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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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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: One of the main cafes in Loughton

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good for a drink but very average food.

Nice to sit and have a glass of wine but the food is pretty average and overly priced for the quality.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Sian F
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London, England, United Kingdom
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice to sit and have a glass of wine but the food is pretty average and overly priced for the quality.

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Epping, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I popped in for lunch during the week. The place has been refurbished and it looks great. The staff were very friendly. Sometimes you feel a bit self-conscious if you're a woman dining alone, however, I felt very comfortable and not awkward at all. I had a croque madame and chips and a white wine. The food was delicious and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There was a promotion on at this newly re-furbished branch. I have had lunch here twice recently and it was very good, so took up the offer for a two for 1 either full English or Vegetarian breakfast. It was very disappointing. The staff were fine, the setting was fine, but when the food arrived it had obviously been sitting... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Visited here a few times and service was at a snails pace .. Much better this time and decor is lovely Food as expected from a cafe rouge chain . Good quality

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Essex
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The last time I visited this place I wasn't very impressed, but having been recently refurbished I thought I would try it again. It was a mid afternoon so the place was not very busy, but nevertheless, I have found quite often in the past that empty restaurants can give the worst service. Not so here. The service was first... More 

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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Traditional French style cafe.. With a good menu.. The food is well presented and tasty and the staff are attentive.. Unfortunately the price reflects the fact that you're In Loughton.

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Essex, UK
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Well done Cafe Rouge for reverting this restaurant back to its original self. The decor is as it was originally and is a much more befitting French-style again. Menu also has old favourites back and the service was excellent when I visited on Wednesday evening with a friend. I had been informed the changes would be happening and am glad... More 

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london
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We have had some lovely meals here and we have had some awful ones... I couldn't recommend it completely as it seems to vary on the night dependent on chef and staff - of which there seems to be a high turnover... It's local and convenient - it may be great - it may not!! If you are adventurous -... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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 28 - 39
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?