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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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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 20
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Pretty Average

Popped in whilst passing through Colchester. I had smoked trout salad, okay but the horseradish was blistering. He had the duck which he enjoyed. However, it all looked pretty 'bought in and re-heated' to me rather than freshly cooked. It was okay.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Robbie C
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Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Poor atmosphere. Very few vegetarian choices and the chicken was very over cooked. The salmon was a very small serving. The deserts were the best part of the meal. We only went because we had tesco vouchers but would not go again.

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Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Popped in whilst passing through Colchester. I had smoked trout salad, okay but the horseradish was blistering. He had the duck which he enjoyed. However, it all looked pretty 'bought in and re-heated' to me rather than freshly cooked. It was okay.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Visited on a Saturday afternoon with my mother in law, sister in law and her 7 month old baby. Staff were very nice and friendly and seated us close to the entrance so we wouldn't have to trek through the place with a pushchair. Two of us had the chicken baguette and the other had the tuna salad and we... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I ate here for a lunch and the service was excellent and staff were friendly. Yes it's a bit tired around the edges BUT the food was good (only complaint was the mash my hubby had was a little cold). Good value food.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My family have eaten in many branches of cafe rouge, this is easily the smallest restaurant (& hardest to park near~Colchester is a nightmare) but by far the best meal we've had. A party of seven ordering two courses, all very happy. Perfect succulent steak, creamy moules, fresh crisp salads & veggies, bourguignon to die for. Just the right amount... More 

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Senior Contributor
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10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Popped in for brunch as the start to a girls day out. The staff were friendly and welcoming. This is why I have given 3 stars , we both ordered the eggs benedict and we both found that our poached eggs were over cooked to the point where we may as well have had hard boiled eggs. The ham and... More 

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chelmsford
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Was welcomed from the second I walked in the door, great customer service & Brilliant yummy food. You can tell there is a well deserved chef behind the scenes, each item on the plate complements the other.. put them all together & voila an amazing dinner.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As it was my wife's birthday , we decided to book a table . We were met by some lovely members of staff who were attentive and friendly and directed to our table and a drinks order was taken right away ..very good ! Then we ordered our food .. I ordered the Bressey Blue ( baked blue soft cheese... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Booked a table online for our Wedding Anniversary a month in advance only to be turned away at the door on the night because they were shut for maintenance and hadn't bothered to contact us in any way to let us know. Left to wonder down the street, wondering where we could go instead. Luckily it was a quiet weeknight... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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 - 30
  • 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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