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#384 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Covent Garden
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50-51 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA, England
+44 20 7379 9747
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Forfar, Scotland
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lady in charge was very charming and took our order with some banter between one of our party and her. She deliverd our drinks and then our food some ten minutes later. The food was delicious and very reasonable to boot. One lady came in to collect a pre-booked order which she had phoned in. The order had not... More 

Thank TheWeeMacs
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were attracted by the appearance of this restaurant and the fact that it was so close to the theatre. They advertised a pre theatre supper and we expected the usual poor choice and mini portions. We couldn't have been further from the truth, the choice and the food were both excellent. For a central London location we thought that... More 

Thank paulamA1899YP
Poole, United Kingdom
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461 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting somewhere new Cote is always our fall back choice of places to eat. This branch was no exception. Great food from a fairly extensive menu, great value (even better before 7pm), reasonably priced drinks and fast and efficient service. Their steaks are always good. Highly recommended

Thank Bro44
London, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not a bad thing to say about Cote. The food is always excellent and the fixed price menu is outstanding. Always have a great time when we eat here, as there's always something new to try on the specials menu and old favourites are there too. If it's a choice between Cote and a fancier place, Cote will invariably... More 

Thank Helen S
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286 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was good from the warm welcome,efficient waiter and exceptionally well cooked fish.Great place to go for a quick meal.

Thank YorkJean
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76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at St Martins Lane Hotel and disturbed by their price of breakfast so came here instead. The price is reasonable circa £10 per head including coffee. Papers were available for diners presented by well versed and respectful staff, who were on hand always. The breakfast consisted of two poached eggs on toast, avocado, flat mushroom, spinach and... More 

Thank Steve R
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

honest place, it belongs to a chain with ups and downs of the situation, and it does its job pretty well, nice service, food at a good level - nothing head banging, but made well- and they are quite quick, which is not always a good sign, as good meals need time, but in this case it is totally acceptable... More 

Thank Bruno C
TImisoara, Romania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is very good. The food is excellent. The prices are decent. They have pre theater deals. The staff is very nice. They are also very efficient, we didn't have to wait a long time for our order. They give you complimentary water which is something I haven't found very often. We liked it so much we went back... More 

Thank Christina11256
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at Cote today 13th November we both had the specials menu and the first thing I noticed was the number of choices for each course The food was excellent and very good value for money We will be back :-)

Thank OxfordGirlOxfordUK
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great restaurant close to The Coliseum theatre.the restaurant was very busy yet this didn't affect the excellent service provided. I would advise pre booking as it is clearly a popular place to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50-51 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 9747
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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Staying in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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