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Cafe Rouge - Colchester

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59 High Street, Colchester CO1 1DH, England
+44 1206 541839
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Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Enjoy a contemporary slant on French dining at our cosy restaurant in...
Enjoy a contemporary slant on French dining at our cosy restaurant in Colchester. Reminiscent of a traditional Parisian cafe, we're proud to bring you the very best in French food with our own twist. Start your day off the right way with a filling petit dejeuner - we are particularly fond of our full English breakfast. If you're looking to grab a quick lunch, our tapas-style Plats Rapides or a baguette are the perfect choice. For dinner, take your time and choose from our range of salads, steaks and classical French dishes. Perfect with a glass of wine from our unique selection.
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Good for:
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food

Early dinner before going to the cinema on Valentine’s Day. We ate off the normal menu and can not fault the food or the service. We both had Moules and Frites and were happily surprised by the quantity of muscles per portion. The staff were friendly and attentive and we will return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
MikeSonja
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Early dinner before going to the cinema on Valentine’s Day. We ate off the normal menu and can not fault the food or the service. We both had Moules and Frites and were happily surprised by the quantity of muscles per portion. The staff were friendly and attentive and we will return.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visited for lunch. Service was prompt and food was as expected. the lunch special menu is very good value with some great dishes to choose from.

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Essex, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Really good options and very tasty breakfasts! Always good service and a good atmosphere. Really enjoy having breakfast here.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My wife, daughter and I have visited Cafe Rouge in Colchester three times over the last 3/4 months, once for breakfast and twice for lunch and on each occasion the food and service was excellent.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After a Christmas shopping expedition my wife and I wanted a quick lunch before returning home. Went to Cafe Rouge as it looked good from the outside. On entering we stood expectantly awaiting a greeting or acknowledgement from one of the 4 staff on duty. There were very few diners in the restaurant. Eventually told to find a table. After... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I went here as one of 32 people for a Christmas party. The meal was quite nice Turkey was beautiful , lovely and tender. Vegetables were nice, apart from parsnips which were rock hard. We did have to wait 40 mins for our first course , but this may have been because we were a big party . The 'Christmas... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited Cafe Rouge one evening and there was another couple present but that was all. I'm not surprised that that it wasn't popular because if I lived in Colchester I wouldn't visit it either.... The food was ordinary but the decor was a disgrace - I know Cafe Rouge is a 'chain' but surely their area people can see... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It was a Friday night and we visited about 6pm so we expected an early table (had not booked) we left just after 7pm and the restaurant was not busy. We were placed at the front window not offered any other table in an almost empty restaurant. When I asked I was told the other empty tables were booked (no... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lovely thoughtful staff, interesting and seasonal menu, great service. What more could you ask ? Love Cafe Rouge.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

As promised a few formal words of thanks to Lauren for recommending "Le Hot Dog" with French Fries and Belgian beer this Saturday lunchtime. A smiling efficient waitress and a tasty lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59 High Street, Colchester CO1 1DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 541839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Enjoy a contemporary slant on French dining at our cosy restaurant in Colchester. Reminiscent of a traditional Parisian cafe, we're proud to bring you the very best in French food with our own twist. Start your day off the right way with a filling petit dejeuner - we are particularly fond of our full English breakfast. If you're looking to grab a quick lunch, our tapas-style Plats Rapides or a baguette are the perfect choice. For dinner, take your time and choose from our range of salads, steaks and classical French dishes. Perfect with a glass of wine from our unique selection.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?