I live a road away from here, and we recently discovered I have a gluten intolerance, so it's always tricky for me to find somewhere to eat where I don't have to be super picky, so we did a quick google for a local restaurant that's respected for its coeliac-friendliness, and it's the one restaurant in the entire village with a specialist gluten-free menu (which they've recently upgraded stylistically to look like a regular menu).
I'm there all the time now, so I think I know it well enough to leave a comprehensive review:
The breakfast is fabulous, they give you a good range of choices, and I've tried the French and the full English. Everything is cooked to perfection, and they don't mind when you make substitutions (I ask for no sausage and extra bacon), and, most importantly there's a range of coffees and the breakfast menu closes at a reasonable time.
There's a lunch/early evening set menu, and you get a nice big portion for your money, but you can also use the main menu. My favourite item from the set menu is the endive salad with roquefort, so so tasty, but also a starter! The mains I love (from both menus) are the steak frites and the roast duck breast - I'm a huge duck fan anyway, but it's to die for - the texture is beautiful, and there's a great range of flavours to keep your palate happy! On to the most important part, there's a huge range of wines. As a red wine drinker, my favourite is the Bordeaux, but you can always go back and try a different one with every visit!
The staff are lovely, they're friendly, and you always get house filter water in a really cool branded bottle that they top up as soon as they see you empty it. The food comes out in good time, they make sure you're happy whenever it comes over, but you feel very comfortable and unrushed. It's great value for money, a great atmosphere, clean, and you will always feel like leaving a tip, even though service is included. That to me is the sign of a good restaurant, and it's about time something like this arrived in the village. I adore this place.
Called in on the off chance for dinner last night, power failure in Greenwich prevented meal at booked restaurant, managed to squeeze us in at table near serving area, not too bad.
Good choice, good service, pleasant attentive staff.
A La carte and specials menus, I went for crab mayonnaise with sour dough bread, my wife roquefort salad followed by the haddock special and steak hache followed by coffee.
All good quality, good timing.
We tried Cote Blackheath's lunch special, and were pleasantly surprised. The portions were large, and of good quality.
The service was friendly and efficient, despite the restaurant being quite busy.
Blackheath has needed a new good value, quality restaurant for a while, and it seems Cote, with their well established offering, is exactly what was required.
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