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Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh

43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
+44 131 225 4515
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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8:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Unacceptable service. My wife's first and second choices weren't available. After waiting for 40 minutes we gave up and told the bar staff we were leaving. She was very apologetic and refused payment for the drinks we had consumed. That's fair enough but our waitress...More

Thank Alex_GEdinburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a long time since I had visited cafe rouge but enjoyed it before so we came back as a family recently. I was so disappointed. First of all we had to wait 50mins for our starters. My starter was cold. The we had...More

Thank Hello1680
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite possibly the worst breakfast we've had the misfortune to be served. My partner ordered bacon and scrambled eggs in toast. The eggs had clearly been microwaved, and were seriously over done as to be inedible. The bacon and toast were also over cooked badly....More

Thank Cantablancs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere. We went for lunch. My wife had the lunch menu and I had a burger off the main menu. It was Ok but I did feel the drinks were a bit overpriced. Nearly £5 for a 330ml bottle of...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and i have dinner there last week. We ordered steak with fries. The food was good and reasonable price. We both are happy to go there after a long day out.

Thank jennyManhcester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant enough visit - hadn't been to a Cafe Rouge for about 20 years. Nice interior and great terrace if it had been a better time of year. Very cosy and warm feeling inside. Very efficient service. All in all a very short visit, though,...More

Thank kathryndob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant with lovely decor in the centre of Edinburgh. The food was great and staff are knowledgeable and attentive (thanks Indira!!). I ordered my meal during a busy weekday lunchtime - and it came promptly. I tried their burger, which is delicious, but they...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Cafe Rouge alone and tried the burger, the meat was juicy and moist. Like it a lot! Will definitely come again.

Thank Wing Yi C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Cafe Rouge with my friends at 3pm on Sunday for a late lunch. We were seated by the lovely Indira and ordered our food which was given to us within 15 minutes. I found my burger in particular was delicious, cooked just right,...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Soo good!! Really liked the seasoned chips, love the brioche bun and burger. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff! Good sized portions. Good place to eat in town.

Thank Judy C
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
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
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 70
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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