Côte offer their own unique twist of French cuisine, coupled with gorgeous views out over the Cathedral
Green in the heart of Exeter. It is always incredibly busy and often noisy here, but we were lucky to get a seat downstairs where, although it was busy, the volume was to a minimum. Over the course of the evening the lights were slowly dimmed and it was lovely and romantic.
As I am currently on Slimming World I tried to be as good as I could, without denying myself anything too tasty! It was a special treat after all! To start I had Tomates Breton- mixed Breton heritage tomatoes with soft goats cheese, black olives, shallots and capers served on grilled sourdough bread. It was beautifully presented with lots of colour on the plate. The goats cheese was divine, so soft and creamy. All the flavours were amazing together and coupled with the bread made the perfect mouthful.
For our last review here Nick had calamari (his favourite starter) and to this day he holds Côte as being the best he has ever had, so of course he went for that again. It was perfectly cooked; not at all chewy, perfectly seasoned and complimented with the tartar sauce. The breadcrumbs are so light and crispy, we were both unable to fault it!
Nick went for a 10oz rib-eye steak with fries and peppercorn sauce. Nick's exact words to describe this were "inconceivably good!" Cooked to perfection and the highest quality of meat.
Côte completely exceeded my expectations once again, and is without a doubt my favourite restaurant in Exeter! Find your nearest Côte here
Food ***** Atmosphere ***** Service *****