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An elegant façade invites you into Southgate Café Rouge where an authentic French feel complements the French cuisine. There is a sleek glazed wooden finish inside, and outdoor seating for al fresco dining.
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.
Offering tasty bistro-style cuisine, this charming eatery in London is a popular choice for French dining.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- afternoon tea (8)
- al fresco (3)
- breakfast (11)
- business (4)
- child friendly (9)
- dinner (17)
- entertainment (2)
- large parties (5)
- lunch (14)
- luxury (2)
- romantic (8)
- trendy (1)
- value (7)
22 November 2019
Good service and good food. The white bait were cooked just right and the Poulet Breton was delicious.
10 October 2019
We dined here on a voucher......not sure we did actually get the full discount based on the set menu we were given, but still a bargain. Not exactly as described on the menu- the brioche bread and butter "packed with sultanas" had not a single one in it! Bit of a shame as my husband hates sultanas so didn't order this dish, b&b pudding is a favourite of his, he would have loved it. Overall a lovely meal, will definitely return.
18 February 2019
Starter was fine. Main course steak was a disaster, in that we ordered medium to rare and got well doe! As it was one of us having the steak we told the waiter we would eat it but not happy, just couldn't be done with staggering our meals. Waiter got the hump. Won't go here again.
19 January 2019
Went for coffee and a small snack. Food was nice but wish there were more snacky items such as sandwiches or baguels to choose from.
25 December 2018
It was disgusting and I don't say that lightly. I would never ever pay even 10.00 for that food and service. The waitress was nice conversationery wise though. Our table was not set up when we arrived. We were then sitted by the manager and while other empty tables had crackers on them, we had to ask for our crackers. The food was horrible. 95% of the so called steak was left on the plate. Furthermore the size was a kids size and without a shadow of a doubt pre cooked, frozen and then warned up in the microwave. That food and service was shameful and therefore, the price charged for was very unfair. When we were ready to leave, the waitress asked us about our experience, we were honest that the food was disgusting. Her reply was "awwww!" No apology was offered or manager informed. We got home and had to cook another dinner. We have been to several Christmas dinners in several cities over a period of 15 years now. We have had our first worst and waste of money Christmas dinner experience. We dine at Cafe Rouge Hertford all the time and we have never complained about the service or food. We thought we would try Southgate branch over this Christmas period. This turned out to be the worst depressing and disappointing decision and service we ever experienced. This is not an exaggeration but the honest truth about our experience. That food was fit for pigs. We were unbelievably given a glass for a beer that was clearly dirty. While I have rated the overall experience, food, value and ambience as 1 below, it was a zero in our honest humble opinion. We DO NOT recommend anything in the "restaurant feature" part below of this survey.
30 November 2018
Had the Xmas meal which was very good. Service was friendly and efficient. Could not have asked for more.
4 November 2018
Lovely French decor. Waiter very polite and tentative Afternoon tea was superb!
13 October 2018
After a slow start the meal was served with professionalism. An allergy was taken seriously and the menu checked and advice in which dishes were safe .
24 March 2018
25min wait for undercooked breakfast No check back by staff Sadly just not very pleasant - a shame
27 January 2018
Good food Service left a lot to be desired. Completely wrong main course brought to table, so wife ate her main, while I waited, 2nd attempt at my main course came out with chips, I had ordered salad. No non alchohol drinks, so Cafe Rouge discriminates against drivers and those who choose not to drink alcohol
Star Deal - 2 courses £14.95 or 3 courses £18.95 per person
Quiz Night at Café Rouge - Win a £100 Food & Drink Voucher
Cheese Afternoon Tea £30 per person