Simple yet great value – Olive Magazine
Winning the hearts of Francophiles all over the UK, Côte Brasserie is an award-winning group of chic French restaurants, and you’ll find this one on Low Petergate in York. In the heart of the city centre – close to a number of different sights and attractions such as York Minster and the Roman Column – Côte Brasserie is popular with tourists as well as locals and is the perfect place for a number of different occasions, whether a family meal, a romantic date or to celebrate a special occasion with friends. To guarantee a table, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
Inspired by Parisian brasseries, Côte Brasserie is bringing French elegance to York with this restaurant on Low Petergate in the city centre. On the menu you’ll find French classics from breakfast right through until dinner. In the morning, start your day with a crepe complete with two free-range eggs, bacon and shaved gruyere cheese, or for a light meal a little later, try the tuna nicoise. If you’re after something some substantial then the half-chargrilled Breton chicken with your choice of sauce, the fish parmentier, or the duck leg confit with braised red cabbage are all fantastic options.
Complete your experience at Côte Brasserie by trying some home-style tarte fine aux pommes (a crisp puff pastry tart with finely layered apples, served with vanilla ice cream), or the classic creme brulee. Pair any of these with a glass of wine from Côte’s extensive selection of bottles chosen from small French wine producers and we’re sure you’ll be in heaven. In close proximity to a number of different York attractions, a trip to Côte Brasserie is the perfect way to end a day sightseeing or shopping in the city centre. Book a table now!
Great food & great service for early on a Sunday evening; a time when effort & enthusiasm can often be at a low ebb. Courteous & unobtrusive waiting staff accompanied by well presented & delicious food.
Service very good friendly staff thought the drinks a bit on the expensive side the food was nicely presented and hot would certainly revisit soon
Always a perfect experience at Côte in York. The staff are very attentive and friendly and the standard of the food is excellent. Definitely worth a visit!
Absolutely delicious food with a fabulous choice of dishes. Everyone in our party loves their meals. We planned to have mains only but ended up all having 3 courses. Lovely polite and professional service from every member of staff that we met. Will be back soon.
We could not fault the food, it was amazing! Quality, choice of ingredients, the way it was cooked and presented were second to none so congratulations to the Chef and to Cote! The staff was very customer focused and friendly. 4 stars instead of 5 due to three small issues. 1) On arrival, our Kir was so weak it could have been a glass of pale Rosé. It didn't look or taste like Kir. However, this was put right on the second one ordered by two of us and one was offered complimentary to one of my daughters whose 40th birthday it was so thank you. 2) Side dishes were ordered but not served. We had to chase them and by the time we got them, we nearly had finished our main dish. 3) My 9 year old fancied a little cucumber and tomato salad as a starter but she couldn't have it so had to have some glazed carrots instead as she doesn't like green leaves which your green salad is. I cannot understand what the problem was when your restaurant, like any others, have cucumber and tomatoes in the kitchen. Cote ticks many boxes except the one for flexibility, you are not as accommodating as other restaurants in your league which is a pity.
We booked this meal to celebrate my birthday, taking advantage of the free Kir royale. On entering the restaurant we were very quickly greeted and shown to a table. The menu was quickly delivered and the free drinks were served. We made our choices from the menu and enjoyed a bowl of very tasty and juicy olives while we waited for our mains. I chose the fish parmentier and my husband the steak-frites. We were both happy with our choices. The parmentier was packed with fish and prawns and there was just enough topping without it being too heavy. My husband enjoyed his steak-frites, which he has ordered on previous occasions. He was very happy with the quality of the steak which was very tender. We then shared the cheese platter instead of having a dessert. Having chosen this option before we were aware how generous the portions are so we opted to share and were quite full! The service was, as always, very friendly and efficient. We will certainly return.
The food was excellent as always, the only problem we felt like we were living in North America as the amount of time we were asked how our food was, first time we had hardly had a mouthful so did not know how it was, then one time when my husband had just put a mouthful of food into his mouth so could not answer, on the 3rd time, we did ask why do we have to be asked so many time? he said " well how do we know if everything is ok" All we have to do is tell our server. In Europe they NEVER ask, as know the food is good and should be good. 3 times was very annoying, if it continues we may not return even though we love the restaurant.
This particular branch of Cote LOOKS small from the outside, but don't be fooled, it goes back a LONG way and can happily seat at least 100 diners. As always, the set menu offers very good value and the staff are friendly, attentive and efficient. Perhaps because it is not in Central London (where the ones I normally visit are) and it was a fairly quiet, early mid week visit, or perhaps simply because "Northerners" are generally friendlier and warmer from the outset than "Southerners", we were made to feel like long lost friends rather than customers, even though this was actually our first visit. I would highly recommend it.
Great setting, excellent food and fabulous service. We were given an amuse bouche of concentrate tomato soup that was just so full of flavour it set the taste buds alight and was a brilliant start to the meal. The Breton chicken was so delicious and moist with a simply lovely flavour. All the food was delicious and well cooked and presented and the service was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. A nice touch with the Calvados to finish was that they warmed the glass to perfection which is something most restaurants just don’t even bother with in this country. Will definitely be visiting again soon.
We have eaten at and enjoyed Cote restaurants in several towns and cities. This visit was up to the usual high standard. One temporary disappointment was that we were told by very apologetic staff that our favourite sweet, profiteroles French style, with ice-cream in them instead of cream, was sold out, so we had to choose another. However we were told that they would be back on the menu the next day. We decided to call in just for the sweet and coffee for a lunch-time treat. We were warmly greeted, presented with our delicious profiteroles, and then only charged for the coffee. Magnificent service! A disappointment more than adequately compensated for! We shall be back at Cote as soon as possible.