Côte Restaurants’ new £1million ‘chic and sophisticated’ French brasserie, in the shadow of Peterborough Cathedral,is set to create 50 jobs when it opens later this month.
The company has been attracted by the increasingly bustling hub of shops, restaurants, entertainment and cultural attractions, and sees its Parisian-style all day
brasserie, which draws on both classic and more contemporary French cuisine, as the perfect fit for Peterborough. It is due to open in the converted Santander bank premises in Church Street on May 23.
Côte Restaurants CEO, Alex Scrimgeour says, “Our location places us right in the heart of the action; amongst old buildings with striking features, but also modern retail and fashionable restaurants. We are excited to be bringing something new to the area, offering further choice to this already thriving city. We feel confident that our combination of warm and welcoming service, simple, freshly prepared French food, and excellent value for money will be popular in Peterborough.”
Guests will always find classic brasserie favourites such as steak frites, tuna Niçoise and chargrilled corn-fed Breton chicken on the menu. There’s a tempting selection of desserts on offer and Côte’s must try crème caramel is a much-loved house speciality. The wine list is extensive and informative, yet reasonably priced, featuring wines from a variety of producers across France.
Ever growing interest in eating with the seasons, along with Côte’s commitment to sourcing high quality ingredients, results in monthly-changing specials and weekday lunch and early evening menus, ensuring there is always something new to delight both regular and first-time guests. At £10.95 for two courses and £12.95 for three courses the weekday lunch and early evening set menu provides outstanding value and lends itself perfectly to a quick lunch or
Popular dishes include pork rillettes with sourdough bread and pan roasted cod with ratatouille and a lemon and olive oil dressing.
The same care and attention to detail applies to Côte’s breakfast menus; you will find that everything from the artisanal French jams on the tables to the Guérande sea-salted butter served with the freshly baked croissants has been carefully considered.
The menu is comprehensive and again, very reasonably priced.
The renowned eggs Benedict with homemade Hollandaise, in particular, is a favourite among guests.
There is also a signature French breakfast, which includes an award-winning boudin noir, a croque monsieur, French toast and a vegetarian breakfast that is making a name for itself too, to mention just a few more choices! With long lazy brunches very much “en vogue” at the moment, at weekends, breakfast is served until 1pm.