Café Rouge has announced it has officially reopened in Haywards Heath under its new name ‘Rouge’.
The newly renovated restaurant will be the first of a select few sites to trial new design concepts and menu options to “improve ambience and create a more modern, and relaxing dining experience”, Rouge said.
The renovations at Haywards Heath include increased outdoor seating in the terrace areas, as well as newly added outdoor lighting and heating to enable al fresco dining all year round.
Additionally, Rouge will “continue to celebrate Parisian dining and the best of French cuisine”, delivering a “carefully constructed” French-influenced menu.
Executive chef, Bruno Bella, has designed the new menu “to bring to life the staples of classic French cuisine”, such as escargot and bouillabaisse, combined with contemporary brasserie dishes.
Steve Worrall, brand director at Café Rouge, said: “We have done a lot of research over the last few months and paid careful attention to customer feedback. As part of our efforts to evolve the brand, we are constantly thinking about the future of our brands and how we can elevate our customer’s dining experience with us.
“We are very excited to showcase this new look and for Rouge to become a place for locals to reconnect in a beautiful environment. We encourage both the local community and its visitors to come and visit us at the new Rouge!”
Javier Llopis, general manager of Rouge Haywards Heath, said: “It’s been a wonderful experience working on this new concept for our restaurant. Guests can expect the same fantastic service with a new, fresher design and a contemporary feel.
“We cannot wait for our community to visit and try the delicious new dishes, carefully selected range of fine wines and the new Champagne cocktail selection.”
Café Rouge is owned by the Big Table Group which operates more than 150 restaurants across the UK and Ireland.