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Côte Edinburgh

New Town · French · ££££
918 Reviews

About Côte Edinburgh

"Expect classic French regional dishes such as steak frites." - Good Food Guide

In the UK, when people think of classic French dining, they think of Côte Brasserie. And they don’t just think of the food. They think of an entire dining experience that is laced with passion and know-how and inspired by distinctive brasseries of Paris. You’ll find this particular Côte Brasserie in the New Town of Edinburgh, nestled elegantly amongst the bustle of what is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. At this Frederick Street location an all-day menu of French classics awaits, prepared using only the highest quality, fresh ingredients. Côte Brasserie is what casual dining is all about, and this Edinburgh branch showcases that beautifully. Reserve a table now.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm


Côte Edinburgh
51 Frederick St, New Town
Edinburgh EH2 1LH

Chef's Choice



Warm Roquefort Salad

Endive, walnut and crouton salad with a warm Roquefort cheese dressing

French Onion Soup

Rustic French onion soup with a sourdough croûte and melted Comté cheese

Prawn Gratinée

King prawns in a white wine, garlic, chilli and tomato sauce with toasted garlic and parsley croutons


Breton Fish Stew

Traditional Breton fish stew of seabass, mussels, clams, prawns and squid with tomato, white wine and chilli

Steak Frites

Chargrilled thinly beaten out minute steak with frites and garlic butter

Beef Bourguignon

Traditional Beef Bourguignon with potato and chive purée, bacon lardons and chestnut mushrooms


Chocolate Fondant

Warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice-cream

Tarte Fine aux Pommes

Crisp puff pastry tart with finely layered apples and vanilla ice-cream

Crème Brûlée

Traditional set vanilla pod custard with dark caramel and cream
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Main Menu

Gluten Free Menu


A la Carte


February Set Menu & Specials


Valentine's Day


More about Côte Edinburgh, Edinburgh

At Côte Brasserie, pretence is not on the menu. Here you will find only authentic French cuisine, cooked with honesty. This is relaxed, all-day dining at its best and, luckily for the people of Edinburgh, this branch occupies a gorgeous spot on Frederick Street in the heart of the New Town, meaning classic French dishes are never too far away. The restaurant itself is elegant and inviting from the outside, then simple yet sophisticated on the inside. The space is light with neutral colours, tones and plenty of wood, while original fireplaces and well-spaced, almost vintage-looking seating adds an unmistakable French feel. Côte Brasserie is, without question, a welcome and unique addition to the buzzing culinary world of Edinburgh.

Côte Brasserie champions relaxed, all-day dining as well as high quality ingredients. Once seated here in the New Town you’ll find an appealing and thoughtful menu with tastes fit for any time of day, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner. Consider a starter of steak tartare made with cognac, some tuna carpaccio or a rustic French onion soup. If you’re in the mood for something light when it comes to mains then consider goats cheese salad or baked spinach and wild mushroom crepes. That said, if you’d rather something a little more substantial then do try the traditional French beef bourguignon, the roast duck breast with potato gratin or the rich, marvelously satisfying cassoulet de Toulouse. As it’s clear to see, Côte Brasserie brings authentic flavours of France right into the heart of Edinburgh. You simply have to pay this New Town restaurant a visit. Côte Brasserie will wow.

918 Côte Edinburgh Reviews

Lorna S.2 days ago · 4 reviews

We went to celebrate my friends birthday. The 3 course set lunch was amazing. Our waiter was very helpful and made sure we were well looked after. My friend got a drink on the house when I mentioned it was her birthday which was a lovely touch and made us all feel good. All in all an excellent experience .

Mairi S.2 days ago · 2 reviews

Always a pleasure to eat here - one of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh. The food is excellent, and perhaps the only criticism, is that there's too much choice!

Thomas H.3 days ago · 1 review

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Karen Dawn O.3 days ago · 1 review

Lovely atmosphere here at the Edinburgh branch. Friendly and helpful staff. Delicious and well presented food. Thank you. We will definitely be back to celebrate our birthdays.

Angela B.8 months ago · 1 review

My yoga/fitness group have been going to Cote in Frederick Street for coffee since it opened in Edinburgh. Since we go regularly, once or twice a week we have got to know the staff who are very attentive. Today was the second time I had been for lunch. My friend and I each had the 2 course lunch for £10.95 plus a glass of wine and coffee which came to just over £20. Both starters were generous portion-wise, innovative in presentation and ingredients. I chose the crab and avocado and my friend chose the tuna. For the main course she selected the fishcake and I took the breaded chicken breast which was more than ample. We each had a small glass of nicely chilled Cabinet Sauvignon. For a budget lunch in the capital the quality and quantity are excellent.

David W.22 days ago · 1 review

I booked Cote for an early evening dinner with a couple of friends and it did not disappoint. We were greeted with a welcoming smile as we walked through the door and promptly shown to our table which was in a good position in the centre of the restaurant. Our order was taken quickly and courteously (but not rushed) and our meals were delivered soon after by a very pleasant and attentive waitress. Each of us had made different selections and all agreed that our food was excellent, with one of my friends commenting that his steak was perhaps the best he'd ever had. All round an excellent and thoroughly enjoyable experience - Thank you Cote Edinburgh - we will be back!

June A.4 days ago · 1 review

Staff were friendly and efficient. Choice on set menu suited everyone in our party of four. One took the moules which turned out to be very disappointing. The top few mussels were plump and juicy but underneath were overcooked, stringy or not open. No one asked how the meal was so no chance to tell them as it was very busy. Rest of the meal was fine but the one bad main course made it not as god as expected. Also the practice of automatically adding a gratuity does. not sit well with us. We did ask for that not to be done and added what we thought was fair. White wine not really chilled and quite a lot poured on first serving then put into ice bucket which was a bit late. Overall we enjoyed the meal but their is room for improvement.

Jim G.2 months ago · 1 review

Our first visit to Côte edinburgh, but certainly not our last! Although the restaurant suffered a total Power cut midway through our meal, the staff handled the outage extremely well. Our slightly amended dinner choices were produced in good time, and the food was enjoyed by everyone. The staff went to great lengths to explain what had happened, and were full of apologies for something that was out of their control. Putting the emergency to one side, we were warmly welcomed on arrival, our table was ready, and the service was friendly and prompt. The food was excellent and overall, good value. The layout was good , the ambience very cosy, and we shall definitely visit again, and not only to enjoy our complimentary Kir Royale which were offered as compensation for the disturbance caused by the Power cut!

Sandra C.a year ago · 1 review

Beautiful table at the window for 4. Lovely polite and helpful waiters with a sense of humour. Tasty food. Terrine delicious. Men enjoyed the calamari, very fresh and tender. Onion soup from the a la carte very good also. Mains were 3 sea bass and one swordfish. All very good. Lovely crisp white napkins and good quality cutlery. Friends said it the best Cote they had experienced. It was better than the one in their home town. Very good experience and our friends enjoyed it. Very relaxing. So pleased as I booked it and it's always a worry when wishing it to be good when meeting friends for dinner.

Jill F.2 months ago · 1 review

The food was excellent and the waiting staff fairly attentive, though we had to ask for a wine list despite having told the waiter we’d like some. Towards the end of the meal, something went wrong with the lights and we were plunged into darkness. Someone opened an outside door (obviously to try to rectify the situation, but it meant that as well as being dark it was very very cold. No one came to explain the situation or offer us a complimentary drink and when we asked what the problem was we were told that the electricity company were sending someone out and when we said we were cold, there was a bit of a shrug. This was a celebratory evening with 4 friends, one of whom was leaving fon an extended trip and we felt the end of our evening was rushed as it was too uncomfortable to sit and chat as we had wanted too. Disappointing.

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