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On the main promenade of a historic town, you’ll find this welcoming, personally run restaurant. It comprises two homely rooms with grey oak flooring a...
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Welcome to La Côte. Located on Custom Quay overlooking the Irish Sea and Wexford’s famous Mussel Trawlers, La Côte is a contemporary seafood restaurant owned and run by Michelin-trained chef Paul Hynes and his wife Edwina. Offering Irish seafood with a modern European influence, La Côte allows Paul to showcase his love of seafood cuisine as chef/patron and where Edwina, as a restaurant manager, ensures a welcoming and attentive service. Our menus are inspired by the fresh local produce we can gather from land and sea, and we are proud to work with Artisan producers and farmers. La Côte’s many accolades to date include Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2016 - Georgina Campbell Ireland Guide, Best
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
French, Irish, Seafood, European
FEATURES
Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We massively enjoyed each and every dish in this carefully curated sampling menu. Lots of freshly caught fish, elegant presentation, excellent advice on wines. This was our second visit, but we will definitely make it part of our annual opera festival routine.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2020

So pleased to have found and visited La Cote resturant. Fabulous food served in tapas style courses. Great chat too with very busy staff including owner of the resturant. We will definately visit the resturant again when life returns to normal.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 8 October 2020

Visited here with my wife. Had the tasting menu. Small choice but superb food. Staff fantastic, every course was explained in great detail. Excellent value.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 October 2020

We ate here at the end of September on a Saturday evening. We had the tasting menu, fantastic value for €40 each and absolutely beautiful food. Truly delicious, everything that was served was gorgeous. My partner is not a fan of seafood and he was...absolutely bowled over by the selection of non seafood options. The service was fantastic as well, both waitresses on the night were wonderful. They were exceptionally busy but were generous with their time and friendly. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal with wonderful service.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 24 September 2020

We ate here in August as a nice weekend getaway to Wexford. On arrival we were greeted by a temperature check which really is irrelevant as a real safety precaution but it does make people feel safer. It was a lovely summers evening and we...had a nice window seat with a nice view of the quays. As another effect of the Covid restrictions the menu is now reduced to a simple either\or set Tasting Menu but that does not mean that the quality is compromised. As it was nearly two months ago I cannot recall exactly what we had but we both had the steak which was really good. Also I remember that the dessert was very good, with a nice bit of theatre. Overall we loved the food, the wine and the friendly service. When we return to Wexford we will certainly eat at La Cote again, either for lunch or for dinner. Recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

We had dinner on Friday night and it was so lovely we went back for lunch the next day. We had a number of fish dishes, all were light and delicious, the rib eye steak was nicest we ever had. The 2 waitresses was very...welcoming and friendly. The covid requirements made us feel safe. They temperature checked everyone and gave hand sanitizer on entry.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

Really great meal, lovely staff and ambience. Tasting menu was really delicious and beautifully presented. Good value for €40. Great Covid precautions. Will definitely visit again when we’re in Wexford.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

Pros: dinner tasting menu was quite good and the food was improving with every next course. The posset was just fabulous. Genuinely friendly and attentive service. Covid procedures were observed, except same cooy of menue given to multiple guests. Cons: portion of bread is the...first course of the 5 course tasting menu. It is ridiculous. Salomon tartare was plain and uninspiring. Lovely waitress needs some professional training. A bottle if wine we had ordered was opened at the back of the bar and 2 full glasses were brought back to our table. 2nd starter was served on a huge plate but smal starter knife and fork were given which made it very uncomfortable to eat. Side plates for bread would be good to have so one doesn't have to eat their "first course" out of bread basket. Overall - good. I would come back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 September 2020 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant! Really well organised and safe COVID arrangements with a fixed evening 5 course taster menu. We went as 2 couples celebrating a birthday. Friendly staff, great service, brilliant food. Lemon sole was outstanding. Chocolate fondant dessert was just perfect.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

Pleasant, tasty, high standard and wonderfully presented food. Simple yet enticing menu. 40 euro per person and very good value at that. We had the pork belly, the open lamb lasagne, the rib eye steak and the posset. All presented elegantly, all packed with flavour....Portion sizes perfect - not too much yet still filling by the end of the meal. Decor and ambience very relaxing. Overall a very civilised and pleasant experience. Looking forward to going again. One suggestion - would make sure everything is included on their drinks menu - they had alcohol free wine when I asked for it but it wasn’t on the printed menu when I initially looked.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Gemmashea
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Yes, we went as a party of six and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
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15 June 2018|
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La Cote do corkage wit a small charge if you bring your own wine 👍
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Response from 931liams | Reviewed this property |
Mainly fish. There is always a non fish choice available.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5