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Cafe Rouge - Oxford

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11 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HP, England
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Today
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Great meal

We visited on a Thursday evening and received a friendly welcome. We decided to order from the Prix Fixe menu as not only was it good value (12.95 for two courses), but the menu choices looked very good. Our meals were lovely, the Pate was really tasty and my minute steak was also cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Rose66Oxford
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Oxford
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Oxford
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited on a Thursday evening and received a friendly welcome. We decided to order from the Prix Fixe menu as not only was it good value (12.95 for two courses), but the menu choices looked very good. Our meals were lovely, the Pate was really tasty and my minute steak was also cooked perfectly and was lovely. My husband... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went for an early evening meal - my partner and I both ordered Rouge Burgers which despite being listed as being served with salad and fries, apparently only comes with salad OR fries. I opted for salad which was mostly lettuce; some pieces had obviously gone brown on the edges, one limp bit of another salad leaf that I couldn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a lovely little restaurant with a really nice and cozy atmosphere. The food was delicious and I can personally recommend the duck and the stake. The prices are reasonable. Would definetly recommend to friends and will return. The only negative side was that they didn't have our reservations although booked over the phone on the same day.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Revisited here on a visit to husband's roots...we have enjoyed eating here several times over the years so it was a 'memory lane' thing!! Mistake...poor food, tasteless fish/batter...new pots. dumped on the plate + 3 pea shoots at most! Severe lack of taste. Badly presented & a waiter who wasn't full of good cheer. Not to be repeated.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It was very late and we was hungry. We ordered steaks, which was very good. Nothing to complains also service was good. We'll be back!

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Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I've been to lots of Cafe Rouge restaurants and there are lots of similarities between them so you always have a good idea what to expect. The menu is the same and the standard of the food is always good. The sirloin steaks are always tasty and the desserts are typically French. In this particular restaurant I can say that... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

First impression: it was very empty for a Saturday lunchtime - not a good sign. The staff were not very friendly and somewhat impatient. The food was hot, but my mashed potato looked reheated as it had a slight crust on the outside, and appeared to have been served with an ice cream scoop. The portions were not very generous... More 

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Cirencester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had a quick dinner here at the weekend before the theatre. Food was good, but we felt the whole place could do with a proper clean, especially the loos! As we ate early on Sunday evening it was lacking in atmosphere but I imagine it comes alive at night time when there are more people there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went to Cafe Rouge as a group of 50, as we were part of a conference, and were put in the room at the back, so we had the space to ourselves. The food was delicious, everything was brought out at the same time and the staff were friendly. They remembered those with dietary requirements each time.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The first time was for dinner. Ribeye steak actually rare and tasty, with a generous salad endowed with very good dressing. Full English breakfasts on two-for-one coupon were also quite good - eggs scrambled nicely and all the usual accompaniments. Even the coffee was acceptable - not so easy to find in Europe. Returned for another dinner and subsequent breakfast... More 

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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: Large groups, Families with children, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?