Café Rouge - Edinburgh

43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EP +44 1313440055

Main Course £10
Food Spend £25
Hours of Operation:
Open from 08:30 to 23:00 Monday to Saturday, and 08:30 to 22:30 on Sunday.

Excellent service. Did not feel hurried and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Mary Brown 13 December 2013
From Edinburgh

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More about Café Rouge - Edinburgh

In Edinburgh city centre, Café Rouge is housed in a grand building and offers a charming French dining experience. There is a popular outside seating area for al fresco dining.

As part of the nationwide chain of Café Rouge restaurants, this branch offers their range of classic French dishes such as confit duck, beef bourguignon, steak frites and mussels. Smaller dishes are also on offer for a lighter bite. Particularly good value for money are the set menus for lunch and dinner (available most days). To accompany the food there is also a good range of French wines, many from less well known producers.

In true French style, breakfast is also an important meal at Café Rouge. With croissants, pain au chocolat, omelettes and croques, as well as hot chocolate, tea and all types of coffees, it makes a great start to the day.

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Princess Street Gardens are within easy reach of Café Rouge in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Rail Station is a 12-minute walk away.

Customer Reviews for Café Rouge - Edinburgh


(based on 56 reviews)

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  • child friendly (39)
  • lunch (37)
  • romantic (36)
  • large parties (32)
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  • entertainment (29)
  • business (19)
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  • breakfast (17)
  • views (7)
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12 July 2014 by Pauline Mcilwrath from Edinburgh
Good service, plenty of choice on menu and food well presented and tasty
13 December 2013 by Mary Brown from Edinburgh
Excellent service. Did not feel hurried and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
15 October 2013 by Kath Moir from Edinburgh
Food was good and staff very friendly and helpful
20 August 2013 by Gillian Fraser from Edinburgh
I just love Café Rouge. It is my favourite place to eat in Edinburgh.
16 June 2013 by Damien from Edinburgh
great food
14 August 2012 by DON from EDINBURGH
6 May 2012 by kerry from edinburgh
Really relaxing place with good food wine and service
5 December 2011 by lucy spangle from lockerbie
[...]cafe rouge was very busy and staff coped well 1930 on a friday, main course was served as soon as starter was finished. the manager apologised for the timing and deducted the cost of the main starter from bill, didn't bother us in the slightest, but a welcome gesture. Have dined at cafe rouge before and will again. Very happy
21 November 2011 by njcw from Troon, Ayrshire
Dined at lunchtime, meals were up to the usual high standard that we expect from this restaurant. Nice to see that the menu had changed. Disappointed that there are no longer daily 'specials' as these had often been very good in the past. Also, no snails on the menu anymore.
Service was excellent.
2 November 2011 by T from Bathgate
I have dined here several times & the first few were excellent, food & service. However, the last three times, one of which was the Glasgow restaurant, I have been disappointed. The food was not as good, the service was slow & the waiting staff didn't seem to care much. We usually come here for an occassion such as birthdays or a run upto Christmas get together, in my opinion the standards seem to be dropping for whatever reason. I would not recommend to a friend going on my last three visits but I am booked for December just to give it another try.

Café Rouge - Edinburgh

43 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EP

General: +44 1312254515
Reservations: +44 1313440055

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