Besides their food, the best thing about Cafe Rouge at 52 Low Petergate, is their street-front facade. Especially at night, when light and warmth shine through those great windows. One look and you want to be part of what’s going on inside.
Sometimes, my husband and I get on to different meal schedules. This was one of those times. He was ready for a hearty meal and I didn’t want anything but coffee and a snack.
His Boeuf Bourguignon was lovely. Tender meat and plenty of it. And just look at those fresh beans! You could probably find better Boeuf Bourguignon at a high-end restaurant, but for the price and ambiance, Cafe Rouge on Low Petergate can’t be beat.
Yes, Cafe Rouge is a chain with a ton of locations, but that’s easy to forget at this spot.
Epicurean Note: There is another dining room in the back that is cute and cozy.
52 Low Petergate
York YO1 7HZ
+44 1904 673293