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Café Rouge - Edinburgh

43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EP +44 1313440055

((((* French
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Open from 08:30 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday, and 08:30 to 22:30 on Sunday.

Excellent meal.

Colin Barth 30 January 2016
from Esinburgh

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In Edinburgh city centre, Café Rouge is housed in a grand building and offers a charming French dining experience. There is a popular outside seating area for al fresco dining.

As part of the nationwide group of Café Rouge restaurants, this branch offers their range of classic French dishes such as confit duck, beef bourguignon, steak frites and mussels. Smaller dishes are also on offer for a lighter bite. Particularly good value for money are the set menus for lunch and dinner (available most days). To accompany the food there is also a good range of French wines, many from less well known producers.

In true French style, breakfast is also an important meal at Café Rouge. With croissants, pain au chocolat, omelettes and croques, as well as hot chocolate, tea and all types of coffees, it makes a great start to the day.

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Princess Street Gardens are within easy reach of Café Rouge in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Rail Station is a 12-minute walk away.

Café Rouge - Edinburgh

43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EP

Contact +44 1312254515
Reservations +44 1313440055

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Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Edinburgh

4.2 ((((* (based on 116 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (77)
  • dinner (76)
  • child friendly (60)
  • romantic (48)
  • large parties (46)
  • value (33)
  • entertainment (30)
  • breakfast (25)
  • business (21)
  • al fresco (20)
  • private dining (11)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • views (8)
  • trendy (6)
  • luxury (4)
  • ((((( by from Prestonpans

    Great buzz about the place. Good table. Waitress cheery and polite. Food served quickly and was tasty. Great steaks.

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Very good service and the food was lovely.we had a voucher from the last time we visited and there was no problem using it.

  • ((((( by from Esinburgh

    Excellent meal.

  • (((** by from Edinburgh

    Very basic uninteresting dish - over cooked chicken escalopes, burnt even, and "salad" consisted of a piece of watercress. Service good and pleasant surroundings but wouldn't hurry back.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Lovely food in s very relaxed atmosphere .

  • ((((* by from Edinburgj

    The staff are all very friendly and attentive. The surroundings are pleasant we always enjoy ourselves at Cafe Rouge .

  • ((((( by from Jedburgh

    Excellent service and good value - we had the steak frite.

  • ((*** by from Edinburgh

    Slow service disappointing food

  • ((*** by from Edinburgh

    I normally have a lovely meal but I didn't enjoy my chicken it was very dry and this the second time we have had lunch and no duck available . Not sure why you don't ever have enough duck as it was 14.30 so not impressed . Didn't enjoy my visit as much as I normally do

  • ((((* by from widnes

    A lilttle dissapointed as they had no Mussel which me and my 11 year old was really looking forward too. We choose the Sea bass instead, unfortunately it did not come with a side so we had to pay an extra £3 for new potatoes, this seemed strange as all the other dishes came with a side dish.

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