28 Jul 2015

A Brand New Children's Menu at Cafe Rouge

It is Sunday afternoon and we are headed to our local Café Rouge to check out the new children’s menu on offer. We have always enjoyed family meals at Café Rouge, so are terribly excited that they have introduced a brand new menu pour les enfants.

Unlike the adult menu, the children’s menu is a 2-in-1 affair. It doubles up as an activity sheet with puzzles, word jumbles and pictures that little ones can colour in while they wait for their meals to be served. They can even make a little postcard to send to a friend detailing what they loved most about their Café Rouge experience.

A Brand New Children's Menu at Cafe Rouge for £6.95


Café Rouge has done away with options for kids’ starters. There is only one starter on offer – warm bread and butter with cucumber, tomato and carrot sticks served with a tomato dip. This is a brilliant stroke of genius in my opinion. For the moment everyone has ordered their drinks, the kids get served their first course if you so wish. Food on a plate and a drink within minutes of being seated is the best, the only way to ensure peace and harmony at the table. There is no time to whinge. The food gets there first.

A Brand New Children's Menu at Cafe Rouge

Warm Fougasse finger and crudites starter

J is happy to get creative with crayons, as he sits sipping his orange juice with ‘no-bits’ and nibbling on warm bread and crudités that have appeared on the heels of the drinks.

We ask for his main course to be served with our starters. This give J time to enjoy his main at his own pace, giving us the opportunity to savour our food. J takes a while to decide between the chicken goujons, fishcake and burger. He settles on his favourite in the end – a pair of grilled pork sausages served with peas and sweetcorn. He opts to have French fries instead of the potato mash. No surprises there, I guess.


Bangers et Mash at Cafe Rouge (with french fries instead!)

Café Rouge has designed their new children’s menu to offer children their 5-a-day. The menu is marked to denote which options will provide one portion of fruit or veg to contribute towards the daily 5. In theory, your child could consume four out of their 5-a-day in one meal at Café Rouge.

They would have to opt for fruit salad as their pudding to accomplish this. J has vanilla ice-cream with marshmallows, but still manages three fruit and veg portions.

Vanilla ice-cream with marshmallows at Cafe Rouge

£6.95 gets you a petite starter, a main, a dessert and a soft drink. The food tastes good and the portion sizes seem reasonable for a little child, although the scoop of ice-cream could be a little bit bigger. And the option of two or more toppings would be nice.

That said, would J like to visit Café Rouge again for a meal? I think he would, as would his parents.


Disclaimer: We were invited for a complimentary meal at Cafe Rouge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.











23 comments:

  1. Ooh it does look nice for kids. I've never considered this place child friendly as such as I thought the target audience was more adults only but I think we'll have to try it out!

    ReplyDelete
  2. We used to have a Cafe Rouge in our neighbourhood when we lived in SW London, always had a good minute steak there, would be tempted to try it with children now too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks like a nice array of things on offer - and love those activity sheets. They're always good when you go out for lunch with kids!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looks great - wish my children could eat there, but the French diet relies on the main food groups they are allergic too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've eaten at Cafe Rouge quite a few times lately, but I don't think we have ever taken H. I think he would like it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It sounds like a lovely place to eat....We have never tried it before. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've never heard of Cafe Rouge before, sounds like a great kids menu! I love it when the menus are activity sheets too :) x

    ReplyDelete
  8. This looks like a great children's menu. I've never heard of this place before, will have to give them a try :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I've never tried Cafe Rouge before, think I might have to now x

    ReplyDelete
  10. We love Cafe Rouge and the new kids menu sounds great. I think the salmon fishcake sounds great as I love seeing more adventurous things on the kids menu

    ReplyDelete
  11. The menu looks so fun, I can see why kids would love it and with the colouring page and pen to keep them entertained, what a lovely idea!

    ReplyDelete
  12. The menu looks great, something for everyone to enjoy

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a great kids menu! Leo would love it here!

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a super kids menu! My little man would love this!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Looks yummy and I have some vouchers for there too so I must go soon!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I've never visited Cafe Rouge myself but it looks like a great place for a family meal out.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Looks amazing. We don't have a cafe rouge near us unfortunately

    ReplyDelete
  18. This looks great, and I like the idea of the menu being the activity pack as well. Great review

    ReplyDelete
  19. The new menu looks lovely, reminds me of Pizza Express to an extent. Good value for money, the kids' menu as well, in my opinion.xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow, great value and lovely menu. I love that they bring their started out straight away and orange juice is only orange juice with no bits!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I've never been to a Cafe Rouge before - it sounds like a great place for a family meal :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. oh i do love the look of those sausages very fresh and meaty

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sounds fab - my youngest loves macaroni cheese so he would be happy to see that on the menu!

    ReplyDelete

Please leave a comment. I like reading them all. Do leave your blog name (if you are a fellow blogger) so I can pop over for a read.

If you liked reading this post, why not subscribe to my blog? Just pop your email address in the little box below, and get all new posts delivered straight to your inbox. No spam, I promise x

Subscribe to My Blog by Email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner