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Cafe Rouge - Kingsway

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77 Kingsway | Holborn, London WC2B 6SR, England
+44 20 7430 1416
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08:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We usually like Cafe Rouge as a family, particularly as their kids menu suits our children's tastes. However today's visit to the Kingsway branch was disappointing. We initially put the poor customer service down to understaffing, but it turns out that the kitchen was struggling too. We booked online and our table was ready but we did not get a... More 

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Thank IAH27
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Kingsway, responded to this review

We value all feedback and appreciate you have taken the time and care to provide feedback on your recent visit with us. We take pride in everything we do including the service we offer. It is clear we have fallen short on this occasion and despite the manager's efforts to rectify the situation have not delivered our usual high standard... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Like most customers in this restaurant yesterday we were a family going to see The Snowman over the road at the Peacock Theatre. Families mean small children. Choices good for their menu but adult portions! Worst of all - on pudding list there were only 3 of the advertised ice creams on offer and no sprinkles or popping candy, jellybeans... More 

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Thank wrightpen
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Kingsway, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear not all the desserts advertised on the children's menu were available for you to order during your recent visit - I will most certainly forward your feedback to the area manager to address with the restaurant manager at this particular branch. We value all feedback, so thank you once again for taking the time and... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

There was next to no communication from the waiters, to ask if we'd finished or if we were enjoying our food (even though the restaurant wasn't particularly busy), there was a large wait between the starter and the main course, and our steaks were well done when we had asked for medium. Also the waiters here add a tip onto... More 

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Thank Matthew E
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Kingsway, responded to this review

Thank you Matthew for taking the time and care to provide this feedback - we are sorry to read of your experience as we take pride in everything we do including the service we offer. Clearly, we have fallen short on this occasion. We would like to take this opportunity to look into your visit further and provide a more... More 

London, United Kingdom
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510 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I try to avoid chain restaurants and my visit to this branch of Cafe Rouge reminded me why. It's not that the food is terrible, it's just that it's average and in today's world, average is not good enough. Take my boullabaise soup as an example. I had to send my first bowl of soup back as it didnt contain... More 

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Thank Howard M
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Kingsway, responded to this review

Thank you Howard for taking the time and care to let us know of your recent visit - we are sorry to learn on this occasion your meal was not to our usual high standards. We take pride in everything we do so are disappointed to hear of your experience. I will most certainly forward your feedback to the area... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This has been one of the best staff Xmas meals we have had in the last decade. The manager was extremely accommodating and organised in booking us in. The waiting staff were prompt and all meals arrived to our group of 25 staff all at once and hot - which has often not been the case at other Xmas lunches.... More 

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Thank Megan H
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Kingsway, responded to this review

Thanks Megan for taking the time to review your xmas party visit with us at CR Kingsway. We are delighted to hear this was one of the best meals you have had in the last decade ! Wow that's quite a compliment - all the team will be thrilled with your feedback, as we all are of course ! Thanks... More 

Yarm, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We visited on a Sunday morning in early November for Breakfast. The place is modern french chic and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. There is a nice relaxed feel to the place. The menu has a good selection and we had pancakes, fruit and bacon. The food arrived promptly and was delicious. This was our second visit and... More 

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Thank mark w
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Kingsway, responded to this review

Thanks Mark for your feedback - great to hear this 2nd visit was as good as your 1st and you will be returning again ! We look forward to seeing you then, best wishes More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016

If you want simple food, cooked well, this not the branch of Cafe Rouge to go to. Staff not paying attention to lack of menu and cutlery (or the cleanliness of the table) on arrival. Took many hints to get any of this done. Food when it arrived - well there is a difference between well done and burnt to... More 

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Thank _robertdavies67
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Kingsway, responded to this review

We value all feedback so are grateful you have taken the time and care to let us know of your recent visit with us. We strive to ensure each and everyone of our guests leave our restaurants delighted with their experience, so are sorry to hear on this occasion both your meal and the service were not to our usual... More 

St Neots, United Kingdom
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705 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Food was just fine-- it was a late breakfast and I had the salmon croque (like a croque monsieur) and my wife had some sort of spinach with tomatoes that was supposed to come with a poached egg. She realized that a bit late, and after I had finished and she was just about, the waitress hurriedly brought the poached... More 

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Thank Dave C
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We went with five adults and a three year old for after theatre meal, so we got in before the 5 pm cut off for serving kids. All was ok, pretty average, two of our party had to wait for the sauce for their salads, all agreed the food was average but did the job for after theatre.

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Thank Jayne_Bond1973
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Kingsway, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear on this occasion your meal was not to your expected standard. We strive to ensure every dish is prepared to a very high standard and delivered promptly for our guests to enjoy. we would welcome some additional details at our contact page - caferouge.com/howwasyourvisit so we may look into your visit further and also provide... More 

London, United Kingdom
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783 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Two minutes walk from Holborn tube station, this is a spacious and attractive "French" restaurant chain. I have had better cooked food at different branches. The staff were OK. The food was less so. The bread basket comprised eight slices of soft, rather than crusty, baguette with a meagre half portion of butter (the small dish literally was only half... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$45
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Kingsway | Holborn, London WC2B 6SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7430 1416
Description
Just a stone's throw away from the heart of London, Café Rouge Kingsway is a large airy bistro offering the ideal setting to enjoy our fantastic menu, or just unwind over a glass of your favourite. We have the perfect setting to host larger parties and celebrations to a quick pre-theatre dinner or an intimate dinner for two. Book a table now and experience the best bistro in town.

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