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Café Rouge - Edinburgh

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

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  • Café Rouge - Edinburgh - Edinburgh
  • Café Rouge - Edinburgh - Edinburgh
  • Café Rouge - Edinburgh - Edinburgh
  • Café Rouge - Edinburgh - Edinburgh
  • Café Rouge - Edinburgh - Edinburgh
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  •  - Edinburgh
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  • Café Rouge - Edinburgh - Edinburgh
  • Café Rouge - Edinburgh - Edinburgh
  • Café Rouge - Edinburgh - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
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.

The staff were friendly and attentive. My wife and I enjoyed our lunch.

William 20 April 2018
from St Andrews

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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

4.0 ((((* (based on 204 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (129)
  • lunch (124)
  • child friendly (74)
  • value (65)
  • romantic (63)
  • large parties (58)
  • breakfast (31)
  • entertainment (31)
  • al fresco (30)
  • business (29)
  • private dining (19)
  • trendy (16)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • views (12)
  • luxury (6)
  • (((** 14 July 2018 by Ruth from Edinburgh

    Enjoyed the opportunity to sit outside, good choice on menu, good value for money.

  • (**** 23 April 2018 by Heather from Rosyth

    AVOID! AVOID! AVOID! The food was very poor, we had to return our mains to the kitchen(at this point I even apologised to the waitress, saying that I knew it was not her fault and that I was very sorry but we could not eat these meals) . The replacements were not much better and our waitress became bad tempered and sullen, practically throwing our bank card on the table after we paid. No apologies were made for us having to return food to the kitchen and although the manageress was in the restaurant she did not approach us, she made no effort to apologise to us and merely avoided our general area. We will never use this restaurant again.

  • ((((* 20 April 2018 by William from St Andrews

    The staff were friendly and attentive. My wife and I enjoyed our lunch.

  • ((((* 16 April 2018 by Richard from Edinburgh

    Great french onion soup. Ordered the rib eye steak but the steak that arrived looked more like sirloin. It was cooked as ordered but I would have liked a real juicy ribeye. The house red was not available but a substitute was provided.

  • ((((* 9 April 2018 by Christopher from Laurencekirk

    Really nice setting, good food excellent staff

  • ((*** 5 April 2018 by Sandhya from Edinburgh

    The quality of food was good but the dine-in is not as suitable for families. Despite the deal it costed £65 with gratuity and no dessert incl drinks, the portion sizes are very small. We left the place feeling hungry.

  • ((((* 29 March 2018 by Suzanne from Exeter

    Lovely room, good ambience, quite busy and buzzy. Considerate towards a diner eating alone - give table towards side of the room, not marooned in the middle as so often happens. Reliable fare, as always, good value fixed price £11.95 two courses. Service perhaps a litte slow, but I wasn't in a hurrry so didn't matter.

  • ((*** 21 March 2018 by Katrina from Edinburgh

    Not impressed by the food. We topk from the 2 for £10.95 menu and all had the Chicken Chasuer- it was fill of bones and came with so much sauce the potatoes were floating in it. They even gave us spoons to eat it with. Have been here before many times but think will be giving it a miss in the future.

  • ((*** 19 March 2018 by Jackie from Edinburgh

    The food was okay, service was pretty bad. The lady at the next table was served a cold plate of food that she did not ask for, our olives took ages? why i have no idea and getting the bill took twenty minutes. I have been to cafe rouge before and it was lovely, this time not so much which puts me off going back.

  • (((** 16 March 2018 by Mairi from Dalkeith

    Despite booking the lunch special with you, we had to ask for the lunch menu. The food was ok, but my husband was not impressed with the quality of the steak. It was very busy and service was rather slow, although the staff were very friendly.

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