French brasserie chain Cote has secured a new site in Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, its first in the county. The former Café du Village in Bluewater’s The Village area was acquired from CG Restaurants for an undisclosed sum, while landlord BlueCo Ltd granted a new lease for the site. Cote now intends to open a 140-cover restaurant, with a further 100 seats available outside. Law firm Davenport Lyons and property agent Davis Coffer Lyons advised Cote on the deal. The restaurant chain currently operates 20 sites across the UK.