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Cote Brasserie - Exeter


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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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
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
French, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were visiting a wet Exeter with our little dog, therefore we needed somewhere outside and dry. Cote even had a heater outside. Our coffee was full flavoured and was served with water. Absolutely delightful.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Wilberforceslady
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lunch was great service very efficient and friendly. Julita was fab. Recommend the calamari rings followed by the seafood lingunie.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 187kees
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat outside first for a glass of wine then decided to eat here nice views towards Exeter cathedral, servife a little slow but was busy, food good quality, and good selection of wines would return for another tine

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank iana424
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on a previous visit, my son and I needed a good breakfast before our drive to London, and we arrived as Cote was opening on a Sunday morning on the Cathedral Yard. We settled into a window table, and ordered the fixed price 'Breakfast...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank londonphil123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well this was brilliant, better than much if the French food I have had in France. Deliceaux. The above is true, the calamari was crispy soft and generous, my tenderloin perfectly cooked full of flavour and moist in the middle. The celeriac mash exceptionally smooth...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Platonicked
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in just for drinks quite close to closing. Service was excellent despite the fact I'm sure the staff wanted to be packing up and clearing away. We had some different wines and all were really good. Will go back and eat next time.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank alisonl865
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 star Service ! The Set menu is a perfect deal!!! Food was verry good. The rose wine was nice ! For sure we 'll came back as soon as possible !

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank MatthewPatterson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of eight friends meeting for lunch. Excellent food, superb atmosphere. We had a terrific time which was made even better by our waiter, Marek. A very funny and entertaining man. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He is definitely a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank OldGeezer3345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch from the two course menu and both of us were very impressed. So happy to recommend, lovely meal great service and a fair price

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lexcatherine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Now this is good food at an affordable price point with friendly and speedy service. Lamb chops with minted peas hit the spot, preceded by pate and brioche. Nice. Ask for a table upstairs by the window and be awestruck by the beauty of the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Emma-Louise K
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Nicola S | Property representative |
Dear Emma-Louise K Thank you for your query on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to confirm that all of our brasseries have a separate Gluten Free menu. This is available to view on our website. I hope that this helps, but if... More
April 11, 2017|
Response from Nicola S | Property representative |
Dear MargaritaDevon Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to our Brasserie in Exeter; although I was concerned to learn of your experience and for which I am truly... More
Helen M
May 29, 2016|
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Response from asweeney12016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Sorry for the late response as I've been out of circulation. There is parking in Southernhay; free after 6:00pm, and there are several car parks within 5-10 minutes walking distance.
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