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Côte Edinburgh

New Town · French · ££££
741 Reviews

About Côte Edinburgh

"Expect classic French regional dishes such as steak frites." - Good Food Guide
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Côte Edinburgh
51 Frederick St, New Town
Edinburgh EH2 1LH

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 8:00 am
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
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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

Menu (General)

Gluten Free Menu

Every Day - All Day

A la Carte

Every Day - All Day

December Specials

Every Day - All Day

December Set Menu

Every Day - All Day

New Years Eve

Every Day - All Day
Having a party?

Organising a party? Want to stay longer? Have a special request?

Further Information

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.

741 Côte Edinburgh Reviews

Fiona M.2 days ago · 1 review

We had a lovely lunch. Great food - lots of choice and different menus to select from. Friendly, unobtrusive service, nice ambiance and good value for money

Jane M.2 days ago · 1 review

Food was really good, and I liked the ambience, the background music wasn't too loud. Would go again. I went for the supper menu which was great value.

Jason F.2 days ago · 1 review

Third visit and each time the food was consistently very good. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly but not overbearing staff. For the money I think they hit the spot.

Ann K.2 days ago · 1 review

Lovely food and good service at reasonable prices. My friends and I will definitely go back again. Love the creme caramel even though not good for the diet

Angela B.6 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.

Jim G.2 days 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.8 months 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.

Karen S.4 months ago · 1 review

This was not my first visit, and indeed my three fellow diners who were from out of town, thoroughly enjoyed our visit last year, asked that i book it again. Given the rarity of a day when we could eat outside, we took this opportunity. Perhaps our mistake as the service we received was extremely poor, having to chase up cutlery, salt and pepper, top up of water and our main course which took quite some time to arrive. The food when it did come, was good. As my friends had a train to catch i did not wait to speak to anyone, although when i took our payment in there was no one to speak to! We did not leave the "discretionary" service charge as we did not feel it had been deserved. Will however be back again and trust it will be with better service.

Shirley M.6 months ago · 1 review

We had to wait quite a while for the bottle of wine which we ordered to be delivered to our table. During that time we were trying to attract attention of waiting staff which again took too long. When the bottle of white wine arrived it was not chilled. We were given an ice bucket but it had not been prepared correctly - a small amount of ice at the bottom and not enough water to allow the bottle to be chilled. We had to go up to counter to ask for this to be rectified. The asparagus with the lamb dish was very over cooked. We do not agree with the automatic 12.5% service charge which is sneaked onto the bill. Other than that the food was fairly good but not stunning - apart from the banana and chocolate sauce pancake desert which was excellent.

Lilian M.8 months ago · 2 reviews

we had a very enjoyable and very good lunch. My 4 friends had not been before and were very impressed with the food and service. The only downside was I had phoned the day before to see if we could have our table in the rear part of the restaurant and was told that was where our table was and we were at a round table. On arriving at the restaurant we were shown to a normal table in the right area as another party had obviously been given the round table. This did not really spoil our get together but I had been told on the phone that I was allocated a round table.

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