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Cote Brasserie - St Albans

3 High Street, St Albans AL3 4ED, England
+44 1727 858587
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (58 reviews)
“crepes” (8 reviews)
“cassoulet” (9 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3 High Street, St Albans AL3 4ED, England
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Reviewed yesterday

What a mess. Breads and sides were served without side plates? Our main meals came out late, barely warm and also not all at the same time? This is basic stuff! The missing main came out 10 minutes later than all the others and then...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked Cote & allowed 2 hours for the meal.It took 1 1/4 hours to take our order & for us to finish our first course.The main course then came after we had chased it up.The meal itself was ok but only just warm enough...More

Thank PhilMerridan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful service, atmosphere and food. However after many visits, this was the first time there was something that reminded me that I wasn’t in France. The pastry at the bottom of the tarte au citron was not as I expect a French tart to be....More

Thank amyface2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Cote chain and have made a point of using the restaurants whenever we have been out and about. We were booked on two consecutive evenings for this restaurant in St Albans, and on both evenings there were issues that made us feel...More

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Start with the positives: Staff are lovely Food ok but having visited 5 or 6 times in the last 2 years I have exhausted the menu. Negatives: My husband and I are members of that increasing demographic - adults who choose not to drink alcohol....More

1  Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this restaurant and what a pleasure! Excellent choice for gluten free, in fact spoilt for choice. Staff were very pleasant and informative. The food was excellent and the whole experience a delight. Will be returning.

Thank Lesley273
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I together with four friends recently had a meal at this restaurant. We’ve been there several times before & have always enjoyed the meals. We all had items from the early evening set menu & used the vouchers from the reverse of...More

1  Thank Jean B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went for valentines day and felt it was a good value and very pleasant meal - 3 courses for £26.95 The restaurant itself is large, and has niche areas so it' doesn't feel canteen like Standard French brasserie fare but none the worse for that...More

Thank PJT99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hadn’t visited this restaurant previously so I hadn’t realised that it was such a big place with so many covers. For an anniversary dinner it probably wasn’t such a good choice as it was, busy, loud and tables were quite close making talking quite...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TripAdvisor it is time you allowed a zero rating. When did mediocre chains like this start charging 12.5% service. We were 5 ladies trying to eat before a show at The Alban Arena. They were so slow to take our order we thought we better...More

2  Thank Jill B
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2 September 2017|
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Response from Phi01 | Reviewed this property |
There is a 12.5% gratuity which is 'optional' but nonetheless added automatically to the bill. A couple of years ago, Cote came under pressure when it was revealed that they were not distributing gratuities directly to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 High Street, St Albans AL3 4ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 858587
  • E-mail
Our inspiration for the food and design of Cote is a modern interpretation of the many famous bistros of Paris. Inspired by new trends, we are dedicated to serving authentic classic brasserie dishes with a modern twist, using high quality produce at great prices. On the menu, guests will always find brasserie favourites on our a la carte menu such as steak frites, moules marinieres, corn-fed chicken from rural Brittany and tuna Nicoise, for dessert, Cote's creme caramel and creme brulee are much-loved house specialities. Seasonality and Cote's commitment to sourcing high-quality ingredients results in a monthly changing specials menu, ensuring there is always something new to delight regular guests and gastronomes alike, as well as the excellent value set menu. Open early every day for breakfast, through to lunch and dinner; Cote's atmosphere is informal and friendly
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