Café Rouge - Leicester

(67 Reviews)
Unit R4 Highcross, Leicester, Leics., LE1 4SD
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Opening hours

Open from 09:00 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday, and 10:00 to 22:00 on Sunday.

Restaurant description

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.

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

Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Leicester
(based on 67 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (18)
  • breakfast (10)
  • business (12)
  • child friendly (7)
  • dinner (49)
  • entertainment (13)
  • large parties (18)
  • lunch (37)
  • luxury (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (27)
  • trendy (7)
  • value (11)
  • views (6)
  • By David L from Leicester
    25 August 2017

    The staff were excellent, food not good. Mussels were poor.

  • By Mal D from Northants
    8 August 2017

    We chose a very wet day to go to Leicester shopping but we were pleased we had something to cheer us up at Cafe Rouge! It was our first visit to this restaurant and found the staff extremely pleasant,and when our meal finally arrived it was worth the wait. It was a little cool where we were dining but I'll put this down to the fact that I was already soaked and feeling a chill. The dish we chose was 'Rouge Burger' a 6oz Black Angus beef burger in a toasted brioche bun with frites. Enjoyed every bite

  • By Sue S from Leicester
    7 July 2017

    Nice atmosphere, good selection on the menu and pleasant staff

  • By Rachael F from Leicester
    1 July 2017

    really nice restaurant and the good was amazing, we both had the camembert starter and the duck leg for main, would deffinately have again. Friendly service.

  • By Eileen P from Leicester
    1 April 2017

    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.

  • By Gemma A from Leices
    18 March 2017

    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.

  • By Jayne O from Leicester
    25 January 2017

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

  • By Larisa T from Leicester Forest East
    30 December 2016

    Lovely atmosphere and food. Excellent service.

  • By Taff W from Leicester
    11 November 2016

    Overall food very good

  • By Richard M from Leicester
    15 October 2016

    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.

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Café Rouge - Leicester
Unit R4 Highcross, Leicester, Leics., LE1 4SD