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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On my own, woman in my sixties. I was seated right at the top of the restaurant away from all other diners. My order was completly wrong, they realised this before serving it, and so had to be re-done. The waiter was very apologetic which...I accepted as I was in no hurry. What really bothered me was that another server made a point of coming over to me, bending down, so she was face to face with me, and asked twice if I was "alright" with a look of great concern on her face. I asked her why she was asking me and after a beat she said that it was because my order took so long. She made me feel quite uncomfortable. I would not recommend this place for a solo diner.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi There, 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.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poached eggs and avocado on toast for breakfast. Cooked ok but pretty cold. Flat white really badly made; very over steamed milk. Mentioned to staff, they apologised but did not offer any solution. Whole experience not worth the overpriced bill. Shan’t bother again. Shame.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nicholas, 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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and fantastic service. The wait staff were always on hand whenever you even thought about needing something, and the food was delicious. My partner started with the charcuterie board, which was simple but very good. We then had the steak frite, and the...french onion soup for main. The french onion soup is the best I've ever had. I would go back every week just for that soup!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a meal at Côte Exeter on Good Friday. The food was good and the atmosphere was convivial. We go to our local Côte in South East London fairly regularly so we know what we’re getting. The setting of the spectacular Exeter Cathedral made...our visit to Côte Exeter all the more special. Everything was great but I had one complaint. Our waiter was wearing a face mask. The restaurant was very busy and we found it hard to hear what he was saying. It rather put me off. It’s such a shame because it slightly spoiled what was otherwise a lovely evening.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bit of a struggle to find anything decent in Exeter, so decided for the chain option of Côte. Really good, great food, excellent champagne options and an enjoyable night out. Think they have got this right throughout and well worth a visit

Date of visit: March 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very different experience from the reviews provided here. We have been to many Cotes elsewhere and this restaurant previously, and had good service and decent food. We have previously given good reviews. However, recent experiences have been very different. The atmosphere is not pleasant recently,...the food we had served the other day was scolding hot, yet some of it was undercooked or almost raw - I think it had been cooked too quickly then placed on the heated Pass for too long. This led to our mouthes being scolded. One high point was our young waiter, who was really lovely and did his best given challenging circumstances.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 6 March 2024

We had a lovely table overlooking Cathedral Green. The service was excellent and the food beautifully cooked. We chose from the prix fixed menu and the portion sizes were just perfect. The Kir Royale was good too!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 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.

Reviewed 25 February 2024

Great food, great ambience, good service. The French onion soup was thick and sumptuous and the Breton fish stew was stunningly good. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2024

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.

Reviewed 22 February 2024

I'm not sure why my husband and I hadn't visited Cote before,but after the fabulous lunch we enjoyed this week we be will definitely be returning. The service was first class and the meal was nicely paced,not rushed nor did we feel that we had...waited to long.The view overlooking Cathedral Green is a lovely backdrop to this very comfortable restaurant that has a nice vibe. But the best compliment has to go to the food, everything we had was absolutely delicious. The menu is varied and the wine choice is very good. My recommendation for a dish off the menu would be the Confit Duck,so beautifully tender with crisp well seasoned skin.......delicious!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 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.

Reviewed 31 January 2024

Fabulous evening celebrating my 50th Birthday .Made to feel very welcome ,great friendly service , delicious food and lovely wine. We all had a fantastic evening.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 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.

Reviewed 25 January 2024

We had the best time! We were welcomed with a complimentary glass of fizz to celebrate my partner’s birthday and loved our food. We shared pate to start then enjoyed fish stew and tartiflette. It was all delicious. No room for pudding, as the portions...were generous. For the quality of food and service the prices are very fair. Oh and having a window seat looking at Exeter Cathedral was fabulous.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

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.

Reviewed 12 January 2024 via mobile

What a find! A busy Friday evening but we managed to get a table. Lovely food, great service and a fantastic view of the cathedral. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2024

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.

Reviewed 7 January 2024

We visited on a Saturday lunchtime. Our table upstairs was very nice. The seafood stew was delicious with no shortage of lovely things in it. My partner had the Quiche Lorraine but wasn't so keen on the fries and said she's had better quiche so...a little mediocre. The staff were lovely and we couldn't ask for more.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2024

Hi, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, we really appreciate the review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely restaurant opposite the cathedral. We visited between Xmas and New Year and although the place was pretty busy the service was excellent. Full marks to the waiter who managed to get me a Cote chocolate mousse which was not available on the main menu....He definitely went above and beyond in terms of service. The food was delicious. Total bill for three courses with wine and service was £95 which was pretty decent. Would definitely go backMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Côte Brasserie , Other at Cote Exeter, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 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.

Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

My girlfriend and I thought we'd try something different so we chose Côte. On the cathedral green so a lovely place to dine. We were welcomed and seated by a wonderful lady who was enthusiastic, friendly and highly knowledgeable about the food and the menu...which is always a good sign. We both ordered the steak frites, both cooked to perfection. The food also came very quickly which was ideal for us as we had a busy day ahead. A delightful experience!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Côte Exeter is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5