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Cafe Rouge - Oxford

11 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HP, England
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Ranked #170 of 484 restaurants in Oxford
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Tue 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
surrey
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266 reviews 266 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This rather special Café Rouge has a special advantage in hot weather, a back yard with tree and parasol shade making it a welcome oasis.For this reason it can be crowded and noisy but that adds to the atmosphere. Very well prepared and presented food with adequate wine list. Service frantic but efficient I don't know how the friendly staff... More

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Thame, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Despite being a chain, the Oxford Cafe Rouge has provided us with many good meals at a reasonable price. A good and varied menu, maintaining a high standard of food and wine.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Looking for somewhere to eat in an unfamiliar city can be challenging, so I decided to eat in Cafe Rouge, as I (thought I) knew what to expect. However I was deeply disappointed. The first member of staff who greeted me, led me to a table and unceremoniously dumped the menu onto my cutlery (a personal hate, perhaps a little... More

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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

See under Pierre Victoire where a comparative revue was made following a visit one week in June. An additional note worth adding was that Cafe Rouge needs a wider selection of wines and the staff should not shout at each so much especially towards the end of the evening,

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Adstock, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The kitchens at the Eagle and Child were closed for refurbishment so we ended up here for a Tesco Boost funded meal. Service was quick and the garden was a sunny and pleasant dining room. Staff were moderately efficient and the pate rouge looked good. I was somewhat protein starved and on a budget so I went for the Aberdeen... More

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oxford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Pleasant and agreeable staff, patient and polite. Beautifully cooked duck and the boeuf bourguignon was delicious I could of eaten more potatoe as there was a lot of sauce but it was lunch and hit the spot. The wine was a fair price and a pleasant compliment to the meal. We used a gourmet card which is usually welcome on... More

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Lorton
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We are very familiar with this chain of restaurants and have typically been pleased with dinner. This last experience was not pleasant. The server rushed us to order, and our meal was average for the price. We may try again to see if it was an off night.

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Rodez, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Made the mistake of sitting at the far end of a pretty quiet restaurant and seemed to be forgotten about as it was quite a while before we had any menus or a drinks order taken. Not all our party got what was ordered and the food was pretty average. The real downside was the sticking door to the garden... More

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world
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We visited last weekend and had a lovely, good value meal. We ate in The Folly the night before and this was much better and also cheaper. Hubby's steak and chips was very tender and my fish was very nicely cooked. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Its just about ok, providing what you expect at an average price. We went because if the sport relief 2 4 1 offer and will not return simply becsuse there is so much better in Oxford

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