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Cafe Rouge, Hampstead, NW3

Pub added by Graham Mason
38-39 Hampstead High Street
NW3
NW3 1QE
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Tris C left this review about Cafe Rouge

This was originally a pub known as the Bird in Hand (a stucco relief of a bird can be seen between the windows on the first floor). It closed in the mid/late-1980s whereupon it became a chain café/bar called Dôme. It has been a Café Rouge since at least 1993 which is pleasant enough, with an outside area that's more attractive than your average branch.

On 1st October 2017 - no rating submitted
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Steve C left this review about Cafe Rouge

I had a Rouge Burger with Camembert and mushrooms on Monday evening last week. It was priced around £15, as was much of the menu. Only draught available was Stella Artois. The interior consists of dining tables throughout the front and rear street level sections and an upstairs area. The walls are adorned with pictures and mirrors of French origin.

I found the Eastern European waiter to be very friendly, but he was no more French than Café Rouge is a pub/bar.

On 12th October 2015 - no rating submitted
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Cafe Rouge

Not a pub in the traditional sense, but much more of a café/restaurant type establishment, it may perhaps be possible to just pop in for a pint but I think it’s unlikely that anybody would be likely to do so.

Décor wise it’s quite contemporary with a mixture of red and cream paintwork, and large windows across the front. White butcher’s tiles were on the left hand wall whilst the right hand wall was covered by a large mirror ended by imitation wine crates. The French theme was evident in a number of touches besides the menu such as reserved signs on the tables saying “Reservé”. Service was pleasant and friendly.

The menu consisted of a number of sections, such as small plates, baguettes, grilled sandwiches, steaks, salads and main courses. These were largely French influenced and included classics such as Confit de Canard and Bœuf Bourguignon, with the prices being mostly in the £10 - £15 price range. We opted for the smoked haddock fishcakes with Cheddar & petit pois, aïoli and frites and on the whole these were a pretty decent dish. There was perhaps a little too much potato in the fishcakes and the petis pois had been replaced with a side salad and a very pleasant dressing which it would have been nice to have been told about, but we were pleased overall. A trio of deserts (miniature tarte tatin, tarte au citron and chocolate fondant) made the tricky job of choosing which one to go for much easier, and these too were all pretty good. It was also nice not to have a service charge added on to the bill which seems to be the norm in most London restaurants.

Unfortunately there were no ales on tap, real or otherwise, with the only draught option being Stella. This is a tricky one to mark – as a restaurant it’s not at all bad, but then this is a pub review website, and on that measure it really falls woefully short.

On 15th September 2015 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Finchley Road & Frognal, 0.62 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Hampstead Heath, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
West Hampstead Thameslink, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Cafe Rouge, NW3
14th Sep 2019, 17:37
Request to mark pub as closed by Tris C approved
 
14th Sep 2019, 16:40
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Tris C, with included notes: Other: Closed for good. Future of the site unknown.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
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  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 September 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 22 July 2013 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 September 2015 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 October 2015 by Steve C
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