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Café Rouge - Edinburgh

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

((((* French
  • 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
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  • 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.

Staff were very attentive and looked after us throughout our meal. Food was great.

Maria Colarusso 21 December 2017
from Edinburgh Frederick St

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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

4.1 ((((* (based on 187 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (120)
  • lunch (117)
  • child friendly (72)
  • romantic (60)
  • value (59)
  • large parties (57)
  • entertainment (31)
  • al fresco (30)
  • breakfast (30)
  • business (27)
  • private dining (17)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • trendy (14)
  • views (10)
  • luxury (5)
  • ((((* 3 January 2018 by Beverley from Leeds

    Lovely restaurant on the quayside - brilliant service and lovely food.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Anne Thomson from Edinburgh

    Went with friends and their son, who is a chef. No pressure. We all chose the Fixed Menu of two courses for £10.95. All wonderful. The chef, who's lived in Oz for many years, had the moules and loved them. In fact, he thought this was a local restaurant and had no idea we were in the branch of a chain. Well done, CR.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Gillian Fraser from Edinburgh

    Regular visitor to an exceptionally friendly and well run restaurant. Staff are welcoming, friendly and efficient, always greet you, ask if everything is OK and say goodbye.
    Prices are good and value for money exceptional. In the heart of the town so could not ask for a better location.

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Maria Colarusso from Edinburgh Frederick St

    Staff were very attentive and looked after us throughout our meal. Food was great.

  • (**** 28 November 2017 by Cathy Mcculloch from Edinburgh

    Poor poor food tiny portions, not enough staff service very slow although staff were nice. Only 1 working toilet for a busy packed restaurant and it was disgusting.

  • (**** 20 November 2017 by Christine Mcinally from edinburgh

    Not a good experience. Drinking water was warm, mussels were lukewarm at best and over one third were inedible due to being closed. Service was slow, and had to request daily menu offer menu.

  • ((((* 11 November 2017 by Maggie from Edinburgh

    Slightly limited menu selection for the 2 course lunch deal, but that was a plus - much easier to choose and something to suit most people. The mushroom vol au vents starter was perfectly seasoned. The chicken chasseur had really tender meat in loads of sauce to complement the mash. Staff were very friendly and pleasant. We enjoyed our lunch.

  • (((** 6 November 2017 by Ann Byrne from Edinburgh

    We arrived early for our table but this was no problem. The staff were very friendly but I’m afraid the lengthy wait we had for our main course was far too long, we were told there was a problem and eventually our food arrived. The desserts advertised on the set menu were not all available but this wasn’t pointed out until we asked. The food was very tasty and the experience was let down with the very long wait.

  • ((((* 11 October 2017 by Mo from edinburgh

    fish pie equivalent lovely

  • ((((( 3 September 2017 by Michael Bend from Grantham, lincolnshire

    Only on a day visit from Lincolnshire, we arrived slightly early, it was not a problem, we were seated straight away, drinks ordered, and menu studied. order was taken and starters arrived very quickly. We picked from the summer menu, and had starter, main and sweet. all to a very good standard. Staff very polite, thankyou, it made our trip very enjoyable.

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