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“SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE....BUT DULL” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Rouge Reading Oracle

Cafe Rouge Reading Oracle
Unit R16 The Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
01189 575223
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Ranked #189 of 503 Restaurants in Reading
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE....BUT DULL”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Lunchtime weekday - service good, albeit that English language limitations made communication more difficult than it should have been (and it wasn't that she was french).

Steak and ships - simple.

People with me ordered some other bland stuff - can't even remember what they had.

Food arrived after around 20 mins, a little cold for my liking, but ok.

All in all, a bland experience and a bland review. Sorry but it was that dull.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Visited one lunch time just after Christmas. Arrived and no staff to show you where to sit (although no sign to say wait to be seated either) so we just helped ourselves to suitable table. This appears to be the kind of place where new mums seem to meet up as there were buggies and prams everywhere. Service only ok as the couple who arrived after us were served, ate and had left by the time our order had arrived. I had the pasta and my husband had baguette and chips. Pasta lovely but his chips were only warm. If we were not in such a rush to catch the train we would have sent it back! Love Cafe Rouge but would not go to this one again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Standard big chain fare. Fair value with 20% off voucher”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We visited early on a Sunday evening with three children (12, 10 and 4).

Nice welcome on arrival but service was a little slow from that point (it seemed there was only one waiter covering the whole restaurant).

The kids menu was good value and had a fair amount of choice. Main menu was ok.

Food was good but the experience was marred a little by the slow service.

With a 20% voucher off this was a good value eating experience.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Slough, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Great atmosphere and good quality food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Visited for meal whilst out Christmas shopping. Staff very helpful and anything your not sure on the menu they were able to explain. Food was hot when served and they got the order right. But the place lacked cleanliness, tables weren't very clean and the cutlery definitely wasn't shining clean. For the prices you pay one would expect basics such as these a must. Toilets were also not well kept, as I appreciate it must be a busy place around now but there was tissue paper on the floor and it was wet. This made the experience a little less enjoyable.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, United Kingdom
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“NIce start to the Christmas Shopping trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

We started our Christmas shopping trip with breakfast in Cafe Rouge and we both agreed that it was a great idea. Omelette for my wife, salmon benedict for me with a lovely side of Lyonnaise potatoes, coffee, tea and juice - £22. Service was very good.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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