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Cafe Rouge Loughton

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179-181 High Road, Loughton IG10 4LF, England
0208 502 2011
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Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the main cafes in Loughton

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  • 24
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  • 23
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  • 25
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good, but not great.

We come to Loughton because our local branch in Bishop Stortford has closed. Try not to sit near the door as the door mechanism always leaves it slightly open, so in the colder months you may need to eat with your coat on or constantly keep getting up to shut the door. The dinner menu doesn't seem... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
ChrisWainrwight
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English first
Loughton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I wouldn't consider Cafe Rouge a serious contender as a restaurant but for breakfast and brunch it's fine so my rating 4/5 is based on a cheap local brunch. Their burger with frites is actually really good and for a tenner is good value. Noticed they have a new menu now and some of the choices sound interesting so might... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have reviewed this Branch before and it was poor even after their long overdue refurbishment but having gone last night in a party three (first time for 9 months) they have greatly improved. Noticeably all of the staff have changed. We had a rib eye steak and two burgers plus a starter and dessert and service was very good... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Haven't been to this Cafe Rouge for a couple of years but always found it a relaxing place to go. Was a bit concerned after reading some of the recent reviews but these concerns were not justified. I booked a table for two at 20:00 on a Friday. On arrival, although we were not seen to for about 2 minutes,... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We come to Loughton because our local branch in Bishop Stortford has closed. Try not to sit near the door as the door mechanism always leaves it slightly open, so in the colder months you may need to eat with your coat on or constantly keep getting up to shut the door. The dinner menu doesn't seem to have changed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Met friends for late lunch/early dinner 3.30pm Sunday 8th March.It was very cold and unwelcoming in the restaurant , the door does not close properly and there was no heat on. We mentioned this and after about half an hour the heat had been switched on as it warmed up considerably . Menus were given to us immediately but we... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Slow customer service, poor food presentation and a really slow service. I'm thoroughly disappointed. Surprisingly the bill came on time.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had an excellent meal for four. Great rib-eye steaks, cooked to perfection with plentiful crisp newly cooked fries. Spotlessly clean and efficient friendly service. This must be one of the best in the chain and rivals more prestigious restaurants in terms of the overall experience.

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Loughton, Essex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good for lunch, with excellent service and the same applies in the evening. We had an evening meal with friends but I have been there many times for lunch.

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Loughton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Really lovely place, felt welcome and service was great. I went with my sister and her friends as a birthday and the staff were just amazing and we all felt very welcome.

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LOUGHTON
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A reasonable offering, with a fairly standard menu. very much the same as other Café Rouge restaurants. Nothing special

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 179-181 High Road, Loughton IG10 4LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Loughton
  • Phone Number: 0208 502 2011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 38
  • Cuisine: French

Description

One of the main cafes in Loughton
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?