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Café Rouge - James Street

46-48 James Street, London, W1U 1EU +44 2034636941

(((() French
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Open Monday to Friday 08:30-23:00; Saturday 09:00-23:00; Sunday 09:00-22:30.

Excellent food and excellent service

Simon Steventon 17 November 2015
from Oxford

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Just off Oxford Street and a short walk from Bond Street Tube, London's Café Rouge James Street is a popular French restaurant near Mayfair with pavement dining.

Mayfair restaurants aren't generally known for being cheap, so this Café Rouge, part of the nationwide group, makes a very affordable alternative for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The day starts with croissants, baguettes, pain au chocolat and omelettes, as well as hot chocolate, tea and all types of coffees. For lunch and dinner (most days) you can go for one of the great value set menus or choose from the classic French menu. Options include confit duck, mussels, beef bourguignon, poulet Breton and steak frites, as well as lighter dishes if you're short on time.

To accompany your meal, the James Street Café Rouge has a good range of French wines, many from less well known producers.

Café Rouge - James Street

46-48 James Street, London, W1U 1EU

Contact +44 2074874847
Reservations +44 2034636941

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Customer reviews for Café Rouge - James Street

4.3 (((() (based on 15 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (10)
  • dinner (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • al fresco (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • business (3)
  • value (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* by from London

    Overall we had a good dining experience. The staff were attentive but not in an obtrusive way. We ate off the fixed price menu - two courses, which was excellent value. I had the delicious pate and the moules. My friend had the mushrooms on toast and the half chicken, which she thought was tasty and filling. All washed down with a lovely bottle of Picpoul white wine.

    My only minor criticism is when we arrived and I said I had a booked a table the waitress indicated one that was crammed between two other tables, which I didn't want to sit at so I pointed to the table I wanted which she was at first was reluctant to let us have. After an initial awkward conversation we were given the table we wanted. I know how restaurants work but at the end of the day I am the paying customer.

    I would have given the restaurant 4 stars for service had it not been for how our table seating was handled.

  • ((((( by from Preston

    Took a school party of 16 children. Staff were wonderful with them and everyone really enjoyed the evening.

  • ((*** by from London

    Food……..ok….as expected.

  • ((((( by from Oxford

    Excellent food and excellent service

  • ((((( by from London

    Love Cafe Rouge-it is effortless dining in a relaxed environment

  • ((((* by from London

    Excellent food, wine and service....was a tad warm inside the restaurant though, made it a bit uncomfortable

  • ((((( by from Ferndown

    Very nice restaurant with excellent service and a good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and will visit here again.

  • ((((* by from London

    Very pleasurable lunchtime experience. The excellent quality of the food and wine was matched by the friendly and efficient service of the staff. Excellent value for money in a vibrant West End eaterie.

  • ((((( by from London

    A large team dinner straight from the office. Great plave l;ovely staff and very relaxed, the weather was amazing for end of September and the open fron was real add on.

  • (((** by from Dorking

    I had an evening meal with a friend and booked it based on my experience of the Dorking Cafe Rouge. Unfortunately it did not meet the same standards: my food came out luke warm and it was definitely a smaller portion missing a few ingredients. Our waitress was friendly and attentive.

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