Côte Brasserie Liverpool Visit: January 2017
Bonjour, fancy a French foodie fling? Well no need to book train tickets, pack your suitcase or grab your passport, as Côte bistro delivers authentic French Flavours in the heart of Liverpool city centre. Chic, cute comfortable entrance that had an inviting outdoor seating terrace that oozed a friendly family atmosphere balanced with a cool cafe culture vibe. This theme also continued into the main restaurant. Damian, the fabulous lovely manager, warmly welcomed us and settled us in our superb seating. Anna one of the servers pleasantly made her introductions and so began our fantastic French Feast. The Crab Mayonnaise served with avocado, cucumber, capers, and tarragon with toasted sourdough bread was lovely. The Chicken Liver Parfait with toasted brioche and spiced apple chutney was perfectly presented and tasted just as good as it looked.
Mains were served by Mr Peter ‘Personality’, I call him that as Peter instantly built rapport which added to the overall experience. The delicious quality wholesome, simple hearty rustic mains are a sure thing for a winter warmer. Crispy Cod Goujons consisted of sliced cod fillet in breadcrumbs with frites, braised minted peas and tartare sauce. The rump of scrummy tender Lamb with a potato, fennel and olive oil purée, roasted fennel, black olive and garlic jus was delightfully delicious and hit the spot. Super sides of glorious glazed carrots with parsley and the brilliant braised minted peas were great additions. All washed down with a glass of Chablis 2015 Olivier tricon, crisp with citrus notes and a mineral finish and a glass of côtes du rhône rouge 2015 cuvée laudun medium bodied and supple with succulent ripe forest fruit notes.
Now dessert or champagne first?! Well at Côte Liverpool no need to make that difficult decision thanks to this super handy upmarket drinks dresser located near our seating area. Making life easier for the servers, as it saves a journey to the far end of the restaurant to the main bar. In turn providing a streamlined service for the customer, I definitely approve….Genius! I was practically drooling and licking my lips awaiting the tarte tatin dessert. Invented by the French Sisters ‘les demoiselles Tatin’ supposedly was an accidental discovery. It is said that one of the sisters left the apples and sugar on the stove so they started to burn, so she decided to flip pastry on the top and there you have it! The traditional French caramelised apple tart at Côte was served with Calvados cream…rich, flavoursome and simply satisfying. I can’t promise that you will be speaking French by the time you leave, but if you fancy French fuss free dining with great service at a reasonable price…Côte offers just that!
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Côte Brasserie 51 Paradise Street, Liverpool, L1 3EU
Monday to Friday 8am – 11pm Saturday 9am – 11pm Sunday 9am – 10:30pm