Big Table Group launches Rouge

The Big Table Group has launched the rebranded 'Rouge', a new restaurant concept located in the Bullring, after a £250,000 refurbishment. 

The revamped restaurant is the second site nationwide – and first in the Midlands – to trial a refreshed design concept and French-inspired menu options. 

Located on the upper level of the Bullring shopping centre, the 3758sq ft, 143-person capacity venue, with a remodelled dining space on its upper level, is also available for private hire bookings.

On the new concept, Steve Worrall, chief operating officer at Rouge, says: "Having traded as Café Rouge since the grand opening of the Bullring in 2003, we’re delighted to be commencing a new chapter as we re-open the doors to our newest ‘Rouge’ restaurant in Birmingham this week.

"We’re confident that the new concept will offer customers a modern slice of Parisian culture and cuisine – we are really proud of what we are bringing to the table and to be part of Birmingham’s growing F&B sector!"

Celebrating the best of French cuisine, executive chef Bruno Balle has crafted Rouge’s new menu. From traditional staples including escargot and bouillabaisse, to Rouge’s cult-favourite scallop starter and a variety of vegan-friendly dishes such as the cauliflower steak and jackfruit tagine. The new menu will be delivered by head chef Graham Phillips.

Alongside the extensive transformation of the venue, the former Café Rouge restaurant has retained all 26 original employees, including long-standing general manager Thamir Abdul Hameed – who has 14 years of experience within the company.

Founded in 1989, Café Rouge is owned by Big Table Group, which operates more than 150 restaurants across the UK and Ireland. Rouge Birmingham is open seven days a week. 

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