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Café Rouge - St. Albans

29 Holywell Hill, St. Albans, AL1 1HD +44 1727809212

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

Lovely meal. Excellent service. Wonderful location.

Lorraine Barnes 15 January 2017
from Saint Albans

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Housed in the former headquarters of Samuel Ryder, Café Rouge St. Albans has a wonderful rustic feel that complements the Art Deco building. Serving a delicious range of French dishes, Café Rouge boasts a magnificent glass ceiling.

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.

Just around the corner from St. Albans Cathedral, Café Rouge French restaurant is a 6-minute walk from St. Albans Abbey Rail Station.

Café Rouge - St. Albans

29 Holywell Hill, St. Albans, AL1 1HD

Contact +44 1727832777
Reservations +44 1727809212

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Customer reviews for Café Rouge - St. Albans

4 ((((* (based on 52 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (35)
  • lunch (34)
  • romantic (25)
  • large parties (24)
  • child friendly (19)
  • breakfast (14)
  • value (12)
  • business (10)
  • luxury (7)
  • views (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • entertainment (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • ((((* 15 January 2017 by Lorraine Barnes from Saint Albans

    Lovely meal. Excellent service. Wonderful location.

  • ((((* 13 January 2017 by Gillian Charlesworth from Saint Albans

    Booking service great. Lovely Art Deco surroundings, great food & service. Using vouchers complicated the bill but dealt with well even though it took time. Would recommend especially with online & Tesco vouchers - very very reasonably priced. A*

  • ((((* 3 January 2017 by Julie Cattlin from Saint Albans

    A beautiful restaurant because the building is so lovely and it was better than usual because the Christmas decorations were so tasteful and added to the ambiance. The service was excellent and all the staff were friendly and efficient, a credit to Cafe Rouge. We all had the beef bourginion which was presented well and looked lovely but was rather tasteless. The rest of the food pate, onion soup, apple pie and Eton mess was very good.

  • (**** 26 December 2016 by Sarah Young from Saint Albans

    Restaurant quiet but service very patchy. Main course arrived straight after starters- no time to digest!
    I had salad, very poor mostly leaves, paid extra for salmon- poor value for money.
    After main course waitress then left us alone- we had to ask for coffees, bill and then find someone to take our payment. We did not tip

  • ((((( 12 December 2016 by Catherine Graham from Saint Albans

    Beautiful restaurant. Lovely atmosphere and food perfect location for a lunch with family

  • ((((* 25 November 2016 by Wendy Liebmann from Herts

    We had an excellent meal, the service was very good and staff friendly. The building is lovely and huge however we were the only people in there! As we were leaving two others arrived. So not much atmosphere. Also it's almost impossible to park in that area, so as much as we enjoyed our food parking was a big issue.

  • ((((* 15 August 2016 by Alvin Portman from Hertsmere District

    Very comfortae airy restaurant with good food and service.. Really enjoyed the meal and the price was middle of the road about 50 per couple.. Would definitely go back.

  • ((((( 18 July 2016 by Sandra Osborne from Saint Albans

    Lovely meal good service also used my Gourmet card which is great to get some discount love the art Deco building as well

  • ((*** 12 July 2016 by Graham of Enfield from Enfield

    Good fresh food but why the fancy French names for basic food. For a starter, I ordered soupe au pistou (vegetable soup) but was given soupe a l'oignon (French onion soup). Apologies given by the very kind waitress, but I decided to stay with the onion soup. For the main course I chose demi poulet (chicken and chips) and my wife chose cromequis (salmon fish cake and chips). All very nice but just basic fare.

  • (**** 5 July 2016 by Hannah from Saint Albans

    No mussels. Booked online so should've been told up front. Was only reason for going. Table request not honoured. Won't be returning. Food was awful anyway. Beef tough. Chicken salad was like mdf. Been 18 times shame this time means the end.

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