Cafe Rouge


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.

Venue Details & Map

Cafe Rouge

5-14 St. Paul's Churchyard
The City
+44 (0)20 7489 7812
Public transport:
City Thameslink, National Railway
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 16 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Cafe Rouge

2.0 out of 5 13 December 2014
by Bert O.

Unfortunately it's a shame of French cousine. For US and UK guests will be fine but slow. Chef has no idea how to make french food. Sorry.more

4.0 out of 5 8 November 2014
by Chris E.

Another chain....

This is a wonderful spot for a decently-priced meal. If you get a table near the window, the view of St. Paul's is spectacular, especially in the evening. This puts this place in my romantic dinner category. I tried posting a photo of St. Paul's from our table, but the little yelp* dinosaur had the broken cables in his tiny dino hands. It would have been a beautiful...more

1.0 out of 5 8 March 2013
by Twombly P.

Myself and three colleagues were aiming for GBK next door to this branch of Cafe Rouge, which was closed for refurbishment. Unfortunately for us we dived in out of the rain and ordered various items for lunch. Well at least it was dry in there (thats the reason for the star). Ghastly, uninspired food with service to match ( note to the chain: you don't HAVE to be an insouciant waiter in a...more

4.0 out of 5 14 May 2012
by Benjamin L.

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

4.0 out of 5 12 August 2011
by Hannah Y.

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

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