When shopping in Salisbury, my wife and I needed to get some lunch so we went to Cote. Even though this was mid-week, there was a 30-minute wait and we assumed this was a good sign but how wrong we were! When our table was ready we were shown into the back diing room and was sat in a corner at the far end. The place was noisey with chatter from patrons but was made worse by out table being almost adjacent to the room where all the dishwashing was done that was separate from the kitchen. There is no door on this area so all the noise from plates being cleared & washed travels throughout this entire dining area. The waiting staff make no attempt to clear plates quietly and while we were dining we was forks dropped en-route to this area and simply kicked into the room rather than being picked up. We saw a glass get dropped & broken - the waiter cut his finger but didn't put a dressing on it. We could not have much of a converation over lunch because of the clatter coming from the dish washing area. Unfortunately the food did not make up for this poor dining experience either. My wife ordered grilled sea bass and I ordered fish stew. The sea bass was a tiny portion on a bed of fennel that was swimming in a sea of cream sauce but no other vegetable. My fish stew had 4 prawns, 4 clam shells (strangely no sign of clams though), muscles and a small piece of sea bass. It was supposed to be served with freshly baked french bread but the kitchen could not manage to coincide the cooking of fish stew and bread so the bread arrived after I had finished the fish stew. The fish stew tasted OK but was a meagre portion given the £13.95 price tag. My wife drank one cup of tea and I had the free filtered water and still the bill came to £33. Most certainly not worth waiting 30-minutes for and not good value-for-money.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.