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“Excellent as usual” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Rouge Portsmouth

Cafe Rouge Portsmouth
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3FA, England
02392 754849
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Ranked #248 of 478 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Fareham
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent as usual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Tried the new item on the menu, the duck with dauphinois potatoes, very good.i also gad a 20% off food voucher which always helps. The view is always good if you're into people watching and the ships coming in

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Used to be value for money here, but no longer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My son and I went for a mother’s day meal and found it very disappointing. I ordered the duck and my son the Angus burger. My son’s meal came to the table and he had to send it back to the kitchen as half the bun was missing, when a replacement was returned the contents were cold. My duck arrived and as I had this dish here before my expectations were high, only to be dashed. The plate was half the size expected, the duck consisted of a small shrivelled leg or wing, it was so small it could have been either and it was partially cold and over-cooked. The accompanying veg were meagre portions and disappointing in taste too. At the end of eating both of us were underwhelmed and still hungry. I knew this place was a little on the expensive side for what it is, but in the past, the portions have compensated for that, this time they did not.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A little taste of France!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The food was excellent, the staff were polite and accommadating, the whole experience was really good!

Visited March 2014
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ringmer
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Dont go to Cafe Rouge unless you have vouchers!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Seriously unless you have a pile of vouchers to use, you will be ultimately disappointed and think what a waste of hard earned cash. Better of with a visit to Pizza Express or alike.

Great setting in Gunwharf Quays, service decent enough but it is a rip off from a £ perspective. Warmed up pre cooked food.

Starter of melted cheese ok, bowl of mussels ok but puddings not worth £6 a shot. 4 of us went there and all had three courses and couple round of drinks. Used £80 vouchers and still had to find another £80 between ours.

Its galling coughing up when the food is plain, boring, re-heated and overpriced.

Just dont know how people can rate food at any cafe rouge as decent.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth
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223 restaurant reviews
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Working lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Very nice food as usal. Nice spring summer day and every one is smileing. Good place to sit and people watch and beside the sea. Just one down side when your ready to pay and leave why do staff take sooooo long to sort you bil out ?? worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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