Côte Covent Garden

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There are Francophiles behind this nationwide French brasserie group – that much is obvious. Every last detail, from the rattan terrace furniture and patterned tile floors to the bentwood chairs and mirrored walls, has been borrowed from across the Channel. But Côte isn’t backward-looking; it’s a modern interpretation of a classic concept that’s designed to suit the British market. It also ticks off all the classics when it comes to food and wine: you can always find steak-frites, moules marinière and crème caramel here, as well as the bottles of Chinon, Picpoul and even Orangina you might want to quaff with them. ‘Plat rapides’ such as hachis parmentier or poulet grillée, plus fortnightly changing specials including duck confit are useful additions to the carte, as is the ‘formule’ breakfast of full English, juice and coffee. A solid high-street presence.

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Côte Covent Garden
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Côte Covent Garden

17-21 Tavistock Street ,London WC2E 7PA

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Pre-theatre drama

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Feb 2016

There are two things I particularly dislike; being late and being rushed. As such I always make a point when sourcing restaurants for pre-theatre dining that (a) I allow at least an hour and a quarter for the meal itself, (b) choose a restaurant located no more than a 10 minute walk to the theatre, (c) where possible, select a restaurant that offers a pre-theatre menu, the expectation being that such a menu is designed with speed in mind and (d) always advise the restaurant that I am specifically...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 8

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Côte Covent Garden

17-21 Tavistock Street ,London WC2E 7PA

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Jul 2014

On arrival we were swarmed by serving staff, but once we had sat down, we were ignored for a substantial length of time. Our side orders arrived once we had started our main meals which was a bit disappointing as we would have preferred to receive everything at the same time. Other than that, good food, good location, good atmosphere.

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Côte Covent Garden

17-21 Tavistock Street ,London WC2E 7PA

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PRETTY GOOD FOR COVENT GARDEN!

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Dec 2013

Busy is probably an understatement, and being about 10 minutes late (signalling problems on the west coast line) our table was at serious risk of being taken. But it wasn't! (So glad we had booked beforehand.) I deliberately chose the steak frites as my main from the table d'hote menu, to be able to compare it with a similar meal choice in Paris the other weekend. No contest. Cote won hands down. The steak was succulent and well cooked accompanied with french fries. Excellent.

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 10

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17-21 Tavistock Street ,London WC2E 7PA

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Feb 2010

Twas a snowy night in Covent Garden but on walking into COTE could have been like walking into the (not so) little neighbourhood Parisian bistro. Well, actually the welcome was warmer than I had anticipated when I chose one of the Plats du Jour: in consisitency/content the Breton fish stew was excellent but was it overspiced? I did not know that there was, somewherer on the Breton coastline, a village of Indian fishermens' grannies who have, over the centuries, been producing a local delicacy of...

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June R.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 7

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Essential Details for Côte Covent Garden

  • Cuisine: French
  • Area: Covent Garden
  • Price: £26
  • Wine: £16.5
  • Champagne: £35
  • Lunch: £12.50
  • Dinner: £13.95

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