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Cafe Rouge

$$ - $$$
New Town
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Fredrick St, Edinburgh, Scotland
07:15 - 23:00
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Sun 07:15 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 07:15 - 23:00
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Let me start on the positives, the food and drinks were lovely despite not having the first 2 things I ordered. Something about they didn't get a delivery due to the bank holidays. I got steak and chips, couldn't fault it and my sister got the fish cake which she loved. We got a sharing cocktail, couldn't taste any alcohol... More 

Thank rachwest87
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

TRIED to have lunch here today. We stood at the "please wait to be served here" sign for 5 minutes. We weren't even acknowledged but any of the 3 staff we seen working. I could maybe understand if they were busy but it wasn't. Won't return due to rudeness.

Thank Keith H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went for a coffee stop with my Uni friends and the service staff treated us very badly. Firstly, I understand that it is a busy place to work but treating the customers with respect is the top priority. As I am a service personnel myself I understand my priority in delivery customer satisfaction through service. Secondly, we ordered coffee and... More 

Thank Charles E
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This is a bright clean and very friendly place for a coffee The staff are well presented and the service is efficient The toilets are extremely clean and 5 star Will come back in the New Year for a meal Recommend this cafe

Thank Paul G
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very friendly quick service, knowledgeable about gluten free options for coeliacs and not made to feel a problem :-) Came for a quick lunch with my friends before a hair appointment and we were in, fed and out in perfect time with lovely witty friendly waiters :-) We will definitely be back!

Thank rutharrowsmith
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here very briefly yesterday. Walked in and asked if they had a table for two. We were then angrily tutted at by a miserable looking door girl as if we had somehow offended her. We were shown to our seats but decided to leave quickly afterwards following our awful treatment at the door. Certainly won't be back.

Thank Ewan M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I recently ate here with a group of 9 girls for a Christmas night out and was really let down by the bad service. I'm not in the habit of writing bad reviews, but the staff seemed completely uninterested in our feedback on the night. We were seated by one member of staff and after a few minutes were approached... More 

Thank RuthandNathan1608
Longniddry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Shown to a table at midday, 15 minutes later asked for the menu, ,at 1pm children's meal arrived but had to wait a while for adults food. Had to ask twice for another drink, so left without leaving a tip as service was so disappointing. Little wonder they were giving customers 50% off vouchers for January.

Thank Sandra D
Croydon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Had breakfast here yesterday and can't believe how slow the service was. We were shown to a table straight away and given menus. Other people arrived after us and were shown to seats and ordered within 10 minutes. We had to virtually shout at the waitress to get our order in some 20 minutes after being seated. Drinks came quickly... More 

Thank crowie54
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went in mid morning for Coffee's and cake. Not a friendly welcome but sat down and waited and waited. When waitress had passed couple of times we got up and left. Advise go next door to Eteaket which was brilliant. Only gave one because 0 is not an option.

Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:15 - 22:00
07:15 - 23:00
07:15 - 23:00
07:15 - 23:00
07:15 - 23:00
07:15 - 23:00
07:15 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fredrick St, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in New Town

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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 squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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