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“Needs better menu information” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cote Brasserie - Cardiff Bay

Cote Brasserie - Cardiff Bay
Ranked #33 of 1,209 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, Soups
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, 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.
Andover, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Needs better menu information”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

I'm sorry to give this a poor review especially as the service was good and the staff were cheerful and helpful. However, the content of the food is not what is described on the menu. I visited recently for lunch before a show in the Millennium Centre. I ordered spinach, mushroom & gruyere crepes with a green salad. The salad had red onion in and the crepes were absolutely swimming in a cream and butter sauce. I can't eat either cream or butter and I therefore did not enjoy my meal. Since when are red onions green? In fairness the restaurant immediately changed the salad (by putting a green bean instead!) but I didn't mention the crepes as I would have had to wait for a completely fresh meal and I didn't have time. I just therefore scraped off the top of the crepes and as much of the filling as had not been soaked in the sauce. If you want French, try Cafe Rouge a bit further down on Mermaid Quay where the menu gives accurate descriptions of the food served. Alternatively, Cote Brasserie please include things such as sauces and other additions on your menu descriptions.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Went here for dinner while in Cardiff for the weekend. The restaurant was very busy but it was a beautiful evening and we managed to get a table outside. Our waitress was lovely, knowledgable about the menu, and made every effort to ensure we enjoyed our visit. The food was excellent, ambience was good. Well worth a visit if you are in Cardiff.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great service and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Visited here prior to a show at Millennium centre. Although fully booked we were able to get a table outside which was nice. The waiting staff were polite and friendly and the food was amazing. Will visit again next time in Cardiff.

  • Visited June 2014
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Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Came here for an early dinner before Warhorse-great food,ambience and service.Ioan the waiter who looked after us was brilliant.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Lunch .....service attentive.......food...mmm Salmon fishcakes.
Chocolate for dessert.
First visit.Cannot wait to return..

  • Visited June 2014
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