Eating good quality gluten free food, mainly in Edinburgh


Cote Brasserie

Cote Brasserie on Frederick Street has got one of the best gluten free menus I have seen!  After the super friendly welcome, the menu that is handed over is the real deal – with plenty of choice, gluten free bread and even gluten free chips.  It actually looks like a “normal” menu!

Cote is part of a chain and I have visited others and found them to be good quality brasseries with plenty of choice and tasty food.   I recently enjoyed lunch, paid for by a gluten-eating lawyer, which confirmed that this is a good option for a gluten free lunch.  And the service is great.

Choices include some interesting salads, steak frites, chicken and chips, fish stew and other mains.  I was literally spoilt for choice – something that doesn’t happen that often.   My chicken with walnut and avocado salad came in a bowl that was piled high with succulent chicken and plenty of walnuts too.  There was a light dressing – nothing too heavy, and the lettuce had a good crunch.  A small bucket of chips on the side (as they have them, it is best to try them) was also of good quality and delicious.  The gluten-eating lawyer enjoyed the roast chicken with chips, which looked completely mouth watering.  The kitchen is clearly very careful and although they made me chuckle, the little “Gluten Free” flags do confirm that the chef is taking food intolerance seriously – and I am certainly grateful for it. 

There were puddings, though sadly I didn’t try them, but a seasonal fruit pavlova sounded good!

So if you are looking for a place to meet friends, dinner or even breakfast – which I have found to be good at other Cote Brasseries – then this is a good location and I highly recommend it.

Breakfast includes GF toast, eggs benedict, french toast and even “breakfast cocktails”.


Cote Brasserie
51 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1LH
0131 202 6256
Please mention Gluten Free Edinburgh when booking.