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
+44 20 7379 9991

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 41 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Cote

3.0 out of 5
11 December 2017
by Eric Joseph D.

Cheap for a restaurant in covent garden, but the food here is underwhelming. I still eat here, but it is nothing I would ever crave for. With their pre fixe lunches and dinners, you are saving money, but they are not that consistent with their dishes. The best thing I have had here is a salad and a mushroom soup. Their English Breakfast is also very tasty, but iconic French dishes like coq au... more

4.0 out of 5
26 May 2017
by Joe V.

So many options and the servers are helpful/ happy. We enjoyed our entrees which were beautiful and fresh. See our photos for a review of entrees and give this place a try. more

1.0 out of 5
07 June 2017
by Nancy B.

Don't come to this place to eat unless you want bad food bad service.....extremely disappointed. The slow and busy waiter was nice. more

3.0 out of 5
04 August 2017
by Daria S.

We really enjoyed our dinner here although the service was slow especially waiting for our dessert and again for the check. Our waiter was Italian instead of French so we didn't have the opportunity to practice our rusty French.

Extensive wine and drink menu. I had a kir royale and my hubbie had a bottle of Bolée d'Armorique cider -- both lovely. For appetizer I had the Charentais melon with... more

1.0 out of 5
23 June 2017
by Olamide O.

We came in for dinner as the atmosphere looked nice and friendly. We had the fougasse for starters which was really good but the reason for the low rating is because of the food illness my wife got after dining here and the company's initial response.

My wife had the grilled chicken and walnut salad which gave her an acute bout of food poisoning that sent us to the emergency room in the... more

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