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Café Rouge - Lakeside

Unit 1A, The Broadwalk, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock, RM20 2ZN +44 1708629113

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

Great fried breakfast

Sam Sheridan 09 March 2016
from Romford

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Airy and vibrant, Café Rouge can be found in the Lakeside shopping complex. Serving a selection of French dishes, Café Rouge is an ideal venue to stop at between shops.

As part of the nationwide group of Café 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.

With a decked area for al fresco dining and ample free parking, Café Rouge offers diners traditional French dishes in relaxed surroundings.

Café Rouge - Lakeside

Unit 1A, The Broadwalk, Lakeside Shopping Centre, Thurrock, RM20 2ZN

Contact +44 1708890857
Reservations +44 1708629113
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Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Lakeside

4.2 ((((* (based on 26 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (19)
  • lunch (17)
  • child friendly (14)
  • romantic (13)
  • views (12)
  • breakfast (11)
  • large parties (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • luxury (5)
  • business (4)
  • value (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • ((*** 17 November 2016 by Edward Hicks from Basildon

    Food on our fixed deal was good, location is good. Full price value of food would be very poor.

  • ((((* 5 August 2016 by Margaret Townsend from Romford

    We had the breakfast menue and it had a very good choice of food and drinks.the staff were friendly and attentive.

  • (((** 19 July 2016 by Thomas Thomasen from Corringham

    Food was decent, service needs improvement.

  • ((((( 9 March 2016 by Sam Sheridan from Romford

    Great fried breakfast

  • ((((( 31 January 2016 by Lindsay Howe from Brentwood, Essex

    The staff were very attentive and helpful. The food arrived at good intervals and tasted good. The portions were good. The wine good

  • ((((* 24 December 2015 by Allan Roberts from Dartford

    Used this restaurant many times before and overall I'd give it 4 stars for food. Service 5 stars.

  • ((((( 14 December 2015 by Richard Day from Grays

    Service was friendly. All enquiries were dealt with in a prompt and knowledgeable way. The restaurant was very busy, which meant that on occasion service was slow, but that. Is understandable. Good, wide selection to both the food and drinks menu. All in all an enjoyable way to spend an evening with friends.

  • ((((( 7 December 2015 by Colleen Fullager from Norwich

    We were seated at the front of the restaurant overlooking the river, this was a perfect location for a relaxing lunch. It may have been a windy day but we could enjoy the view without getting cold. Plenty of wildlife on the river and my husband had to keep turning round to see them !
    We opted for some tap water and one main course as we were driving so couldn't drink and our time was compromised as we were visiting relations. We had very prompt service and our drinks arrived in a matter of minutes. I usually ask for a slice of lemon but forgot on this occasion but it is standard for ice and lemon to be added which is a nice touch. Our main courses arrive very soon afterwards and we both chose beef bourginoin. This classic french dish was absolutely delicious and came in an individual terrine with creamed potatoes and fine green beans on the side of the plate. The flavour was out of this world and it wa so lovely to have too much jus/gravy for the meal as all too often there is not enough. They had even included a spoon to drink the remainder !
    When we settled up with the young waiter he was really friendly and mentioned that another time we could always have some bread.
    We were having a day out going to IKEA and a few shops in Lakeside before doing the annual present exchange with relatives, this was a super mid day break. Will certainly go again.

  • ((((* 29 November 2015 by Michelle Warner from Dartford

    Great customer service. Restaurant called us and said they were running little late opening but we were in traffic too do not a problem. Also gave us 2 for 1 on our breakfast which was great surprise. Definitely recommend.

  • ((((* 31 October 2015 by Kathleen Ziepe from Lakeside

    Good service and meal, enjoyed my free birthday champagne, Thank-you

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