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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
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Hours:
Tue 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 43
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 46
    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 steak

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
SeemBorci
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Southport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

we visited on a Saturday evening and actually wanted to go to Pierre Victoire next door but it was fully booked, so thought we'd give this place a try. We was seated promptly as the place was half empty and at a glance the place looked a mess. We ordered drinks and the white wine wasn't even cold and when... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Cafe Rouge is located in a quiet side street and has the atmosphere of a French bistro. The menu is reasonably varied and has a choice of small and large plates. We opted to start with a sharing plate for two with some charcuterie, paté, assorted condiments and bread. The contents were delicious and, as with many sharing plates, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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Additional Information about Cafe Rouge - Oxford

Address: 11 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HP, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: French

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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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