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Reviews of Cote Brasserie

Tooley Street, London SE1


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Great value before 7pm!
We've been to Cote twice at 6.30pm to take advantage of their fixed price menu (available if you are seated before 7pm: 2 courses £9.95; 3 courses £11.95). On both occasions the restaurant was busy but we still got excellent service and were not rushed out. The food is high quality and the fixed menu is a very good deal. We'll go back for more of the same!
Cote - great addition to the area
Cote sits on the Thames path just at the edge of Hays Galleria. According to the website, they're also in several other locations in and around London. The location is quite stunning overlooking the river with views down to Tower Bridge and beyond. It's also nice to dine al fresco especially in the summer months, although they do have heaters for when the temperature drops.

It's plain and simple inside. The waiters are helpful and attentive with a sense of humour (so rarely found these days!). But the food is the best bit. The menu is extensive but not cramped. It is split into fish, grills and steaks - all at reasonable prices. For those looking for less of a hearty meal, there is also a range of salads and lighter bites.

It seems a shame to me to eat a salad in a French restaurant. And so for that reason, I've always had the steak! I heartily recommend the steak frites, which come with your choice of sauce. I also recommend visiting at the weekend when the price dips to a bargainiferous £9.99.

The wine list is extensive and French as one would expect. Prices range from £14 - 70 so there's something to suit all budgets.

Oh dear...not so good anymore!
having eaten at Cote three times earlier in the summer a visit last week turned out to be a great disapponitment. the service was very slow, an item on the specials list was "off" despite being handed the list minutes earlier with no comment about missing items. desert was ordered and never appeared...the same for coffee. needless to say service charge was withheld. to be fair the manager deucted the bottle of wine we had drunk from our bill. i think the management need to take a firm hand with the staff and whip em into shape!! will be back but Cote must do better
Lovely lunch
Four of us went to cote on Saturday , the food was great. They did not do too much to good ingredients and the service was impeccable. Lovely atmosphere. In fact faultless - I intend to go back and have lobster and frites again - only minor quibble is portion size of the frites. Although we got an extra portion for free.
Shame about the area becoming a freak show due to London Dungeon and its imitators.
A quality value for money brasserie
We have been to Cote now on several occasions and have always been very impressed. Good quality food and wine, and particularly good service, despite on all occasions it being very busy. Certainly the frozen berries with warm chocolate sauce as mentioned by a previous reviewer is a favourite. A welcome addition to the SE1 area.
Superb food and service
Went there on Monday night and had a superb meal.
My husband had 1/2 lobster for a starter with a delicious creamy, yoghurt sauce mixed with estragon, chives and parsley. Followed by seabass and a sublime, but high in calories, potato gratin. I didn't have a starter but opted for olives which were not salty so you could actually taste them. Main dish was the lobster and chips. Delicious and perfectly grilled. Not one to eat desserts but having tasted the previous dishes decided that on this occasion I would. I had frozen berries and warm white chocolate sauce. Yummy! Hubbie had the creme caramel which he described as perfectly cooked.

The service was excellent. Not too obtrusive but still attentive. The staff saw I was cleaning my glass of wine round the rim and came over and replaced not only my glass but also the bottle of wine.

So altogether a delicious meal, good price and excellent service. Will definitely return for another meal.

Actually, going for breakfast on Saturday as they have a 50% offer on until 9th August.

Strada at More London was full last night, but the apologetic waiter suggested we try this place. It was almost full too, but they squeezed us in and, despite being so busy, service was attentive and enthusiastic, and the food (a sort of more refined Cafe Rouge type selection) was excellent, certainly at the prices they were charging.

I have a feeling that Cote might be owned by the same team as Strada, which presumably explains why the guy at Strada suggested it to us, but it was a good evening and the restaurant is recommended. I shall report back on the £20 lobster and chips another time.

Good food and service
Four of us ate at Cote on Wednesday night. Despite only opening a few weeks ago, it was very busy. But the staff coped well - the service was good, the food was nice, and the location and place itself are very appealing.

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