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Côte Restaurant Reviews

Updated 20 Feb 2020

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3.4
61%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
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Côte Restaurant CEO Alex Scrimgeour  (no image)
Alex Scrimgeour
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good staff food and grow for professional waiter(in 7 reviews)

  • "good food, get paid for working additional hours(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Staff arent actually aware service charge pages managers wages(in 9 reviews)

  • "Can be long hours, very high standards to meet and exceed, a lot of knowledge to take on board when joining, work life balance can be a bit tough(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for!!"

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    Current Employee - Waiter in Chelsea, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Côte Restaurant full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits within the Hive Programme.

    Cons

    A large training programme which seemed unnecessary for an experienced waiter

    Côte Restaurant2019-10-23
  2. "Good but could be better"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in London, England

    I worked at Côte Restaurant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Never go hungry, they provide you well with food. Discount of 40% for you and your table when visiting.

    Cons

    Long hours & work very hard and the managers made you feel guilty for wanting one public holiday off a year.

    Côte Restaurant2020-02-10
  3. "Not bad, but..."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Wimbledon, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Côte Restaurant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good hourly pay, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    Insufficient balance between work and life

    Côte Restaurant2020-02-20
  4. "Sous chef"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Côte Restaurant full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It’s challenging and feels like family

    Cons

    Dealing with different suppliers an be stressful and challenging

    Côte Restaurant2020-01-06
  5. "Good food"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Highgate, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Côte Restaurant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free staff food 50% discount on food Great training

    Cons

    Long shift Double shifts Bad management

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    Côte Restaurant2020-01-03
  6. "Band of id*ots"

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    Former Employee - Barista in St Martins, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Côte Restaurant full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Food was nice. Drinks after work were ok as well.

    Cons

    They make you work without stop. Always busy. Bad management bad colleagues.

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    Côte Restaurant2020-02-01
  7. Helpful (1)

    "The True Cost of French Culinary Excellence"

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    Former Employee - Commis Waiter in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Côte Restaurant part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A beautiful restaurant. Elegant in every way. In the evenings, when the tables are candlelit, the restaurant has a magical atmosphere. Free food. A lot of responsibility to manage - you are effectively the catalyst that allows the entire restaurant process to occur. This creates a very high energy environment, which can often be motivating and fun! If you can thrive on the energy and pressure this job will give you, it can serve as a very good part-time or full-time service job. Even for those without experience. The commis waiter is the least senior member of the service team. Thus, you are treated as such, this can be rewarding when you are able to perform your duties without issue and watch the restaurant run smoothly before your eyes.

    Cons

    Absolute minimum wage. Service charges (tips) are only awarded to you through a point-based system. Chefs can be often aggressive and hostile in their interactions. This creates a high pressure environment in the kitchen. Pressure can be a good motivator though. You have to make sure every minute detail in the restaurant is perfect, and being at the bottom of the restaurant's food chain, it can be very stressful to manage. The restaurant delivers authentic French fine dining experience, but at a low price. I feel that this is at the expense of the service staff - particularly the chefs and the commis waiters - who have to deliver a high-class dining experience, to lay food out on the plate beautifully like a work of art... and in my opinion are not praised enough for it. in my eyes, sometimes it feels like the job of the commis waiter is all the emotional labour and pressure that comes with high-class dining but without the actual class.

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    Côte Restaurant2019-11-14
  8. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Côte Restaurant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team and management, flexible shifts and opportunity to progress very quickly on a professional ladder if you're a hardworking individual who is genuinely interested to learn more and take responsibility.

    Cons

    The extreme workload in the busiest times of the season.

    Côte Restaurant2019-10-28
  9. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waitress in Dorking, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Côte Restaurant full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -free meal on shift -possibility of growing -possibility of self-improvement

    Cons

    -a lot of employees turnover -crazy shifts with a lot of hours and late rotas -not much time for social life outside the workplace

    Côte Restaurant2019-10-18
  10. "Stressful at times"

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    Former Employee - Waitress 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Côte Restaurant full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for waitressing Free Lunch included for long shifts 50% discount on food in general

    Cons

    Very long hours and tiring. Shift work can be restrictive to your social life. Very strict services standards so there’s little room for error, and management come down on you hard if you make a mistake.

    Côte Restaurant2019-10-17

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