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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 46
    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
Very pleasant

first time visit to any cafe rouge. Very good service with no pressure, good tasty food, excellent starters of mushroom. Good Main courses and desserts. Quite reasonable prices. Quite quiet afternoon except for,traffic noise form open windows. will go,again

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
FuerteloverEssex
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Essex
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Essex
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

first time visit to any cafe rouge. Very good service with no pressure, good tasty food, excellent starters of mushroom. Good Main courses and desserts. Quite reasonable prices. Quite quiet afternoon except for,traffic noise form open windows. will go,again

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uk
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

we went last Tuesday after Bank Holiday havent been for a while only had one ribeye left which was fine as i had the sirloin and we both had the garlic king prawns to start. Both meals good but not very good also new menu and plate up diffrent now all the steak and fries and a few pea shoots... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Tried the Ribeye steak. Served rare as requested. Was tender and free of grizzle. Desserts were enjoyable. Service was a bit slow despite the fact there was only a few customers in the restaurant, which is in a bit of a dilapidated state in terms of decoration. Wallpaper is hanging off the wall in some places. Awarded 4 stars because... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
24 reviews 24 reviews
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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