Café Rouge - St. Albans

(75 Reviews)
29 Holywell Hill, St. Albans, Herts., AL1 1HD
A la carte menu

Top offer

Cheese Afternoon Tea £30 per person

£35 with wine, £30 without. Not valid with any other offer or promotion;can be used in conjunction with “£8.95 finish the bottle” of wine. Not valid at London Euston on any day. Not valid at 02, Cardiff or Edinburgh on event days.


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 75 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (12)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (21)
  • business (13)
  • child friendly (26)
  • dinner (55)
  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (33)
  • lunch (51)
  • luxury (9)
  • private dining (13)
  • romantic (34)
  • trendy (10)
  • value (22)
  • views (7)
  • 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.

  • By Karen M from St albans
    27 September 2018

    Friendly service

  • By Martin F from luton
    14 September 2018

    We went for the £12.95 Set Menu - we both enjoyed the starters and main course. The service was excellent and everything was served hot. The downside was the evening had turned cold and the restaurant was cold. One other comment we both thought the wine was reasonably priced but for a 330 ml bottle of Stella Artois it was £4.85 ??? I would like to know why was this so expensive. On rating I have put two stars for ambience and this was due to restaurant being cold and having to put a coat on to keep warm. Knew there was no point in mentioning to waitress as the whole restaurant was the same. The set menu was good value the drinks definitely too expensive.

  • By Geoffrey P from St.Albans
    8 March 2018

    First class service and food

  • By Ajanta H from St Albans
    3 March 2018

    Lovely building - great menu and prompt service. Had a lovely meal

  • By Jennie B from St Albans
    9 February 2018

    Lovely building, good varied menu, friendly attentive staff. We were quite a large so sampled a wide selection of different dishes from the menu all of which were tasty and enjoyed. Requests for additional sides that weren’t on the menu were provided with a smile and no hassle. Good value for money xxx

Restaurant Location Map
Café Rouge - St. Albans
29 Holywell Hill, St. Albans, Herts., AL1 1HD

Available offers

  • Cheese Afternoon Tea £30 per person
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Steak & Wine, Two Dine for 24.99

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