Côte Brasserie Oxford Breakfast Review


Recently you may have seen on my Instagram stories that Ben and I visited Côte Brasserie in Oxford for some breakfast.

Côte Brasserie is located on George Street and to be perfectly honest, although it is close to the city centre I think it can be forgotten about as an option sometimes.

For those of you that don’t know, Côte Brasserie is a group of restaurants and at the time of writing, there are 94 restaurants located across the UK. It is a French-themed restaurant, “inspired by the brasseries of Paris” and they offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.

On first glance looking in, it looks quite upmarket and pricey. That being said if you look at the menu here, I thought the prices were surprisingly reasonable for the quality of food being served.

As you walk inside the restaurant it is dimly lit with an intimate atmosphere providing a great place to go for a date but equally, in the day there is plenty of light if you’re sat near the windows, perhaps for breakfast or lunch with family/friends.

I have to admit too, what initially drew me into the place for breakfast was the offer below, which to me seems very reasonable. I think it’s worth noting that an optional service charge of 12.5% is added to each meal, so for a posh breakfast for two you’re looking at about £24.

Food and Drink

So, what did we order? Well it wouldn’t be a good review if we didn’t get a variety of items so we ordered:

  • Eggs Royale
  • French Breakfast
  • French Toast
  • Pain Au Chocolate
  • 1 Cappuccino
  • 1 Latte

I ordered the Eggs Royale and Ben ordered the French Breakfast (swapping the black pudding for avocado).

The Eggs Royale was amazing, eggs cooked to perfection and the hollandaise sauce was spot on. I’m not sure if you can relate but for some reason, I find that when coffee is served in a glass it feels posher and psychologically tastes better. The coffee was very good in my opinion.

Eggs Royale

I haven’t had French Toast in a while, but I can say that this is the best French Toast I have ever had. It had a cinnamon twist to it was presented nicely.

French Toast
French Breakfast
Our table

Conclusions and Final Thoughts

So for somewhere I have never visited before in Oxford and haven’t heard a great deal about, I was thoroughly impressed.

The service was prompt and the staff very friendly, the presentation of our food was great and the quality of everything I tried could not be faulted. In fact, I’m really struggling to find something constructive to say about this place. I must say I have not tried their lunch or dinner but based on their breakfast I would definitely return.


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