Cote

Cote has rapidly expanded to 45 UK sites since its launch in 2007

Cote Restaurants acquired by CBPE

By Luke Nicholls

Cote Restaurants, the 45-strong French bistro chain founded by Andy Bassadone and Chris Benians, has been acquired by private equity firm CBPE Capital in a deal reportedly worth £100m. 

Cote London Bridge is one of the other 29 sites under the restaurant's portfolio

Cote secures 30th site

By Luke Nicholls

French bistro chain Cote is set to open its 30th site after taking a new lease in Esher, Surrey.

Cote currently owns 24 sites and plans further expansion

Cote secures 13th London site

By Lorraine Heller

French brasserie chain Cote has secured a new site in London, bringing its national portfolio up to 24 sites.

Chris Benians, left, and Andy Bassadone concentrate on great food and great service

Business Profile: Cote

By Joe Lutrario

The mid-market veterans behind Strada and Côte discuss the benefits of cooking from scratch, refining existing concepts, and explain how to rollout at pace.