Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Restaurant Review - Cafe Rouge, Epsom

Restaurant name: Cafe Rouge
Location: High Street, Epsom
Description: Mid-priced French restaurant chain
Reason for visit: We went to the cinema to see the Hunger Games, and didn't have much time before the film started. When that is the case, we often go to Pizza Hut on the high street, so I was very surprised to find it had closed down, apparently due to lack of business! Cafe Rouge was a little further along the road and it had been a long time since we'd been to one.
I ate: Burger and fries, £10.95
My companion ate: The same

The food was: The burger was quite thin, and we weren't asked how we wanted it cooked which was surprising for a French restaurant that specializes in steak. The toasted brioche bun was a nice change but overall I've definitely had better burgers.
The atmosphere/service was: Nice, the restaurant was decorated for Christmas and it was very cosy - perhaps a little too cosy as the tables were very close together. It was hard to squeeze into my seat and we could hear the conversation at the next table!
Price range/value for money: Reasonable but I've had better burgers at this price.
Would I recommend it? Yes, it's nice once in a while as there are some good options on the menu if you like French food and from what I remember the steaks are pretty good.

1 comment:

  1. This review made me realise that I always walk past Cafe Rouge these days without ever thinking of going . I've no idea why. I'll try going in next time. As for Pizza Hut, I think there might be a change of business model at work there - I can't think of any local PH restaurants still open but there are plenty of takeaways.


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