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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” (15 reviews)
“burger” (232 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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21 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 538 reviews

Reviewed 6 days 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 2 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place. Wide range of beers 20 or so along walls - just taps with small blackboards - owner doesn't like pump badges, apparently. A very quirky looking presentation. A pretty good menu heavily orientated towards burgers. We had 3 of their original burgers &...More

Thank tartnjohn
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi TartnJohn, Thanks for your feedback & pics, glad to read you enjoyed the burgers and the service!! The beer badges look great all in the same format, we then replicate( or try to replicate) the logo's, giving it a more natural tough and a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Difficult to find a bar/resto during Edinburgh Festival that is not packed, with good service and quality food. It's only burgers but my American wife approved; the accolade.More

Thank BillFGlasgow
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bill,k thank you for your feedback, good to read you enjoyed the service and the burgers! We do have a pub classic and a salad selection on the menu too, and we are looking to expand these sections in the future. Thanks again, Team...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited the Red Squirrel to get breakfast twice now and both times were great. I'll probably come here at least once during any future trips to Edinburgh. The place itself is very nicely decorated and furnished and it's has exactly the sort of atmosphere...More

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

Dear Adam, thank you for your feedback! Glad to read you enjoyed the service, your new favourite the pancakes as well as the Big Breakfast!!! Hope to welcome you back on your next visit!!! Team RS

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon the Red Squirrel when doing research on where to go for breakfast on our anniversary whilst in Edinburgh. We were not disappointed - arrived to friendly and attentive staff, there were the usual suspects on the breakfast menu along with some interesting choices....More

Thank Louise_Tony123
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Louise & Tony! Happy Anniversary and thank you so much for your positive feedback and nice pics! Very happy to read you enjoyed our Red Squirrel breakfast and the Salmon and avocado sour dough! Hope to welcome you again in the future! Thanks, Team...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Checked out on Friday for a drink as Edinburgh friends raved about the place. Ok was pretty busy and good atmosphere happy with experience. Friends suggested breakfast was pretty good so thought we would check out on line. Keen prices for a bar breakfast. £2.95...More

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

Hi JoeDeg, thanks for your feedback. Please allow me to point out that we do not increase our prices for the festival. As stated on our menu in house as well as online, the breakfast roll is £3.95 and additional toppings are £1 each.I cannot...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here last weekend and enjoyed good drinks in a really pleasant atmosphere. We liked the decor, the bar man who served us was helpful and enthusiastic when I mentioned the great range of gins they had and even got a few down for us...More

Thank LJO71
Alistar H, General Manager at Red Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi LJ, thanks for your visit! You have an excellent knowledge of gin styles, was great to speak to you and discuss! The gins we tried were Hoxton and Bobby's, hope to welcome you back!

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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
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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