Cote, the French brasserie concept, has built its property pipeline out to 20 sites, with all of its secured locations set to open by the end of the year. The business, which is operated by the former Strada management team and backed by Richard Caring, has just unveiled its latest eaterie, in Chiswick – restaurant number 13. The opening in west London comes soon after the group unveiled a restaurant in Birmingham’s Mailbox development – the furthest outpost from its London heartland. Restaurants are set to follow in Brighton this July, Farnham in August, and Ealing, Highgate and St Paul’s – all in early September. A business will also open in Bristol before the end of the year, taking it to 19 restaurants. The group is also at various stages on a further three sites – both within central London and in other towns and cities – and expects to open at least one of these before 2011. Cote, which was named the Good Food Guide's best value restaurant in 2009, was first established in 2007 in Wimbledon Village by the former directors of Strada – Andy Bassadone, Chris Benians, Marcus Cload and Nick Fiddler. Each Cote costs around £750,000 and £1m, typically delivering between 100 and 130 covers.