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Café Rouge - Leicester

Unit R4 , Highcross, Leicester, LE1 4SD +44 1162389762

((((* French
Opening hours
Open from 09:00 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday, and 10:00 to 22:00 on Sunday.

Great staff but the salad Nicoise was awful, the tuna tasted burnt and I sent it back, I was given another complimentary salad and refunded.

Gemma Ablewhite 19 March 2017
from Leices

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With an elegant façade and a cosy interior with red banquette seating, Café Rouge Leicester features delicious French cuisine and an outdoor seating area. Leicester Rail Station is a 7-minute walk away.

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.

The French dining experience is not complete without the well priced wines and desserts at Leicester Café Rouge restaurant. Leicester Cathedral is within easy reach of Café Rouge.

Café Rouge - Leicester

Unit R4 , Highcross, Leicester, LE1 4SD

Contact +44 1162518067
Reservations +44 1162389762

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Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Leicester

3.9 ((((* (based on 53 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (39)
  • lunch (29)
  • romantic (24)
  • large parties (17)
  • al fresco (14)
  • entertainment (13)
  • business (10)
  • value (9)
  • breakfast (8)
  • child friendly (7)
  • luxury (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • views (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • (((** 3 April 2017 by Eileen Pollard from Leicester

    We ordered the beef , lamb and fish. I found my beef ok but could have been more tender. The lamb although it did say it would be pink was very very pink not how we would have preferred it. Fish was tasty and served with nice bread.
    The lemon tart dessert was good and the eaton mess. Overall portions could have been more generous.
    Wines were nice.
    Service good.

  • ((((* 19 March 2017 by Gemma Ablewhite from Leices

    Great staff but the salad Nicoise was awful, the tuna tasted burnt and I sent it back, I was given another complimentary salad and refunded.

  • ((((* 27 January 2017 by Jayne Oconnor from Leicester

    We had a lovely meal at Cafe Rouge. The food was great and the restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere.

  • ((((( 31 December 2016 by Larisa Tyrrell from Leicester Forest East

    Lovely atmosphere and food. Excellent service.

  • (((** 13 November 2016 by Taff Williams from Leicester

    Overall food very good

  • ((*** 18 October 2016 by Richard from Leicester

    Good food, poor service. Ordered 2 starters, mushrooms & snails. Brought out mushrooms but only taster pot of snails. Queried this & was taken away & 15 mins later after asking again was replaced. Then 30 mins later after asking again mains were delivered. It was a sat night but the restaurant was half full. The mgr took £18 off the bill altho we were charged for the 3 starters? With so much completion around the highcross area & the revitalised st Martyn's sq this restaurant is losing its way.

  • ((((( 2 October 2016 by Christine Clark from Leicester

    Really enjoyed the delicious beef bourginon and my partner loved the escargots and hake. Great food and service.

  • ((((* 19 September 2016 by Cath Jones from Leicester

    Had an enjoyable meal. Ordered sirloin steak rare, it was really cooked medium but I didn't complain. Aside from that the food was good as was the service.

  • ((((* 12 September 2016 by Jo Poynton from Leicester

    We were a party of seven having our monthly meal out. Service was good. Everyone enjoyed their meals and I can particularly recommend the bouillabaisse. Like most chains the food is overpriced but we had a vouchercode which made the prices about right.

  • ((((* 3 August 2016 by Neil Walker from Leicester

    Was quick prompt and to its usual standard

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