Cafe Rouge- Maidstone
42-44 Earl Street, Maidstone, ME14 1PS
Chic, Parisian-style Café Rouge offers diners a little slice of Gallic life. Café Rouge in Bromley is perfectly placed for shoppers, while in charming Chislehurst the 135-cover Café Rouge is a locals' favourite. Historic Canterbury's Café Rouge is minutes from the city's stunning cathedral; Sevenoaks' café is tucked away behind the high street, while in quaint Tenterden a 15th-Century coaching inn is its home. If hitting the shops at Kent's premier shopping centre, Bluewater, find Café Rouge right next to the cinema; while in Maidstone, Café Rouge is opposite the Hazlitt Theatre. Whichever Café Rouge you visit, you can relax with the papers over breakfast and tuck into Continental pastries or a French favourite of smoked ham and Gruyère cheese croque, topped with a fried egg. The breakfast menu is complemented by a selection of fresh juices and fine French coffees. If dining at lunchtime or in the evening, experience the delights of the core menu, which features everything from the lightest of snacks to hearty rustic French staples. If you're on the move, plats rapides are the ideal choice, with a range of dishes from just £7.95. The great-value prix-fixe lunch menu is available from noon until 5pm every day, at £7.95 for one course or £9.95 for two. If opting for a three-course French feast, start with classic moules marinières, continue with boeuf Bourguignon and finish with a tangy tarte au citron. Of course there are also sandwiches, salads, nibbles and moules aplenty. To complement all of this fine food, the staggering range of quality wine listed at Café Rouge is an oenophile's dream. Café Rouge really is bringing a little of 'la belle vie française' to your corner of the UK.