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#403 of 17,680 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Outstanding food, very delicious. Reasonable price with good deals. Worth a visit. Great location...

Thank ineta m
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went in on a Friday evening. The place was busy and bustling, but they found a table for 2 in a couple of minutes. There were lost of families and groups and a real buzz. The food was pretty quick, but also pretty good. Good wine. They also cater for both pre and after theatre dinners.

Thank Alf B
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In London for the day. Wanted to have relaxed lunch near to Trafa!gar Square. Cote was the ideal place to go.

Thank Paul W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came back here because we had a very good experience on our last visit.Very pleasant receptionist seated us at a table in the window.Went down hill after that.Very slow service.We went a la carte and chose a Breton fish stew and haddock wrapped in bacon.The haddock was very overlooked - felt it had been kept warm until the stew was... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a "Full English". Food quality was good, well presented and freshly prepared, Disappointing that the waiter did not understand what "Over Easy" meant in relation to his question about how I wanted my eggs, surely with so many visitors that this should be understood? Overall pleased with the meal that was reasonably good value for money and... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pre- theatre menu here and it was very good. We were quickly seated down stairs because we hadn't booked. Menus were on the table. The waiter was pleasant and helpful. Our food arrived promptly as you would expect for pre-theatre dining but we didn't feel rushed. We both had the mussels for starters and these were very... More 

Thank 30Annemarie16
San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch on recent trip prior to a matinee, and were pleased overall by the experience. Food was seafood oriented, and we enjoyed the service, tastes and value. Were seated promptly and served by pleasant waiter. Nice variety of items to select from, and while we did not try any wine from the list, it seemed to feature... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good meal, served quickly, good food Joanna from lyon was a lovely waitress, we enjoyed our evening with them.

Thank Sandra R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As always Cote, delivers good food and friendly service. Of all the high street chains they consistently offer value for money, and the St Martin's Lane restaurant is no exception. We went for a pre theatre meal on a very busy Friday night and were served in plenty of time and by very efficient and friendly staff

Thank Robin P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had great food here in the past looked forward to visiting again. The pre theatre prix fix menu is a great bargain. However the food was not up to the quality of my previous visit and the service somewhat inefficient. I hope this was the exception and not part of a downhill trend.

Thank MsDeboo

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50-51 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: 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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