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Côte Edinburgh

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1,120 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.

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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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

Menu Highlights



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

Prestige Menu


May Lunch & Early Evening Menu


A La Carte Menu


Breakfast Menu


Vegetarian Menu


Gluten Free Menu


Wine Menu


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.

1,120 Côte Edinburgh Reviews

1,120 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
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Ann L.5 days ago · 1 review

The food was excellent with service to match. Although our booking was for 7.15 pm we never felt rushed. We took quite a time to choose our food because the menu choice was so good.

Colin T.7 days ago · 1 review

Dined here during May. We were made very welcome, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and fantastic food. Will definitely dine here again when we next visit Edinburgh.

Margaret W.8 days ago · 1 review

My friend and I enjoyed our visit today especially being able to sit outside. Food was excellent and staff very pleasant. Look forward to our next visit.

Paul B.10 days ago · 2 reviews

Again, another lovely lunch. Food was delicious and served very quickly . Love the fact they have a separate gluten free menu as well. Will be back soon!

Angela B.a year 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.

Denise A.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Hello, we had a lovely meal on Friday 30th March. You have brought out a premier set menu and we ordered from this menu. There is another group of six ladies who I come with a lot (around once a month) and we usually order from the cheaper set menu. A few in this party always order the crumble for dessert so I was disappointed to see that it was now on the premier menu. Can this be changed or can we ask to order this item as part of the cheaper menu? Some of the other ladies visit the restaurant outwith our group visit as I did last week. Another of the group was there with different friends that same evening. We really like eating at the restaurant and have been eating there since you opened in Edinburgh. Thank you from a fan of the restaurant!

David W.4 months 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!

Paul B.2 months ago · 1 review

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant itself was lovely and romantic. As a coeliac, I was amazed at the choice of food on the gluten free menu, and was pleasantly surprised when the waiter said they could alter some of the dishes on the main menu to suit me too. The food was out of this world. The French onion soup was amazing, the duck confit was superb, and the chocolate mousse tremendous. It means a lot to me that they take gluten intolerance so seriously, and to have such a wonderful meal with no ill effects is simply great. Thank you to all staff and chefs, you created a perfect night for my wife and I. Paul B

June A.3 months 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.6 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!

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