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“The worst Cafe Rouge in UK?” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Rouge Wellington Street

Cafe Rouge Wellington Street
Ranked #1,465 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $125
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: For a little oasis of calm in the bustle that is Covent Garden, look no further than the our Wellington St restaurant.. cosy and with a lovely little Parisian feel, we've got a fantastic new food and wine menu perfect for a quick bite to eat or a leisurely dinner before a show. There's something to suit everyone and you'll come for lunch and want to stay right through to dinner! We're located just a few minutes away from Covent Garden and The Strand. The ideal location for a pre-theatre meal, a break from shopping or a leisurely coffee and a spot of people watching.
London
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The worst Cafe Rouge in UK?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Went there as a family (4 adults and a baby) a few weeks ago, as we had a 20% off voucher.
It was late lunch time, around 1.30pm, after a lomg morning walking around London, it looked busy (which is usually a positive sign) and having tried several other Cafe Rouge restaurants around the country before, we were well up for it.
One of the waiters managed to squeeze us in a corner of the restaurant, drinks ordered quicker than we could all sit down, followed by food orders.
Surprisingly, the food arrived a couple of minutes later. And the nightmare began...
The food was barely warm, it was so obvious that it had been prepared a while ago, very disappointing... After the food had been given, you would expect one of the waiters/waitresses to come and harass you with the usual "everything ok with your food?". Well this time, no one came back in our little corner, so after a while we gave up and ate as much as we possibly could without getting/feeling too sick...
Cafe Rouge Covent Garden: bad service and cold food. Not worth going people...

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Disappointing!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Arrived for a special pre show dinner. Could not have the choice of starters as sold at at 18:00 in the evening!!! Steak arrived cold was sent back then returned uncooked.... Spoilt a special occasion!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Kent
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Well located for covent garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Ate here last Friday night. Was very very busy. Quite noisy but then have to expect that in London. I wanted the sole but didn't have it so had to have another option. The service was excellent considering how busy they were. We ate in cafe rouge Tottenham Court Rd the following night and must say this was better. They also had the Sole which was cooked to perfection.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“An Unexpected Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Happened upon this place, and were delighted with it. Wonderful food and lovely service. Loved the souffle. One of the best dinners we had in London. Will go back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

We - 9 adult family members, visited this restaurant after a matinee in the west end, so arriving at 1730 on a Saturday afternoon. We had booked, and were promptly shown to our table. The waiter was attentive without being intrusive. All the food arrived and was delivered to the right person! Food was tasty and well served. An enjoyable time was had by all. And like a previous reviewer - we were able to use Tesco vouchers which made the whole thing great value as we only had to pay for drinks! Only problem was the toilets could have been cleaner.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank eeyore48
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