Cafe Rouge - Reading (The Oracle)
The Oracle Shopping Centre (Riverside Mall Level), Reading, RG1 2AG
Chic, Parisian-style Café Rouge offers diners a little slice of Gallic life in Berkshire. Visit the restaurant in Newbury and experience contemporary Café Rouge - its glass frontage and patio seating proffer views over pretty Victoria Park, making it a lovely spot come rain or shine. Couples looking for the perfect setting for a romantic soirée head to the Reading Café Rouge, which overlooks the Kennet & Avon Canal and has patio seating for sunny days. Mums with little ones, local office workers and everybody in between enjoy the laid-back atmosphere at the Wokingham Café Rouge. This beautiful period building can be found in the centre of Wokingham and boasts a lovely garden to the rear. Opposite world-famous Windsor Castle, Café Rouge is housed in a historic building that was once part of Windsor Station. It has a private room for up to 50 diners and attracts locals and tourists alike. Whichever restaurant you choose, for breakfast you can 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 £6.50 for one course or £8.50 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.