Pairs can visit one of 65 locations spread across the UK to nibble on French cheeses, sipping a glass of wine and a choice of hot drink
What You'll Get
The menu includes:
Baked Brittany camembert served with crudités and garlic flatbread
French artisan cheese board with baby figs, grapes and water biscuits or baguette
Croque monsieur with smoked ham or croque portobello mushroom with baby spinach, goats’ cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil
The cheese board includes: fourme d’ambert: a mild blue cheese with a simple fruity flavour from the Auvergne | ossau-iraty: a hard ewe’s milk cheese with a nutty, caramel flavour from Basque-Pyrénées | Saint-Nectaire: a creamy cheese with notes of hazelnut from Fromagerie Paul Dischamp near Clermont Ferrand | melusine chèvre: a complex and bold goats’ cheese from the Poitou-Charentes region in the Loire Valley | cantorel brie: a soft and savoury brie, made with cow’s milk
Glass of Comte Alexandre white, red or rosé wine
Choice of hot drink
Hot drinks available include: selection of coffees | English breakfast tea | Earl Grey | chamomile | green tea | mint infusion
Looking for an excuse to spend an autumn afternoon in the shade? How about some sweet afternoon tea deal - but this time with cheese? Lots and lots of cheese? In this Cheese Lover’s experience, true turophiles can indulge in their passion in an intrinsically English fashion - sipping on a cup of tea with some nibbles - and then make the figurative jump to the other side of the British Channel to sample the French cheeses. And there are treats upon treats to try!
The cheese board deal includes varieties from all over the French fromageries, from bustling Clermont Ferrand to the remote heights of the Basque-Pyrénées, featuring both soft and hard cheeses. Sample the complex flavours of this sophisticated, varied product; barring the Melusine chèvre, this board avoids extreme flavours, focusing instead on subtle notes with a strong nutty focus overall. To cleanse the palette and diversity the textures, the board is served with toasted sourdough, baby figs, grapes, celery, water biscuits and baguette - all the cheese classics.
Now arriving to the closest Cafe Rouge in the neighbourhood - this deal is redeemable in 66 locations, including London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Oxford, Sheffield, Leicester, Manchester, and Brighton.
The Fine Print
Validity: Expires 31 Mar 2020.
Purchase: Limit 1 per 2 people. May buy 10 additional as gifts.
Redemption: Booking is mandatory. Visit here to book; to find your nearest location and book a table. You must select the Prepaid Cheese Afternoon Tea Menu when making your booking. Enter the number of people and the day that the booking is for on the first step; ensure that you choose Prepaid Cheese Afternoon Tea Menu from the available menu list ; enter your contact details and the voucher code in the booking notes. Present Groupon on arrival. 24-hour cancellation policy. Valid every day from midday.
Restrictions: Not valid Bank Holidays, Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Limit 3 vouchers per table. Limit 6 people per booking. Code will be checked against a live database and incorrect or previously used codes will not be accepted. Code can only be used once and has no cash value. Eat-in only. Must be 18 or older with a valid ID for alcohol. Excludes click and collect, takeaway and delivery orders. Non-alcoholic alternatives are available on request. Not valid at Center Parcs or at Rapide by Café Rouge Euston. Other date restrictions apply, including some sites and event days where the site is close to a sports or music venue. Please note that some restaurants are excluded due to a sport/entertainment event taking place. Please check them here. Not valid in conjunction with any other promotion, offer, set menu, Gourmet Society card, DDS card or Tesco Clubcard. Valid Mon-Fri midday-5.30pm and Sat-Sun 2pm-5.30pm. Valid on option purchased only.
About Café Rouge
Boasting more than 80 locations nationwide, the chain was launched in 1989 in Richmond, London by Karen Jones and Roger Myers, foodies on a mission to recreate authentic French food and wine in a relaxed bistro-style setting. Café Rouge was awarded Best Food Quality and Taste 2018 by the MCA Eating Out Panel – a survey of 85,000 UK diners. The restaurant was inspired by a favourite hangout spot for Bridget and her friends from the novel Bridget Jones’s Diary. Today, the team at Café Rouge continue to recreate French classics, including steak frites, poulet Breton, moules and confit de canard, as well as croques, salads and baguettes that can be enjoyed with a fine selection of French wines.