Cote Brasserie just off the Upper Street is a popular place on a Saturday lunch time. Surprisingly so with the very flash Bellanger a couple of doors down. I guess Cote is a little more easier on the wallet. This high street brand has a very local feel here with family and friends enjoying their lunch whilst other queue and look on. We were lucky to grab one of the last tables of two before the waiting game kicked in.
The ‘Parisian’ food is simple. We should have went for the set menu which is great value for money, but we did not have much time as my dining companion was having her lunch hour. I opted for steak frites, which was a chargrilled thinly beaten out minute steak with frites and garlic butter. Of course served pink. My dining partner had the Poulet Grille, which was a tasty portion of chicken breast with watercress and veal thyme jus, with chips replacing the gratin potatoes.
The service was good despite the very busy room which prevented you getting a real sense of the personalities in the room. It had a very buzzy atmosphere with a middle class well dressed crowd enjoying their Saturday afternoon. This is the second time I have been to this Upper Street branch and I like it. If I am in the area, if nothing else takes my fancy, I will definitely drop by again.
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