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The Rendezvous Chinese Restaurant

4.3
4.3
148 Reviews
£25 and under
Chinese
Rendezvous is one of Edinburgh’s Original Chinese restaurants, specialising in authentic Chinese cuisine. Established in 1956, we’ve been serving diners in Edinburgh for over 50 years.

Our restaurant is located on Queensferry Street, in the city’s busy West End, where we can cater for 140 diners. We are open for lunch and dinner from Monday to Sunday.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm Tuesday - Thursday 5pm - 10:30pm Friday, Saturday: 5pm - 11:30pm Sunday: 1pm - 10:30pm

  • Phone number

    0131 225 2023

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party contact

    Victoria Lau: 07720 843197

  • Area

    Westend

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room

What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. CR

    CharlesR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant with great staff, great food, and at a reasonable price. We’ll be back
  2. D

    Dambuster

    London

    152 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    152 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A decent menu delivered several excellent dishes, delivered promptly. Good but not huge portions were a relief, all cooked and presented nicely, and a decent glass of red to be had too. For the money, good value, in a good location, and happy to recommend.
  3. MR

    MelRivero

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great ambiance and good food. Service can improve due to limited servers on duty
  4. AM

    AndyM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the most enjoyable Chinese meals I have had in a good while. Was a combination of excellent cooking with carefully judged spice and excellently prepared duck with the only sounds being gentle conversation and no piped music.
  5. I

    Iains

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was clearly freshly cooked and extremely good. Service was also very good and there were areas for different sizes of parties.
  6. AJ

    AJBinABZ

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Banquet B ... soup was rank. No other words; tasted like cleaning fluid. Seaweed was kale... but tasty. Duck, chicken and beef very good. Coffee scalding. Can’t comment on dessert, it didn’t arrive. Great shame, could have been so much better.
  7. IF

    IanF

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food and service. Definitely worth a visit.
  8. JR

    JRF76

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2018

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Have been going to the Rendevous for decades, both with family and friends, for all sorts of occasions and its always a relaxing and enjoyable experience with excellent Chinese cuisine. We'll keep going!
  9. MR

    MarkR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Service wasn't very good at all, everyone looked miserable, seated with no menus and then it seemed a afterthought to come a d ask, food was OK although very salty, I wouldn't return
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Pre wedding dinner on 20 December 2018. The staff did a great job considering it was a last minute booking! Well done.
  11. HD

    HDIR

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic. We visit regularly and the service and food is top class each time.
  12. IF

    IanF

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Start of the Xmas party season, great atmosphere and although extremely busy service was still very good.
  13. IF

    IanF

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and good food. Alsofriendly staff and good value for money,
  14. JM

    JustineM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Very poor food. I had king prawn sweet & sour & the king prawn balls were spongy not crispy so had clearly been sitting out for a while. Rice & noodles were not hot & my partner had another king prawn dish which was tasteless & the sauce was like dishwater & again dish was not hot. Nobody came & asked us how food was & we were in a rush so we just ate it & left. Had visited many years ago & it was amazing so very disappointed with this visit & will not return.
  15. DR

    DalR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the Rendezvous for a few of our party. Very impressed - lovely food, great ambience and excellent service from friendly, efficient staff. First time but won't be the last. We'll be rendezvousing at the Rendezvous again soon! 👍👍
  16. KG

    KathrynG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and a great time had by all!
  17. RY

    RobertY

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2018

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Food was good, service was awful. The party consisted of 5 people, 4 starters delivered after a fairly long wait, the 5th starter did not arrive until the others were almost finished. The same happened with the main dishes. We complained and result was we were not charged for the late dishes, ie, one starter and one main, additionally we were not charged corkage on the 3 bottles of wine we brought with us. After discussing our experience with friends they informed us that they knew of others who had also experienced poor service. Suggest the owners need to urgently address the service issue.
  18. MF

    MichelleF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    been going here for over 30 years, does not disappount
  19. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food never disappoints.We have never come way from the Rendezvous thinking well that was mediocre it’s always excellent food.
  20. MW

    MW78

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tasty food, quick service, nice ambience. My husband isn’t generally a fan of Chinese food and he really enjoyed the meal too!
  21. DB

    DavidB

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent Chinese meal Waiters and atmosphere traditional chinese
  22. D

    Deirdre

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    went with friends for a catch up and bidding fairwell to another. The food was it’s usual high standard. Good choice of wines and spirits to choose from and refreshing ice water for the table. Friendly helpful staff who are also very accommodating. Lunch time set menu, good value for money. But you could choose from main menu if you choose to. Highly recommend
  23. RK

    RogerK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We have gone to the Rendezvous for perhaps 25 years and it is always dependable with piping hot freshly produced delicious Chinese food. The entrance close is awful but the food and service more than make up for this.
  24. J

    Jules1782

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Rendezvous is one of Edinburgh's oldest Chinese restaurants and I've been going to it for years. It never fails to deliver on quality and quantity of food. It is very reasonably priced. It's been decorated since I was last there and it looks very contemporary now. Always a firm favourite.
  25. PC

    PaulC

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Have gone to this restaurant many times over the years. Food always good: staff always pleasant and prices always reasonable. NO complaints at all.
  26. FG

    FionaG

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, and the staff were lovely. Would certainly recommend this place for any occasion.
  27. PW

    PaulW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to for over 30yrs We do have not lived in Edin for 20yrs but we do not eat anywhere else on our visits back No one makes crispy chili beef like you do
  28. JM

    JaneM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner had to go to Edinburgh for business . Delighted managed to get a evening meal. All the way from past Aberdeen. Have visited twice before and did not disappoint. Looking forward to our next visit.
  29. EL

    EwaL

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Great food but took far too long!
  30. JM

    JoanneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good location, food very reasonably priced, good service
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Many thanks for putting up with us on Saturday evening, where one of our party became ill andcertainly did not conduct himself in a way that is expected by my family amd your management. The food was delicious with all of us with the exception of one fully commited to return ( if you would allow us too) Very pleasant surroundings with a great varied menu and good value for money.
  32. KS

    KathleenS

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Supreme food,service and value for money family business
  33. AN

    AlanN

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Top notch Chinese restaurant in the west of city centre. We booked for 22nd December and, as you would expect, the restaurant was packed, however the food was good as was the service. Five of has the banquet which was priced at very reasonable £29.95. A good variety of dishes all served piping hot.
  34. PB

    PeterB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Open in Edinburgh for nearly 50 years and still the best in town. The Menu is extensive the prices for the city centre are very reasonable. And the food is outstanding!!
  35. d

    deke

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food ok nothing out of ordinary - don't have the lemon chicken - not even a hint of lemon
  36. D

    Davie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit here was back in the early 70s, I've been back many times, and when a group of visitors to Edinburgh said they'd like to eat Chinese there was no second choice. Very helpful and attentive staff, terrific food - another great night at the Rendezvous!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and lovely staff. Would recommend to others
  38. RG

    RG30

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2017

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I made reservation using OpenTable . When I arrived there were three tables sitting. The Manager sat us at a small table for two to what told him was next to what would become heavy traffic. I asked to be sat at another deuce but was told all the other tables were reserved . I guess Open Table guests are treated as second class customers. This was the worse Chinese food I have ever experienced, dried out ribs, duck that had been cooked and refrigerated was dry and flavorless. The fried rice was soggy and again no flavor, all the meats in the rice were dry and flavorless too . This had to be the worse fried rice I have ever eaten. Fast food Chinese serves better food. Poor attitude by management and staff. OpenTable, do your subscribers a favor and remove this restaurant from your service. Is it really worth the few dollars your company receives from Rendezvous Chinese by letting your valued and loyal customers spend good money for lousy food and service?
  39. F

    Foodaholic

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service good, friendly staff, food excellent, good value for money, menu has a wide variety of choices
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a find, it's great. Friendly, fun service good food in a casual busy atmosphere and well priced, will definitely be back. Thanks

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The Rendezvous Chinese Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Westend

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm Tuesday - Thursday 5pm - 10:30pm Friday, Saturday: 5pm - 11:30pm Sunday: 1pm - 10:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room

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