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Côte Brasserie - Royal Festival Hall

3.9
3.9
27 Reviews
£25 and under
French
The inspiration for the fuss-free French food and the stylish interior comes from the traditional bistros of Paris. The emphasis is on simply, reasonably priced dishes and the menu includes familiar Gallic favourites like moules marinières, steak frites with skinny frites, duck confit and the Côte dessert speciality, crème caramel. Côte is ideal for a quick business lunch, mid-week dinners with friends, and pre-theatre meals. We guarantee you’ll come back time after time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Steak, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3846 5606

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. SC

    SpamandChips

    London

    40 reviews

    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    Sadly told at door booking not received or registered. Caused some tension with my wife and tarnished an otherwise likeable and nice experience. Hard to come back from that. Food and service all good.
  2. DH

    DebH

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Convenient, lovely variety of delicious single course dishes, great service.
  3. K

    Kensingtondiner

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We arrived about 10 mins late for our 9.30 booking and immediately advised that the kitchen would be closing in 5 mins and only main course available. Therefore suggest Cote doesn’t take bookings for 9.30 pm or later.
  4. AB

    AnnmarieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’ve been to Cote’s before so I knew we’d have an excellent meal for our date night post Theatre. We had a Cote sharing board for starters, artichoke risotto and beef bourguignon, topped off with a praline crepe and plum clafoutis - all absolutely delicious! The service were attentive but not over bearing which was perfect. We’ll see you again
  5. LF

    LarryFynn

    London

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Fantastic food. Waitering was a bit inexperienced (my wine was spilt on another customer) but friendly. Wasn't a full restaurant but food took a while to arrive (though it was a Saturday night).
  6. GM

    GemM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice but a little confusion as to if we could have a glass of prosecco with lunch. We did not get it...
  7. AR

    AlisonR

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very quiet considering what was going on that weekend . Lovely helpful staff , food was good , all together a great experience .
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Very accommodating and friendly service. Could use some improvement in food preparation.
  9. B

    Balf

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was dreadful.
  10. EB

    ElaineB

    London

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food at this chain of restaurants is always delicious and have never been disappointed.
  11. KB

    KristinB

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Easy to find, bright space right on south bank. Vegan breakfast was nice but the substitutions we did were all wrong when they came out, but not the end of the world.
  12. M

    Mike

    London

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was a lockdown dinner with reduced tables inside and all of the staff wearing masks. Social distancing was excellent. We took some options from the specials menu which were fine but not amazing. We also ordered a bottle of Fleurie which was really sharp (but not off). I mentioned it to the waitress after a couple of sips. They were happy for us to change the bottle of wine to a different one. Technically they didn't need to do it so that was impressive. Overall a good experience
  13. CA

    ChristinaA

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, reasonably priced with charming efficient service. Wait staff paid attention to our time limit, making sure we were out in time for the theatre. Dessert was a little disappointing. Lemon tarred was beautiful sweet but tangy , however pastry was soft and a bit claggy.
  14. DC

    DaveC

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable meal. We were greeted and taken to table, and most of all we were given real professional and personal care and attention by our waiter, Bouba, who made it so enjoyable for us.
  15. JA

    JamesA

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    To me, this was a poor imitation of a French brasserie... the steak/frites was tough, and essentially already cold when it arrived at the table; the frites were overcooked, if not re-cooked... and the noise level was deafening... not a happy experience, at all.
  16. JJ

    JonathanJ

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend this as the food is very good and well presented. The staff was very attentive and they made you feel welcome. I would definitely come back to this restaurant again.
  17. TJ

    TokyoJacko

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive and helpful. Very pleased with our pre-theatre meal at Cote. We will return soon.
  18. GM

    GuyM

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very loud downstairs. Up stairs is better. French onion soup is perfect!
  19. MS

    MiriamS

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good service, excellent and tasty food. Classic french and very enjoyable.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Christmas Eve Dinner
  21. L

    Live2eat

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    All to the usual standard one expects and gets at Cote!!!
  22. d

    diana

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food except for undercooked piece of chicken ... shown to the manager who offered a free pudding as compensation (menu choice was half a roast chicken and dauphinois potatoes ) we were seated in the extension which was quiet so dont know what the noise level in the main restaurant would have been.
  23. L

    Louisa

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food & service. Great value for money!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was slow and other tables were served well before us despite arriving after us. A two hour slot was only just enough to have a starter and main course. Waiting staff were polite and apologetic and tried to rectify where possible but it was still disappointing. The food was very nice though.
  25. KD

    KDine

    London

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A good central location for a dinner to catch up with friends. Classic French food as expected. The house white wine was a little underwhelming. I'd try other options from the wine list next time.
  26. D

    Dilly

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall a good experience, food was lovely. A little bit rushed at first, eager to take order
  27. m

    marks

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff were really friendly and very efficient and went over and above really enjoyed our visit

FAQs

Côte Brasserie - Royal Festival Hall is rated 3.9 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Côte Brasserie - Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southbank

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Steak, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Wine

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