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Red Squirrel

$$ - $$$, British,
21 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
+44 131 229 9933
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“burgers” (179 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
21 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 556 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice and cozy pub in the New Town. The hamburger was excellent, tender and juicy. They have also a good selection of draft beers. The staff is kind and friendly.

Thank Valerio L
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Valero L, Thanks for your positive feedback! Always nice to hear that guests enjoyed their Gourmet Burgers and the service! Hope to welcome you back in the future, Kind Regards, Team RS x

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived. Dropped off our bags and wanted a local place for a good cocktail and a bite and discover some of Edinburgh. This place delivered. Great cocktail - the Edinburgh Royal and hearty food. Gluten free options as well! Our hostess was the great...More

Thank Doris D
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for positive feedback ! Pleased that you enjoyed the service delivered by Mekedes and the Team! Many thanks!

Reviewed January 12, 2018

Loved Edinburgh and loved this place. The staff were so friendly and attentive and the decor is brill. I had a bacon breakfast bun and a latte, both the food and the coffee are of a great standard. My friends also enjoyed the overnight oats....More

Thank Nicola S
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Dear Nicola S, Thank you so much for your positive review! Glad to read you enjoyed your breakfast bun, and the attentive service! Hope to welcome you back and serve you either the Chorizo Sour Dough or our famous Red Squirrel Big Breakfast! Thanks again,...More

Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

The burgers are unusual and a tad pricey but worth it! Same goes for the beers, large selection. My friend had a salad which looked nice. I remember my burger (The Red Squirrel) was really nice and the chips! They put the relish on the...More

Thank VixonJoyce
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Hi VixonJoyce,Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Very glad to hear you enjoyed our gourmet burgers, and that the staff took good care of you! Hope to welcome you back soon, many thanks! Team RS

Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

This place is a gem .... Late night find after theater. Near festival square. Exactly what we wanted... Nearly perfect pub food and drinkMore

Thank al593
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Hi al593, thank you so much for your kind words! If I remember correctly you where the couple from NY that came in at around 11pm after the Theatre show on boxing day and really wanted to try classic fish & chips and haggis! It...More

Reviewed December 13, 2017

A breakfast to keep you going all day served by smiley friendly staff, intended to try different venues over our 3 day break but had breakfast here 1st day and the rest of our stay cannot fault, we returned in the evening for drinks would...More

Thank Mandpb48
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Dear Mandpb48, thank you so much for your positive review! Very nice for the staff to get mentioned in your review, they always try to go the extra mile! Much appreciated! I read you came back every day for our breakfast, which is a good...More

Reviewed December 10, 2017

We walked past this pub with lots of sparkly Christmas lights and it looked really pleasant so we ventured in and were not disappointed. Lovely staff, good beer choices and really nice food, recommended! Only downside no coca cola, only pepsi!

1  Thank Sarah W
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2017

Dear Sarah, thank you so much for your review! Very pleased to hear you enjoyed the food, beer and service! Sorry we currently have no coca cola on offer, still, thanks for recommending us! Enjoy the rest of the festive season!

Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends Very accommodating of our large group arriving with no reservations and also provided for my gluten free needs very well Had a huge choice of options and food was deliciousMore

Thank Katie W
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Hi Katie W , thanks for your kind words! I think I do remember your group, you were in with the Scotland v Australia Game! Yes, it's not always easy to accommodate large groups on match days, but thankfully we managed to get you and...More

Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I come here all the time. The staff here are all so friendly and helpful and it has a really nice atmosphere!

Thank Kara D
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2017

Hi KaraD, thank you for your kind words! Our staff always aim to provide our customers with great service in a nice pub atmosphere! Hope to welcome you back soon, try our lovely Mulled Whisky Cider! Thanks again, Team RS

Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

Staff weren’t very friendly and a bit snippy even though it was quiet. Food was underwhelming when it eventually arrived. The beer selection was good but overpriced.More

Thank northerndirk
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2017

Thanks Northendirk for the review and the comments as we take all feedback seriously. I'm sorry and surprised to read that the service was not up to our normal high standards. If you could please drop me and email and provide me with a bit...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$16 - $24
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Castle / Royal Mile / High St
  • Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 9933
Description
Http://www.theedinburghblog.co.uk/eating-out/lothian-roads-red-squirrel-bar/06-05-2011/index.html
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