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Cafe Rouge York Lower Petergate

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52 Low Petergate | The Adams House, York YO1 7HZ, England
+44 1904 673293
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere and great food. We used tesco vouchers but would have happily paid in cash the food was really tasty! The highlight of our visit was the waitress who handled the room brilliantly, which was full. I can't recall her name but this girl had short blond hair and was the sister of the manageress. She was super friendly... More 

1 Thank chophie
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great location and you can sit in the window and watch the tourist world meander by. This seat is an interesting observation point for the busker turnaround - mandolin player moves over for a funky accordion player while another busker with his piano indulges in a little local banter. Sadly I never saw the mobile pianist perform... More 

1 Thank Michael O
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived without booking a table as was only 7 o clock, seated in cramped back room. Were told what was off the menu straight away, which was quite a lot and no house red wine!! Two of us ordered mussels, small bowls with small mussels ,quite a lot of shells empty as well and gritty! I ordered pork fillet, very... More 

Thank lester h
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ordered mussels I assume that they had shrunk during over cooking /microwave as they were so small ! I left hungry and feeling alarmed that I had paid for the smallest mussels I have ever had. My friend had onion soup which was fab but her toasted sandwich wasn't exactly filled with smoked ham and emmantel cheese on one... More 

Thank dutchessYork
Halkyn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked in advance as Easter sunday, only go as had some tesco vouchers otherwise slightly over priced for quantity of food you get, asked for window seat but arrived early as raining so took to different seat however very nice waiter offered to move us once other diners had paid but we were fine. Had 3 course meal which was... More 

1 Thank jane d
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere & pleasant staff, let down by very slow service, 45 minutes from ordering to arriving at table & then incorrect order brought & food over cooked, I was offered a replacement but this means eating after everybody else has finished so I accepted the item to be taken off the bill, will be a long time till we... More 

1 Thank Helbent
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the plates are nice, some are not. Is not cheap (compared to its rivals). Service is not helpful. We arrived and they failed to show us the set menu, we had to ask for it. At the end we decide to go for a la carte menu. Bouillabaisse was nice, moules were just not fresh and he sauce... More 

1 Thank jonybigud
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to love the food here. Arrived 4pm, they had run out of a few things on menu. How do they keep letting this happen when they are serving food for 5 hours more. I had demi poulet, half chicken with frites, must have been the smallest chicken ever. My husband had a burger which he said was tasty but... More 

Thank Michelle B
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Cafe Rouge, 4 adults last Thursday. The meal had several faults, some more serious than others. We suspect it was down to a terrible night in the kitchen. One starter was wrong and taken back and after a delay returned but another starter (the souffle) didn't arrive (and even then upside down and looking a bit... More 

1 Thank Kenneth W
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into this quaint little French styled Cafe for breakfast while wondering around the beautiful City of York, nice welcome from the staff and pleasantly decorated with a definite French theme, the menu offers some French themed options and especially with the cake and afternoon tea theme but we had an excellent English Breakfast with Sausage, Poached Eggs (also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Low Petergate | The Adams House, York YO1 7HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 673293
Cafe Rouge York is located on the historic street of Low Petergate, with a wealth of history and culture around the bistro. Running throughout the restaurant is stunning mosaic floors, which leads into stained wooden floors
The private dining area comes equipped with a fully maned waiter station and the rear patio offers stunning views of the York Minster while enjoying al fresco dining.
The best seat in the house can be found in the stunning vaulted ceiling room full of exposed brickwork; get cosy on one of the sumptuous red leather banquette seats

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?