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Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh

43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
+44 131 225 4515
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was a bit formulaic. I know this is a chain but places like Vintages Inns are a chain however they manage to make the menu less formulaic. The service was slow and a bit random. The waiter forgot to bring things even after...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had lunch with friends booked fon13.30 not busy nice surroundings warm and friendly staff however some poor menu offers

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were on a city break to Edinburgh, we have been many times before to this wonderful city and, indeed, to Cafe Rouge. Being from Yorkshire and careful with money we printed off vouchers for a 40% reduction in the main course...More

Thank Himself2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit in Edinburgh and as I like Cafe Rouge and go in there quite often, this has to be the worst one iv ever visited. On 26th of dec about 3pm my and my sister visited your restaurant. Been "greeted" short blond hair...More

1  Thank Clairestraw
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister's family and my parents had Christmas lunch at cafe rouge last year and said it was relaxed atmosphere and good meal. Although not deliberate they booked Cafe Rouge again this Christmas and me my husband and family joined them. To say I was...More

1  Thank Elleelaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried Cafe Rouge on a day trip to Edinburgh for Christmas Shopping and Market, had seen some adverse reviews of this restaurant and know that Cafe Rouge can vary from establishment to establishment; due to variation in skills and attitude of both Kitchen and Front...More

1  Thank travellingman2150
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I get so many emails with offers from this restaurant that I decided to give it a try with my daughter for lunch during a Christmas shopping trip. We hadn't even sat down before we were asked for a drinks order, a question repeated twice...More

1  Thank giller1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to beautiful Edinburgh for New Year’s Eve and stopped off at trusted Cafe Rouge for lunch, lovely full Caesar salad for me and fish cake for my friend. We were served by a lovely English lady with dark hair, who was really very...More

Thank Shona E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another place I’ve wanted to try for ages. It was a good sign that the only way you were going to get a table on the night we visited was by booking in advance. Because I sat near the door I heard numerous guests being...More

Thank VTBS666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a family recently. 2 of our party wanted crepes and when placing the order we were informed that they were off the menu. We asked for a couple of minutes to reconsider and we placed the order again - to be told our...More

Thank andrew r
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
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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