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.
It's a long story how we ended up by St Paul's at 10:00 PM so I won't go into it but it worked out well. We were looking for a late night bite when most places were closed and we came across Cafe Rouge. We were greeted by the manager and seated in a cozy corner with a perfect view of St Paul's Cathedral, lit up by spotlights just across the block.
I always love a damn good steak frites and...more
Some of the best French food I've ever had. I know it's a chain. I know it's not even in France. But it was still so good! We came here for dinner and tried a few appetizers and the Confit de Canard, with tarte tatin for desserts. The duck was delicious, and the plum sauce was actually sweet and the perfect contrast for the savory duck. The tarte tatin just needed a little more ice cream, but...more
Food is a little hit-and-miss here. The rillettes (both de porc and de canard), coq au vin and confit de canard were excellent! But the boeuf bourguignon was a bit dry and the souffle au fromage was a bit too salty. (The souffle has a sizable chunk of brie in the center, so if you like brie, you might enjoy it; but if not, you may want to stay away from the souffle.)more
I honestly loved it ! It was quaint and cheap and a quick French bite. I mean really, their confit de canard was good for what it was & didn't disappoint at all. Whilst visiting my nana, I went to Cafe Rouge at least 2-3 times a week for lunch or dinner and although I'm not too fond of chains, I think they're quite good and reasonable for what you get. It was always pleasurable dining here...more