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Red Squirrel

$$ - $$$, British,
21 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
+44 131 229 9933
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“burgers” (177 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 544 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here last Friday for the first time in more than a year. I'm a fan of the cheapness and variety available at Wetherspoons, so when The Caley Picture House opened its doors just under a year ago, I wondered if The Red Squirrel...More

Thank Peter W
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Peter, thank you so much for your kind words!! We really appreciate your positive feedback!Our aim is to serve quality produce at all times, great to see this is not going unnoticed! Team RS

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for a bite to eat and chose chilli death burger, my friend also went for the same one as we both love spice. Burger came, wasn’t a burger I was familiar with in terms of bite wise. Wasn’t great and I got half way...More

Thank Shakebakes
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Shakebakes, sorry to read that you were disappointed in the lack of spice in our burgers. As we have to cater for many different pallets we aim to make the burgers not too spicey, sorry about that. For future reference please ask for extra...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Staff was lovely but when I came to getting the food it wasn't nearly as nice, the burger (The Chilli Death) was undercooked and I am still struggling to even find the chilli - the name should have been an indicator that it was going...More

Thank Yvonne M
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback Yvonne, we always welcome constructive feedback. Sorry to read that you thought burger was not spicy enough, I have explained the reason why we cannot go really heavy on the jalapenos on your friends review answer. Hope you will give...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner before Placebo concert. 4 of us. Very good food (chilli burger and steak sandwich recommended) and choice of beers. Friendly staff. We dined at 6 and booked that morning - good plan as very busy.

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

Hi Pentlander, thanks for your kind words! Very pleased to read that you enjoyed the food and service on this very busy night! Team RS

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I have visited this bar and was very impressed. The beers were great and the food looked good. They have a great range of bottled beers as well. Staff very helpful and friendly staff. Love the three thirds option they do. Definitely a...More

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

Hi GordonMogg, thanks for your feedback and pictures! Pleased to hear you liked our current beer line up! Hope to welcome you back again, cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across the Red Squirrel when I was looking for a dog friendly place for lunch, and what a find! Great selection of Scottish and International beers on tap, great range of Gin, Rum, Whisky etc etc. Service was excellent, offering samples of the beers,...More

Thank stubbsy1970
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stubbsy1970, Thank you for your positive feedback! We do like our craft beers and gins at the Red Squirrel, and our Team have a genuine interest in the products we sell! Very pleased to read you enjoyed the service and the burgers, much appreciated!...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Day 3 in Edinburgh and wanted something near our AirBnB that was simple and relaxed. Great waitress and bartender and terrific flat iron steak sandwich. Several places we've been to so far just had generic beers like Moretti and Peroni that I can get back...More

Thank Kris E
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kris, Thanks for your positive feedback, we pride ourselves on our service, providing good quality local produce and work closely with local craft breweries with special beers outwith the ordinary. We are delighted you ended your stay in Edinburgh and your experience in the...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Nice pub food! Typical place where you can have fish and chips and other classical pub food. The service is very good.

Thank BDN100
Alistar H, Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you BDN100, always nice for the staff to read their service is appreciated! Glad to read you enjoyed our famous Fish & Chips too ! Team RS x

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We were lucky to find this place during the Edinburgh festival/fringe/tattoo havoc. We had excellent fish (hake) and chips. The service was prompt and friendly. Very close to our hotel, The Waldorf Astoria.

Thank shapgo
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Dear Shapgo, Thanks for your review! Very pleased to read you enjoyed our Fish & Chips and the service you received! Team RS

Reviewed 27 August 2017

First of all, the place is very close to Edinburgh Castle and not crowded at all, so if you're just got out of the castle and hungry - the place is for you. They have a wide range of good beers to try, but don't...More

Thank nasuella
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi Nasuella, thanks for your feedback! Very pleased you liked our selection of craft beers, shame we did not manage to impress you with our normally highly rated burgers, hope to welcome you back soon, we might be able to impress you next time! Thank...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • 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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