Cafe Rouge Tenterden

Cafe Rouge
43 High Street,
Tenterden, Kent TN30 6BJ
United Kingdom

Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9.30am-9.30pm; Fri-Sun: 9am-10pm

Description

Bistro serving French classics from croque-monsieurs to mussels in a retro Parisian setting. Free Wi-Fi. Breakfast menu, main menu, prix fixe menu, kids menu, wines & cocktails, menu de fete

 

Cafe Rouge Tenterden

 

Cafe Rouge Tenterden

 

Cafe Rouge Tenterden

 

Cafe Rouge Tenterden

 

Cafe Rouge Tenterden

 
MAIN MENU
Bread & Nibbles
ROUGE OLIVES  mixed Mediterranean olives with a light touch of parsley and garlic
PLATEAU DE PAIN chargrilled sourdough bread, wedge of rye & caraway bread and classic baguette with plain and Café de Paris butter
Created by Freddy Dumont in 1941, Café de Paris butter bursts with the exciting flavours of 22 ingredients, such as capers, anchovy, tarragon, parsley and paprika
FOUGASSE À L’AIL artisanal garlic sharing bread made to a traditional leaf design, with warm garlic butter

Soups & Starters
SOUPE À L’OIGNON rustic French onion soup made to our own recipe with sourdough croutons and Emmental cheese, served with classic baguette
NEW SOUPE DE SAISON made to our own recipe, served with a wedge of rye & caraway bread (please ask your waiter for today’s seasonal soup)
TIAN OF CRAB AND AVOCADO homemade tian with layers of seasoned avocado and sustainable Devon crab meat with a touch of coriander mayonnaise, served with grilled rye & caraway bread
CAMEMBERT warm breaded Camembert with cranberry & redcurrant sauce
EGG MEURETTE traditional Burgundian dish of a poached free-range egg in a red wine, bacon & sautéed mushroom sauce, served with chargrilled sourdough bread
CHAMPIGNONS À L’AIL chestnut mushrooms in a cèpe & garlic sauce on chargrilled sourdough bread
CROQUETTES DE LÉGUMES petits pois, broad bean & herb croquettes with aïoli and watercress
TO SHARE... CHARCUTERIE ET FROMAGE a carefully curated selection of artisanal French products: dry-cured jambon de Bayonne, beech wood smoked Barbary duck, potted pork rillettes, Rosette de Lyon cured saucisson and Brittany Camembert baked with shallot & raisin chutney, served with baguette. Made with 100% natural ingredients, our artisanal pork rillettes come from a small family-run business established in 1976 in Lambersart, Lille
ESCARGOTS herb-crusted snails baked with chestnut mushrooms, garlic butter, bacon lardons, shallots and thyme
PÂTÉ  potted smooth chicken liver pâté with a buttery top, shallot & raisin chutney and chargrilled sourdough bread
CREVETTES sustainable king prawns in garlic & smoked chilli butter with baguette
SOUFFLÉ twice-baked Brie & chive soufflé with frisée, walnuts, shallot & raisin chutney and French vinaigrette

Steak Frites
All of our steaks are aged for a minimum of 35 days, and come from British breeds that are fed on a natural diet of grass and grain by our trusted farmers for fantastic flavour, taste and texture. Served with frites or house salad
8oz SIRLOIN 
5OZ ‘MINUTE’ RUMP 
SAUCES
10oz RIB-EYE 
7oz FILLET
Béarnaise, Café de Paris butter, Roquefort, beef dripping Merlot gravy, snails & garlic butter or peppercorn 

Salads
NEW BEETROOT & SQUASH roast beetroot, butternut squash, green lentils, baby spinach, frisée, baby kale and toasted pumpkin seeds, with French vinaigrette
- add chargrilled chicken breast
- add goats’ cheese 
POULET chargrilled chicken, bacon lardons, baby gem, watercress, avocado, heirloom tomatoes and chives, with French vinaigrette
CAESAR avocado, baby gem, anchovies and homemade sourdough croutons, with Caesar dressing
- add chargrilled chicken breast
NIÇOISE chargrilled sustainably sourced yellow fin tuna steak, new potatoes, green beans, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, shallots, anchovies, black olives, soft boiled free-range egg and parsley, dressed with olive oil

Mains
NEW COQ AU VIN slow-cooked chicken in a rich red wine sauce with bacon lardons, baby onions, mushrooms, thyme & bay leaf, served with herb mash and green beans
BOUILLABAISSE  sustainably sourced sea bream, salmon, mussels and king prawns cooked to a traditional recipe in a tomato & saffron broth, served with baguette
NEW TAGINE Moroccan-style stew of butternut squash, carrots, spinach, chickpeas and courgettes, seasoned with ras el hanout and harissa, finished with toasted almonds and chilli & coriander chutney. Served with spiced coriander couscous. This recipe was inspired by our Chef’s travels to the bustling spice markets of North Africa
BOEUF BOURGUIGNON slow-cooked beef in a red wine sauce, with smoked bacon, mushrooms, roasted carrots, herb mash and crispy onions
DEMI POULET half roast chicken marinated in garlic & herbs, served with thyme jus and frites
MOULES fresh sustainably grown mussels steamed to order in cream, garlic, shallots, celery & white wine, with frites
CONFIT DE CANARD slow-cooked Brittany duck leg with homemade dauphinoise potatoes, mixed greens and cherry or orange sauce
NEW SAUMON baked sustainably sourced salmon fillet with green lentils, carrots, shallots, green beans & baby spinach
CRÊPE AU FOUR baked crêpe filled with Portobello and chestnut mushrooms, spinach, shallots, garlic, Emmental cheese and a Mornay & cèpe sauce, with frites or house salad
POULET BRETON roast chicken suprême with mushrooms, courgettes, leeks and herb & wine sauce with herb mash
POISSON FRITES sustainably sourced breaded hake fillet with frites and pea & mint purée
NEW PULLED BEEF BURGER pulled brisket of beef seasoned with ras el hanout and spices, served on a toasted brioche bun with sriracha crème fraîche, pomegranate, radish, spring onion, coriander and carrot & white cabbage slaw. Served with frites or house salad
ROUGE BURGER 6oz Black Angus beef burger in a toasted brioche bun. Served with frites or house salad
- add a Portobello mushroom, chargrilled bacon, Camembert or a fried free-range egg 

Sides
FRITES 
DAUPHINOISE POTATOES  
MASH  
BUTTERED TENDERSTEM BROCCOLI  
ROAST BUTTERNUT SQUASH & BEETROOT  
HEIRLOOM TOMATO & SHALLOT SALAD  
HOUSE SALAD  
GREEN BEANS  
BAGUETTE WITH BUTTER 

Lunch Plates available until 5pm
CROQUE MONSIEUR classic grilled Emmental cheese sandwich with smoked ham, served with frites or house salad
CROQUE MADAME classic grilled Emmental cheese sandwich with smoked ham and a fried free-range egg, served with frites or house salad
CROQUE SAUMON classic grilled Emmental cheese sandwich with smoked salmon and horseradish crème fraîche, served with frites or house salad
NEW CROQUE PIPERADE classic grilled Emmental cheese sandwich with sautéed red & green pepper, tomato, garlic & onion, served with frites or house salad
NEW PULLED BEEF BAGUETTE pulled brisket of beef seasoned with ras el hanout and spices, with sriracha crème fraîche, pomegranate, radish, spring onion, coriander and carrot & white cabbage slaw, served with frites or house salad
AVOCADO & FREE-RANGE EGG BAGUETTE smashed avocado with baby gem, free-range egg, coriander and a drizzle of mayonnaise, served with frites or house salad
STEAK BAGUETTE sliced British rump steak with shallots, watercress and Dijon mayonnaise, served with frites or house salad
POULET BAGUETTE chargrilled chicken breast, baby gem and Dijon mayonnaise, served with frites or house salad
CASSE-CROÛTE dry-cured jambon de Bayonne, aged Cantal cheese from Auvergne, goats’ cheese, shallot & raisin chutney and baguette, accompanied by a 125ml glass of Comte Alexandre red or white wine. This lunch board is inspired by a provincial French tradition from the 1900s, when farmers would have a late morning snack called casse-croûte consisting of bread, ham, cheese and a glass of wine
NEW TARTE DE SAISON homemade shortcrust pastry tart, bursting with this season’s flavours, served with house salad (please ask your waiter for today’s seasonal tart)
CROMESQUIS baked sustainable salmon & smoked haddock fishcake with tartare sauce and frites or house salad
- add a poached free-range egg
OMELETTE three free-range eggs with either Emmental cheese, ham, smoked salmon or mushroom 
 
DESSERT MENU
NEW MOUSSE AU CHOCOLAT French chocolate mousse made with luxury Valrhona chocolate
ETON MESS fresh raspberries & strawberries with vanilla ice cream, strawberry sorbet, crushed meringue and strawberry coulis
NEW STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE baked vanilla cheesecake with fresh strawberries and strawberry coulis
FONDANT AUX CHOCOLATS hot chocolate fondant with a melting middle served with chocolate & raspberry fondant ice cream
TARTE AU CITRON lemon tart and crème fraîche
CRÈME BRÛLÉE caramelised vanilla crème with an almond tuile
NEW RASPBERRY PARFAIT smooth raspberry parfait with white chocolate sauce and salted caramel pistachios
TARTE AUX POMMES warm apple tart with tarte tatin ice cream
CRÈMES GLACÉES two scoops of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, tarte tatin, salted caramel  or chocolate & raspberry fondant ice cream
SORBETS two scoops of strawberry & black pepper, lemon or chocolate & chilli
NEW CAFÉ GOURMAND a selection of classic French mini-desserts: crème brûlée, mousse au chocolat and tarte au citron served with an espresso  
 
BREAKFAST MENU
PASTRIES  croissant, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisins or almond croissant
FRENCH TOAST CROISSANT our twist on the classic - served warm with walnut praline, crème fraiche and honey
- add fresh fruit 
BUTTERMILK PANCAKES
- banana, walnut praline and salted caramel sauce 
- bacon, banana and maple syrup
- fresh fruit, crème fraîche and toasted granola 
CROQUE MONSIEUR smoked ham
CROQUE MADAME smoked ham and a fried free-range egg
CROQUE SAUMON smoked salmon with horseradish crème fraîche
CROQUE PIPERADE sautéed red & green pepper, tomato, garlic & onion
THE ROUGE BREAKFAST eggs, sausage, bacon, beans, mushroom, tomato and sourdough toast
ROUGE VEGETARIAN  eggs, avocado, spinach, beans, mushroom, tomato and sourdough toast
EGGS BENEDICT two poached eggs on toasted muffins
- ham
- smoked salmon
- spinach 
TOPPED SOURDOUGH 
- tomato and smashed avocado 
- smoked salmon and smashed avocado
- spinach, tomato and goats' cheese, served warm 
- add a poached egg 
SMOKED SALMON & EGGS on sourdough toast with your choice of scrambled or poached eggs
BACON & EGGS on sourdough toast with your choice of scrambled or poached eggs
GRANOLA BRÛLÉE layered fresh fruit, granola and crème fraîche with a caramelised top
FRESH FRUIT SALAD  
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