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Cafe Rouge - Reading Oracle

Unit R16 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Riverside Level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 957 5223
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“poulet breton” (6 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (5 reviews)
“steak” (36 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Unit R16 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Riverside Level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Cafe Rouge - Reading Oracle
1. Great value breakfast
"You can’t beat this place for value for money"
Alan k
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2. Reminder of France
"Cafe Rouge is a great addition to dinning options in Reading."
C B
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3. A cut above the rest
"food is high quality and good value for money"
Clockwinder
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1 - 10 of 463 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant to sit in but food is poor value I had the steak asked for medium/rare came out dry with a handful of chips nothing else no tomato salad or anything looked unappetising and dry won’t be going back!!

Thank karenstarke2017
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 February 2018

The Oracle shopping centre is a rather impersonal place most of the time, but the Cafe Rouge branch is a wonderful oasis of friendliness. The food is high quality and good value for money, but it's the service that really sets this branch apart. Once...More

1  Thank Clockwinder
CRR2010, General Manager at Cafe Rouge - Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate the feedback and we have passed on your compliments to Stuart.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very authentic French--except our waiter had a broad Irish accent !! Service swift, food great & prices reasonable. Just the job for a mid shopping lunch.

Thank Saqqajja
CRR2010, General Manager at Cafe Rouge - Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t beat this place for value for money, breakfast is good not expensive friendly staff and clean would recommend

Thank Alan k
CRR2010, General Manager at Cafe Rouge - Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 May 2018

We visited for a late lunch on Monday afternoon, usually service can be quite slow at restaurants after the lunchtime rush but it wasn't here. It was my Mums birthday weekend and our waiter Wahid was lovely, he was really friendly and made us feel...More

Thank Esme K
CRR2010, General Manager at Cafe Rouge - Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate the feedback and we have passed on your compliments to Wahid.

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I wondered randomly in to this one of the riverside restaurants. We were very please that we did, having a good meal for an excellent price. I had the mushroom vol au vent followed by steak frité. The starter was tasty and...More

Thank NickBuxton
CRR2010, General Manager at Cafe Rouge - Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Food was ok but one of the waiter was very rude. It’s a real shame because I used to go there quite often. After tonight not anymore.

2  Thank Ali19912013
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The service was perfect ! thanks to a waiter named Stuart. He was really attentive and ready to do his best for customers' orders, and he was also very friendly. As French people, my mom and I can assure that this is good French Gastronomy!...More

Thank Maureen L
CRR2010, General Manager at Cafe Rouge - Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate the feedback and we have passed on your compliments to Stuart.

Reviewed 4 April 2018

Café Rouge is one of about a dozen eateries along both sides of the river, in the Oracle Centre. All offer rather similar food, at rather similar prices, from the various 'Formula restaurant' chains, differentiated only by variations in decor. And all pitched at Reading's...More

Thank spanner48
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Cafe Rouge is a great addition to dinning options in Reading. Cosy, tasty and charming. Always pleased to have Wahed serving me as he transforms everything, as close to genuine French as possible. Most tempting parts: Piper Heidsieck champagne, by glass, and the best bouillabaisse....More

Thank C B
CRR2010, General Manager at Cafe Rouge - Reading Oracle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate the feedback and we have passed on your compliments to Wahid.

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jovarkalis
10 August 2017|
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Response from CRR2010 | Property representative |
Evening bookings start from 5pm onwards and if you book from 7.30pm onwards, the table is yours for the rest of the evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit R16 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Riverside Level, Reading RG1 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 957 5223
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Description
We've got a fantastic food and wine menu filled with delicious innovative takes on classic French dishes and our own very special original creations by our Executive Chef Duncan. There's something to suit everyone and you'll come for lunch and want to stay right through to dinner! The Oracle is just a 5 minute walk from Reading train station if you're coming by train. By road, the shopping centre is easily reached from the M4 motorway.
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