The Café Rouge story – so far


Roger Myers and Karen Jones start the story in Richmond. They open their first bistro, Café Bleu, before changing its name to Café Rouge.


Café Rouge formed part of Pelican Group.


Pelican Group was purchased by Whitbread which started a bright future of 100 restaurants of Cafe Rouge. These restaurants then became a regular hangout for Bridget and friends in ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’, the novel that helped to make us a household name.


Whitbread was purchased by Tragus. Café Rouge starts serving international jetsetters at Heathrow T1. This leads to more Café Rouge openings at airports.


Café Rouge opens outlets in Center Parcs, the perfect holiday village setting for our style of bistro.


Café Rouge Express opens at London’s busy Euston station so that different customers can enjoy our unique bistro experience. 


Café Rouge wins the Mediterranean Casual Dining category at London’s prestigious MIDAS Awards.


Café Rouge receives a £5 million investment that has transformed a third of the estate with further projections that will lead into 2015!