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Cafe Rouge - Highgate

#9,966 of 17,153 Restaurants in London
#10,635 of 18,033 Places to Eat in London
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6-7 South Grove, Highgate, London N6 6BP, England
+44 (0)20 8342 9797
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A missed opportunity

Always seems the same with Cafe Rouge chain...they do French food just about adequately but your expectation is always for better French food....always seems to let down on this. I had sea bass, which should be knock out but was just fairly ordinary; it would have been better with crispy skin on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
Kent, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

An excellent family meal. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Waiting staff very attentive. Food was enjoyed by all.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Seated in about 5 minutes (when half empty) Then 20 minutes to get a menu. It isn't fancy. Although it tries to be. But the service times are intolerable.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very nice. Particularly like the management. The food is the best I've tasted in a long while. I will definitely be returning :)

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very good customer service. Felt welcome as single diner which is refreshing. Attentive staff and food service swift.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My family of 4 visited with some friends from Highgate over Easter. Never been to this chain before but pleasantly surprised. My family all chose the burgers and I chose the Nicoise Salad with Tuna, it was delicious. I was amazed at the portion size when the food came, my 2 teenage sons were overjoyed with their burger and an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We used to come here regularly attracted by good quality food and lovely service. The service now as lovely as ever but sadly the food is no longer edible. Who wants a salad tasting of cod liver oil or a beef Bourgonion full of grizzle accompanied by large chunks of uncooked carrots, For the first time i left the restaurant... More 

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Pwllheli
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had a lovely meal and a nice bottle of red here. The sharing starter of breads, pate, tapenade, humus etc was very rustic and satisfying. The wine was good and the main course (duck) was delicious. All the staff were all very friendly and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I fear that Café Rouge has fallen into a rather brown mire....... The decor is looking rather shabby and unloved. The crockery grubby. A teapot with no lid - the waitress did apologise & pointed to the saucer she had used as a makeshift lid. All very resourceful. However, the tea was luke warm and weak. We waited 35 minutes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It was clear about half of the staff had turned up.. confusion reigned. The cafe was grubby . Occasionally a member of staff wandered in from the direction of the toilets carrying some food on a plate.. no trays were available for the waiting staff and no teapot lids. After half an hour we had managed to secure a luke... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always seems the same with Cafe Rouge chain...they do French food just about adequately but your expectation is always for better French food....always seems to let down on this. I had sea bass, which should be knock out but was just fairly ordinary; it would have been better with crispy skin on fish. They seem to do Breton chicken better.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6-7 South Grove, Highgate, London N6 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8342 9797

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 53
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?