointed with the nicoise salad as the tuna was charred and not very tasty. The rest of the salad was delicious. The comped my dessert as a result. The cheese plate was fabulous.

1 review so far 3
22.05.2017 21:25

Went for a birthday lunch with two friends. Food was delicious and we had a wonderful riverside table outside. But experience let down by poor service. On arrival meet and greet was substandard and was kept waiting some time before being allocated a table. Pleasant waiter but one of our starters served to another table so two of our party had almost finished theirs before the third arrived. Many apologies offered but should this really happen on a reasonably quiet lunchtime?! Coffee slopped into saucer - no apology this time. Small thing but attention to detail makes the difference between mediocre and superb. Food, however, was delicious and good value.

1 review so far 3
24.06.2017 17:36

When we arrived it took quite a while for us to received our drinks ordered, my grandson got his breakfast ages before we got ours s he was finished before any of us had started, we had requested a second croissant that never arrived, there was broken glass on the floor near our table, very dangerious, I had to find someone to request our bill as we had waited for 10minutes and no one had been in the area where we were seated namely outside, so a little disappointed with the experience, also seeing as this was a special start to my birthday celebrations, so not a good start

1 review so far 5
24.04.2017 08:25

Always like going to Cote. Primarily it's the location. But also the food is usually interesting and good value. The staff are always friendly and efficient which also counts for a lot. I like the way there are several different levels/areas so that the experience can be different with each visit. [And it beats the food/service at Brown's which is probably its nearest similar competitor!]

1 review so far 6
14.05.2017 06:22

I booked easily , we had to wait a few minutes while they wiped down the table and we were served very efficiently and I really enjoyed my veal escalope .We didn't wait long for the food and it was nice and hot . This time we didn't wait long for the desserts .

1 review so far 3
26.05.2017 07:20

The dinners were all overcooked... My friend had duck breast that the menu specified would be served pink and there was no pink in sight, I asked for a rare steak and it was more on the well done side, another friend had the pork belly which was slightly burnt. I always used to like Cote because the food was good, but this time it just wasn't worth it at all.. I guess they might have had staffing issues due to it being a sunny, warm day so potentially some walk ins that they weren't expecting, but we weren't impressed this time. Which is a real shame.

1 review so far 5
17.04.2017 09:43

Service charge of 12.5% is excessive, especially on large bills. It should be 10%. Having said that the service was very good . Menu is starting to feel a little restrictive and tired. Could do with a bit more choice. I really don't like your final ratings categories. They do not represent an accurate gradation. e.g Noise. I hate eating in a silent restaurant.

1 review so far 3
16.05.2017 11:28

Lovely staff. I hate the fact that the automatic Service Charge does NOT go to the immediate staff rather it goes to central office to support marketing etc. Really really irks me and prevents me from going to your restaurant more often. Anytime I ask to take the service charge off so that I can hand the tip to the staff, I am met with lots of questions and argumentations. Its embarrassing. Love the idea of the early bird menu - perfect for pre-theatre/event and good quality. Cracking selection of wines. Just a pity the above point always leave a sour taste in our mouths.

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 12:29

We cannot recommend this restaurant enough. The Fish Pie is to die for and the service is great, with particular mention of Kareem. Thank you for giving us the table we asked for, excellent selection of wine and wonderful menu. I love this place and will come for many many more lunches.

1 review so far 4
26.03.2017 20:45

We appreciate that the restaurant was a bit busy, expertly so, given it was Mothering Sunday. But there wasn't enough staff. One poor guy st the door who was also showing guests to their tables, so inevitably a queue formed to get in, come on guys. We waited a full 10 mins to be offered drinks and a menu. Same wait for our starters to be cleared. Saying that, the food was excellent and the waiting staff, polite.

2 reviews so far 3
12.06.2017 17:46

This is the first time I have marked down this restaurant where I have eaten many times and it was nothing to do with the food. It was exceptionally busy and we were 10 minutes early for our 13:30 reservation. We were told there would be no window table available as requested. They do not have a bar and there was nowhere to sit with a drink while we waited. We went to a nearby pub. We returned just after 2pm. By then they were able to give us a nice window table. Our meal was of the usual high quality.

1 review so far 5
07.05.2017 22:10

Our breakfast arrived at the table but was incorrect, somehow the order had got muddled up. It wasn't the fault of the waiter who took the order. The hot drinks came to the table and again, one was incorrect. We have eaten several times here and it will not put us off returning. Service not up to the usual standard.

1 review so far 5
12.06.2017 08:43

The location is beautiful, the service was excelllent, and the food was delicious. The only issue was that I asked to be sat by the riverside which I requested when I booked, however this wasn't taken into consideration and I received an insincere apology for that. Despite this, everything else was excellent, and I couldn't fault the restaurant at all.

1 review so far 4
03.04.2017 13:18

Service was good, But the seating was not as expected, rather awkward as I had to sit on a sofa seat and my friend sat on a chair that stuck out a bit into the aisle. We had asked for a table seat as it was a special occasion to celebrate my birthday. It also got a bit confusing, we arrived early and then I got a message to say the booking was cancelled!!

1 review so far 6
21.06.2017 16:21

Very good experience, the staff were polite and very helpful, especially as my daughter was late arriving. They accommodated the delay brilliantly. Table had a good view of the river and food very good also. The kir royals set the evening off nicely with our friends from the US.

1 review so far 4
12.04.2017 18:29

Have been to Cote a few times but this visit fell short of expectations. After being seated there was a 20 minute wait to order drinks. Our seating was a little to close to another couple as we had to share a sofa. Staff were friendly. It will not put me off from visiting again but will definitely be looking for a more speedy service and a better seating plan next time.