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Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh

43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
+44 131 225 4515
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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08:00 - 23:00All hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cafe is conveniently located in Edinburgh city centre, closed to attractions and hotels. Perhaps, there is no surprise to those who has patronised similar franchised cafe in other city, the food and price are reasonable but not outstanding. Good for quick meal and go...More

Thank Good_Partner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A while ago myself and the family came here and service wasn't fantastic but this week myself and the wife thought we give it another try after speaking to friends. Went there this Monday and wow what a difference! Had a sirloin steak which was...More

Thank GTurnbull96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came in yesterday for a spot of lunch. I had the red pepper tart. Can't recommend it enough. Was delicious. Hang on to your chef great job.

Thank pugmama1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food OK Service OK Quite a few of the options we wanted were not available - OK for seasonal items, but not OK for staples Bill was wrong - but corrected quickly

Thank L7251TPjohna
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us after your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon Merci

Reviewed 1 week 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
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us and please accept our apologies that you didn't enjoy the food on your visit. We would welcome the chance to look into it further and hopefully try and restore your faith in us again,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 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 2 weeks 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

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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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
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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