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“Good chain - shame about the wine list”
Review of Cafe Rouge - Basingstoke - CLOSED

Cafe Rouge - Basingstoke
Price range: $53 - $53
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good chain - shame about the wine list”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We are regular visitors to Café Rouge and will probably continue to be so.

The food is usually spot on, the menus are refreshed on a regular basis and the service is friendly and efficient (apart from the recurring theme of waiting too long for the bill). However, the one area where significant improvement could be made is the wine list.

I appreciate that it’s all about supply and demand and they won’t want to be stocking a load of wines that no one is ordering. Nevertheless, the quality of the wine does not match the food and the range is too narrow and limited. We were particularly disappointed that dessert wine has now disappeared from the list altogether. A French style restaurant with no dessert wine is a bit like fish without chips. It won’t stop us eating there, but we may just skip the third course in future.

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Fleet, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Over priced and under staffed”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We were really looking forward to a nice relaxed evening, we had never been before and quite honestly don't want to again. We were seated right next to where the waiters/waitresses were in and out of the kitchen, the place looked dirty and the food is average! The waitress that served us was not very friendly and rushed us through each course. Not recommended! Although their garlic bread is yummy!

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1 Thank vicki b
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
157 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Good French Food”
Reviewed March 28, 2014

We have always loved the atmosphere in Cafe Rouge and again a veyr warm welcome and everything on the menu.

We did not have to wait for food or drinks, and frankly nothing was too much trouble.

The best visit so far

Visited February 2014
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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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567 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
“Customer service improvements are needed”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

I visited this restaurant because I exchanged some vouchers I had. I used all of the money in one go, which is easy to do here because the restaurant is on the expensive side. The food was cooked well, and we enjoyed it. The only negative was that the service was incredibly slow, and I had to actually get up to ask for the bill because we had waited so long (over 20 minutes) and I was tired and wanted to go to bed. We had waited for drinks, orders, and so on! This place could certainly improve its customer service. The restaurant was not even that busy.

  • Visited August 2013
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Touch of France”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Good weekend lunch,reasonably priced with that could be in France atmosphere. One of our favourite places to eat. Staff friendly but then thats the way I found the french in France.

  • Visited January 2014
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