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.
Good place to drop in anytime of the day for a coffee and cake or full steak menu. I like the oldish frenchlike decor and quietness of the place. It well located in the Christophers Lane and nice in the summer to sit outsidemore
Horrible. We ordered an orange juice and a latte that took 20 minutes to come to our table. Then our food, which was an omelette with a salad and a croque madame with fries, took 50 minutes to come out and was completely wrong and cold. The salad and fries were switched and on the wrong plates but the most ridiculous was that the fried egg for the croque madame was on top of the omelette!!...more
I actually kind of enjoy a visit to Cafe Rouge every now and then. Despite the hokey decor and other such affectations, the food and generally makes up for this.
The service here on my last visit was most definitely below average, however, with the voucher that my friend brought with him, it made up for the lacklustre experience.
The steaks that we had were fairly well cooked and tasty...more
We ordered the beef bourguignon and the chargrilled chicken salad. Both meals were tasty except the avocado on my salad was so crunchy!! It definitely wasn't ripe enough to be put on a salad. I was a bit gutted because I LOVE avocado but I'll get over it because the rest of the experience was fine - friendly service, cosy restaurant, good lunch times specials. There's outdoor seating too which...more
Not planning well for a holiday Monday, we happened upon Cafe Rouge as 1 of the only places open in the neighborhood & London friend thought she remembered it being tasty
Plus - we had rezzies for High Tea at the Langham Hotel so we didn't want to overdo it
Friend got the Croissant & it was a bit dry & too flaky - served w/ jam.
I opted for the French Toast & it was very strange. Sliced...more