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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%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked Cafe Rouge for a small family get-together which we have used many times before. Service was just very mediocre this time. Slow uninterested unfriendly and orders wrong or not arriving at all. Perhaps jaded after a busy Edinburgh festival period but you rely on...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wandered by here the other day when walking around Edinburgh for the fringe. My friend and I popped in to give it a try and were very happy with the result. A lovely girl named Marcella looked after us really well and encouraged us...More

1  Thank karon_duke
Reviewed 3 days ago

Today i met a friend for a quick coffee. We chose this place because it has a cosy terrace and was great to catch a bit of sun too. I had a latte and a carrot cake. I would recommend this place because the coffee/cake...More

Thank meszes2
Management response:Responded yesterday

Bonjour, Thanks for the lovely review, will pass on to Daniel who will be delighted he made your visit special. Look forward to welcoming you again soon, Merci

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had lunch in Cafe Rouge, 19 August, out first visit. The food was lovely & very reasonably priced & although the restaurant was busy we did not have long to wait before our orders were taken. Out food arrived quickly & the service was quick,...More

Thank lind28
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was at the restaurant on Saturday 19th August - Food and service amazing. Particular mention of the waiters David and Ricardo. Will definitely be back.

Thank Anne I
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came in for a meal on Saturday 19th August. The food was lovely and I would also like to point out our waiter (David) was really pleasant and helpful with nothing being too much trouble for him. A real credit to the Cafe Rouge name....More

Thank Irene61k
Management response:Responded yesterday

Bonjour, Thank you for the fab 5* review, great to hear you had a fantastic visit! David will be delighted to hear she made your visit special Hope to see you again soon! Merci

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch while in town for festival. Food was lovely and reasonably priced. Our waiter, David, is a definite asset to the business - very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be back.

Thank Andrena M
Management response:Responded yesterday

Bonjour, Thank you for the fab 5* review, great to hear you had a fantastic visit! Hope to see you again soon! Merci  

Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely food and service. We was visiting Cafe Rouge two days for breakfast. Restaurant was full and busy every morning and we was thinking that service gonna be long. We was nicely suprice because everything was nice ,quick and smooth. Two days we was served...More

Thank Karolina C
Management response:Responded yesterday

Bonjour, Thank you for the fab 5* review, great to hear you had a fantastic visit! Hope to see you again soon! Merci  

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely French themed restaurant in a good central location. We had breakfast there and it what we got was very tasty and plenty of it. My only complaint was that we were not offered a choice of how we would like our eggs cooked which...More

Thank Rebecca H
Management response:Responded yesterday

Bonjour, Thank you for taking the time to do a review, great to hear you had such a good time and the team looked after you! Hopefully we can make you next visit a 5* one! Merci  

Reviewed 1 week ago

This I located near the boo, festival venue so is easy if you are there. The service takes a while and everyone seems to be in a rush. The food is great, except the chips where really over salted. Look online for deals as it...More

Thank Verity S
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: 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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