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“great place for a breakfast”
Review of Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel
Ranked #197 of 2,479 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: Scottish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: West End
Description: http://www.theedinburghblog.co.uk/eating-out/lothian-roads-red-squirrel-bar/06-05-2011/index.html
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great place for a breakfast”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

my husband and i had been looking for a nice place to have a breakfast as we had stayed in edinburgh overnight the red squirrel was that place friendly and good service greeted with a smile we ordered two teas and two breakfasts all i can say is we thoroughly enjoyed it good food plenty on our plates good prices definatley recommend this place well done and thanks we will be returning

  • Visited December 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Stale bread”
Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

I was one of the party served the stale bread and it really was quite a shocking experience. I had recommended the red squirrel as I had been before and had been impressed. I don't know what has gone wrong but they need to put it right fast as there is plenty of competition in the vicinity. The bread was clearly stale and the waitress did not even argue just disappeared. We had already waited 40 mins for our order. We then found out that they had run out of bread and were offered oatcakes out of a packet! Clearly they had deliberately served the stale bread hoping we would not notice. The staff seem very young and clueless. No apology, we insisted the item was removed from the bill and it eventually was - we had only eaten a mouthful of stale bread. They are fortunate we did not report them to environmental health. Avoid.

Visited December 2013
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yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrible. Avoid at all costs”
Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Asked for an 'artisan platter' This consisted if cheap white stale bread cheap supermarket unripe Brie and the worst type of cheap supermarket cheddar. Rounded off with a handful of limp undressed rocket and some poor quality cheap and nasty olives. When the stale bread was mentioned staff were rude and said we had eaten some so we should pay! Unbelievable! The manager bye the way looked extremely young and inexperienced. Really avoid this place it is situated to trap tourists on Lothian road There are many better places nearby.

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Thank Phil80
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

Ate here as a couple. Food was great, it's all burgers really on the menu but they were fab. Perfect for a nice chilled out not too fancy meal. Service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend for a group of lads, good serving sizes.

Visited December 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Good Burgers and Wide Choice of Ales”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Lunch here was passable.. The service was OK, there was a wide variety burgers some were very different from the norm and the ones we had were nice. They need to take a bit more care with the orders - we were given a bottle of wine which had been opened before it arrived and was not what we ordered. So do make sure you check as the reaction made it appear commonplace. It did pick up from there with the food being of an acceptable but not exceptional standard. There are many better burger bar/restaurants in town e.g. the Cambridge Bar. It did not wow us.

  • Visited December 2013
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