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Cote Brasserie - St Martin's Lane

50-51 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA, England
+44 20 7379 9747
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak frites” (40 reviews)
“rillettes” (14 reviews)
“chicken” (52 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50-51 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice restaurant, the staff is super friendly & welcoming, great menu & good prices. The food is delicious & very generous portions, thank you for the delicious lunch. Plus great location.

Thank Carlos G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is so busy that it buzzes! The staff are competent and the set meal menu a real deal. My starter of Langoustine tails was a lovely blend of crispy crumbs and fish and my chicken and walnut salad was absolutely excellent. There was...More

Thank geogjan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We dined here after a matinee. The pre-theatre menu is a great buy. I had a salad, steak and the iced berries for dessert. All of these were very good, except the iced berries, which just tasted like frozen berries that had not been defrosted....More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 6 days ago

another link in the chain of faux French restaurants purporting to serve food that is marginally better than Mcdonalds. The complementary water is a hoot. The seating is cramped. The food is edible, but only just. Not as cheap as it was. Feels more like...More

Thank arvindwadhera
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a delicious 3 course lunch for under £14! If you want pie and chips then go elsewhere but if you like delicately flavoured salads and beautifully cooked fish then look no further. Maybe we visited on a good day as the service was prompt...More

Thank SLD147
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to forgive odd lapses in service here (weird delays, the wrong kind of coffee, the disgusting French idea of what tea should taste like etc.), because the cooking was worth the wait and the waiters tended to be apologetic, after their lapses. This...More

Thank Owen_Morgan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonable price for food - drink London prices. Service - very slow Food - 2 course meal £12.50 is ok. One main and desert were good, one starter and main were poor. Will not return. Cote you need to step up. Still waiting to pay.

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mass produced food with very little flavour. Only eat here if you can not get a table elsewhere. The food was bland uninspired and lacking any flavour. It's a big place with staff run off their feet so service is more the fire it st...More

Thank Thomas Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a 45 min for a bite with my business partner, have decided to try Cote. We been greeted by lovely girl, had a quick starters and straight mains all was good. Really appreciate for that shor tome we had amazing lunch. Big thanks to...More

Thank PetarNed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with a group for lunch. Pleasant decor excellent food and good service. Everything that was ordered arrived very well presented and without undue delay - even at a busy lunch time. All diners satisfied. The excellent lunch special was two courses for 12.50...More

Thank decline421
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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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6 November 2016|
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Response from Owen_Morgan | Reviewed this property |
Either don't bother, or come back after the next Ice Age.
Carl W
19 September 2016|
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Response from IanSeph | Reviewed this property |
Almost directly opposite
14 July 2016|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Just go to the restaurant website and use the 'Make a reservation' facility. If it were me I would book for 6pm. That gives ample time for a two-course pre-theatre meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50-51 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 9747
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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 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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