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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak frites” (43 reviews)
“rillettes” (16 reviews)
“chicken” (54 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 2 days ago

Stopped for Breakfast , the formula which includes English (no beans?) hot drink toast and OJ for £10. Food was well cooked , poached eggs were excellent , got my order wrong and forgot my sausage ! but my friend helped out , lovely and...More

Thank Sammy509
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived just as the theatre crowd were dispersing on a Friday evening. Good service and good. Cote offers consistently good value and service across its London venues. Always a safe choice.

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. I couldn’t decide between steak or the pork belly and I am glad I got the pork belly. It was so good I ate slower than I normally do so it wouldn’t be gone so quick. You won’t regret it if...More

Thank ghpierce
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant had a lovely cosy atmosphere and delivered a lovely 2 or 3 course lunch menu that was available until 7pm. Booking a table in advance was relatively easy, and the table was all prepared and ready for us on time although the entire...More

Thank Suzystarrr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped into Cote having not given ourselves enough time for a full dinner before the theatre. The service and food were quick and perfect. It was soo good, we came back after the seeing the play for dessert!

Thank Sandrea1981
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited recently with a 17.45 booking prior to 'Young Frankenstein'. Started well with a friendly welcome and shown straight away to our table. The three of us chose the Set Menu, excellent value at around £13 for two courses - langoustine tails x 2...More

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cote St Martins Lane London....An excellent meal, all 4 of us had something different, before our Theatre visit. All the food came together and was very tasty, well presented and hot. There was a small incident with the wine bottle slipping over, The manager was...More

Thank lakesideguildford
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for a pre-theatre deal, but were going to be late, and letting the right people know was a pain with phone number choices. However, when we arrived, the service was very fast (we helped by choosing the quick stuff), very polite, pleasant and...More

Thank Russ L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All booked on line email from them the day before asking to confirm not the first time I have booked this way and never a problem.... We had the 3 course set menu food was good service good wine good will be back ....

Thank Happy One H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived at 8.55am, the restaurant was virtually empty but it took ten minutes for anyone to come near me after I had been seated. I had to ask for coffee. The other person arrived, we were given menus and ordered breakfast by 9.15. From...More

1  Thank sarahK9626AK
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
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5 November 2016|
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Response from Owen_Morgan | Reviewed this property |
Either don't bother, or come back after the next Ice Age.
Carl W
18 September 2016|
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Response from IanSeph | Reviewed this property |
Almost directly opposite
13 July 2016|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Just go to the restaurant website and use the 'Make a reservation' facility. If it were me I would book for 6pm. That gives ample time for a two-course pre-theatre meal.
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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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