Just a 2-minute walk from Covent Garden tube station, Cote Restaurant serves straightforward and freshly prepared French food at value for money prices in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Winner of the award for 'Best Value Restaurant in the UK' in the Good Food Guide 2009, the inspiration for the food and design comes from a modern interpretation of the many famous bistros found throughout Paris. Since the locals have turned away from overpriced and over-complicated cuisine in Paris' more formal restaurants, there has been a revived interest in returning to the simple basics of French bistro cooking.

The Cote menu offers classic dishes including Steak Frites, Salad Niçoise, and free-range chicken from the Les Landes area of France. There are also lighter dishes such as Roast Sea Bass with olive oil mash and a garlic and tomato dressing, or Salmon Hollandaise. Crème Caramel and Crème Brûlée are the house specialities for dessert.

Venue Details & Map


17-21 Tavistock Street
Covent Garden
+44 20 7379 9991

Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 35 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Cote

5.0 out of 5 30 October 2016
by steve c.

I ate here for pre-theatre (it's very close to Theatre Royal=Charlie &Choc. Factory). I came a little after 6pm on a Tues, and they were able to seat me right away--even though I had no reservation. The place was almost packed. The theater menu offered some nice choices; I opted for the mushroom soup (flavorful and not overly salty), breaded chicken (moist & tender) and a very rich...more

5.0 out of 5 19 August 2016
by Ardee J.

Great food and service. We were here with some friends that absolutely love this place and I do understand why.more

5.0 out of 5 22 July 2016
by Nora G.

Lovely restaurant. Excellent good. They served is rather late, which we appreciated very much. Brought the bill instead of dessert but it was midnight and we were one of the last people here so may be why.

All in all very wonderful experience and right near Covent Garden. Would Highly recommended.more

5.0 out of 5 20 January 2016
by Dominique R.

I've only been to Cote once before about 5 years ago and the food was cold and this is the first time I've given it another shot. But it was awesome! This branch didn't feel like a chain to me. The staff were happy and attentive and the atmosphere was lovely. The food was delicious and amazing value for the pre-theatre menu. I had the french onion soup followed by the goats cheese and roasted...more

3.0 out of 5 27 April 2015
by Ruth V.

Saturday night around Covent Garden. It's getting late and we need to eat something before going home. Walking around, looking for a place that won't scrounge money from us we find Côte. It seems ok, price looks average for central London and they are offering pre and post theatre menu!

We walk inside and the girl at the door greets us and leads us to a tiny, dimly lit table near to the...more

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