A FRENCH brasserie and bistro with a Parisian theme is set to open in Basingstoke.

Cote Brasserie is set to open its doors in Festival Place on Monday at a unit previously occupied by Ed’s Easy Diner.

The chain, which also has branches in Winchester, Newbury and Farnham, offers all-day dining, serving authentic French classics made from fresh ingredients, such as corn-fed chicken from the heart of rural Brittany, pork rillettes and Charentais melons direct from Rungis market in Paris and Breton tomatoes and mussels.

Its specials change each month, depending on what is in season, giving customers something new to try such as whole grilled lobster, cote de boeuf or scallops.


Speaking earlier this year, Steve Seager, property director at Côte Brasserie, said: “Our restaurants are inspired by the brasseries of Paris, bringing relaxed all-day dining and authentic French classics made from great quality, fresh ingredients. With a large outdoor seating area at Festival Place, we will create the feel of a Parisian pavement bistro with real buzz.”