Red Squirrel

21 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH1 2DJ
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12pm-12am Mon-Sun

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  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Red Squirrel

Great beers and a bite to eat. Here at Red Squirrel we welcome friends, cohorts & fellow Bon vivants.

Cuisine: Brunch, Burger, Cafe, Child Friendly, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Despite confirming my booking twice in the week before I was due to visit, I arrived on the day to find Red Squirrel closed. Luckily, we found a table at another restaurant nearby instead!

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Excellent service, will be back. Loved the halloumi fries!

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Visited On Thursday, 08 October 2020

All perfect, as usual

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Good selection of drinks and interesting pub grub. Great service on the night, easy to reserve a table and dog friendly.

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

Great pub grub and beer. Well organised and clearly Covid careful.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Under COVID restrictions I thought the Red Squirrel managed everything remarkably well. I had a great evening catching up with a couple of mates (before the introduction of the rule of 6) and felt safe at all times. Good food and a good range of beers, recommended.

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Visited On Thursday, 01 October 2020

Having visited on numerous occasions before and understanding the current situation myself and friend where dissapointed with the food and reduced drink menu as the stock was on display. I had the birdie burger which I have had previously and the portion size has been reduced by half and I left still hungry even though it tasted good. Service was responsive and attentive.

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Visited On Monday, 28 September 2020

I have been a customer of The Red Squirrel for a number of years and I was delighted when they opened up again after lockdown. The food is always very good, the atmosphere welcoming and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

Very good food, good selection of drinks and a lovely looking pub

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Although I miss background music (thanks Covid-19) the Red Squirrel does not lack atmosphere. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. I had the Red Squirrel Burger and my husband went for the fish - in all honesty? The best meal we have out in ages. Food was hot, fresh and delicious. We are definitely going back - 20/10 Red Squirrel thanks to your staff and your chef!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Absolutely love coming here. Food is fabulous and so are the drinks. All staff are attentive and friendly. Great place!!!

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Our favourite place to go

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Great service from William, food and drink was excellent

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Excellent food and service. Very quiet but to be expected in the current situation. Hopefully your business will grow again and folks can enjoy a meal out while staying safe.

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Visited On Monday, 14 September 2020

It was maybe a bit dark inside. The service was very prompt. Food was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Great staff, quick service, lovely decor - I actually visited last summer, and my God, you lot haven't half decreased the portions, quality and upped the prices since then... The falafel was wet and stodgy, didn't seem remotely homemade. To line the bowl with spinach leaves doesn't miraculously make your halloumi fries into a bigger portion. The chicken burger was pitiful, small and sad looking - you used to have a portion of coleslaw on the side as part of the price, but now you want an extra £3.50 (whaaaat??) for what is essentially just cabbage and mayo? Safe to say, having finished our mains, I was still hungry and ordered the cheesecake - only what I got was broken digestive biscuit with cream, toffee and shaved banana...? Nowhere on the menu does it say that the cheesecake is deconstructed, so it's a rather horrible surprise to have placed in front of you. Your staff were lovely so we ate all of our food without complaint - having been a waitress myself, there was no chance I was about to tear into them during the current crisis when they're just trying to get by. But there's absolutely no way we'd return or recommend your establishment. Get back to how you used to be, you're really letting yourselves down if you carry on like this.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Love this place. It’s a shame it’s 300 miles from home and we only get to visit once or twice per year. Great food, great value and friendly staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Fantastic pub

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Great and dog friendly

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

excellent atmosphere, great friendly staff and superb food!! Can’t wait to come back

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Very friendly staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Have been eating here for over 5 years. This is our go-to place in town whether with family, friends or colleagues. Always a delicious meal and a great drink! 5-stars all round.

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Visited On Monday, 07 September 2020

Found this little place on an off chance whilst visiting Edinburgh, food was amazing. Deffinatley try the banoffe cheesecake if you get a chance. And the girl that served us was lovely couldn't do enough to help. Will deffinatley be revisiting here next time we visit!

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Visited On Saturday, 05 September 2020

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Staff were great - really friendly. A cut down menu, which is understandable, however as always, the burger was amazing. More beers again please!

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