Cafe Rouge - Exeter
24 Bedford Street, Princesshay, Exeter, EX1 1LL
Chic, Parisian-style Café Rouge offers diners a little slice of Gallic life in Devon. Exeter's Café Rouge lies at the epicentre of Princesshay shopping centre - rest those tired feet, and admire your purchases, French-style, over a glass of Champagne. Alternatively, relax with the papers on their alfresco terrace overlooking the bustling square and enjoy a breakfast of 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 £7.25 for one course or £8.95 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.