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“Excellent as always!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cote Brasserie - Guildford

Cote Brasserie - Guildford
Ranked #10 of 281 Restaurants in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent as always!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Nice restaurant with superb food! Service is a bit slow but considering how busy they were I would say it is totally acceptable! We will be back

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Visit this restaurant every couple of months and was here again for lunch on Saturday which like always did not disappoint. The service here is the best of any restaurant in town, regardless of budget or origin of cuisine no-one consistently matches the standard of Guildford Côte. I have visited numerous branches of the chain throughout the South of England and service is always good, but not quite as good as here. I'm not sure who the Manager of the Guildford branch is and how long they have been there but whatever and however they train their team is outstanding. Service is personal, quick, non-intrusive and most importantly consistent throughout the Management team right down to the waiters and table clearers. I have also been to this Cote with work colleagues twice in a party of 16, the standard or speed of service did not change which is unusual in my experience. My only gripe is that the menu does not change often enough, unsurprising for a national chain I guess, but the odd seasonal special might be a nice touch? I shall continue to be a regular customer here and judge the rest of Guildford's restaurants on these high standards.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“If you are in Guildford, why would you eat anywhere else?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Visited on Saturday night with my son after a visit to the University. I have to say EVERYTHING, was spot on.
Never been to any Cote restaurant before, but on this evidence i will be seeking out some others.
This is a very well run restaurant. Smooth, slick, professional and friendly service and top quality food that delivers exactly what it promises - great classic brasserie dishes.
The ingredients are obviously well sourced and then prepared with minimal fuss. The steaks were as good as i have had anywhere in a long time, starters delicious and i broke with my usual tradition and even had a pudding, which very rarely happens.
As an ex restauranteur i know just how hard it is to achieve what Cote are doing, so i congratulate them and urge you to give this place a try if you have never been.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“a sure bet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

If we are not sure where else to go ... we go to Cote.

Always good service and good food.

The menu is a little limited but what they do have , they do very well and it is good value for Guildford

Visited May 2014
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Always great food and service / this place never disappoints! We visit here at least twice a month and, great classic french food at a reasonable price. Good for kids too.

Visited June 2014
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