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Cafe Cassis

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43-45 Salisbury Road | Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5AA, Scotland
+44 131 667 8991
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Cafe Cassis on a Saturday at 17.00 and were surprised to find that we were the only people in the restaurant. It did get busier. The menu choice was very good and the staff pleasant and efficient. So why the average rating? We enjoyed our meal, the food being above average, but we were somewhat taken back by... More 

1 Thank GerryGranger
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Salmon fish starter + Lamb cutlets + Tarte Tatin Reasonable price and high quality food. Yes, this is a hidden gem in Edinburgh!

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yorba linda ca
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a delightful restaurant on a small side street not far from the city Centre. Wonderful French food served with a Scottish flair, fresh selections and lovely presentation. Everything we had was excellent. There was confusion over our reservation , which I had changed on Open Table, but they quickly accommodated our group on a Friday night. The service... More 

Thank Krista M
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was wonderful with interesting combinations of flavours which worked so well together. The staff were friendly and attentive; the service matching the quality of the food. The decor was tired but not as major issue as they will be moving to new premises at the end of the year. We will definitely be looking to eat with them... More 

Thank Claire D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there two days in a row because the food is good and decently priced. This place shows how to use the great produce that Scotland has to offer and turn it into a delicious (French style) meal.

Thank Steven B
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place on 30/6/16 but we have been many times before. The food is absolutely excellent value for money : in particular at lunch time.. On Thursday 30/6 we were there for their pre- theatre menu which is around £15 for three courses and includes a small glass of wine. The food is French as the name suggests.... More 

2 Thank uberpiglet
Inverness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found Cafe Cassis with its advertised gluten free options and range of dishes that were a bit different to the norm. How lucky we were! This is a lovely restaurant run by a French family where the chef will adapt any dish to your needs. We sampled scallops, steak, cod loin and sea bream, all of which were delicious. The... More 

Thank Jeff F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We visited the restaurant at the end of June for a family occasion and the food was excellent, catering for all tastes. I had the Mojito Cheesecake which was delicious. The candied orange slice was fantastic taking this dish to another level. Exquisite fine dining.

Thank Carol C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We had dinner here recently for a friend's birthday having previously had very enjoyable lunches here on several occasions. It was excellent. We had three courses and all were of a very high standard and beautifully presented. The terrine I had was outstanding. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for either lunch or dinner. Unfortunately, it's on the other side... More 

Thank janemE3805OM
United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Was not sure to begin with as its tucked away in the basement of a hotel. However, what a find!! The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. The chef came out to greet us when we arrived and they all made us feel welcome. Would recommend to everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $33
French, European, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43-45 Salisbury Road | Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5AA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 667 8991
Cafe Cassis is an exciting family orientated bistro with a fantastic enclosed garden to the rear of the restaurant.Alison &Denis welcome you to Cafe Cassis where you can enjoy fantastic food in a friendly and relaxing surroundings. The menu at Cafe Cassis is varied with a French influence and offers food made from the best locally sourced ingredients,guaranteed to tempt and stimulate your taste buds. Join us for lunch, evening meal, Afternoon Tea or just a coffee which you can enjoy in our relaxed seating area or outside in the garden.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?