Café Rouge - York

(116 Reviews)
The Adams House 52 Low Petergate, York, N Yorkshire, YO1 7HZ
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Top offer

Star Deal - 2 courses £14.95 or 3 courses £18.95 per person

Subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.


Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Open from 09:30 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday, and 10:00 to 22:30 on Sunday.

Restaurant description

In the walled city of York, Café Rouge serves French cuisine within a glorious building featuring glass frontage and a vibrant red colour scheme. York Minister is just around the corner from Café Rouge.

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.

Café Rouge – York allows diners to take in the atmosphere of York's side streets with al fresco dining, whist enjoying an affordable French dish.

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

Customer reviews for Café Rouge - York
(based on 116 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (12)
  • breakfast (10)
  • business (9)
  • child friendly (23)
  • dinner (73)
  • entertainment (9)
  • large parties (19)
  • lunch (50)
  • luxury (6)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (44)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (24)
  • views (25)
  • By Paul S from Borders
    2 December 2018

    It was awful service. Over an hour until the food arrived! They had forgotten about us.

  • By Peter J from York
    22 October 2018

    Very good all round, service was Excellent, Emily our waitress was very attentive, polite and very friendly, always made sure we were okay. Shame they ran out of Minny Doughnuts.

  • By Peter R from York
    4 October 2018

    We had afternoon tea which happens to have been the best afternoon tea we’ve had everything was fresh the staff were very helpful. The only downside we got our coffee when we ordered so when the afternoon tea arrived we had to order more coffee

  • By Helen L from York
    23 August 2018

    Lovely afternoon tea

  • By Mary S from York
    14 April 2018

    Excellent food and service

  • By Lois H from Bradford
    4 April 2018

    We booked to eat here after passing earlier in the day & having a look at the menu. It is a lovely restaurant in a great location. - Just round the corner from York Minster. We were given a table near the window, which was nice to be able to watch the world go by. The food was excellent! I had the beef stroganoff & it was gorgeous. - I highly recommend it. My partner had the steak which he enjoyed. We also stayed for desert which was equally as nice. The staff were lovely & friendly, taking time to ask us about our break & what we thought of York. All in all it was a really good evening with good quality, tastey food.

  • By Ali H from York
    28 December 2017

    Was a little disappointed to be honest; the staff were lovely & friendly The food was just 'OK'; we were booked for 6pm and there were some dishes already off the menu, both soups, garlic bread, salmon & the bouillabaisse (as the restaurant was fully booked all night, one took it that the same applied throughout the day) Don't get me wrong when I say the food was 'OK', it was quite tasty but it was the basic things like, checking the cutlery isn't dirty, whoever cooked the chicken may have forgotten it was cooking and had burnt (I'm all for crispy but on my breast) the edge of the plates were very greasy, nothing that a wipe round wouldn't have gone amiss. I noticed the lady next me had the same dish and had left quite a lot of burnt chicken too. I had more sauce, which was a bonus as that was tasty Basic stuff really but as I said earlier, the taste was there and appreciate the volume of customers that will have been; however, its a busy restaurant and these are standard things really Not sure I would recommend, but would maybe say go and try, but not as a recommendation, after all, each to their own!

  • By Rebeccca W from York
    9 December 2017

    Nice ambience, very friendly waiting staff. We ate from set menu which we were disappointed with -

  • By Nigel E from York
    11 November 2017

    My wife, two friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal Saturday 11 November. We booked 2 courses for £12.95. Each course was very good, full of flavour and well presented. I enjoyed the mushroom vol-au-vent and chicken chasseur. Three members of the party decided to add a dessert for an extra £3 which they also enjoyed. The service, by our excellent waitress, was attentive without being obtrusive. The offer represented good value and we are looking forward to returning.

  • By Deborah T from Grimsby
    3 November 2017

    Food excellent, lovely classic feel to restaurant made better using Tesco vouchers!

Restaurant Location Map
Café Rouge - York
The Adams House 52 Low Petergate, York, N Yorkshire, YO1 7HZ

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2 courses £14.95 or 3 courses £18.95 per person
  • Cheese Afternoon Tea £30 per person
  • Valentine's Menu - 3 courses & prosecco for £25.95 per person
  • Vegan Afternoon Tea - £29.95 for Two

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