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Cote Brasserie - St Martin's Lane

#422 of 17,074 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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50-51 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA, England
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really tasty high quality food - the steak frites was delicious and the creme caramel (the house speciality) was just scrumptious. Went twice in the last couple of months - once with friends and once with our children - nice and family friendly too although the kids menu is not as comprehensive as other 'chains' i.e. Loch Fyne or Browns.

Thank H R
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the prix-fixe two course meal and it was just perfect. Nicely prepared moules and a chicken/roquefort salad, appetizers and a good viognier and it was 50 GBP for two. Service was spot-on

Thank Mauiowner
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We usually go here for a pre theatre meal and as the service, food and price have been consistently good, we thought it time to leave a review. The set menu is very good value and contains plenty of choice. Although usually crowded, the service is efficient and friendly and the food is appetising. Excellent for pre theatre suppers...

Thank Sarah C
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friday night dinner after the theatres had gone in, so wasn't busy. Many different staff with different roles. Order taken by young man. Food served to table by a very sharp woman who had no idea about table service. Plates slapped down and vegetable dishes lifted with her hand right over the food. The food itself was a bit formulaic,... More 

Thank Alistair P
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very busy, but had pre booked. Had lovely meal. Calamari starters were very substantial. Cod croquettes, and cheese/beetroot salad were very nice. Two of us had the special two course for £12:50. Mushroom crepes were very good. Chicken breast was lovely, and I had the Sea bream with warm cucumber and dill which was lovely. Photo attached. Took one mouthful,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three couples visited Cote for a pre theatre supper. 3 had the 2 course special menu at £12.50 and 3 a la carte. I started the cod & potato croquet, a small portion but tasty. To follow I had the Moules Provencal, the sauce was very watery and the mussels overcooked, but the chips were good. My wife & friend... More 

Thank MBWZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best food I have had in London and the wait staff were amazing. Tending to every need. We had a breakfast that was superb. French breakfast and a crepe complete dish. The croissant with an array of home made jams and butter were very nice. As was the Baggette with bacon was very nice.

Thank Joey L
Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service very welcoming and friendly. Menu varied and caters for Veggies. Food, excellent standard and presented well. Would definitely return, good value for money.

Thank Ken N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service and good value for money recommend. 200 yards from St Martins. The food is a bit " boil in the bag" but all the meals we had were excellent .

Thank shuttersstudio
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food in pleasant ambiance - we shared a charcuterie board, then confit duck and moules frites - typically french! Good wine list. Too late for excellent value early bird (or lunch) menu - £11.95 for 2 courses.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
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: 442073799747
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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