Café Rouge - Cheltenham

(94 Reviews)
31-41 The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucs., GL50 1NW
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Top offer

Star Deal - 2 courses £14.95 or 3 courses £18.95 per person

Subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.


Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Open from 09:30 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday, and 09:30 to 22:30 on Sunday.

Restaurant description

Serving brasserie food in the centre of town, Café Rouge in Cheltenham replicates the unhurried style of a French bistro. Ornate chandeliers and antique-style lamps lend light to the cosy dining room and bar, while the outside terrace is the perfect place to watch the world go by as you dine.

As part of the nationwide group of Café Rouge restaurants, this branch offers their range of classic French dishes such as deep-fried camembert, baguettes, steak frites and mussels. There are also lighter dishes if you don't have much time to spare. The set menus for lunch and dinner (on certain days) are excellent value for money. 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.

Chocolate ganache or apple tarte tatin make indulgent desserts, while a great range of children’s options is sure to please younger diners. Café Rouge Cheltenham is open early until late, centrally located on The Promenade.

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

Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Cheltenham
(based on 94 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (11)
  • al fresco (19)
  • breakfast (23)
  • business (15)
  • child friendly (32)
  • dinner (60)
  • entertainment (12)
  • large parties (23)
  • lunch (51)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (30)
  • trendy (10)
  • value (26)
  • views (10)
  • By Nicola K from Cricklade
    27 February 2018

    Good food and service. Restaurant bit chilly but it was a very cold night.

  • By Jonathan R from Cheltenham
    18 November 2017

    Excellent food and good ambience Shame about the lipstick on my glass though!!

  • By Rosie K from Bristol
    14 November 2017

    The menu was really good but we were a bit disappointed that the restaurant was out of mussels. The food was all very nice and extremely reasonable on the set menu which we ordered from. The toilets were ridiculously far from the restaurant and poorly signposted; in the ladies' the hand soap/moisturiser had run out. Service was a bit patchy and slow at times, and staff were talking quite loudly about the tip we had left as we went out, which doesn't seem very discreet. In all it was a nice meal and we would certainly return, but a few easy wins in terms of service and little things would make it better.

  • By Anne R from Cheltenham
    21 October 2017

    Not great. Staff actually said Prosecco & Champagne are the same.

  • By Julia C from Cheltenham
    23 September 2017

    Having visited many Café Rouge restaurants, I have to say we were disappointed with the food and service. To start the staff were very attentive, however we were looking forward to a desert but no one came back to ask if we'd like one. The food was not great quality, I ordered duck which was very dry, the orange sauce was bland and the food only warm.

  • By Susan T from Stratford Upon Avon
    28 July 2017

    Lovely ambience, smallertables a little close together. Super service. Good food, summer deal menu value for money.

  • By Susan E from Cheltenham
    3 July 2017

    Staff were very helpful and friendly We did not have coleslaw which was par of the pork dish.. consisted of small amount of mayo and one small piece of celery... that's not coleslaw so dish was very dry Wish I had complained

  • By Thomas M from Cheltenham
    15 June 2017

    My partner and I only had a small window for lunch yesterday.We were looked after royally,the staff could not have done anymore to enhance our stay.The food was excellent,my Tagine was lovely.

  • By N. R. R from Malmesbury
    21 May 2017

    The mussels on the main menu were unavailable. Bizarrely, pork on the special menu was available, but not if one tried to order it as a main course from the standard menu. Eton Mess was delicious.

  • By Jillian L from cheltenham
    25 April 2017

    Service brilliant HOWEVER, we chose it because of the Mussels and Frites and they didn't have any Mussels!!!!!

Restaurant Location Map
Café Rouge - Cheltenham
31-41 The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucs., GL50 1NW

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2 courses £14.95 or 3 courses £18.95 per person
  • Cheese Afternoon Tea £30 per person

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