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Cafe Rouge St Albans

29 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1HD, England
+44 1727 832777
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
29 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1HD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great menu with very interesting choices. Staff were really attentive and knowledgable of the menu. Decor was also interesting with paintings for sale scattered on the walls. Will certainly visit again.

Thank CLGCLG
Kate C, General Manager at Cafe Rouge St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you CLGCLG See you again soon, we hope Kate

Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely setting with room to breathe. Although large and primarily made of glass, the restaurant was not noisy and it was easy to hold a conversation. Service was quick and efficient. The food was very good with an excellent choice We were also able to...More

Thank NannoMN
katemc00k, General Manager at Cafe Rouge St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you NannoMN for leaving us 4 stars. If you like you can reserve one of the softer seats ahead of your visit next time. (Red banquet seating) which is available in two booths by the front (which also have cushions) and all down the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for six for an early dinner Received a warm welcome from our waitress, Alex and the manager, Katie We have been to the restaurant before so hoped the past good experiences would be repeated We were not disappointed There was something for...More

Thank SouthBucks459
Kate C, General Manager at Cafe Rouge St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you SouthBucks459 for leaving Alex such a lovely review. It really makes a difference to our staff when people bother to leave such personal feedback. Have a great day and we hope to see you again soon in the future. Kate x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch venue. Good value summer menu, two courses at 12.95. Staff really lovely and helpful. James in particular was truly attentive.

Thank Helebod
Kate C, General Manager at Cafe Rouge St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Helebod for leaving James such a lovely review. Hope to see you again soon, Kate

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An early start to our evening caused no problem for the staff. They were happy to meet our requests and supply food to an exceptional standard. Thank you

Thank Chris H
Kate C, General Manager at Cafe Rouge St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That's a really nice review Chris. Thank you! I'll pass this on to our chefs. Kate x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went to Lunch with my Mum and children for lunch. We didn't book, but we were seated quickly and with very polite staff. The children's food is lovely and my Mum and I had great food too. I had a wonderful G&T and...More

Thank OrganisedbyHelen
Kate C, General Manager at Cafe Rouge St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely feedback. I saw you had one of our lovely Gin Blooms. They are unique to us with hand-crafted tonics. 5 different flavours to choose. Mmmmm! Have a great summer. Kate x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It had been some time since we had been to a Cafe Rouge, but the service was excellent and food was generally excellent. The building - Samuel Ryder's art deck seed hall was stunning and as we were celebrating the restaurant treated us to a...More

Thank Gary T
Kate C, General Manager at Cafe Rouge St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Gary for your 5 star review and congratulations to you both from all of us at Cafe Rouge. We hope to see again soon. Kate x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice restaurant. Light and airy, though a pig to park close by. Staff cheery and welcoming. I had the Poulet Breton, my favourite. The piece of chicken seemed to have shrunk in size since our last visit - the piece was cut in 2 to...More

Thank Mary W
Kate C, General Manager at Cafe Rouge St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Mary for taking the time to do the online feedback form which we have received. We take all comments seriously and value your feedback which is passed on to our head chef for menu development at Cafe Rouge. Once again, thank you for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I understand the building was originally used as a flower market. It's certainly striking with its expansive use of glass, making it very light and airy. Located on the hill a short walk from the centre of St. Albans. There is some on street parking...More

Thank KAEandE
Kate C, General Manager at Cafe Rouge St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks you KAEandE Have you tried our new Summer Set Menu? Unlike other restaurants, our Set Menu is available right up until close, and the table is yours for as long as you like. Hope to see you soon! All the best, Kate

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Cafe Rouge in St Albans this evening to celebrate by Mums 81st Birthday. The building is beautiful, high glass ceiling, bright, airy and spacious. We were greeted and seated promptly. We decided to choose off the set menu ,great. value at £11:99 for...More

Thank SallyBrown65
Kate C, General Manager at Cafe Rouge St Albans, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Sally! We are glad you had such a fantastic time and your mum had a very Happy Birthday. We hope to see you again soon! Kate x

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 832777
Description
At Cafe Rouge, we fully embrace the pleasure found in delicious, everyday French food and drink, which is why we travel around France to source the best produce, such as our jambon de Bayonne from the Aquitaine region, our pork rilettes from Lille and our Cantal cheese from Auvergne - granted a D.O.P in 1958. We pay meticulous care and attention to the quality of our ingredients, from our sustainably sourced yellow fin tuna in our Nicoise salad to our tender and juicy farm-assured British steaks, or in our new seasonal set menu. We're conveniently situated on the corner of Holywell Hill and Albert Street. Cafe Rouge is the ideal location if you're visiting some of the sights that St Albans has to offer, including St Albans Cathedral (3 minute walk) and the Verulamium Museum with Roman Ruins. Great transport links and close to St Albans Abbey Rail station. We have breakfast, coffee with cake and lunch plates with a cafe feel by day and then a beautiful candel-lit bistro atmosphere by night. If you join us from 7.30pm, the table is yours for the whole evening.
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