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Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh

43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
+44 131 225 4515
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
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  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 782 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was visiting Edingburgh for the day and we decided to go for a meal at cafe rouge. I have to say the food was amazing and even though the restaurant was busy the service was great. We were welcomed by a lovely Welsh lady who...More

Thank clairemunro1234
Reviewed 2 days ago

4 friends at Cafe Rouge for an evening meal. We liked the atmosphere, service was friendly and efficient and the food was good. Ricardo was great, helping us with menu choices and our server Karolina was efficient and looked after us really well. We all...More

Thank 433eileenw
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were politely informed that a number of items on the menu were finished or in very short supply (I had the last Lamb Cassoulet), but to compensate for this, we were given two(!!) free plateaux de pain and delicious butter, which, along with our...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a fan of Cafe Rouge I am sorry to report a significant fall in standard at the Edinburgh branch. We have eaten here many times but standards have fallen. On two recent visits there were problems - no orange juice, hard avocado, no eggs...More

Thank stephen759
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

V poor food and service didn't expect that Although girl who was serving us was trying hard with her best efforts but things like Dirty glass for beer after taking order things like olive not available I think it's location so good for tourist not...More

Thank Foodbugs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were given a gift experience for a 3 course meal with a glass of sparkling wine each. We visited on Saturday 10th June around 4.30 - 5pm after a day shopping in Edinburgh. It was a sunny afternoon and lots of...More

1  Thank HAZE45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first cafe that we visited when we arrived in Edinburgh. To be completely honest, it was very disappointing. We were informed by staff that there would be a delay, which was no problem, when we arrived. Then, when we got the food,...More

Thank caitnicheallach
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us after your visit and please accept our apologies for any upset caused on your visit. We would welcome the chance to look into what happened with the team working and also to provide a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obtained vouchers from our hotel. Food quality was OK for something in your stomach to start your day with calories. Will not be on any food network list of great places to eat at.More

Thank denandlisa2017
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to do us a review, we’re sorry to hear it wasn’t a perfect visit. We would welcome the chance to find out more about your time with us and provide a more personal response, if you could leave...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grumpiest waitress...actually, only one 'nice' member of staff there... Disgusting toilets.... A French cafe with no croissants or pastries! No orange juice for breakfast.... No avocados for avocado toast... Bacon with more fat than bacon... Cold cooked breakfast, ugh. In short, it's a shame,...More

Thank LucypmiloH
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us after your visit and please accept our apologies that it wasn’t as enjoyable an experience as it should have been. We would welcome the chance to look into the issues and also to provide...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 19th may. Had bread to start - ok- had fish and chips and chicken supreme. Chips awful and fish over cooked and grey. Sauce in chicken had a floury taste. Both meals luke warm. Long wait between bread and mains. We did not...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us after your visit and please accept our apologies that it wasn’t as enjoyable an experience as it should have been. We would welcome the chance to look into the issues and also to provide...More

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New Town
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with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
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Restaurant Details

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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 68
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4515
Description
Located on the historic cobblestone Frederick Street, the restaurant offers a stunning interior and outside dining terrace, we have the perfect setting in which to meet friends or just unwind over a glass of your favourite. With a fantastic menu filled with delicious innovative takes on the classics and dishes inspired by different regions of France, there's something to suit everyone.
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