Coteis a chain of French restaurants with no less than 21 London branches. The Charlotte Street branch certainly has its work cut out for it, situated amongst a host of great restaurants. Inside the decor is themed on your standard French brasserie and the menu continues the theme with simple dishes such as steak and frites, moules marinières and creme brulee.
We recently visited the restaurant for dinner starting off with warm bread and olives which were swiftly followed by moules served in a creamy, garlic sauce and prawn gratinee, a generous portion of king prawns in a white wine, garlic, chilli and tomato sauce.
To follow the roast seabass fillet, braised fennel and a champagne beurre blanc was a meaty piece of soft fish and for only £13.95 it’s pretty good value. For dessert it was all about the Crème Caramel, perfectly formed and not too sweet. But let’s not forget the wine (this is a French restaurant!), we were recommended the Château Du Poyet 2011, Muscadet De Sèvre Et Maine Sur Lie which complimented the fish with its citrus tones and at under £17 a bottle it was a steal.
If you’re looking for a good value French joint check Cote out, there’s bound to be one nearby!
5 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RE