Café Rouge - St. Albans

(80 Reviews)
29 Holywell Hill, St. Albans, East of England, AL1 1HD
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Restaurant description

Housed in the former headquarters of Samuel Ryder, Café Rouge St. Albans has a wonderful rustic feel that complements the Art Deco building. Serving a delicious range of French dishes, Café Rouge boasts a magnificent glass ceiling.

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.

Just around the corner from St. Albans Cathedral, Café Rouge French restaurant is a 6-minute walk from St. Albans Abbey Rail Station.

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

Customer reviews for Café Rouge - St. Albans
(based on 80 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (12)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (21)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (26)
  • dinner (58)
  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (34)
  • lunch (54)
  • luxury (9)
  • private dining (15)
  • romantic (34)
  • trendy (10)
  • value (24)
  • views (7)
  • By Barbara D from St. Albans
    10 August 2020

    We were made to feel very welcome and safe. Time and thought had been put into our seating arrangements. Food was good and arrived promptly- one dish was oversalted and a replacement was offered.

  • By AL L from St Albans
    10 March 2020

    pleasant meal good service good choice of wine and food (a la carte)

  • By Barbara W from Bedford
    14 November 2019

    Beautiful setting and very good, helpful service.

  • By Oh B from London
    12 November 2019

    Very good food and very tasty

  • By Howard N from St Albans
    17 October 2019

    We dine here often, always very good for everything-food, service, value

  • By Hayley K from st albans
    12 January 2019

    overall ok. most of the cakes were very dry. limited to one small pot of tea which is disappointing.

  • By June L from St Albans
    11 November 2018

    Superb food and service.

  • By Tim B from St Albans
    25 October 2018

    Really good food. Wonderful staff. Great value.

  • By Peter D from St Albans
    18 October 2018

    My fish was perfect and my companions were unstinting in their praise.

  • By Steve L from Luton
    2 October 2018

    Two of us enjoyed a very good early evening mid week dinner. Very pleasant surroundings, good choice of wine/beers and menu choices to suit all tastes. Service was welcoming, friendly and prompt. Would recommend the camembert starter and steak frites main. Will definitely visit again soon.

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Café Rouge - St. Albans
29 Holywell Hill, St. Albans, East of England, AL1 1HD

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