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Cafe Rouge - Newcastle

Gainsborough House | 34-40 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
+44 191 230 2140
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (56 reviews)
“poulet breton” (6 reviews)
“snails” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 22:30 Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Gainsborough House | 34-40 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Awful experience, steak was inedible full of fat and chips were over salted. Waitress spoke to Manager who wouldn't come over had to collar him myself. Said it was an issue with the supplier, offered a free coke!!! Absolute joke and will never return. They...More

Thank lisanellist
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I have eaten here a few times now and really like the atmosphere and food. My friends and I visited again last week and were disappointed as the steak we ordered was sold out (this as happened on 3 occasions) however we had an alternative...More

Thank toby22015
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Called here on a Saturday lunch time shown straight to a choice of tables but very nice member of staff. Menu explained to us and drinks ordered. Starter arrived served very nicely and side plate offered as sharing. Main courses arrived and I ordered off...More

Thank boydy73
Reviewed 27 January 2018

I first reviewed this cheerful spot on Grey Street in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in September 2016; I revisited a few weeks ago for a simple, easy dinner, and my opinion of the restaurant largely remains the same: it's a cheerful spot for a quick...More

2  Thank Brian T
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We are fairly frequent visitors to Cafe Rouge and always comment on how good the staff are. Such a pleasant gentleman waited on our table last night. Food was good too.

Thank Silverfox789
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Called in without booking on a Thursday afternoon in January. Seated straight away and served quickly. Both had a couple of glasses of white and red wine with the meal. We had the pâté and escargots to start. I felt that the portion sizes were...More

Thank LoveLifeLoveChampers
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This was our first visit to Cafe Rouge but it will not be the last, the steak we had was cooked to order & was very tender and juicy with a very nice flavor, all in all, a good visit and very satisfied.

Thank Ernie H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This was our first time in this establishment and most certainly the last, Our meal was basic and the staff very unhelpful. The tables were left unattended and glasses were not cleared when customers left. When we ordered more drinks the previous glasses were left...More

Thank muriel y
Cafe Rouge N, General Manager at Cafe Rouge - Newcastle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi Muriel, I am very sorry to hear we were not up to our usual standards on your recent visit with us. Would you be so kind as to email me at Newcastle@caferouge.co.uk so I can gather some more information and try and establish the...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

After using a groupon voucher to visit a cafe rouge in Bournemouth, we found ourselves craving an early lunch here in newcastle. A 4am wake up to fly meant we were very hungry by 1130. We stopped inhere as our last cafe rouge meal was...More

Thank Karen H
Cafe Rouge N, General Manager at Cafe Rouge - Newcastle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi Karen, Its great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. I will pass your lovely comments on to Demi! See you again soon. Kind regards, Lauramay

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Went to Cafe Rouge early December for works Christmas meal which was lovely so decided to have lunch at the restaurant with my friends. Service by Atul was excellent who was very attentive and the food was nice but not great. I had mussels done...More

Thank Susan M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gainsborough House | 34-40 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 230 2140
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Café Rouge Newcastle is a French restaurant serving a delicious all-day menu of classic French dishes with a contemporary twist, from steak frites and boeuf bourguignon to a selection of croques and baguettes ideal for a quick meal. Whatever the time of day - breakfast, lunch, dinner or anytime in between - we have a dish to suit your mood. We also host a live music night every Thursday evening from 6pm.
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