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Cote Brasserie - St Martin's Lane

50-51 St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA, England
+44 20 7379 9747
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak frites” (44 reviews)
“rillettes” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50-51 St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited for breakfast on a Tuesday morning. My husband and I both opted for the French toast with fresh fruit and it was delicious. The coffee was some of the best we’ve ever had. Service was also great. We shall definitely return on our...More

Thank mcginnmichelle
Reviewed 4 days ago

Reasonably priced, good portions. The restaurant gets crowded and our experience was rather spoiled by three very loud men at a nearby table, but this is no reflection of the service, food, or staff. The pre-theatre menu gives a decent choice at reasonable prices. Portions...More

Thank Charles O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here even later than the post theatre crowd but they gave us a table and the post theatre menu. Steak and chips seemed to be the recommended dish so we had this washed down with a few Heinekens. Reasonably priced for a London...More

Thank Mike0210
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good lunch from the special menu, excellent price and service good. We would definitely go again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Their menu says 'fresh orange juice' (priced at around £2.75 per glass I believe) however we saw a bottle of Tesco's £1.29 orange juice with bits behind the counter.. my boyfriend ordered the eggs benedict only for it to arrive with ham that comes from...More

Thank svkw2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a chain Brasserie doing relatively simple french food at a price point and quality level that works better than most. We choose it frequently and now its added a vegetarian menu it suits us even more. Pre- theatre, post matinee, the two course...More

Thank OxfordWaxlyrical
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately a few niggles which ended up with the rating being average. Had to wait for a waitress to take our order so ended up ordering our food and our drinks together. They'd run out of two of the sorts of wine ordered so had...More

Thank TheSnails2003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasure to find a place where the food is excellent and you have a waitress that is par excellence. This was Precious last night who had a smile throughout and looked after the four of us exceptionally well. Shame that the place was...More

Thank Eric960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was booked as a place near the Palace Theatre. We booked ahead and were seated quickly. Service was prompt but the server reached across one of our party regularly to serve me when there was plenty of room on my side which really annoys...More

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to several Côte Brasseries and mostly been very pleased I recommended going to this one for an outing with friends to the nearby National Portrait Gallery. Unfortunately dishes which we had had many times were over seasoned, service was not great and the...More

Thank Truthfulandfair
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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