Cote in Edinburgh has quickly become a family favourite for us. Excellent food, great glutenfree menu choices, reasonably priced wine list and very attentive service every time.
Lovely food comfortable surroundings and very pleasant and helpful staff I have visited Côte on many occasions in Edinburgh and Richmond and have always enjoyed my meal lovely varied menu and excellent value lunch and pre-theatre menu
I visited Cote Edinburgh with friends. All pleased with our dishes - good food, very well-cooked and presented. Service was very good and unobtrusive. There was no feeling of being rushed and was quite relaxed. A successful day out in attractive surroundings.
As always,lovely friendly service and very good quality food .We ate brunch here and found the formule menu very good value .Everything was very freshly cooked and nicely presented.The coffee was very good too . I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this restaurant.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.