Côte Brasserie - St Albans

4.5
17 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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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LoveFood
Hertfordshire
98 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service as always. It was the first time I had eaten out in the evening in St Albans since February and I felt very safe as the tables were well spaced and the staff all wore masks.

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Amie
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a really great meal, the food was all delicious except the lamb that was under seasoned, the service was spot on and the atmosphere in the restaurant was good.

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RomaE
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal! Staff friendly and helpful as ever and very covid secure 😄

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TAMMY6
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Lovely to get out, however the food was not great.

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vipdandan
London
81 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good specials and a varied menu. Wine list is good too

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vipDaniellaC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Basic Saturday night dining , food was ok
Wouldn’t return , was uncomfortable seating
Cold sauces and fries , alcohol was definitely watered down and small measures would not return

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Sammy
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

One of our meals had to be sent back and we were disappointed this was not reflected in the bill.
Otherwise all was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal and great service
All in all a great experience with helpful friendly staff.
Thank you 😀

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PeteH
Hertfordshire
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good all round!

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FrankS
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for two on Saturday evening with good atmosphere and appropriate social distancing. Staff were very engaged, friendly and helpful. The food is great. We prefer the slightly smaller French portion sizes so if you’re looking for massive platefuls this is probably not the place for you. We both had fillet steak with sides and wine and starters and desserts. The bill at £110 was at the top end of what we normally pay here but reflects our menu choices - you can eat here for a lot less if you want to!

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KathrynB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We went for Eat out to Help Out on a very hot day, there was no air conditioning so the place was stifling when asked if we could eat outside we were told because it had rained earlier we couldn't. We were informed that the gas was not working so many things on the menu were not available, including french fries (I believe these are cooked in an electric fryer so why not available?). Before we left other diners were being served food we were told were not available.
It is no wonder chain restaurants are declining if this is the way customers are received! Quite honestly I will never go to Cote Brasserie again. If chain restaurants want to survive in these difficult times then the management need to make sure that the teams that are running them take pride in what they deliver!

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JulieS
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere

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KevinK
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A bit expensive for the quality of food. Dishes were served very quickly despite restaurant being full and service was excellent

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vipDebbie
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy breakfast, attentive staff, would visit again and recommend

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vipdandan
London
81 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of choice and good for kids

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NatG
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The most food was nice and service good. However, I must take umbrage at an ‘optional’ 12% service charge being automatically added to the bill. We were only two people - not a large party. When tips are presented in the bill on a card reader you wonder how much of it staff even get.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good would go again

FAQs

Côte Brasserie - St Albans does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Côte Brasserie - St Albans is rated 4.5 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.