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.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- afternoon tea (21)
- al fresco (32)
- breakfast (32)
- business (32)
- child friendly (78)
- entertainment (31)
- lunch (134)
- private dining (20)
- dinner (138)
- trendy (18)
- large parties (61)
- views (13)
- luxury (6)
- romantic (65)
- value (73)
14 February 2020
We chose the Valentine's menu, which had 4 choices for each of the 3 courses and both of us felt that this was good, especially for the set price and the glass of proseco. The service and food were excellent, just the right timings between each course from a very attentive server.
15 November 2019
15 November 2019
Loved our lunch. Excellent food and really felt like a french bistro in Paris.
11 November 2019
Amazing food amazing experience indeed!
24 October 2019
Great food with excellent service.
11 September 2019
We enjoyed the cheese afternoon tea. Service was excellent, as was the food.
13 August 2019
Very nice restaurant with French decor. Staff are welcoming and helpful. No problem to change accompaniments to lunch. I've eaten here quite a few times now and have never been disappointed. Good sized portions and nicely presented. They even served my friend's beer in a pretty glass when she asked!
27 April 2019
Our experience was great, very friendly staff nothing was any trouble to them , very welcoming, perfect seating, we will definitely be back.
3 January 2019
Should be better. Fairly average.
25 December 2018
Excellent food and friendly efficient staff