regularly eat here when attending the Lowry Theatre. We find the
food consistent and the service is generally
quick (which you need if you're going to the theatre).
Having worked our way through most of the menu the favourites are
the Slow Cooked Lamb, Mussels and Tartlets. We don't usually have
starters due to time restrictions. For drinks we recommend the Citrus
Presse for the drivers - very good. Reasonably priced consistent
quality food - great for a pre-theatre bite to eat"
- melanie, wigan 14/4/08 (visited on a fri evenng)
attended for my son`s 18th birthday, we were in Salford Quays seeing
Darren Day in Dick Whittington and wanted somewhere a little different
to eat. Although we didn't make it known, he has an Autistic Spectrum
Disorder and often feels uncomfortable when eating out in public,
the waiting staff seemed to make him feel special and paid particular
attention to his needs. He has asked to return to Cafe Rouge the
next time we visit The Lowry in a week or so's time."
- sharon weston, ludlow 10/12/07 (visited on a saturday lunchtime)
only a limited choice of restaurants near The Lowry Theatre, it's
important to find the right one. Cafe Rouge fits the bill for a
quick pre-show bite to eat. The Baguette Poulet, for example, a
chargrilled chicken baguette with oregano mayonnaise, was absolutely
fantastic and great value for money. The Poulet Breton (strips of
chicken breast, leeks & mushrooms sauteed with fresh herbs in
a cream & white wine sauce served with herb mash) is also worth
prices, especially the exhaustive wine list, are very reasonable
- especially when compared to the overpriced Lime opposite. That
said, the very friendly waiter talked me out of ordering the Classic
Café Rouge 7 oz Steak Frites dish for a 20 oz T-bone Steak
from the specials board instead. It was terrible; the taste of charcoal
or fat, in which it had obviously been grilled, overwhelmed what
should have been a very big tasty piece of meat - quantity over
quality here and certainly not recommended. But really, I'm not
sure if I was surprised - you can't really expect award-winning
steaks in national chains as big as this - the Lowry branch itself
is decorated in the usual Cafe Rouge false French bistro style yet
is set in a huge retail unit that takes away all that Parisian intimacy.
Overall, highly recommended for a quick bite or coffee, stay clear
if its a top quality steak you're after though."
- Manchester Restaurants 22/9/07 (visited on a sat afternoon)
staff are friendly, the food is always
good and the atmosphere is relaxed. Even
if you only have a coffee you are made to feel welcome and if your'e
on your own or waiting for someone, offered a newspaper to read,
nice touch if you feel uncomfortable! Not that I ever have because
the staff are happy to chat if they aren't too busy. They also do
a great childrens' menu and give them an activity
pack with crayons etc as soon as you sit down so everyone can relax.
I always enjoy eating here and would choose this restaraunt every
time whatever the occasion."
- carole matley, salford 18/7/07 (visited on a friday evening)