Met friends in Salisbury and went to the Café Rouge for a light lunch. Franchised / chain restaurants aren't normally our first choice but as we were looking for something light we took a chance. The surroundings are OK ( previously it had been a camping / outdoor shop). If you like watching the world go by this would be ideal as two sides of the restaurant are glass fronted and it helps to detract from the rather "canteen" style interior. They do have outside tables which are probably very nice on a warm, sunny day but not my preferred choice in February!
We went for a sharing platter for two of ham/sausage/cheese, dips and breads. Washed it down with a bottle of white wine. Normally I would drink ale but the only beers on offer are lagers so that wasn't an option.The food was good and we had the breads restocked twice!!. We stayed as long as we wanted (i.e. we weren't hounded out so they could reallocate the table) and the service was good in that it was attentive without being intrusive. Overall we enjoyed it but wouldn't rush back, but only because it's not really our type of eatery.
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