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“Delicious food”

Cote Brasserie - Bury St Edmunds
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our inspiration for the food and design of Cote is a modern interpretation of the many famous bistros of Paris. Inspired by new trends, we are dedicated to serving authentic classic brasserie dishes with a modern twist, using high quality produce at great prices. On the menu, guests will always find brasserie favourites on our a la carte menu such as steak frites, moules marinieres, corn-fed chicken from rural Brittany and tuna Nicoise, for dessert, Cote's creme caramel and creme brulee are much-loved house specialities. Seasonality and Cote's commitment to sourcing high-quality ingredients results in a monthly changing specials menu, ensuring there is always something new to delight regular guests and gastronomes alike, as well as the excellent value set menu. Open early every day for breakfast, through to lunch and dinner; Cote's atmosphere is informal and friendly.
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Had a lovely meal, busy Saturday night in early July.

Starters of olives and pissaladiere breads were divine and were provided in generous portions. I had the Fish Parmentier for main course and my husband had a fillet steak ordered "rare". So often I find that restaurant staff/chefs think "oh he doesn't mean rare really" and you end up with a medium steak, but it was excellent, bloody and a really tender, tasty bit of meat. He said it was on a par with the best steaks he's had in Paris. My Parmentier's sauce was a little watery, but very tasty.


I finished with a Creme Brulee - divine and husband had the cheese selection which was plentiful, varied and tasty.

As we were not driving we had a couple of bottles of a lovely, good value Merlot and the table water was free (a nice touch). We finished with coffee. The meal was around £100 which, considering we had 2 bottles of wine, was a good price.

My only gripe would be the decor, in no way does the place resemble a brasserie, it is very plainly decorated, quite dark and would perhaps benefit from something like huge spotlit photos of Paris attractions or architecture to break up the expanse of blank wall.

Service was excellent and I can't wait to return

  • Visited July 2014
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good but a little dull”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Good first impressions and cheery efficient staff. However food a little dull and not that appetising. Puddings much better than mains!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Night out”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

The food was very good. The staff also. We booked in for 7pm and in the beginning the atmosphere was very good. But as the evening wore on this change with the arrival of two or three very loud groups. When bill arrived we saw there was an 12 and a half % service charge added. We had this removed and tipped as appropriate.

Visited August 2014
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“BEWARE they overcharge”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Had a enjoyable meal, received the bill , tipped the waitress, paid the bill went home.
Doing my accounts at home checked Cote bill to find I had been charged 12.5% OPTIONAL service charge. I was never given this ?? option and had already tipped the waitress.
Beware of this underhand ' rip off '

  • Visited August 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“First time visit”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Had an excellent meal tonight, shared a starter of bread with reblachon cheese and saucisson. For main course my husband had lamb cutlets which he asked for rare and they were cooked to perfection. I had veal with frites & green salad, really generous portion & absolutely delicious,and we finished with creme caramel to share. All washed down with a very decent house wine. Very good service & atmosphere. Will definitely be going again.

  • Visited August 2014
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