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Café Rouge - Esher

Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AD +44 1372940083

((((* French
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Excellent service. Enjoyed my meal but the salmon was a little drier than I expected and I thought £9 for a glass of wine was rather expensive!

Moira Bradley 17 October 2016
from Surbiton

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Esher Café Rouge has an elegant yet cosy interior where French dishes are served, and Esher Rail Station is within easy walking distance of the restaurant.

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.

Close to the centre of Esher, Café Rouge is within easy reach of Sandown Park Racecourse.

Café Rouge - Esher

Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AD

Contact +44 1372465550
Reservations +44 1372940083

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Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Esher

4.0 ((((* (based on 69 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (41)
  • child friendly (23)
  • breakfast (19)
  • large parties (18)
  • romantic (15)
  • value (15)
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  • al fresco (12)
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  • luxury (2)
  • (**** 17 February 2017 by Anthony Reynolds from Claygate Esher

    We have dined at this particular Café Rouge many times but were very disappointed this time (Monday 13 February 2017).
    The food was agreeable as is usual but the service left much to be desired. The restaurant was not very busy but times between the two courses, 20 minutes or so, were unacceptable and the manner of service the same. The Waitress insisted on reaching across customers each time of serving and the male staff member, also waiting at times, wore a thick sweater to attend table. Not the usual attire for staff. I would not recommend this place with the present staff in-situ.

  • ((((* 19 January 2017 by Julie-anne Golding from Leatherhead

    Okay so, to start, the menu looked great, with lots of choice including some healthier options which was a must for me. We were asked about drinks early on and they arrived promptly. The orders were taken with courteous professionalism and we did not wait too long for our starters. My friend enjoyed hers' very much and mine was just okay. The reason I say this, my escargots were rather tasteless and one or two of them a little gritty. We did not wait too long for our mains and both were enjoyed thoroughly. Our steaks were cooked perfecfly as we like them and all accompaniments were very good also. Dessert was also exactly what we expected. So, overall, the service was fantastic, the staff are very attentive and professional, and the food was mostly on par, with the exception of the escargots. I would re-visit and recommend!

  • ((*** 26 December 2016 by Lynsey Harri from Esher

    Disappointing ordered the special of the day which advised lamb shank and was tough and cold, so sent back and reordered! Creme brûlée cold too came straight out of the fridge and not warm and crispy on top. Not sure if a new Chef but disappointing last night.

  • ((((* 17 October 2016 by Moira Bradley from Surbiton

    Excellent service. Enjoyed my meal but the salmon was a little drier than I expected and I thought £9 for a glass of wine was rather expensive!

  • ((((* 15 October 2016 by Gill Vickers from Esher

    Good food as usual, though being picky here I didn't feel the Pommes Dauphinoise were as good as they usually are - slightly undercooked - though would order the same dish again. My friend was very disappointed to see that the sea bass on the menu had been changed to salmon which you can get anywhere. Maybe sea bass wasn't that popular with other diners but if you changed the menu for the sake of changing it then you change it back.
    Your staff were as polite and helpful as ever, we can never fault them.
    Love live music but found it too loud to talk easily last night. Sorry, a miserable comment.

  • ((((* 19 September 2016 by Rod Bull from Cobham

    Excellent service but beef bourguignon wasn't as good as I remember it when I used to use cafe rouge regularly. Small amount of beef, lots of v salty sauce with only a hint of wine.

  • ((((( 25 August 2016 by Amelia Greco from London

    Pretty restaurant with attentive staff. House wine is delicious. Highly recommend the sea bass and sharing steak.

  • ((((( 15 July 2016 by Michael Wonnacott from Esher


  • ((((* 27 June 2016 by James Hewitt from London

    Good service. Were very kind and attentive to our children and gave them two helium balloons

  • ((((* 21 June 2016 by Simon from Epsom

    A family birthday outing, the Café Rouge - Esher, lived up to our expectations. A friendly welcome and attentive staff made the occasion a most enjoyable one. Our food arrived swiftly, was well presented and tasted great.

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