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With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining since it opened way back in 1989.<br>Now with over 90 sites across the country it's just the place to mull over the morning papers with a cafe au lait and a croissant, pop in for a spot of lunch, share a post-work drink or relax over an evening meal.<br>The menu covers a range of French classics from croques and baguettes, ideal for a quick and easy snack, to more substantial fare such as steak frites and boeuf bourguignon. Likewise, the wines are predominately French; many made by lesser known producers, and provide the perfect accompaniment to the food on offer.<br>No hassle, no rush, no skinny- decaff-double-shot-to-go, just a vibrant atmosphere that moves with your moods throughout the day.

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27-31 Basil Street, South Kensington, London, SW3 1BB

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+44 (0)20 7584 2345

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Cafe Rouge

27-31 Basil Street
South Kensington
+44 (0)20 7584 2345
Public transport:
Knightsbridge, Underground


3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Cafe Rouge

4.0 out of 5 21 April 2014
by Tricia B.

We flew in on the red eye from Boston. By the time we got into the area it was still to early to check in so we went out for breakfast. I had eggs florentine, my husband had eggs Benedict and my daughters had scrambled eggs and bacon.

I loved mine and my husband raved about his breakfast. My youngest was unsure about the difference between American bacon and British bacon but my oldest...more

3.0 out of 5 3 October 2013
by Starr C.

We stopped by Cafe Rouge after browsing around Harrod's, as it is directly across the road. It seemed a bit daft to stop by a French-style cafe after coming back from Paris, but c'est la vie!

My family loves set menus, as they make decisions easier for the indecisive like myself. For lunch, I had the bacon & avocado salad, omelette & fries, and an Eton mess for dessert. My brother got the...more

1.0 out of 5 5 August 2011
by Heather D.

Cafe Rouge is placed just behind Harrods, making it an ideal location for staff (whose entrance is next door) and those waiting for the famous store to open.

Having scheduled a meeting within this little French cafe, one might notice how it is the same as being back in Paris. French waiters, French menu and French portion sizes. Refreshing.

The food leaves one wanting to venture into...more

5.0 out of 5 2 September 2010
by Andrew Ampers T.

I have eaten at some horrible Cafe Rouges in the past but, like your local bank, chains are only as good as the local senior manager. And also, waiters are all different. And remember, managers move on so the new manager might change things for the better.

The Cafe Rouge in Basil Street, just behind Harrods, is a very nice version of Cafe Rouge. And, considering the area, we thought the...more

2.0 out of 5 30 January 2009
by Jesse B.

Directly across the street from some massive department store,

this is the place where the summertime somebody people* sip pricey coffee and smoke fags (actually illegal now) while staring at their Lamborghini Diablo's and Ferrari Enzo's parked out front, waiting for their wives or lovers to come out of Harrods after just spending £100000 on tiskets and taskets nobody needs but will look good...more