Café Rouge - Edinburgh

(218 Reviews)
43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 1EP
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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.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Café Rouge - Edinburgh
(based on 218 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • 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)
  • By Norman B from Edinburgh
    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.

  • By Jony H from Edinburgh
    15 November 2019

    Pretty good!

  • By Irene C from Stirling
    15 November 2019

    Loved our lunch. Excellent food and really felt like a french bistro in Paris.

  • By Lovemore LLcc C from Edinburgh
    11 November 2019

    Amazing food amazing experience indeed!

  • By Margaret M from Edinburgh
    24 October 2019

    Great food with excellent service.

  • By Christine M from Edinburgh
    11 September 2019

    We enjoyed the cheese afternoon tea. Service was excellent, as was the food.

  • By Susan R from Edinburgh
    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!

  • By Sharon L from Edinburgh
    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.

  • By Barbara R from Edinburgh
    3 January 2019

    Should be better. Fairly average.

  • By Agnes C from Edinburgh
    25 December 2018

    Excellent food and friendly efficient staff

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Café Rouge - Edinburgh
43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 1EP