Café Rouge - Harborne

Café Rouge - Harborne

British

0.5 miles
42-44 High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9NE
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Picture yourself wandering down the world-famous Champs Elysees, pausing at the window of a warm and inviting bistro designed in decorative golds and rich reds. The aromas emerging from the kitchen draw you inside and, before you know it, you have spent an afternoon wining and dining Parisian style. It is this kind of relaxing eating and drinking experience that Café Rouge has so expertly recreated on our shores.

Open all day, Café Rouge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as catering for those who are popping in for a passing snack, a bottle of wine or a moment to themselves with a cappuccino and the paper. It is worth hopping out of bed early to experience Café Rouge's unique breakfast menu. Smoked salmon croque with a Gruyere cheese topping fights for your attention with the likes of baguette aux saucisses and, for a real taste of the Continent, there are pastries and warm filled croissants aplenty. The lunch and dinner menus offer something for every possible eventuality. The plats rapides are ideal for a break from hitting the shops, while sandwiches and salads provide even more choice. If you have a little more time - and you'd be wise to make some - then opt for a full three-course meal. Moules de Café Rouge sees tasty mussel morsels cooked in white wine, herbs, garlic and cream, served with bread, and is a classic Gallic way to start a meal. Moving on and there is a host of regional French dishes to choose from, as well as options from the grill and a number of salads. Choose the confit de canard - a dish that originates from the Dordogne - and experience tasty duck confit with tangy orange liqueur sauce, French beans and creamy Dauphinois potatoes. The salade au poulet et Roquefort features crumbled cheese, chargrilled chicken and bacon on mixed leaves, peppers and red onions and is a feast of flavour in itself. From les grillades section of the menu, and transporting you to the heart of the French countryside, is the cote de boeuf served with fries, watercress and a delicious beurre maison.

But Café Rouge would not be a true representation of the 'bistrot' without an exceptional wine list. They have a staggering range of quality wines, all of which are available by the glass or bottle. After all that indulgence, what better way to round things off than with a classic dessert? Tarte tatin - a warm caramelised French apple tart served with vanilla ice cream - or creme brûlée for those with a sweet tooth, and the assiette of French cheeses for lingering over with a bottle of something red. The only problem' You'll find it hard to prise yourself from your chair and walk out through the door, back to the UK. This is pure gastronomic escapism.
+4Café Rouge - Harborne
Open: Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 10am-10.30pm
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