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Côte Brasserie - Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Côte Brasserie - Cambridge

4.3
4.3
53 Reviews
£25 and under
French
Cote is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, serving authentic French dishes all day in our classically designed restaurants. We are committed to producing authentic French classics, freshly cooked to order, from the highest quality sourced ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, British
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01223 311053
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Mother’s Day Sharing Board

    £25.00 per person

    Mar 10, 2024 only
    Enjoy a sharing board combining the finest cuts of meat - Sirloin Steak with peppercorn sauce, Confit Pork Belly with Calvados jus and succulent Grilled Chicken with mushroom sauce. All served with your choice of sides. Minimum of 2 people. (Vegetarian option is also available)
    Mother’s Day Sharing Board Photo
  • Champagne Breakfast

    £21.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Start your day with our Champagne Breakfast. Enjoy any breakfast with a hot drink or cold-pressed juice and a glass of Laurent-Perrier la cuvée Champagne.
    Champagne Breakfast Photo
  • Sundays À La Côte

    £25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at Côte for Sunday lunch à la française. Our Sunday sharing board combines the finest cuts of meat - Sirloin Steak with peppercorn sauce, Confit Pork Belly with Calvados jus and succulent Grilled Chicken with mushroom sauce. All served with your choice of three sides. Our Sunday menu can only be ordered in multiples of two.
    Sundays  À La Côte Photo

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Most Booked

  • Cambridge

    Best Food

  • Cambridge

    Best Value

  • Cambridge

    Romantic

  • Cambridge

    Most Booked

53 Reviews
  1. JohnG

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The lunch set menu was good value. Not initially offered so I suspect the restaurant preferred you to order from the a la carte menu. Very attentive and asked several times about allergies which was very good practice. Recommended.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded 1 day ago
    Hi John, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, we really appreciate the review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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  2. Andytheeagle

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Usual great standard of food and service. Côte doesn’t disappoint.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Food and atmosphere was perfect for a dinner with friends
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  4. JimC

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good and service great toilets smelly And short of handwash and paper
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on February 10, 2024
    Thank you for reviewing your experience dining with us, we really appreciate the feedback. We'll be sure to address your comments with our restaurant management team and we do hope you’ll continue to be a valued guest of ours.

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  5. JosephB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great apart from charging us £15 for 2 glass of wine we didn't ask for.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thank you for reviewing your experience dining with us, we really appreciate the feedback. We'll be sure to address your comments with our restaurant management teams and we do hope you’ll continue to be a valued guest of ours.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere with quality food
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  7. SamanthaW

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food. Perfect service. Really enjoyed the evening. Thank you.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was lovely and attentive and the food and ambience was wonderful
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on December 28, 2023
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  9. SimonS

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Upon arrival, our greeting was courteous & friendly. We were shown to our table immediately. Shortly afterwards our server arrived, who was surly with no smile and devoid of any pleasantries. We ordered two steak frites two sides of vegetables. The main courses arrived after about 20 minutes or so. We both commented to each other that both servings of steak were rare. We've ordered steak frites many many times over the years at numerous Cote restaurants and this is always cooked the same. Moreover, we've never been asked to express a preference on how it is cooked. Secondly, the server only bought one side of vegetables. When we pointed this out, he apologised and returned to the kitchen for the absent veg, saying "It will only be two or three minutes". We both ate our meals very slowly, in anticipation of the missing item. But to no avail. After 20 minutes, we had finished eating. The still surly server then appeared with the vegatables, which we of course declined. He then just walked off. No apology at all. We paid the bill including the already added service charge, but left without feeling any gratitude for the service, or the very unusual occurance of undercooked steak. Our dining experiences have until now, been consistently good over many years at Cote. On this occasion however, it was not a good experience.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on December 29, 2023
    Hi Simon, we're sorry to hear of the issues you describe, please accept our sincere apologies. We'll use your comments constructively but should you wish to discuss your experience further, please contact us directly via email on reviews@cote.co.uk.

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  10. SteveT

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was interesting, but overcooked. Service was good with one decent white wine. But extremely good value compared to other restaurants.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on December 27, 2023
    Hi Steve, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, we will be sure to pass them along so they can be used constructively. We really appreciate the review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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  11. DutchCourage

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice lunch whilst out shopping. The food was good and the service was great. It was a bit noisy with work Christmas lunches but just about OK. Good people watching in the street too.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on December 19, 2023
    Hi there, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, we really appreciate the review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great menu choice with good service. We enjoyed our evening at Cote Brasserie.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on December 17, 2023
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  13. JesseB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is very poor for the price. Go to the Ivy instead.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on December 11, 2023
    Hi Jesse, we're sorry to hear of the issues you describe, please accept our sincere apologies. We'll use your comments constructively but should you wish to discuss your experience further, please contact us directly via email on reviews@cote.co.uk.

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  14. MarkH

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and excellent French food Highly recommended to eat there
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on December 10, 2023
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  15. JimH

    Essex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service, particularly the duck and dauphinoise potatoes. Very busy, - so very noisy. Staff do well to cope. The only gripe was whenever the front door was opened a draught of cold air created some discomfort.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on December 4, 2023
    Thank you for reviewing your experience dining with us, we really appreciate the feedback. We'll be sure to address your comments with our restaurant management teams and we do hope you’ll continue to be a valued guest of ours.

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  16. GeorgiaC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A really great place for great French food, great service and a lovely ambience.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on December 4, 2023
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  17. Anne

    London

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely seasonal menu at a reasonable price. Good friendly service
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on December 1, 2023
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Ulster, ROI

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We ordered a Minute steak, a ribeye steak and a sirloin steak. The ribeye was tough, undercooked and gristly , we asked for medium but it was rare. The minute steak was so tough that my daughter was unable to cut it. The sirloin was adequate. The chips were cold. The flavoured butter was straight out of the freezer and was as hard as ice. The starters of calamari , fougasse and crab were average , although I felt the crab was over salted.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on October 2, 2023
    Hi, thanks for the review, we really appreciate the feedback – sorry that your experience fell short of our usual standards this time. We'll use your comments constructively but should you wish to discuss your experience further, please contact us directly via email on reviews@cote.co.uk.

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  19. Brenkez

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were very good. Atmosphere in the restaurant was quite lively. Toilets need some attention.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on September 19, 2023
    Thank you for reviewing your experience dining with us, we really appreciate the feedback. We'll be sure to address your comments with our restaurant management team and we do hope you’ll continue to be a valued guest of ours.

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  20. ChrisS

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It might seem trivial but we asked for a bottle of table water, and after watching staff chatting for 20 minutes (it wasn’t busy) I had to ask again. The music playing over speakers wasn’t pleasant… I expect ambient relaxing sounds when I eat out, apart from fast food joints.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on September 4, 2023
    Hi , we're sorry to hear of the issues you describe, please accept our sincere apologies. We'll use your comments constructively but should you wish to discuss your experience further, please contact us directly via email on reviews@cote.co.uk.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m a grumpy old sod and with that in mind I still could not find any fault Very happy to have gone there Very happy to return
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on September 4, 2023
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  22. PickyEater

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good to see that Cote Cambridge has returned to its former highly acceptable standard - there was a lapse period, post Covid, but all seems OK now. Attentive and friendly staff, too. Will return.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on July 31, 2023
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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  23. AileenP

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had agreat evening , food was great as was the service. Recommend the beef bourguignon.
    Côte Brasserie - CambridgeResponded on June 28, 2023
    Hi Aileen, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, we really appreciate the review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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  24. Nikos

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant where I come often because it is totally reliable, the food is good, and the service is impeccably professional. Also, I discovered that they have a separate gluten free menu, which I appreciated very much. 

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  25. OliviaM

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We know the Cote menu but it is interesting how each restaurant varies. We didn’t think this one was great. French onion soup lacklustre and salad Nicoise tired.

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  26. Caroline

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived only to be told we had no booking by the staff. They tried to tell us to come back later for a table at 8.15. Our booking was for 6pm and we do not live locally and would need to have been making our way back to the train Station at 8.15. The lady staff member was not all that friendly and once I produced the email booking confirmation rather embarrassingly seated us. My food arrived luke warm at best. I was so hungry I ate it and was not inclined to send it back as the shine had already been taken off our meal out due to the issue with no booking. I don’t think I would return there to be honest. An expensive night out for a cold meal!

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  27. CarolineM

    Aberdeen

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just lovely as always and excellent service

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  28. AndyP

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Met for pre Christmas meal Booking for 4 at 13.00 Opted for the festive menu but when asked if there was a set price for 2 courses we were told the set price was for 3 courses only For starters 3 opted for the Prawn Gratinee which was advertised as king prawns - a more accurate description was larger than normal but definitely not King Prawns of which there were only 5 working out at over £1.20 per prawn - the other selection chosen was Parsnip Soup which was extremely tasty but served Luke warm For main course we all chose the Turkey Paupiette which was delicious but it was obvious it had been sitting under a heat lamp as the surface of the turkey and vegetables had dried out A very disappointing meal that was greatly overpriced

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  29. newtotown

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, slightly understaffed but they were full. Most other places closed or not accepting any more bookings. Manager was friendly and all the staff were great. Food as always was good

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food with good friends in a pleasant atmosphere .my streak frites was delicious (as always) and the espresso martini crepes were a treat.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good with my allergy side of things, food was lovely, service I rated fair as waitress was just going through her protocol no empathy showed

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  32. JOHN

    Yorkshire

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We both had the set 3 course meal and the food and service was very good.First time at this Cote and not surprised that even on a Monday night was reasonably full.

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  33. kiki

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice service and food. The private dining space next the big window was perfect for us 8people gathering.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was terrible. The place looked very nice and the pictures online seemed delicious. But once there, the service was so slow it was like watching a glacier crawl. We ordered the burger for my kids and my mom and it was dry, tough and insipid. The kids did not eat at all! I ordered the steak and it was more nerve than steak. The peppercorn sauce was essentially flour, pepper and water…. My husband ordered the onion soup which was fine and the chicken which was overdone and chewy. The handicapped bathroom was more akin to a train station bathroom, dirty, smelly and the emergency cable hanging from the middle of the room had clearly been patched a few times… Overall, the worst dining experience we’ve had in the UK!

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  35. AndyP

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    4 x steaks ordered - 3 good - 1 had so much visible grisstle it was unedible discount was given upon complaint

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  36. AndyP

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Menu has shrunk considerably - Choices on fixed price menu is very poor but quality ok

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  37. IanD

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent lunch of mussels. Good service despite being busy. Would highly recommend

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Dreadful food. Son’s vegan burger was dried up and inedible. Staff unfriendly and rude. Food overpriced and unpleasant. Would not return.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very very good but unfortunately our waiter wasn’t very good and even tables next to us said how poor he was! Big shame as we had mussles followed by crepes and that was very good.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Birthday - good service but in COVID times difficult to get the ambiance

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FAQs

Côte Brasserie - Cambridge is rated 4.3 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Côte Brasserie - Cambridge

21-24 Bridge Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1UF

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Cambridge
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Bistro, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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