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5.4 /6 Excellent 298 Reviews

Côte Brasserie - Shrewsbury

Town Centre French £££ +100
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About Côte Brasserie - Shrewsbury

In a town as historic as Shrewsbury, it’s no wonder purveyors of French cuisine, Côte Brasserie have decided to open their doors to the lucky locals of this market town. Located in the heart of the town centre in The Square, this classic restaurant showcases the best of classic French brasserie cuisine with all the favourites you have come to expect from this family of restaurants dotted throughout the United Kingdom. What could be better than relaxing over a glass of delicious French wine and sampling Beef Bourguignon or steak frites while catching up with old friends or the whole family? Not much, in our opinion, so reserve a table at this French delight. You won’t be disappointed.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 08:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 09:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:00
Côte Brasserie - Shrewsbury, 14-16 The Square, SY1 1JZ Shrewsbury

Further Information

The team behind Côte Brasserie have a strong commitment to producing impeccable French dishes using only the best quality ingredients from regions around France and the United Kingdom, so as to pay homage to both of their influences. Creating classic brasserie fare is high on the agenda for this much-loved family of restaurants, alongside stellar service and an atmosphere rivalling the bistros in Paris, complete with eye-catching striped awning and chic interior that is synonymous with Côte Brasserie.

For a classic French experience we love starting the affair with prawn gratinée of king prawns in a white wine, garlic, chilli and tomato sauce with garlic and parsley croutons or steak tartare with shallots, capers, cornichons, egg yolk and cognac, before moving on to either the Breton fish stew with sea bream, mussels, clams and prawns, roast duck breast with gratin potato and griottine cherry sauce or a perfectly cooked steak to your liking with your choice of French housemade sauce to go with it. Whatever your choice, Côte Brasserie in Shrewsbury is guaranteed to satisfy those French cravings. You’ll find them in The Square in the heart of the Shrewsbury town centre. Bookings are essential.

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298 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 298 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
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Vicky G.
1 review so far 6
21.09.2017 06:57

Great service, lovely food , great atmosphere. Attentive staff who couldn't do enough for you, will definitely return. We had the early bird which worked out great valve.

Sarah G.
1 review so far 6
21.09.2017 02:13

Nice restaurant with very well trained staff. Good choice of food and drink. Everything well presented and served with a smile.The Staff are this restaurant's greatest asset !

1 review so far 6
19.09.2017 17:55

Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant, the foods was great and the staff were very attentive and knowledgeable on the food being served and the wine :)

Fiona H.
1 review so far 6
19.09.2017 06:21

My friends and I had breakfast today, for my birthday, it was lovely! The service, quality of food and attention of our waiter was great!

John G.
1 review so far 6
14.07.2017 10:00

This was my first visit, together with three friends, to Cote Brasserie. Although I had read a very favourable review in the local paper, our Briiish and French dining experiences over many years meant that we kept an open mind. However, as we approached the resaurant we felt re-assured by the welcoming atmosphere. Having reserved on line, we were immidiately made to feel very welcome and at ease. We were ushered to our table without delay and we could see that, although the resteraunt was very busy, the staff were going to ensure that our experience would be first class. We were impressed with the choice of items on the menu and all thoroughly enjoyed the chosen high quality and carefully prepared dishes. The food, service and atmophere met our highest expectations We will be returning to Cote again in Shrewsbury and perhaps other destinations.

1 review so far 3
09.07.2017 01:31

We ordered the set lunch which turned out to be quite mediocre and not very French in our opinion, which should be valid, as we have travelled extensively in France and eaten in many French restaurants. The starter of langoustine tails was a small portion of fish with a large quantity of gloopy mayonnaise. The chicken walnut salad main course consisted of alot of lettuce and some very dry strips of chicken. The dressing was acceptable, but rather bland in flavour. The choice of desserts was small. We did not see any fresh vegetables being offered on this menu, which made the price look expensive for what we got on our plates, and in comparison to other similar eating places nearby made it a poor deal. In addition, when we spotted that there is a 12.5 % service charge included in the bill we were quite taken aback, as we always leave a tip when eating out, and are generous if the service has been exceptional. But we do not feel that we should have to pay automatically. It did say that this was optional, but when dining within earshot of other people it is not always easy to change this without appearing mean. We were very aware that this is one of a chain of restaurants, where the staff have a 'script' and the eye is very much on marketing, but for us the truly personal touch was missing, and we will be going back to our favourite French style bistro soon where we know we will get seasonal vegetables and a good selection of desserts.

Anna B.
2 reviews so far 5
08.07.2017 15:27

This was my second visit,this time at 8 pm so the restaurant was much busier. Greeted and shown to our table by a very welcoming gentleman. There were three of us in our group we all had main courses and all delicious , lovely and hot too with a few different meals to chose from my last visit.We had a bottle of the house red which was smooth and nice to drink on its own or with the meals. The restaurant did seem a little noisy this time ,and not quite as relaxing as my last visit however it was busy and that can only be a good thing. On bringing the bill the waiter pointed out the optional service charge to us which we didn't pay but left our own tip which we feel much more comfortable with. Look forward to another visit soon.

Arran T.
1 review so far 6
14.06.2017 19:24

went in with a open mind and came out with no doubt that I will return, every thing from the service(a young man was shadowing and being trained by a more experienced staff member) to the portion sizes to the execution of the cooking, a nice touch was that we decided to have a second bottle of wine near the end of our meal and they were very happy for us to pay the bill then sit outside with our wine and finish the bottle which gave us time to have a important conversation in relative privacy.

Peter G.
1 review so far 6
14.09.2017 19:11

We were treated extremely professionally throughout our visit, with just the right amount of attention from staff. We had a variety of main courses and desserts between us and all guests thought the food was excellent. We had previously visited CB although living miles from Shrewsbury. However, it was the first visit for our two friends who have lived in Shrewsbury of most of their lives. They are true converts now and you will certainly see them again! We also are looking forward to our next visit, Thank you,

Geoff L.
1 review so far 6
18.05.2017 19:42

First visit to the newly opened branch in our home town of Shrewsbury. The food from the fixed price menu was very good. Service was prompt pleasant and attentive and we will look forward to going again soon. My only comment is that whilst there is a good selection of wines by the bottle, the choice of wine by the glass was very limited. I did ask for Shrewsbury branch to be noted as my main destination but received no reply from your customer service department.

C R H.
2 reviews so far 5
09.07.2017 18:40

Our first visit to the Shrewsbury branch but have visited others before. Very enjoyable. Met our usual expected Cote standard. Would have given it top marks but the melon starter should have been riper. Menu choices and size of portions perfect for the warm weather - not too heavy. House wine very good. Attentive staff. Asked whether the service charge was acceptable which was good. No problem with it. Decided to forego coffee and have it at home so as to free up our table for someone else as the restaurant was very busy. Already planned our next visit

Jackie G.
1 review so far 5
16.08.2017 16:03

Gorgeous restaurant; fab atmosphere and really lovely staff. The veggie options are severely limiting however as there were no choices on the set menus. We therefore had to choose from the more expensive choices, which although delicious, did seem unfair. This is the fault of the brand rather than the staff, who were very attentive. Not a problem but they will slap a tip on of 12.5% , which is no doubt in the small print but we felt we'd rather have been asked and would've tipped anyway as the service was excellent.

Peter D.
1 review so far 6
02.07.2017 20:54

couldn't fault this restaurant, from booking on line to the dessert. we arrived on time, shown to our table and offered drinks while we chose our food. food ordered and starters arrived fairly quickly. asked if we were ready for main courses . good wine and drink selection. not cheap but good quality and service on a busy Saturday night. will do good review on trip advisor for them. we will be back

Phil H.
1 review so far 4
25.06.2017 21:44

The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was well cooked and presented, if a little boring - lots of French classics without a modern twist. Generally typical middle of the road fayre from a national restaurant chain that knows its target market: unsophisticated young diners enjoying a Saturday night meal. The biggest problem for me was the size of the tables - they're tiny! We had a table for two and had difficulty finding space for four glasses, water bottle, wine bottle, two mains, a couple of sides and a mustard pot. We felt very cramped, and for that reason will probably not eat in Cote again.

John H.
1 review so far 6
17.07.2017 00:32

The food was as good as any we have had at the price in this country. Particular mention needs to be made of the fish soup which was excellent, the lamb and duck were equally cooked to perfection. I would have no hesitation in recommending Cote. Many are put off by the 12.5% service charge but our experience was that the service given at Cote was well worth the charge.

Lynn E.
3 reviews so far 6
31.08.2017 22:44

We have been to one or two branches of Cote and always found them to be of the same high standard and this new restaurant is proving to be just as good. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is the usual high standard. There is always a good atmosphere whatever time of day and is enjoyable for a light lunch or full evening meal.

Robert C.
3 reviews so far 5
08.09.2017 22:20

Very good breakfast at Cote Brasserie no fast food here, just good service, at a quiet part of the day. All very nice, one of us would like not to have herbs on the mushrooms at breakfast. Also a classic cafe-aux-lait with hot milk at breakfast would be a nice touch, not the skinny or the flat it is PC to serve at the moment. All in all a lot of choice and very nice breakfast.

Karen M.
1 review so far 6
23.08.2017 13:40

Had a lovely and memorable evening. Food was excellent. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Service was very good. Sat outside for an evening meal and as it got dark and a little cooler overhead heaters were switched on and this was great. Choice of food was exceptional with a la carte menu, early evening menu and 10th anniversary menu to choose from.

Deb B.
1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 18:23

Good menu choice , to fit most budgets and without compromise of flavour . All three courses were cooked to perfection and were delicious, met all our expectations. Interior spacious and tastefully decorated has the Bistro feel. Service was excellent from greeting to paying the bill. We are so glad that Cote has come to Shrewsbury a great addition to our dining choices.

Debbie C.
1 review so far 4
02.06.2017 02:56

The food was fine , as was the atmosphere, but our server was brusque. She insisted we ordered our sweet at the same time as our main meal, the coffee menu was bought before we had been served our sweets and then whisked away again rather ill tempered when we said we weren't sure. The bill came to just over £42 including the 12.5% sevice charge which was more than the service deserved so we put £45 in notes on the tray and we were asked if we wanted change!! Yes we did!!