Cafe Rouge


Cafe Rouge is a chain of Brasserie-style restaurants serving a range of light meals and drinks within a French atmosphere. There is a large choice of dishes as well as hot and cold drinks which makes this restaurant a good stop off point for tea and snacks rather than grand dinners.

Venue Details & Map

Cafe Rouge

43 Charing Cross Road
Leicester Square
+44 (0)20 7434 2635
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Cafe Rouge

5.0 out of 5 17 October 2014
by Elizabeth T.

Service is a bit slow at this Cafe Rouge, but the food is always good. My best friend and I used to frequent this location quite a bit and we always enjoyed our meals here. Camembert, you won't regret it, so good!more

1.0 out of 5 21 July 2014
by Laurent B.

Je ferai court : la bouffe est clairement surgelée. A 15-20€ le plat, c'est proprement honteux.

Le service en plus de ça est plutôt mauvais (mais pas pire que dans la plupart des restaus en Europe de toute façon).


I'll be short : the food is frozen. At 10-15 pounds for a meal, it's a shame.

Service is quite bad (but not worse than most of the restaurants in Europe anyway).more

3.0 out of 5 14 January 2014
by Bethany T.

We went here on NYE for a quick dinner before the crowds got too overwhelming and immediately got seated. The host was lovely and very helpful. The server wasn't so fantastic - never refilled our drinks, for example, and he seemed occupied and impatient - but the food was good and atmosphere was very nice. When we left, there was a large queue for tables, which sort of explained why at the...more

3.0 out of 5 13 August 2013
by Liz I.

Met a friend for coffee and lunch here and was very underwhelmed. Great decor, ample seating, and good location. The service, however, was rubbish. Our server was short with us, clearly unhappy that we were taking our time deciding what to order, and took ages to bring the cheque. At one point, she buzzed past us and whacked me in the head with a menu on her way by. It was clearly...more

3.0 out of 5 29 May 2012
by stephu

Cafe Rouge, one of the many other dull chain restaurants that infests all high streets and busy areas. You'd think they are all the same: the prices, the menu, the decor of the restaurant

So the one factor that changes your experience at the restaurant would be service.

On the night I went to this cafe rouge on Charing Cross Road, I would say the service is not very satisfactory. The waiters...more

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