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12 reviews in English
Review from Matt B.
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I like this place. The good is pretty good, great value. The service is normally good too. In fact for a nice meal it is difficult to beat Cote.
After loads of restaurants failing I that location, it is good to see a well run one there.
Review from Marisa F.
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Joined a group of friends who are local to Cambridge at Cote Restaurant. They chose the restaurant, it is one of their favorite restaurants. Not mine exactly.
I ordered the Goats Cheese Tartine as a starter. I was hoping for thick pieces of goat cheese but instead it was spread very thin on a piece of toast. I thought to myself, what am I supposed to do with this? I wanted goat cheese. Took a few bites, it was OK, didn't taste a whole lot like goat cheese and pawned it off on my husband.
He ordered the Calamari. It was very fresh and lightly battered. It had that fresh seafood smell to it. I do suggest ordering the Calamari if you chose to dine at Cote Restaurant.
For the entree I ordered the Skate, it was one of their specials. The fish came not fillet. I believe it was the whole fish. Luckily I know how to fillet a fish and fillet it for myself. If you are not an experienced fish eater and know how to remove the bones, this fish is not for you. The fish was delicious. I enjoyed it. My husband ordered the steak fillet special. I saw bits of it on the side as he could not chew it and kept spitting it out. I saw that the cut of meat was cheap, I don't suggest ordering it, and it came with french fries or 'chips'.
For desert we had a dessert wine, it was very good. The white house wine was also very good.
The waiters are attentive but you nearly forget about them, it is nice that they leave you alone and only come when necessary, they are spot on in their service.
We had a table of 5, there was an OPTIONAL surcharge of £13.00, be mindful of your receipt. Do know if you pay this OPTIONAL surcharge, it does not go to the waiters as a tip, it is extra money given to the restaurant. You should ask to get the OPTIONAL surcharge taken off and if you wish to leave a tip, leave it in cash for your waiter. Needless to say there is no need to pay the OPTIONAL surcharge, so ask for it to be taken off. If the waiter is inexperienced and claims they cannot, go to the manager.
This French restaurant aims at being a 5 star establishment. I give it a solid 3 stars.
Review from Qype User (jaccd…)
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Very nice food, not badly priced!
Ate steak frites, cost under £10 and was well cooked and tasty.
Had no problem booking a table for 9 on a Saturday lunch time, and were placed in a nice little area away from everyone else.
Service was good, although food seemed to come out in stages, considering the number of staff this wasn't great.
Generally well priced, nice food with a relaxed atmosphere! Would recommend
Review from Qype User (pinkfi…)
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Cote brasserie is in the old popluar Edwinns site on Bridge street.
It is a vert similar feel to Edwinns but is perhaps a little more relaxed and friendly.
The menu is quite classic with a hint of french influence and with regular sepcials, there is plenty to choose from and all of a good standard and the wine list is very nice too.
The service was the best part of our visit here, very prompt and very polite yet approachable, and a great atmosphere with a really mixed crowd.
The brasserie is advertised as a value resturant, I wouldnt say this ws strictly true, A meal for two with wine and three cousrse will be close to £100 however it is value in the sense that sit well worth the money.
Review from Qype User (jimmy1…)
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Edwinns used to be a pretty sad looking american diner with roadsigns and everything, so it was pretty pleasing to see its transformation to a more sophisticated restaurant. But to be honest, it was disappointing. I went there for lunch just after it was renovated and it took quite a while and wasn't that great. Its a bit pricey too.
However, I have been reliably informed that since those days, its much improved. Other significant positivies are the great wine list, and the enormous windows for a spot of people watching. Maybe first impressions arent everything...
Review from Qype User (mattsu…)
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Well, this is now my second visit here, the first was with a large group for business. Needless to say I was very taken back on my first visit with service, food, quality, price and atmosphere.
The second visit, which I am on my own and in here at the time of writing this is just the same, it is a Monday evening and buzzing but not in a negative and loud way.
Once again the service has been absolutely superb, very friendly, polite and a professional service which I have to say is becoming a rarity in the UK at the moment.
For starter I have ordered garlic and parsley with sea salt bread which was fantastic and a great starter if a couple wants to share, and for mains I have order Breton chicken with garlic butter sauce. Needless to say it was cooked to utter perfection and the flavours were something else.
It has a great feel inside, nice and dull which is ideal and it really does reflect parisian dining, even more so in the centre of Cambridge!
This restaurant is highly recommended however I must add that this I the only one I have been too.
I will be back!
Review from Qype User (shoe…)
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My first time in Cambridge and I really enjoyed it. Great weather, an afternoon on the river ounting and a show in the evening. Just enough time to fit in a meal. Edwin's in between cafe rouge and Ask. It looks like an up market restaurant and on first inspection the menu looks a little pricey. Well presented with a pleasant atmosphere we sat and ordered a whole deep fried camembert, which was great, lots of bread to dip and a pefect starter for the three of us. For main I ordered the organic salmon steak, which come with fresh veg - which were cooked perfectly and dauphanoise potatoes. Wonderful, Kudu had crab linguine which was OK - crab could have been fresher, pasta was cooked proerly. Wind for threee the total bill came in at £50. Pretty good value and well prepared and served food - if you are in Cambridge try it. A very pleasant meal in a very pleasant place.
Review from Qype User (Nunhea…)
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After a couple of hours punting on The Cam some food and a cold refreshment or two was top of our agenda. The centre of Cambridge is always pretty busy on a Saturday afternoon but in August it gets full to bursting point and as we had not taken the precaution of booking a table at a restaurant we were at the mercy of the gods.
As we wandered through town we came upon Bridge Street which is home to a trio of chain, bistro type joints; Café Rouge, Chez Gerard and Cote. Of the three Cote would be my first choice and fortunately the Cambridge branch, situated on a nice corner site, is a large one and they soon found us a window table for four. Decorated and furnished in classic modern bistro style it's a very light and airy restaurant which is in a great location for a bit of people watching should the conversation flag.
On the menu you will find something to suit all tastes at a reasonable price; starters are around £5/6 while mains range from circa £10 to £15. We kicked off our meal by sharing a heritage tomato salad and some very tasty calamari which were plump, fresh and came encased in a crispy batter which just melted in the mouth. For our main course my old pal Bernard and myself had the rib-eye steak with roquefort butter, which came with some crispy fries, which had a nice crunch, and a garnish of watercress. Our steaks arrived cooked as ordered, medium rare, having been properly rested and sporting a good looking char. Nothing to win any culinary awards but a very decent steak frites nonetheless. The ladies both had the chicken which also got a very favourable reception.
The wine list is pretty well put together with plenty of choices which will not break the bank. We were drinking the Sauvignon Blanc Le Place and the La Garenne Syrah; both were very acceptable and went down well.
We left after a very pleasant couple of hours feeling that we had been well looked after, with our hunger and thirst sated and our wallets only a little lighter.
Review from Qype User (js8…)
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Piano-key decor and ever so snooty waiters help radiate the sophistication of this restaurant. Expensive but quality food and a lovely atmosphere for a more special occassion. There was a pianist and singer when I visited on Valentine's day providing smooth, unobtrusive music just perfect for the environment.
Review from Adrian F.
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Review from Qype User (Nguyen…)
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This place is very posh. I liked it even though it was quite busy and loud. Many conversations were going on at the same time, but it was a Friday night and everyone seemed happy that the weekend had begun. The white walls added an extra light and warmth to the place giving it exciting energy. There was certainly something about it that made me feel content. The floor manager and bar tenders were very attentive, which also added to its comfy atmosphere. After 10pm, there was a pianist singing away with her piano version of various pop songs that scored high in the music charts for boasting their digital sound engineering skills, but she was original. So original that I lost words in mid-conversation. I came in only for a drink, but I had a look at the menu and wow some mains sell at £18 per head. There was even a deal for Valentines Day for £35 per person, which says a lot so if you decide to come here, expect to splash out