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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 food & service

Nora Cormack 02 December 2014
from Perth

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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 chain 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

4.1 ((((* (based on 57 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • child friendly (40)
  • lunch (38)
  • romantic (36)
  • large parties (33)
  • dinner (31)
  • entertainment (29)
  • business (19)
  • breakfast (18)
  • al fresco (17)
  • views (7)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • value (4)
  • private dining (2)
  • ((((( by from Perth

    Excellent food & service

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Good service, plenty of choice on menu and food well presented and tasty

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Excellent service. Did not feel hurried and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Food was good and staff very friendly and helpful

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    I just love Café Rouge. It is my favourite place to eat in Edinburgh.

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    great food

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  • ((((( by from edinburgh

    Really relaxing place with good food wine and service

  • ((((* by from lockerbie

    [...]cafe rouge was very busy and staff coped well 1930 on a friday, main course was served as soon as starter was finished. the manager apologised for the timing and deducted the cost of the main starter from bill, didn't bother us in the slightest, but a welcome gesture. Have dined at cafe rouge before and will again. Very happy

  • ((((* by from Troon, Ayrshire

    Dined at lunchtime, meals were up to the usual high standard that we expect from this restaurant. Nice to see that the menu had changed. Disappointed that there are no longer daily 'specials' as these had often been very good in the past. Also, no snails on the menu anymore. Service was excellent.

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