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Café Rouge - Bournemouth

67-71a Seamoor Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, BH4 9AE +44 1202788125

(((() French
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Open from 09:00 to 23:00, Monday to Saturday. Open from 09:00 to 22:30 on Sunday.

Tasty dishes professionally served - overall, a pleasant and satisfying dining experience

Clive Deakin 20 January 2017
from Bournemouth

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Café Rouge Bournemouth serves French brasserie-style cuisine in a picturesque and vibrant setting. Branksome Rail Station is within easy walking distance of Café Rouge.

As part of the nationwide group of Café Rouge restaurants, this branch offers their range of classic French dishes such as confit duck, beef bourguignon, steak frites and mussels. Smaller dishes are also on offer for a lighter bite. Particularly good value for money are the set menus for lunch and dinner (available most days). To accompany the food there is also a good range of French wines, many from less well known producers.

In true French style, breakfast is also an important meal at Café Rouge. With croissants, pain au chocolat, omelettes and croques, as well as hot chocolate, tea and all types of coffees, it makes a great start to the day.

Café Rouge in Bournemouth has a spacious yet inviting dining area, where the classic flavours of French cuisine can be enjoyed.

Café Rouge - Bournemouth

67-71a Seamoor Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, BH4 9AE

Contact +44 1202757472
Reservations +44 1202788125

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Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Bournemouth

4.3 (((() (based on 141 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (106)
  • lunch (82)
  • romantic (57)
  • breakfast (45)
  • large parties (38)
  • child friendly (36)
  • business (25)
  • value (23)
  • entertainment (22)
  • trendy (21)
  • al fresco (15)
  • afternoon tea (13)
  • luxury (13)
  • private dining (13)
  • views (5)
  • ((((* 30 January 2017 by Julie Ross from Westbourne bournemouth

    It was good. Very easy. Friendly staff. Food served in a timely manner. Staff not overly intrusive. A nice relaxed evening had by all. Only complaint is the ladies toilets. Stairwell banisters very sticky, doors in to toilets very sticky. Toilets clean which is important but then you had to run the gauntlet of the sticky doors and banisters on your way back up.

  • ((((( 20 January 2017 by Clive Deakin from Bournemouth

    Tasty dishes professionally served - overall, a pleasant and satisfying dining experience

  • ((((* 8 December 2016 by Nicholas Hook from Bournemouth

    Dessert/cheese course was nice. Pre-ordering online was very helpful. Good quality prosecco and good value overall. This has always been a dependable restaurant. Waiting staff did not ask if we wanted gravy on the Turkey Paupiette - my partner doesn't like gravy. This was disappointing.

  • ((((* 3 December 2016 by Jenny Fullard from Bournemouth

    We only had a salad each as going to see a film. Both good. Nice Staff.

  • ((*** 26 October 2016 by Richard Osbourn from Bournemouth

    Overall I would describe our visit to Cafe Rouge as disappointing and expensive with underwhelming service. The quality of the food just didn't compare to various independent restaurants that we know at a similar price level. My onion soup was a small portion with no sign of any Gruyere cheese as described on the menu and which I had expected to see melting on the soup. My partner's pate was OK but no butter was provided for the bread that came with it so we had to request some. Regarding mains, my dish of moules was OK but my partner's fish cake was quite tasteless. It was served with a small dry salad, so we had to ask for some dressing.

    We ordered a bottle of Muscadet which arrived at the table insufficiently chilled. The server seemed surprised when I said it wasn't cold enough and requested an ice bucket. She returned with one but with just some ice in the bottom and no water so she had to take it away to add water. Shouldn't a restaurant at this level automatically supply an ice bucket with white wine and know what to do with it ?!? I really don't see why I should have to tell someone how to do their job when I'm there spending good money!

    For starters, and mains, wine at £19.50, various sundries and coffees the bill came to almost £74. In future we'll stick to independent restaurants where they generally are more motivated to provide good quality of food and service.

  • ((((* 23 October 2016 by Edwina Ballard from Poole

    food was very good, but small portions. We had starters which were lovely and two steak and frites (small again) and a bottle of red wine. Lovely food, good service, but expensive for the amount of food given. Might go back again for breakfast this time as when we went before that was really good value for money.

  • ((((( 17 October 2016 by Kay Bamber from Bournemouth

    I only had one course. Salmon and Haddock fishcake and salad. It was very nice.

  • ((*** 7 September 2016 by Lorraine Nassey from London

    Good food but very long wait

  • ((((* 27 August 2016 by David Lloyd from Bournemouth

    Friendly and welcoming atmosphere - on this occasion a live performing female singer was singing just a little too loudly - we could not carry out a normal conversation - so we asked and were located to a quieter part of the restaurant. Unfortunately this particular restaurant does suffer from high levels of normal background noise which in my opinion is not necessary as this can be eliminated by the adoption of sound absorbing materials designed purposely for restaurants etc.
    Lovely sea bass and sweet topped off an enjoyable evening. The mains were reduced by a 40% internet offer.

  • ((((* 26 August 2016 by Lucinda Polley from Woking

    Nice, pleasant restaurant, good atmosphere. Good food - had baked Camembert, 5oz steak chips & salad, followed by ceme brûlée. Service was slow as appeared to be short staffed or just very busy, however waiter was attentive & apogised for the wait. While we were there the manager turned away a couple of parties due to no availability

    My husband ordered a pint of Stella which was flat, but the waiter replaced this with a bottle is Stella & only charged for one although he had two.

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