Côte was always one of those chain restaurants I avoided. The French brasserie chain certainly wouldn’t have got anywhere near my top 10 chain restaurants for vegetarians. So when I was invited along to review their new vegetarian menu, I accepted with a mix of curiosity and trepidation. I was half expecting the classic botch job of many chains: collecting their pitiful handful of veggie options onto a separate piece of paper with the dessert menu and claiming that they’d put together a whole separate menu. To my excitement, I found no such thing, not only have Cote deisgned a brand new menu of tasty vegetarian dishes with great choice, they’ve re-invented their French classics to allow us veggies to enjoy them for the first time!
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- Separate vegetarian & vegan menu with a large range of tasty options.
- Vegetarian and vegan wine and drinks menu – something I’ve never seen in other restaurants
- French classics reinvented- like French Onion soup with veggie friendly cheese. Delicious!
- The menu is pretty reliant on cream, eggs and cheese and therefore not that vegan friendly.
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French Onion Soup
Sausage with Salardaise Potatoes
Veggie LAD Verdict
The LADS and LASSES at Côte have put together a really great vegetarian menu here and it’s great to see them make so much more effort than your average large chain. The specially designed menu items and vegetarian wine list show them really going the extra mile. It’s just a shame they haven’t given vegans the same consideration as you’d still be struggling here. A big step in the right direction though, well done Côte!
Give Me Some of That!
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235 Mile End Road, London, E1 4AA
- It’s all vegetarian! Lots of vegan options too. I still never get over sitting down in a restaurant and being able to order EVERYTHING.
- Delicious, American inspired dishes with epic asian and middle-eastern twists.
- Incredible value for money. LAD-sized portions at very reasonable prices (the scrambled eggs were only £6 and LOOK AT THEM!)
- Nothing to see here in terms of the food, there’s something for everyone and it’s all delicious.
- It is quite a way out East so is quite an odyssey. Totally worth it though.
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Fried Grilled Cheese Balls
Veggie LAD Verdict
Just go here! You won’t be disappointed. This is also one of the best examples I’ve seen of a place that’s ideal to take your non-veggie mates to. The portions are epic, the flavours are massive and the setting is laid back and cool. What more could a hungry LAD ask for?
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Take a look at the 90 Degree Melt Website.
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