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“Not as good as it used to be.............” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Rouge - Basingstoke

Cafe Rouge - Basingstoke
20a Winchester Street, Basingstoke RG21 7DZ, England
01256 334556
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Ranked #84 of 158 Restaurants in Basingstoke
Price range: $53 - $53
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be.............”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I've been visiting this restaurant over many years now and it used to be a firm favourite. However in the past year or so there has been an obvious decline. The staff don't seem as friendly and the quality of the food can no longer be guaranteed - on a couple of occasions recently friends or colleagues haven't been too well the next day. Such a shame. I agree with the reviewer who suggested Brasserie Blanc in Winchester- it has consistently been excellent on the few visits we've made there.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

I work opposit this resturaunt, so frequent it a lot. Great food at decent prices and the staff are extremely helpful and polite.

Recommend the steak - medium rare

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bray, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“An excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This restaurant was a delightful experience of France. The atmosphere was excellent, with more customers that we saw in any other restaurant that we prospected on that evening. The service was very friendly and the food was really good from beginning to end, with no weak points. I would recommend a visit, without hesitation.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“very slow service, below average food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We waited twenty minutes to be given menus, then another forty minutes for our order to be taken. My friend chose salmon Niçoise salad which was overcooked. My goats cheese salad was four pieces of burnt bread and stale salad. The staff were indifferent and stood around chatting amongst themselves. I am only thankful we had a discount voucher. Never again!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Had a lovely time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Vegetarian main course - aubergine gratin - was really good.
Service was good as well - our order was served promptly, waiter was polite & friendly. (It was a Tuesday night so some empty tables - maybe that helped ...... )
We all look forward to going again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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