This French inspired modern restaurant is situated in the stylish Mailbox shopping complex.
The restaurant is large and divided into two areas with seating to suit any size party. We were lucky enough to have a table for two near the window overlooking the patio area.
The weekday lunch and early evening menu is available from 12 – 7 p.m. and is an ideal pre-theatre option with two courses on offer for £11.50 and three courses for £13.50.
This excellent value for money offer does mean that the restaurant gets busy pre theatre, therefore it is advisable to book a table.
We chose the two-course menu. The pan-roasted breaded chicken breast with Provençale sauce was extremely tasty. My husband decided on steak frites (this occurs a £2.00 supplement to the set menu price) which is served pink and comes with garlic butter.
For dessert, I chose crème caramel which was homemade and delicious. My husband chose the vanilla ice cream which was of a high quality and equally delicious.
There is an extensive drinks menu which includes a good selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. We chose a bottle of house rose for £17.95, which was dry and light and accompanied our meal perfectly.
Staff are pleasant, efficient and friendly. I think it is worth mentioning that there is an optional 12.5% service fee automatically added to the bill and if customers do not wish to pay this they will need to choose to opt out.
Côte Brasserie is an excellent pre-theatre choice for anyone visiting the Alex theatre particularly on a weekday evening, as it offers excellent value for money and is within easy walking distance of the theatre. There are other Côte Brasserie restaurants located around the UK so check the website for your nearest Côte for a fantastic pre-theatre choice near you.