“Simple yet great value”
– Olive MagazineThe charming town of Wokingham is home to the stunning French restaurant Côte Brasserie. Inspired by the French bistros of Paris, Côte Brasserie specialises in classic bistro favourites like beef bourguignon, steak frites and steak tartare. Situated on Broad Street in the town centre, Côte Brasserie has an outdoor dining terrace outside it’s beautiful red brick space, blending with the atmosphere of the town perfectly. With a commitment to sourcing high quality and seasonal produce from regional France and England, Côte Brasserie has become synonymous with French dining in the United Kingdom. Booking ahead is recommended.
Côte Brasserie is the only place you’ll need to remember in Wokingham when in the mood for relaxed all-day French dining. The Côte Brasserie family have built a strong following throughout the United Kingdom, since their beginnings in 2007 and have been perfecting their style ever since. Their Wokingham location is evidence of this following, and the town centre location on Broad Street has the local tick of approval. With an enticing wine list, this French favourite boasts an experienced team that are expert in matching the perfect drop to accompany your meal.
If in the mood for breakfast, stop in for a classic French breakfast of freshly made, buttery croissants or pain au chocolate paired with a delicious coffee made by their talented baristas. Or in the evening, perhaps, start with the charcuterie board of jambon de savoie, smoked duck breast, saucisson sec and duck rillettes with baby gem salad and chargrilled pain de campagne. Follow this up with the seasonal rump of lamb with Jersey Royal potatoes, English asparagus and mint Hollandaise and you’ll be floating on cloud nine. Reserve a spot today to experience Côte Brasserie Wokingham, located in the town centre – you’ll be delighted.
The food was of a high standard and attractively presented. Staff were efficient and polite. It was a warm day so we were able to eat outside which is always a bonus in England.
Everything is perfect: varied menu selection, fast and attentive service, excellent quality of the food and the wine, all reasonably priced. One of our favorite restaurants!
We ( 6 of us) had a lovely brunch this morning . The service was excellent. The staff were helpful, good humoured and efficient . Thankyou.
The food was lovely and we had a great evening with our friends. The main course took too long to come as they were busy although this wasn't a big issue. When the bill arrived they removed all the main courses due to the time taken so we were happy customers! :-)
A friend and I visited the Wokingham branch on a Wednesday evening. The restaurant was probably about 2/3 full, tastefully illuminated and with a welcoming ambience. We were shown to a table promptly by the head waiter who remained polite and helpful throughout the evening. We were given water straight away and again when we requested more, which we appreciated. We chose from the a la carte menu, and there were plenty of interesting choices. My friend started with liver parfait which was very substantial and enjoyable. I had a warm beetroot salad which was refreshing but not overly exciting. For mains we had a risotto verte and haddock, wrapped in smoked bacon with spinach and puy lentils. My fish was perfect! Beautifully cooked, substantial and a decent amount of sauce - possibly too much for some people but ideal for me as I like plenty. We finished with a creme brulee and a creme caramel which we both enjoyed. I thought the service was perfect - unhurried and unobtrusive - we were among the last to leave but did not feel pressurised to leave. The prices were very reasonable and the presentation was excellent. My only small niggle was that the table was a little bit small - we were fine, but if we had had more drinks or sides we would have been a bit tight for space. The spacing of the tables though was excellent - you did not feel you were intruding on other people's conversations. Overall a very enjoyable meal and evening, and I would certainly go back again - hoping to try the breakfast soon!
The food, wine and surroundings were, as always, excellent but more importantly for me the service was exceptional. All the staff were extremely attentive throughout, nothing was too much trouble, they were smiling and interacting all the time. I have been to various Michelin starred and fine dining restaurants and I feel their staff should learn from Wokingham Cote on how to make their guests feel welcome from start to finish. The only criticism I have is where you are seated, we were in the middle section of the restaurant with high ceilings so the noise level was bordering on intolerable at times. We were on a round table for six and found it difficult to talk and listen to anyone opposite but all said and done when you have a very loud table of four next to you this will only be exasperated.
We arrived to find the restaurant was about a quarter filled, and were greeted and offered a choice of tables. My friend chose a full English Breakfast and was offered a substitute for an item she did not want. I opted for the poached eggs and salmon on a muffin with Hollandaise sauce. The service was leisurely but not slow and the hot drinks arrived quickly. My choice was perfect, the sauce was home made and the poached eggs cooked beautifully. My friend enjoyed her breakfast very much, though we were not offered condiments and had to ask. We both had fruit juice, I had orange juice and it was tasty with lots of pulp, however there was ice in the drinks which seemed odd. We were not rushed and the waiter was quick to bring the bill when we were ready. Overall we enjoyed the meal very much and would definitely go back again.
Excellent food, great service and a nice relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. We normally go for the 'early evening set dinner' at Cote, but as this was a Saturday night we ate from the main menu. A lot of variety in the dishes available (so different from the 'pizza or pasta' experience - good in its own way but limited), and we unusually splashed out and had a glass of wine that was delicious (the cheapest white on the list as well). Finished with one of the monthly specials; Creme brûlée au framboise that was lovely. This morning we both woke up and said "we must do that again soon" - surely the best review you can have.
Cote is one of our favourite restaurants for it's food which we think is hard to beat, the friendly and helpful efficient staff who are now well known to us, as we are frequent diners, visiting every week and sometimes more when we have visitors, who we introduce to a Cote experience. However the reason I have not given a 6 is because unfortunately you sometimes have some very inconsiderate parents dining, who feel that we all ought to put up with their screaming and shouting children, who sometimes run around the restaurant causing a hazard to staff & diners. Whilst I understand that you don't want to lose any business I think it should be acceptable for your staff to ask that they respect other diners. That doesn't happen and so they continue to spoil others Cote experience.
Welcome & service good(as usual) no long waits between courses. Prawn gratin & crab & avocado starters -just right- Lamb rump & pork belly mains delicious and well cooked (asparagus under the lamb was a bit tough). However the asparagus with melted butter as a side was fine. We were seated on a table for two in a line of similar ones, after the main course was cleared the Manager asked very nicely if we would be prepared to move to accommodate a large group. This was fine as he offered FREE desserts Liqueurs & coffees as a reward. The booth at the end of the dining area just before the outside area, can be very chilly as an air conditioning unit blast cold air most of the time. Overall a very enjoyable dining experience.