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Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh

43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
+44 131 225 4515
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Went here yesterday with a friend to enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles in the sun. Our experience was not great due to the service. We had to wait more than 20 minutes to place our drinks order and it wasn't busy at...More

1  Thank AvaEva
Reviewed March 28, 2017

I've been here for lunch many times but not dinner, and we visited this weekend because a friend had vouchers. So whilst it wasn't my first choice in a city with loads of competing restaurants I was really happy with the friendly attentive service, and...More

Thank ScotKP
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Food was good, but the service? Starters came fairly quickly but then they forgot? the rest of the order and served three or four tables that came in after us. After about 30 mins we complained and then after another 15 mins we complained again....More

Thank MECYork
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Cafe Rouge is an average cafe with average food. Though it took more than half an hour for a waiter to come for our orders, we have ordered 5 different starters and mussels to share with my friend. Starters have nothing special but mussels was...More

Thank nurcel
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Went there for a late lunch on a Sunday. There were more waiters than tables occupied and yet we had to wait a long time to get served. It was almost impossible to get the bill (how in an almost empty restaurant?!?!?!) Food was ok....More

2  Thank Restless89
john_cafe_rouge, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Rouge - Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2017

Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to feedback to us after your visit and please accept our apologies that it wasn’t the enjoyable experience it should have been. So we may look into your visit further and provide a more personal response, we would...More

Reviewed March 19, 2017

Our usual breakfast haunts in Edinburgh were fully booked so we ended up at Cafe Rouge. Menu looked good but it took a while for the waitress to take our order then over half an hour for the food to arrive. My order was wrong...More

1  Thank corajose54
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at Cafe Rouge on Saturday after the rugby. The service was good, and the girl was very helpful, but some of the food is very disappointing. My son had a vegetarian tagine, which I thought looked awful, and the portion size was...More

1  Thank Em W
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the front door and stood waiting to be seated whilst 2 members of staff looked at us and disappeared immediately the alarm bells should have rang and we should have left but as we had Tesco vouchers the food was free and...More

2  Thank neilcvx
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Just a very average experience here. The service was okay although they had ran out of multiple items on the set menu. Of the food we did have, the pate tasted nice but the pieces of toast it came with were tiny. The main, advertised...More

Thank thelight2
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Lovely food, especially the salads. Helpful friendly staff, great atmosphere at any time of day or night. Good central location.

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4515
Located on the historic cobblestone Frederick Street, the restaurant offers a stunning interior and outside dining terrace, we have the perfect setting in which to meet friends or just unwind over a glass of your favourite. With a fantastic menu filled with delicious innovative takes on the classics and dishes inspired by different regions of France, there's something to suit everyone.
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