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“waited ages”
Review of Cafe Rouge - Didsbury - CLOSED

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Cafe Rouge - Didsbury
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Manchester, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“waited ages”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

I called in at Cafe Rouge for a glass of wine on their open air terrace.

I waited fifteen minutes for the clearly over worked waitress to arrive.

Cafe Rouge is in a tremendous location but it suffering from cost cutting leading to low levels of service.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Andrew S
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  • English first
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English first
Manchester
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“French McDonalds without the McDonald fast service and cleanliness”
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Ate there with a friend we had two main courses it was not great. The food was warm and fresh. The coffee was bitter and lukewarm. The bar was loaded with cups and saucers and glasses and the staff were chatting near the till. Not great really overall.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank ManchesterReviewer62
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great evening”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We went here for a family meal as we had Tesco vouchers. The staff were very friendly and willing to advise on the menu choices.We ordered a selection of 'petits plats' which are very petit but very tasty nonetheless. For the main I went for bavette steak which didn't disappoint and was cooked exactly as I had asked.

The atmosphere was nice, relaxed and we had a lovely evening. I am not sure whether we would go here without the Tesco vouchers as it does seem a tad over priced for a chain, Croque Monsieur which is essentially cheese on toast is around the £8 mark but other than that I cannot think of any negatives.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Gnome81
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Expecting better...”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I have been to Cafe Rouge a number of times in different locations and this visit to Didsbury was very disappointing. I found the menu had a very limited choice for vegetarians and ended up going for the set menu as there was very little else on offer. My starter of goat's cheese tart was pretty dreadful - very soggy pastry - not nice at all. My main was a spinach and pumpkin gratin which was very enjoyable. Overall, not very impressed with the food but the staff were delightful.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank AnitaManchester
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Leek, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Pre-concert treat”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Popped into this restaurant prior to seeing Paloma Faith. Large open plan venue. Enjoyed an main course and drink. With a few people in at the same time help with the atmosphere. Food was great (Beef Bourguignon & Samon thing) both dishes really tasty and would order again. Service was good.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank KevinB91
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