The restaurant has confirmed the woman’s death following the incident which happened at the eaterie on Friday afternoon (April 1).
Members of staff and three off-duty nurses, who were dining in the restaurant at the time, went to her aid until paramedics arrived to take the woman, in her 20s, to the Countess of Chester Hospital.
The woman’s devastated loved ones have used social media to thank everyone who helped including Café Rouge staff, ambulance personnel and especially an A&E nurse called Anita with whom the family have subsequently made contact.
North West Ambulance Service spokesman Ian Pattison, who confirmed paramedics were called at 2.18pm, said the computer log suggested the ‘patient was choking on food’.
Café Rouge was later informed the woman had sadly passed away and decided to close the restaurant that evening as a mark of respect.
A spokesperson for the chain said: “We can confirm that a woman sadly died after being taken ill whilst dining at our Cheshire Oaks restaurant.
“Members of staff and three nurses, who were also dining in the restaurant at the time, administered emergency first aid until an ambulance with medical support arrived on the scene to take her to hospital.
“Unfortunately, we were later informed that the woman had died and we would like to extend our heart-felt sympathy to her friends and family.
“The restaurant was closed for the evening immediately as a mark of respect to the woman and her family.”