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“Lost the plot!”
Review of Cafe Rouge - Farnham - CLOSED

Cafe Rouge - Farnham
Price range: US$22 - US$30
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Over the years have visited various Café Rouge for a quick Steak Frites or plate of charcuterie and never been disappointed ... not fine dining but good basic food at reasonable price.

Haven't bee to our local one for ages as always full when we dropped by, so booked a table for tonight.

The same miserable head waiter is still miserable ... so far so good.

Ordered a bottle of rose and was brought red but when right one arrived it was very good

Husband had Steak Frites which had to go back as was raw when he had ordered medium rare .. next one was well cooked but tough and tasteless.

My Bouillabaise was minute and 2 of the 5 tiny mussels were empty, fish cooked OK but sauce was dull.

Husbands banana and chocolate pancake was not chocolatey and boring.

My cheese plate was sad - one of the gooey ones had spread and dried at the edge but still served. Some toast burnt but still served.

Even with a voucher for 'second course £2.50' this meal was £61 ... too much for a quick and below average meal.

On the plus side the restaurant has a good vibe ... perhaps best to go and enjoy and just have a coffee!

Go back to what you are good at Café Rouge .. quick and tasty French dishes.

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Thank Jo C
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

I had a drink and a smile from the waiter in charge. Cosy atmosphere, but I could really feel how cold the management is. Just business, not even a trace of passion. It is like only money count. Not the way to go

Thank isone1
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

We went in on a Wed lunchtime and it was quite busy but the staff were all over the place. The lady who seated us seemed unhappy to see us, we waited ages to be given menus and then had to ask to order. Food arrived quite quickly and was - ok. That's the best I can say, it did the job but was nowhere near good enough to make up for the terrible service. We asked twice for our bill, ended up going to the bar to pay it (and had to wait for it to be corrected as they'd overcharged us). We had to put extra money on our parking meter as the whole experience took so long. Pretty shambolic and not very enjoyable. Shame.

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

After having eaten at a London Cafe Rouge recently, thought that we would visit our local restaurant. Unfortunately there was no comparison. The Farnham restaurant service was appalling. We waited over an hour for our meal. The food was not of the quality expected.
The waiter returned some 30 mins after we had ordered to check our order!

Would not recommend.

One minor plus - we did receive a discount on our bill, as even they realised the service was not acceptable!

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Thank Mozzer257
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

his is considered to be a restaurant which offers french cuisine ( unfortunately this is not the case), but all in all the food was good for th price . Staff was frindly and price was okay, do not expect anything fancy.

Thank patricia l
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