“The authenticity of the food has been augmented by the simplicity of the design … The anchovy pissaladiere, the warm flat bread from Nice were nice and crisp and pungent, the duck, chicken, pork liver terrine was full of flavour … the lamb succulent”
– Nicholas Lander, Financial TimesWhen in London it’s hard not to notice Côte Brasserie as the family of French restaurants most dear to people’s hearts. Offering unpretentious French cuisine in the city’s most sought-after dining destinations, Côte Brasserie has built an empire by offering food that’s relatable, delicious and positively French with fantastic service to match. This one is right in the heart of London’s West End at Oxford Circus and Market Place, just off Great Portland Street. Côte Brasserie is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so reserve a table and see for yourself the many reasons for all the Côte love.
Côte Brasserie, Côte Brasserie, Côte Brasserie. Those are your three best options if you find yourself in search of affordable French food in London. You need look no further than this family of French restaurants, now established as one of the most beloved in the UK and certainly the most popular in London. And not by accident, either. The whole Côte operation oozes elegance and attention to detail, and there’s no better example of this than at this Côte Brasserie in the heart of the West End, nestled on Great Portland Street at Oxford Circus and Market Place.
Surrounded by shops, galleries, and theatres, Côte Brasserie at Oxford Circus is an ideal pitstop whatever time of day. Begin your day with the fine breakfast menu, refuel with expertly-made coffees, or choose from the a la carte at lunch or dinner. Opt for a light fill in the way of chicken and walnut salad with avocado and French beans, salmon fishcakes or butternut squash risotto, then move onto a classic French beef bourguignon, duck confit with braised red cabbage, or Spinach and Mushroom Crêpes – an undeniable French favourite. Love Côte Brasserie as much as the rest of London and reserve a table at the West End’s Oxford Circus restaurant.
Very helpful staff and lovely atmosphere in this spacious restaurant. Good location, very clean and well laid out. Food choice and quality were xcellent as always!
Good food, really helpful and friendly staff. We went to the restaurant for my wife’s Birthday and the staff really went out of their way to make it a good night for us.
Arrived early for a 1pm (Sunday) booking and were offered a selection of tables, settling for a discreet alcove. We were both under the weather and took our time, enjoying a three and a half hour lunch, under no pressure to order extras or to drink alcohol which we had decided against on this occasion. We lingered even after settling the bill but never felt in the way. The food was great and it really was all that you could wish for.
I was greeted by a very nice professional gentleman who seated myself and my first guest. The service throughout was fantastic and the food delicious and I left feeling very full and satisfied. Definitely worth a visit again!
The location is great - just 3 mins walk from Oxford Circus. The restaurant is a pretty peaceful heaven away from the crazy crowds. The breakfast formula,served till 11.30, is great value - choose any cooked breakfast, any hot drink (includes flat white) and juice for £10.50. We ordered two yummy breakfasts - 1 full English, 1 Vegetarian. Portions are generous and consist of good quality ingredients. My veggie breakfast had two beautifully poached eggs on sour dough toast (yes!), ready to eat half an avocado sliced, tomato, spinach, mushroom and the tastiest veggie sausage I have probably ever had. None of that cardboard rubbish here. The only reason why I took a point off was the inflexibility of the waitress allowing my friend to swap out the brown or white toast for a slice of sour dough like mine.
A lunch time meal with a friend before a Wednesday Matinee Classic at the nearby Regents Street Cinema. Excellent selection on the lunchtime menu. We both chose Eggs Benedict as starter, which we both enjoyed very much. The poached eggs were perfectly cooked. I followed that with the tastey Toulouse Sausages with puy lentils. My friend had the chicken breast which was served with a wonderful mix of Mediterranean vegetables (fennel, yellow peppers, butternut squash) which were reported as "Delicious" We accompanied this with a glass of "house red" which was beautifully full. I am glad we had booked (on line and easy) as the restaurant filled up. Good food. Good service. Good value.
As great fans of Cote Brasserie, the Market Place location near Oxford Circus didn't disappoint. Our second visit with a guest from Suffolk, Zoltan the maitre d' assisted my reasonable knowledge of the chosen wine with specifics about the Cotes de Gascoigne, that would normally be reserved for a sommelier. Delicious fish, intriguingly served, despite our regular booking the team accommodated our wish to take advantage of the summer sun outside, whilst being careful not to 'abandon' us in the street. The calamari, served by request as a main course, engaged our guest and the Bank Holiday allowed the atmosphere to unashamedly lull us into a three-hour lunch! When's the next visit, please!
On ordering dinner, I was offered the Anniversary menu but declined as I don't drink alcohol or eat sugar. But on bringing our main course, the server called the manager to our table who cajoled me into ordering the Anniversary menu, saying they would substitute the champagne for as many non-alcoholic drinks as I'd like and he told the server to bring me another cranberry juice as soon as mine finished. As it happened, our server collected our main course plates and never returned to our table. I never got another cranberry juice or any other non-alcoholic drinks. I never got dessert. I eventually waved down a different server at the end of a ratger unattended evening and ordered tea and coffee. Then on leaving I was charged for the full Anniversary menu. I was also charged for my guest's beer, tea and coffee. Why didn't I complain? Because I was with an important client who, having travelled two hours to get to the medting, I didnt want to make uncomfortable. A shame. Because I regularly have business meetings over lunch and dinner at your Cote branch. Unless this has a fairer outcome, I'm not sure I will again. Debi Bester CEO Department of Change
Restaurant very light and airy. Staff very helpful and friendly and polite. Food good. We chose the set menu and there was plenty of it. A lot of space to move within the restaurant.The only down side was that when we asked a couple of questions about items on the menu the waiter explained that he was learning so he went to ask someone which we didn't have a problem with. However, the answers he gave us were wrong so we are unsure if he didn't fully understand the question or was given the wrong information. Had we been given the right information some of our menu choices would have been slightly different. However, this didn't spoil our overall experience.
We love this place. Great service, helpful staff, good food (the toilets might be a 5 minute walk away but we forgive the bad design! lol) Don't be put off by that - just a quirky thing that makes us laugh each time we visit. We're regulars for a reason. Service is great but they're used to tight turnarounds so if you're not in a rush they will slow down and give you all the time you need which is why we go here - we start at 6.30 and leave after 10! a real evening out!