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17 - 21 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PA, England
+44 20 7379 9991
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak frites” (45 reviews)
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French, European, Central European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 - 21 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PA, England
Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
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Reviewed yesterday

I realize this eatery has several locations (and may even qualify as a chain,) but it is such an exceptionally well done restaurant that I can't help but write this review. My husband and I were recently in London and dined at two of their...More

Thank Yvonne V
Reviewed yesterday

I came here for one of my friend's birthday. As a vegetarian, the food is very limited and this was my first time going to a French restaurant. Atleast I can say i had French fries in a French restaurant! Im kidding, I also had...More

Thank Miren S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in for supper after the theatre. Nothing wrong with the meal the biggest issue which was totally unacceptable to us was the fact that we ended up passively smoking 20 fags as they had the bifold windows open and the diners smoking next to...More

Thank Tracie H
Reviewed 2 days ago

As the name suggests it is a French style Brasserie where the staff speak with such a strong accent one can hardly understand. For Sloane Square the prices were reasonable. The artichoke and goat cheese appetizer was good as was the bacon wrapped asparagus. Dessert...More

Thank M V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a simple menu with reasonable prices for London. The fish Parmentier and the duck breast were excellent.

Thank Guy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent restaurant , I booked for six for my wife,s 50th birthday and they gave each of us a complimentary glass of champagne. All of the food was superb as was the service , I would highly recommend it

Thank Neil R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a group of 5, and we'd booked a table for 5.30, knowing that the restaurant got busy especially for theatre-goers. We had the 2/3 course set menu, with a bottle of house wine and coffee. The service for all courses was excellent and...More

Thank Suzanne T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Prompt and friendly service, good food at a very reasonable price. Pleasant atmosphere, busy but not noisy. A free drink was offered to us as we had to wait a short while for our reserved table, a nice gesture.

Thank henrynor
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended restaurant. Food was excellent the chicken dishes are superb. Service was excellent, very busy make sure you book. Decent prices approximately £12 per head for main courses. Free WiFi and only a short walk to Covent Garden. Ideal if you are going to...More

Thank RobsterWirral
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here for supper and as always up to its usual standard with lovely food and wine. However 6 elderly Americans were sat next to me and complained about everything. The French Onion soup was too oniony, the salad didn't have the American style...More

Thank Gelsted
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
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We are visiting the restaurant at 1.30pm lunchtimein a couple of weeks time.. My son is vegetarian and doesnt like the vegetarian choices, but he would like the vegetarian breakfast. Would he be able to have this , although your breakfasts options finish at 12 ?. Please advise - otherwise he won't be eating much !. Thanks.
23 March 2017|
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Response from MarinerGrimsbyUK | Reviewed this property |
I have always found them helpful. I am sure if you call ahead they will accommodate your wishes.
want to see pre theatre menu
20 February 2017|
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Response from Nicola S | Property representative |
Dear LINSEYHOME Thank you for contacting us on TripAdvisor. All of our current menus can be found on our website. We look forward to welcoming you to Côte soon. Kind regards, Nicola Côte Restaurants
Has anyone tried the Breton fish stew
26 August 2016|
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Response from Anne S | Reviewed this property |
No sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$39
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 - 21 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 9991
  • E-mail
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.