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Café Rouge - Oxford

11 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX1 2HP +44 1865364032

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

Nice friendly attentive staff very good menu good value and nice wines and beer choice we love eating at Oxford

John Mccarthy 22 April 2016
from Oxford

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Around the corner from the historic Oxford University, Café Rouge serves a fantastic range of French dishes in an authentic setting. Cafe Rouge Oxford also boasts a private garden and an al fresco dining area.

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.

Set in a traditional red brick building, Café Rouge – Oxford is an 8-minute walk from Oxford Train Station.

Café Rouge - Oxford

11 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX1 2HP

Contact +44 1865310194
Reservations +44 1865364032

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Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Oxford

3.8 ((((* (based on 36 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • value (10)
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  • child friendly (9)
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  • (((** by from Oxford

    We really enjoy this chain of restaurants and the food in Oxford was as good as usual. A small misunderstanding over the first dish was resolved and the rest was OK. The owner had her family in the Resturant and although it is nice to have children in the room their conversation was loud and intrusive

  • ((((( by from Oxford

    Nice friendly attentive staff very good menu good value and nice wines and beer choice we love eating at Oxford

  • ((((( by from Oxford

    We throughly enjoyed our meal the service was brilliant and totally enjoyable. Will go again.

  • (((** by from Oxford

    Very friendly staff . It was a shame there were no dauphinois potatoes left at 8pm

  • ((((* by from Oxford

    Lovely meal

  • ((((* by from Oxford

    Very nice experience, enjoyed the food and service was very good

  • ((((* by from Oxford

    Had a great meal

  • (**** by from Oxford

    13 of us had the Christmas party menu, the staters and desserts were really nice, but the main courses were not good at all. The turkey was soggy, the roast potatoes were obviously of the frozen prepaired type, they were not cooked enough, were bland, not crispy, very pale and not nice at all. The sausages with bacon were cold (and were put on the plate of non meat eaters who had orderd the fish option). The vegetables were over cooked and there was hardly any gravy on the plate. The turkey option was a very very poor main course. Our bill was £298 and we paid the 25% service charge, because the waiting staff were excellent.

  • (**** by from Oxford

    Good morning
    First of all when I phoned the Oxford Café to check my booking they said they had no record of it! I made the booking on 9/11/15 at 16:16 booking ref: ZLSMBCEJ. They said they could fit us in so we turned up for our Christmas meal at 8:15 pm on 18/12/15 as agreed,.
    Were seated in an area with lots of tables that were dressed with glasses, serviettes, Christmas crackers etc, but our table was bear! When I asked for crackers we were told they had no more left!
    We proceeded to order our drinks and meals, and I decided on a sirloin steak, the others all ordered the turkey. We had starters, which were fine - the only thing was the soup came with no bread and we had to request it and it came shortly after.
    The main problems we had was with the turkey meals, however I would say although my steak was hot and tasty, it only came with e few chips and a few leaves of water cress - which did not make it a hearty meal!
    The turkey meals were served luke warm, the roast potatoes were dry and powdery, the carrots and brussells were hard and tasteless, and because the plate had been standing the turkey had gathered a kind of crust on it and even with the stuffing inside was dry and really not very tasty!
    We advised the head waiter of our section of this and he agreed to change them. By the time the replacements had been delivered I had finished my steak and watched on whilst the others ate theirs!
    Sadly - although the turkey meals were hot the second time round - it did not change all the other comments made above re. dry, tasteless, hard, etc.
    The waiters only explanation was that they had been extremely busy and perhaps things had been allowed to slip in the kitchen. He gave us some 50% off vouchers for January, but we then realised this was an offer open to everyone on the website!
    To be honest based on this visit, it did not give us the confidence that if we went back - all would be well!

  • ((((* by from Oxford

    Very good service. Food was prompt.

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