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Cafe Rouge - Oxford

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11 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HP, England
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Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
As Cafe Rouge goes ..... Not bad!

Wandered in and was pleasantly surprised there was a garden at the back. As it was a warm evening decided to dine outside however there were some children running around until eventually another diner informed their parents who were sat inside. If we had seen this before we seated, we would have... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Jo B
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wandered in and was pleasantly surprised there was a garden at the back. As it was a warm evening decided to dine outside however there were some children running around until eventually another diner informed their parents who were sat inside. If we had seen this before we seated, we would have probably have left. The waiter was very abrupt... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been to Cafe Rouge on Little Clarendon Street twice now and each time was better than the last. The first time I had their steak & frites. I asked for the steak rare and they cooked it to perfection. The second time I had their salmon nicoise salad. It was absolutely beautiful with melt-in-the-mouth salmon, tasty olives, new... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My children booked a 'surprise' lunch for Mother's Day. On arrival the restaurant looked a little dark but there was plenty of seating and although quiet when we arrived (12.45) it soon got busier. The service was prompt and polite and the meal was faultless. There was a complimentary glass of champagne for the Mum and we all agreed it... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The restaurant was fairly empty at 6.30 and I was disappointed that we were seated beside a table with 2 very excitable little girls. I love children but these were very loud. They finished their meal and ran up and down the entire length of the restaurant for the next hour. My own children were not enjoying the noise but... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We've been to several Cafe Rouges over the years, our 4th time at the one in Oxford and it will certainly be the last. Apart from the staff being very friendly and welcoming there were no real positives. The table was dreadful (admittedly should've asked to move). We were left sitting for 5 minutes with no menu or staff to... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I pre-booked a table for 3 28hrs prior to eating. On arrival shown to 2 coffee tables pushed together with 3 settings. We had to request drinks and menu. The menu has certainly changed and not for the better as there is very little choice. Obviously should have done more research. This was our 4th visit and will not be... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I like Café Rouge.  You get reasonable French food for reasonble prices in a reasonable French-ish atmosphere.  And this one is no different, expect for the garden at the back, which makes a welcome alternative on nice days.  My only complaint is that the garden could do with some more green and the coffee could be improved.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My colleagues and I decided to visit Cafe Rouge last minute and found an online voucher for 30%. The staff were conscientious and looked after us very well. We all enjoyed our food. Thanks for a great evening!

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London
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

When you're a family of five eating out can be expensive and this was a special treat. Unfortunately, though not busy the staff were standoffish and the food very average - especially the steaks very badly cooked though we asked for medium. Shame

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Food's good, and not very expensive. In Summer you can sit in a very nice courtyard at the rear of the restaurant. The waiters (waitresses) are all very helpful and nice. They even give you a complimentary drink if it's your birthday (at least, they did for me: can't guarantee they always do!).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 10:30 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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