Côte Brasserie - St Martin's Lane

4.2
17 Reviews
£25 and under
French

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
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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3.9
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3.9
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vipBalhamite
London
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reliably good food in a pleasant restaurant. Quiet on a Sunday lunchtime during the coronavirus pandemic but did pick up. Full marks to the staff for their continued professional and friendly service, especially when still having to deal with the occasional idiot who had to be asked to wear his mask (he didn't have one?!), but the staff provided one for him.

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Patswana
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had lunch and must admit, Cote was excellent on following Covid rules. Service, food and ambiance great. Will definitely visit again

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EllieN
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delightful service from our waiter. When my friend said her steak was chewy, he immediately said he would take it back to the kitchen and bring her another. She said she had never complained before. The 2nd one was lovely. We are both regulars at Cote and recommend it

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vipNuntawatC
London
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good value

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JeanO
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing which spoiled our meal was the high noise level which was accompanied by heavy banging noise (music!)

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DarkHorse
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The Brasserie is a good, down-scaled version of The Ivy. They offer a wide range of options, and I've never been served bad food. My only issue is the place is too crowded, and too loud - and filled with a lot of amateur-hour or tourist types. At off peak times you can get some nice food and a corner with sanity.

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michaelr
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place pre theater and everyday dining. Nice menu and can accommodate dietary restrictions.

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vipJK48
Bedfordshire
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have been to this branch of Cote many times. Although I enjoyed it, I did find the noise level overwhelming. There were four of us and I couldn't hear the friend sitting diagonally to me.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service, nice menu, great food , timely, very friendly French waiter. Cost little tables down in cellar. Nice romantic spot or place to meet friends.

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CatrinJ
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opted for the 3-course pre-theatre menu. Excellent value and the food was delicious. The restaurant was buzzing and the service was very friendly and efficient. Very convenient for the theatres. Highly recommend and would hope to return when next in London.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, great food and value for money, hope to dine here again

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MikeT
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb lunch. Love the variety and service here. Well done.

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Chris
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. We love Cote, but this experience left us truly bewildered. We had a reservation for 16:45 and I called around 16:00 to inform the restaurant that we would be 15 minutes late. They rescheduled the reservation for 17:00. We arrived promptly at 5pm on the dot and the waiters couldn't find our reservation... They said they could seat us downstairs in the basement (where there was no one sitting, so zero atmosphere). We complained saying that we had a reservation and had telephoned to say we would be a little late, and that the table had been moved to 5pm. Although confirmed over the phone this apparently wasn't actioned and our table automatically cancelled after 16:45. We left and went to Carluccio's instead.

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KathyT
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our experience was delightful as always. However, my pork tenderloin was not - tender, that is! Very unusual to have to make a negative comment.

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occasionaldiner
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ideal position for the ENO aand other theatre venues. The staff was attentive and we had a very good meal, quickly produced. Would recommend.

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vipFC78
London
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Absolutely awful. Opentable reservation hadn’t come through so they asked me to wait at an empty table (that for some reason I couldn’t take) and 5 minutes later led me downstairs where there were over 10 empty tables, so I’m not sure why I had to wait at all. When the waiter brought over my drink it spilled but he didn’t bring me a new one, I was given the bottle that not only wasn’t now full but had fallen and rested on his shirt. I can only hope the shirt was clean. Two of us chose from the £13, 2 course set menu. You don’t expect cordon bleu for £13 but it was vile - “warm” endive was slimey and luke warm and had a freezing cold overly hard boiled egg on top of it and cold, stale croutons that tasted like they’d been in the fridge too long. My sea bream was tiny - again, not unexpected for £13, but also inexplicably had a large chunk taken out of it and hugely overcooked. The haricot beans were like hard bullets of beige - zero seasoning or flavour. All in all, absolutely terrible.

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SpamandChips
London
37 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was worried on arrival as lots of diners but my booking did not come through. However this was quickly sorted and the meal was fresh, tasty and authentic. Good ambiance and price for pre theatre. Dependable.

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Côte Brasserie - St Martin's Lane is rated 4.2 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.