Cote (St Albans)
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Very disappointing. This has the look of a nice French restaurant but sadly performs like a cheap back street cafe.
Decor: Very traditional style french bistro. Cramped seating - obviously likes to pile them high!
Atmoshere: Its a noisy place so not for intimate chats or small groups - it looks a bit of hen party type joint unfortunately.
Menu: looks extensive and good french dishes but even at first sitting on a Saturday 50% of the dishes were 'unavailable' i.e. sold out!! 8.15pm and you've run out of half your dishes? Poor management.
Food Quality. Poor. Mussels were very poor. Firstly there was 2 out 3 empty shells. Sauce was way way to creamy and overwhelmed any ofther taste. Hard to much up mussels but the managed it!!!
Drink: First bottle of wine was rancid and had to be refused. Nice French beers.
Service: Responded to complaints Ok and very polite.
Value for Money. None.
Wouldn't go again. I sense that they are trying to skimp on food, cram the seats and rely on large groups who don't care about food quality.
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Food 1 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 0
Monday, September 20, 2010