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Cafe Rouge - Oxford

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11 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HP, England
441865310194
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Immediately on entering this restaurant in a quiet street close to the City centre and close to so many colleges, you could only think you were in France. Great! Spaciously laid out with an extremely interesting menu of authentic French dishes, be ready to enjoy the ambience and the bonne gout! Simple dishes done well, French Onion soup to Salade... More 

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Thank normalguy2016
Berkeley, California
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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate there twice during our 5-day stay in Oxford. The food is good, the service friendly, the outdoor patio in the back is pleasant as long as the weather cooperates.

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Thank Grandpa284
Los Angeles, California
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496 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes its a chain but I got into Oxford on A Sunday afternoon and I was hungry and this place looked quite inviting. it was relatively empty but I went in and ordered a steak baguette and it was very tasty. The staff was very nice to me and I was well taken care of. Not a bad way to... More 

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1 Thank bccrab
Gothenburg, Sweden
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256 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a conference and manager to get a table for our group without reservations. It took a while to get the food but it was worth the wait. We all had the fixed price 2 course menu. The onion soup was not what I expected but it was good (you had to add bread and cheese... More 

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1 Thank Ann-Christin G
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Oxford, responded to this review

Thanks Ann-Christian for your great review - we are delighted your party enjoyed their meals - and they were worth the wait ! I will forward your feedback re the delay with service to the Area Manager to address with the Restaurant Manager. Thanks once again for letting us know, best wishes More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This quaint backstreet restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy quality food, staff and especially manageress were very helpful and friendly.There is a large seating area out side and the front aspect opens wide to let in the fresh air on a hot night. All in all great place.

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1 Thank jayne p
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Oxford, responded to this review

Thanks Jayne for your great feedback - we are delighted you enjoyed your recent visit to Cafe Rouge Oxford, enjoying great food and friendly service by all the team. Thanks for letting us know, it's great to hear when we get things right. Thanks once again, and we do hope you visit again when you are next in the area.... More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very accommodating and usual Cafe Rouge value particularly if you use the vouchers from online. Nice outdoor space at the back but rather spoiled by a noisy generator. Plenty of room inside and good basic French fare. Attentive waitresses too.

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1 Thank JRMaddog
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review - we are pleased to read you enjoyed your visit and were well looked after by the team. We do hope to welcome you back next time you are in the area. Thanks once again for your feedback, best wishes More 

Bicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to having breakfast at Cafe Rouge Oxford last Saturday with my family, what a mistake we made choosing this establishment. On arrival we waited 20 minutes before ordering, my partner ordered 'freshly squeezed orange juice' what he actually received was cheap and nasty concentrated juice at a premium cost. Onto the breakfasts, both my partner and I... More 

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4 Thank KM_1983
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Oxford, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for taking the time and care to provide feedback on your recent visit to Cafe Rouge Oxford. We do value all our guest feedback as we appreciate the opportunity to improve our service and our guest experience. We would like to look into this matter further and would appreciate some additional details of your visit at our... More 

Austin, Texas
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105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Coming direct from Cambridge to Oxford, I was saddened to see all the same restaurants in both towns--nothing but chain restaurants. So I walked to Little Clarendon st. hoping to get into the Victorie bistro but no luck. So I gave Cafe Rouge a try--it was late and we needed to eat. The duck confit was surprisingly good as was... More 

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1 Thank Liz S
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Oxford, responded to this review

Thanks Liz, we are delighted to learn you enjoy one of our signature dishes - the Confit de Canard and were well looked after by the team. As always, we aim to give the most welcoming of service and atmosphere to make your visit valued and enjoyable and thank you once again for taking the time to provide this feedback.... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We'd spent the entire morning of our day trip to Oxford strolling around the Natural History Museum and had totally lost track of time so before we knew it, lunchtime was here! We decided to head to the Ashmolean and see if we could grab a table at somewhere along the way. We saw a sign for a Café Rouge,... More 

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1 Thank JessieWelsh
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Oxford, responded to this review

Thanks Jessie for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit to Cafe Rouge Oxford. We are delighted your rush decision resulted in a very positive experience for you. We do hope to see you again soon, thanks once again for your fab feedback. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Splendid outdoor garden patio in the centre of Oxford. Stays open later than many restaurants on a Sunday night. Good prices for location. Food tasty. Lots of space. Perfect place for our end of the weekend meal.

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1 Thank randyhd
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Oxford, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and the outdoor garden area at Cafe Rouge Oxford. Thanks once again, best wishes More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $20
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 441865310194
Description
Tucked away amongst the shops and restaurants on Little Clarendon Street, Café Rouge Oxford is a little of slice of Paris right in the heart of the city. With an interior inspired by the rich history of rowing and punting, there's a fantastic boat-style booth as well as a conservatory, large private dining room and a gorgeous outdoor dining area perfect for warmer months!

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