For a French dining experience without even stepping foot out of Lincoln, take a trip to Côte Brasserie. Conveniently located right on the High Street in the town centre, here a menu of authentic French cuisine will take you on a culinary journey to Paris. With its chic decor and relaxing ambience, Côte Brasserie is the perfect setting for a number of different occasions, whether it's for a leisurely breakfast or to celebrate a special occasion in the evening with family or friends. To guarantee a table at Côte Brasserie, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
At Côte Brasserie, French classics are given a modern twist, and crafted from scratch using the freshest ingredients, all carefully sourced from the best suppliers. The corn-fed chicken comes from a farm in the heart of rural Brittany, the pork rillettes and Charentais melons come from Paris’s famous Rungis market, and the extensive wine list features an array of bottles handpicked from small French wine producers. From breakfast time favourites like freshly-baked croissants and the French breakfast (two scrambled eggs, boudin noir, French streaky bacon and a field mushroom on toasted brioche) to light meals and main courses, the menu at Côte Brasserie in Lincoln’s town centre has something for all occasions.
Start off with a bowl of French onion soup, some tuna carpaccio or chicken liver parfait, before moving on to the roasted duck breast with gratin potato and a griottine cherry sauce, the traditional breton fish stew with sea bream, mussels, clams, prawns and squid with tomato, white wine and chilli, or another French classic like the duck confit or a succulent steak. Drawing in francophiles from all over the area to its location on the High Street in Lincoln’s town centre, spaces at Côte Brasserie are limited. Book ahead to avoid missing out!
Great Service always . Couldn’t be happier. From Starer to Dessert everything is cooked to perfection at least every time I’ve been in. Overall great
Another delightful meal at Cote Lincoln: first class food and wine in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, with the friendliest and most welcoming of staff in attendance We and our friends keep coming back: we have never been disappointed. Keep it up!
Lovely evening, sat in an area we hadn't been to before. Chose from the Christmas menu, all delicious.
Service excellent as always. Had a full starter, main course and dessert, all delicious. Particularly enjoyed the complimentary bottle of wine.
Myself and two friends dined at this establishment on Tuesday 29th August. We ordered from the set menu (three courses for £12.95 weekdays 12-7pm). The restaurant was relatively quiet but this wasn't surprising given the day of the week. There were a few tables occupied but we were given the choice of where to sit. The restaurant was nice and airy. Even thou the menu were opted for was a special deal I felt that there was plenty of choice. We were given a good amount of time to peruse the menu and make our choices. I opted for the cod croquettes for my starter, belly pork on a bed of mash for main and crumble for my dessert. All the food was cooked well and I especially enjoyed my main. My dining experience at Cote was excellent throughout from the service, the food and the ambience. I would most definately dine here again
We have used this restaurant dozens of times. There is a monthly specials menu as well as the main one. You can have breakfast daily until 1pm which is great if you're still fancying a full English at lunchtime! For £9.95 you get fresh juice, coffee or tea, toast and full English which is great value. Two course specials menu lunch until 7pm for £10.95 which is good for an early bird menu before going to the theatre or cinema. Staff are friendly and service is good. There is a lovely enclosed decked area outside at the back upstairs which most people don't know about. Give it a try you won't be disappointed!
This was our first visit and so we were apprehensive, regardless of numerous good reviews, there was no need. The restaurant had an air of a well run establishment all your staff were well trained, knowledgeable about the procedures, some unique, of serving and looking after your customers. The menu was very balanced between the three courses on offer, we all had different meals and all were voted excellent. The wine list was comprehensive without being offensive and the wine recommended in the 'September Specials' menu was superb, as was the food, a real Duck Confit, rare in this country. Price was right, all in all a very big hit.
Went early in the evening as it was a Friday. There didn't seem to be many staff on but we were shown to a table (we had a reservation but could pick where we wanted to sit) quickly and served quite quickly. We chose from the set price menu, although there was a good choice of food on the A La Carte Menu. The food arrived promptly and was very tasty. We were then left for at least 20 minutes with our empty plates before anyone came to see if we required anything else or the bill. However a pleasant dining experience although as it got busier it felt a bit like being in a canteen, but we would use this restaurant again.
First the good: - we did the set menu plus wine pairing. It was a very reasonable price and the wine was very good. - starters and mains were pretty good which is always the case - very smart restaurant and good atmosphere - good bread & butter Now the not so good: - the service was not great. This always seem to be the case here. The waiting staff consistently forget to bring something (extra butter in this case) - the “amuse bouche” tasted like leek and potato soup which wasn’t very inspiring - the puddings were really not great. This has always been the case at this restaurant. My wife had chocolate fondant and I had apple tarte tatin. Neither of them looked homemade. Also my wife’s was supposed to have cinnamon ice cream with hers and mine was supposed to have calvados cream. They both came with vanilla ice cream In summary- same experience as normal here. Decent food but average service and pudding. The 12.5% tip that they add on automatically is presumptuous especially given the dodgy service. It’s shame as it could be much better and there’s a big gap in lincoln for a good French bistro
During lunch the wife of our companions was taken ill and fainted on the way to fresh air. The staff were quickly attentive in a very kindly and efficient way, with one of their First Aiders in attendance and our waiter, Peter from Hungary, brought support for her head. Once she was well enough to sit up she and I sat in the sunny but chilly garden and Peter then supplied me with a rug for my shoulders. Their kindness was reflected in an extremely sympathetic bill and we left saying our very grateful 'thank yous' to everyone!