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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.

Booked two course menu - very good value. Starters were excellent and rump steak was cooked perfectly for each of us.

Peter Swan 25 August 2016
from Edinburgh

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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 147 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (99)
  • lunch (96)
  • child friendly (66)
  • romantic (54)
  • large parties (51)
  • value (46)
  • entertainment (31)
  • al fresco (26)
  • breakfast (26)
  • business (25)
  • private dining (15)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • trendy (10)
  • views (8)
  • luxury (5)
  • ((((* by from Manchester

    Nice atmosphere and good food. The fixed price menu at £13.95 is excellent value. Pleasant staff too

  • ((((* by from Denver, Colorado

    Parisian cafe feel with Michelin-level kitchen and canny Scots prices. The maitre de was friendly (and funny), the service was attentive (allowing for the number of patrons) and the whole evening was everything we had hoped. The poulet Breton was absolutely superb, and the fillet (with Bearnaise) was tender, tasty and cooked precisely to specification.

  • (((** by from Edinburgh

    I was disappointed. I'd presumed that the Bookatable offer was something special, but the £12.95 deal was ongoing for everyone. The menu was limited for my vegetarian friend. My steak was overdone (though the management gave us free coffees as compensation). All OK, though really nothing exciting. The service was good with a sympathetic waitress.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Booked two course menu - very good value. Starters were excellent and rump steak was cooked perfectly for each of us.

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    We ate of the fixed menu and all meals were very good. House wine was good too. Will definitely return

  • (((** by from Edinburgh

    I had booked the £12.95 2 course lunch on line. When I arrived and asked for the 12.95 menu I was told it was not available during the Edinburgh festival fringe. After some negotiation they reluctantly offered this menu. We asked for the wine list and ordered a bottle of the house red at 18.95. They said they had run out of this. Other slightly more expensive wines were also not available. From fleurie onwards at a price of £25 they were available. We were told that a cheaper option of Bordeaux was available by the glass at 7.25 . A bottle was £19.95. We asked for a bottle but apparently we could only have this by the glass. In total we had three glasses costing almost £24. Sharp practice ? Don't understand the reasoning apart from making more money ...I WILl NOT Be Back but then you have a captive population at the moment ...

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    We had a lovely family meal here last night, the place was buzzing & felt like we could be in Paris! They had run out of the veggie starter but brought us complimentary bread & olives which were delicious! The goats cheese & beetroot tart wasn't great (tasted more like an apple & blackberry crumble) but the potato dauphinois & creme brûlée...amazing!!!!
    Thank you!

  • ((((* by from Fairfield, Ct, USA

    Good food, great service, handled our group of 6 with ease. The sea bass is outstanding!

  • (((** by from Edinburgh

    Had the £12.95 meal offer which my wife and I both enjoyed

  • (((** by from Lockerbie

    We had an early dinner in a quiet café rouge which was decidedly average at best, the staff were attentive and polite, but the food was just ok for a £100 bill -2 adults and 2 kids, my wife's salmon salad was heavy on salad leaves and light on the salmon, the garlic prawns were hot but awkward to shell , and one child's burger arrived long before all the other mains, indeed the waiter had to chase them up for us, so room for improvement in the kitchen dept

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