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) #368 of 18,121 Restaurants in London €€ - €€€ French, European,
17 - 21 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PA, England
+44 20 7379 9991
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chocolate pot” (22 reviews)
“steak frites” (45 reviews)
“chicken” (59 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
17 - 21 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PA, England
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1 - 10 of 1,965 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We couldn't decide were to go to eat before watching the musical we reserved places to. By chance we arrived to this restaurant that eventually was a good decision. They have a two or three course Manu and the variety is perfect. The food was...More

Thank michall b
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for a late lunch, food & service excellent. My hubby ordered the chicken from the June special menu. They told us it would be a 20 min wait which was fine & well worth it. It fact food was amazing. Thanks Cote for a...More

Thank KarinKidd
Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked a lunch for 3 for 1pm on Sat. 17th June prior to a matinee show across the road at the Drury Lane theatre. We arrived 15 minutes early but were seated straight away at a table by a large open window which was pleasant...More

Thank jim F
Reviewed 3 days ago

We ate several times in Cote Brasserie. Food is consistently good with reasonable prices. Highly recommended!

Thank alexander s
Reviewed 3 days ago

Superb food, fast service, good prices. We arrived at this restaurant at 5pm on a Saturday, after an afternoon theatre performance. It was incredibly busy, we had no booking and were lucky to get a table. By the time we left, around an hour later,...More

Thank Happygollum
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have always loved the atmosphere at Côte and this location was of no exception. The cappuccino was fantastic, but the Eggs Royale was the best I have ever had - hands down!

Thank Lance C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although we were there during pre-theatre peak time the service was excellent and attentive. We were offered the pre theatre menu, a Prix Fixe menu and the full menu to choose from. There is a wide choice of meat, fish and vegetarian food all reasonably...More

1  Thank David O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great service, a friendly welcome and the perfect meal. Crab mayonnaise, Breton chicken, creme caramel. Book to be sure. Ideal for the Festival theatre.

1  Thank Alan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is very rapid. They move people in and out quite rapidly. The prefixed menu is good and reasonably priced, although portions are a bit small. The extremely thin steak ordered by my husband had a flavorful marinade, grilled on an open fire. I was...More

Thank treking
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of competition from the restaurants in the Covent Garden ;. Cote Bistro in Tavistock Street offers a 3 course pre-theatre meal for £13.95 which is good value for money. The portions are reasonable and the meals tasty; a peach crumble represented...More

Thank Brian C
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
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We are visiting the restaurant at 1.30pm lunchtimein a couple of weeks time.. My son is vegetarian and doesnt like the vegetarian choices, but he would like the vegetarian breakfast. Would he be able to have this , although your breakfasts options finish at 12 ?. Please advise - otherwise he won't be eating much !. Thanks.
22 March 2017|
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Response from MarinerGrimsbyUK | Reviewed this property |
I have always found them helpful. I am sure if you call ahead they will accommodate your wishes.
want to see pre theatre menu
20 February 2017|
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Response from Nicola S | Property representative |
Dear LINSEYHOME Thank you for contacting us on TripAdvisor. All of our current menus can be found on our website. We look forward to welcoming you to Côte soon. Kind regards, Nicola Côte Restaurants
Has anyone tried the Breton fish stew
26 August 2016|
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Response from Anne S | Reviewed this property |
No sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$38
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 - 21 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7379 9991
  • E-mail
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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