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 Disappointed from Coventry
    27 February 2011

    Friday evening meal. Long wait to be served, it took over an hour for the first course to arrive. Waitress "forgot" a drinks order. Poor communication on the delays which were blamed on a group of 12 before us. Over 2 and a half hours for the whole meal. The food was good but the delays spoiled the experience.

  • By DOB from Leicester
    12 February 2011

    Excellent pre cinema meal, in a good central location. Faultless food. Wonderfully attentive and friendly staff (especially waitress Emily), nothing was too much trouble.

  • By Ann from Leicester
    27 January 2011

    Good central venue to meet friends after work.

  • By Dr Yellow from Leicester
    22 January 2011

    The desserts are delicious.

  • By Maddo from Melton Mowbray
    17 January 2011

    We dined on a Sunday afternoon before visiting the cinema. The choice was poor as there were no steaks at all left or mussels and some of the starters were also unavailable. The service was good and friendly although a little slow. The food was ok, but a few of the dishes were cold (mashed potato). Enjoyable but could have been better.

  • By JCF from Leicester
    5 January 2011

    We dined early on New Year's Eve before going on somewhere else. The staff were (quite understandably) getting ready for later that evening and were quite pleasant but food was barely average and not up to the standard we have had before from other branches of this chain. Certainly not worth what we paid. Might as well have gone to [...].

  • By phil from Leicestershire
    5 January 2011

    Very nice place, good food food, poor service ( was over xmas period but seem to struggle - had to wait an hour for our meal) One table of around 12 females spoiled the ambience being particulary loud (to go as far as shouting)

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