Cote Brasserie Lewes


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Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
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Child friendly
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A hive of history and culture throughout the centuries, Lewes has packed a punch in the art world more than a small town has any right to. Must be something in the air to attract Thomas Paine and Virginia Woolf. So, it would be awful to visit or even live in Lewes and not appreciate some form of cultural significance. Well, if you want our advice, you couldn’t go wrong in appreciating some quality French cuisine as a start. The French certainly understand culture and art, and at Cote Brasserie Lewes, French cuisine is certainly understood.

Located on Lewes High Street, the restaurant is ideally located if you’re just visiting via the train station as it’s only a short walk away. Or if you live in the area, transport isn’t tricky. Occupying a beautiful classic, many windowed building, Cote Brasserie Lewes certainly looks the part. The restaurant will welcome you with open arms.

If you’re oenophilic, hoping to grow your appreciation of wine, or just like a drink, then Cote Brasseries wine list will suit you. There are plenty of reds, whites, and Champagnes, even a few roses and other sparkling wines – all of which are French, it goes without saying.

Sit down and peruse the menu, your eye may be drawn to the confit pork belly: slow cooked then served on the top of savoy cabbage, gratin potato, golden raisin, and apple with a rich calvados and thyme jus. This is just one example of a traditional and authentic French dish that Cote Brasserie Lewes is so enthusiastic about cooking.

You may as well stay for dessert; it would be rude not to. The restaurant offers a selection of creamy after dinner delights like creme caramel and tarte aux pommes. Or if another wine suits, there’s a selection of after dinner wines, ports, calvados, and cognac. There really is a plethora of Gallic options at Cote Brasserie Lewes. This restaurant offers a little bit of French cultural influence to an East Sussex town that appreciates its culture.


Is Cote Brasserie Lewes vegan friendly?

Yes, Cote Brasserie Lewes is vegan friendly and has a dedicated vegan menu

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Is Cote Brasserie Lewes child friendly?

Yes, Cote Brasserie Lewes has a dedicated 'petit menu' where they serve smaller, child friendly versions of its main menu

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Does Cote Brasserie Lewes have wifi?

Yes, Cote Brasserie Lewes has wifi on the premises

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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Cote Brasserie Lewes?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Cote Brasserie Lewes.

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82 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XW

01273 311344 01273 311344


Opening Times

All day
Mon 10:00-23:00
Tue 10:00-23:00
Wed 10:00-23:00
Thu 10:00-23:00
Fri 10:00-23:00
Sat 10:00-23:00
Sun 10:00-22:00


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5 Reviews 

Ray T

31 May 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Monica Q

12 December 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 2.5
Value 4

Very helpful staff.  We had a problem with one of the main courses which they swiftly brought the chef to discuss and offered a welcome solution.  Nice service but we were rather baffled by the look of panic when we asked the waitress for some table napkins.  She said they were out of stock but Cote used to use cloth napkins.  Downstairs the toilet corridor is freezing but otherwise the place was clean and welcoming.  Would go again

Roy E

15 August 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5

A little on the noisy side but food was excellent

David Edward R

03 August 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Great Experience

Lovely restaurant and with a pleasant ambience. The food was excellent, well cooked, well served and seasoned just right. My fish stew was excellent. Would certainly go again (and again!).

Ann J

08 July 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4

The fixed price menu is excellent, particularly the whitebait and lemon tart

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