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“french” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Rouge - Epsom

Cafe Rouge - Epsom
Ranked #22 of 171 Restaurants in Epsom
Price range: $66 - $66
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Description: Cafe Rouge Epsom has been designed with beauty as the focus, as you enter the bistro to the left hand side there is an impressive illuminated vintage perfume bottle display. Next to the bar we offer a very intimate space in the window with a stunning decorative pendant above; and for those really special moments our restaurant features two 'love benches' to share a meal with that someone special. Join us now and experience the best bistro in town.
York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“french”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

well i dont like learning french at school so i didnt like the language but a little bit of the food was nice.

Visited January 2012
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Sydney, Aus.
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Like Most Places Depends Very Much on the Chef”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Been to many Cafe Rouges up and down the country and apart from Worcester one time (where the manager thought everyone should sit on each others laps!!) I have always enjoyed the food and service. Epsom is good and the menu accommodates all tastes. Like everywhere else they have had to raise prices.

[My only really serious gripe here, and i have been several times to this one in Epsom, is that they have a very high number of foreign staff, and I can never understand why. I prefer english staff as I find foreign ones very difficult to understand with their thick eastern european accent. ]

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank vigorniensis
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Wallington Surrey
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An old new favourite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We used to be regulars many years ago at the Wimbledon branch ... but just thought after a prompt by the 25% off vouchers decided to return ... this time to the Epsom branch. We had an absolutely fabulous evening with friends ... the starters (onion soup, blue cheese salad ) were fresh n perfectly made ... the mains (confit of duck n steaks) were excellent the steak cut like butter and had good flavour and the confit was to die for! ... a selection of puds were yummy too ! It was good value for money and served by friendly, efficient staff.

We returned after a cinema visit with the family this evening ... and had another excellent supper.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carolyn C
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Some good, some bad but overall disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Not somewhere I will rush back too. The worst aspect was that everything feels "cost reduced". I think the accountants have taken over the kitchen!The saving grace was that the staff were attentive and the table service was good.

The bread board was very disappointing. As a chargeable starter I would expect something reasonable but a few cuts of brown bread and baguette, with two foil wrapped pats of butter is well below par. I have had much better bread boards at other restaurants that do not charge for it!

I had the beef bourguignon and for a French style restaurant it was very disappointing. It was "thin" with a few large chunks of beef that clearly had not been browned first and a few pitiful onions in the most lacklustre sauce!

As well as the disappointing flavour, there were three of us having the beef bourguignon in a group of 11 people and everyone's main course arrived except for 2 beef bourguignon! It was 20 minutes before the last two portions turned up! To his credit our waiter offered to take something off the bill before we asked for it and he duly did so.

On the up side, the chips I pinched from my friends with their steak was good!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Iain27
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Surrey
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best Cafe Rouge I've visited”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

We are regular customers of this restaurant - both for lunch and a meal sometimes on Saturday evenings. Staff are excellent (we are regulars so they do know us!) food always good quality and beautifully cooked. Also not expensive! Nice little bistro type restuarant for a casual meal anytime.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank cloverwood
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