Café Rouge - Chelmsford

(53 Reviews)
Unit 2 219 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0LR
French
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Cheese Afternoon Tea £30 per person

£35 with wine, £30 without. Not valid with any other offer or promotion;can be used in conjunction with “£8.95 finish the bottle” of wine. Not valid at London Euston on any day. Not valid at 02, Cardiff or Edinburgh on event days.

Average

Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday: 09:00 to 21:30
Tuesday to Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Chelmsford Café Rouge serves delicious bistro-style French cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. There is also an outside seating area and Chelmsford Rail Station is a 9-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.

Close to the town centre, Café Rouge is within a 10-minute walk of Chelmsford Central Park.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Chelmsford
4.2
(based on 53 reviews)

87%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (12)
  • breakfast (9)
  • business (11)
  • child friendly (14)
  • dinner (36)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (17)
  • lunch (26)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (3)
  • romantic (18)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (9)
  • views (6)
  • By Louise E from Chelmsford
    25 October 2019

    I was not impressed with Cafe Rouge and won’t be returning again. Compared with 5 years ago the portions are now smaller and expensive for what you receive. Items have been removed from the menu (like dolpinaise potatoes, salmon fish cakes). The house glass of wine was £8.25!!! The beer battered fish was a frozen fillet you chuck in the oven definitely not cooked fresh with bubbly beer batter. Something I could have cooked from the freezer at home. The service was incredibly slow as it was clear the restaurant was under staffed. For our family the bill came to £99!!! Totally not worth this amount as the food was worse than Weatherspoons and triple the cost. The best bit was the kids chocolate brownie which was delicious, shame I can’t say the same about my daughters disgusting Macaroni cheese, that she couldn’t eat. You’re no longer the niche french experience, just a mass chain dishing out bland freezer dinners at extortionate prices!!!

  • By bernard smith S from BILLERICAY
    3 October 2019

    we took advantage of a special offer at lunchtime and was very pleased with everything , from the french themed restaurant , the polite and efficiant staff and the good quality of the food

  • By Jess C from Chelmsford
    27 September 2019

    Second best (maybe first) best burger I’ve EVER had!!

  • By David H from waltham abbey
    6 September 2019

    very good value for money

  • By Angela H from Chelmsford
    12 January 2019

    Lovely meal! Food quality good always comes out piping hot. Waiter was good at recommending wine.

  • By Suzanne T from Chelmsford
    4 August 2018

    Always good food and service

  • By Genry A from WITHAM
    27 August 2017

    Brilliant evening out with the family great food and lovely staff.

  • By Julie C from Chelmsford
    19 August 2017

    Very cosy, food choice was amazing.

  • By Lis P from Chelmsford
    23 May 2017

    A mixed experience

  • By David F from Chelmsford
    28 January 2017

    Service was fine and recommendations about the menu were fantastic (we shared the onion soup / charcuterie board for starters), a good wine selection as well (if a little pricey). The only thing that let the experience down was the chocolate fondant for dessert, which was not liquid in the middle so ate more like a cake. Nevertheless we will probably return.

Restaurant Location Map
Café Rouge - Chelmsford
Unit 2 219 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0LR

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  • Cheese Afternoon Tea £30 per person

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