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#379 of 17,575 Restaurants in London
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Covent Garden
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50-51 St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA, England
+44 20 7379 9747
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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

18 of us all enjoyed our Christmas works dinner at Cote Brasserie. Excellent produce well cooked and super wine, all at a good price. To serve so many diners eating varied choices at the same time can't be easy, yet it was done well and with good humour. Tremendous value. Smart restaurant. Great time.

Thank GJholiday
London, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good french style Bistro food in a really convenient location in central London. It is busy but the staff cope really well

Thank Andre H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

ate breakfast and dinner here while in london. both were excellent. the dinner exceeded my expectations and was wonderful. the breakfast also. both were things that i wasn't sure went together but turned out wonderful

Thank Mike K
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eggs Royale for breakfast and poached eggs with sausage for my wife, Both very good, very helpful waitress and overall thoroughly enjoyable. Well wort a visit

Thank Harry A
London, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, restaurant has comfy seating, good service offered. Meal well presented and a generous portion. Good wine choice, and served at correct temperature. Look forward to returning.

Thank holidays072
Oslo, Norway
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever I am in the neighbourhood I try to have my breakfast at Cote Brasserie. Friendly and efficient staff and well tasting food which builds a good foundation for a day on the streets of London. I'll be back.

Thank Oscar_from_Oslo
Forfar, Scotland
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lady in charge was very charming and took our order with some banter between one of our party and her. She deliverd our drinks and then our food some ten minutes later. The food was delicious and very reasonable to boot. One lady came in to collect a pre-booked order which she had phoned in. The order had not... More 

Thank TheWeeMacs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were attracted by the appearance of this restaurant and the fact that it was so close to the theatre. They advertised a pre theatre supper and we expected the usual poor choice and mini portions. We couldn't have been further from the truth, the choice and the food were both excellent. For a central London location we thought that... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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373 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting somewhere new Cote is always our fall back choice of places to eat. This branch was no exception. Great food from a fairly extensive menu, great value (even better before 7pm), reasonably priced drinks and fast and efficient service. Their steaks are always good. Highly recommended

Thank Bro44
London, United Kingdom
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341 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's not a bad thing to say about Cote. The food is always excellent and the fixed price menu is outstanding. Always have a great time when we eat here, as there's always something new to try on the specials menu and old favourites are there too. If it's a choice between Cote and a fancier place, Cote will invariably... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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