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“Recommended!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cote Brasserie - Brighton

Cote Brasserie - Brighton
115-116 Church Street, Brighton, England
01273687541
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Ranked #66 of 822 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Recommended!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Although we live in Brighton and eat out quite a bit, today was our first visit to Cote. We will definitely return and recommend to friends and family. Will mention the two aspects that detracted from a 5* rating first -
1] Restaurant area is very big and quite noisy, hence not the place to go for a special occasion such as a romantic meal for two! (Though the quality of food is special!)
2] Did not like the 'discretionary' 12.5% service charge being added automatically. We mentioned this and so it was not then added to our bill and we gave what we felt was a fair and adequate tip. We were not made to feel awkward about this. (After all 12.5% on a bottle of very expensive wine, is very different to 12.5% on a glass of Coke/fruit juice).

Moans over, the food was delicious, beautifully presented and filling. Flavours were great and we felt we had had a quality meal for a reasonable price. Appreciated water (in attractive stone bottles) automatically being given at the start of the meal. The complimentary apple licquor at the end of our meal was a lovely and enjoyable surprise!

We were amazed at how full the restaurant was at 5.30pm but now we know why!

Staff were all lovely - friendly and attentive but not in an 'in your face' way.

Look forward to our next visit.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

My wife and I visit Cote regularly. The staff are always friendly and efficient, the food is always perfect and the surroundings are great. The atmosphere somehow captures a large french restaurant with the busy sound of people and coffee machines.
the menu changes regularly and we always find something we both love whether it's brunch, lunch or dinner.
It's also nice to have a good quality high end restaurant in the north lanes (other than Carluccios) which to be honest is an area we do find a bit down market and casual, more for students.
The wine list is comprehensive and impressive to our liking too.
We are happy Cote regulars.

Visited February 2013
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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Super!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Went here with my family and must say I was very impressed with the menu and the service was good! Meal was excellent and I'll be going back soon!!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Quality and value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We lunched there twice the week we were in Brighton. Both times the food was excellent, tasted very good, perfect portions, very nice wine list. It is a very large place but somehow it didn't feel that way, maybe because we were more toward the walls which had deep purple drapes and muted the room sounds nicely. Service was attentive without being pushy, they recognized us the second visit so they do notice good customers. We ordered off the fixed menu, and the choices of starters and mains were varied and tasty - something for everyone. I'd love to go back some day and explore other menu items! Everything in England is so very expensive, it seems, so finding such a classy place with good food and service was a joy. Oh, try the Meteor beer, if you like beers.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Favourite restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Cote is a welcoming fine dining restaurant, I have been to this restaurant three times and each time I have walked out completely stuffed and satisfied.
The crab mayonnaise starter is delicious served with sour dough bread and some watercress. The cod goujons are really tasty great for any fussy eaters and its quite a light main and not too overwhelming. The rib eye steak served with my choice of peppercorn sauce was great could just how I liked it!
I visited on valentines day with my boyfriend the atmosphere was very romantic and u got greeted with a glass of champagne when u were sat down at the table.

Overall highly recommended and great food!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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