Le Bistrot

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
French
Ambience
Dark and moody, Glamorous

About

The famous Bistrot de l’Institut Français is back and ready to welcome you! Located at the new House of France on the Royal Mile (former Lothian Chambers), we aim to provide you with a friendly and authentic French experience, filled with passion and love in what we are doing. Open every day from breakfast to dinner, Le Bistrot By Patisserie Maxime is there for everyone to feel like in France, in fantastic surroundings!

Location

Le Bistrot West Parliament Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

01312254021 01312254021

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 09:00-22:00
Tue 09:00-22:00
Wed 09:00-22:00
Thu 09:00-22:00
Fri 09:00-22:00
Sat 09:00-22:00
Sun 09:00-22:00

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10 Reviews 
Food/Drink
Service
Atmosphere
Value

Graham O

22 March 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
excellent

The food, wine and service were excellent. I could not fault it.

Rona A

24 February 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

service was courteous and attentive. Food delicious  and portions good size. House wine was good.

Lynn G

11 March 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 3
Value 1

Disappointing food - soggy quiche. Beetroot salad very unimaginative. Ver nice service. No option but the lunch menu. Out last visit when we had more lunch options was a much more pleasant experience. I wouldn't go back here again.

Alexander S

10 February 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 3
Not as good as in the past

Have not been for a few months and were frequent customers up to then. 2 complaints when compared with the past. Very large and first class offering of cakes etc has disappeared  A big negative point! In addition some of the helpings have shrunk in quantity. Cold meat board as a starter is now half the size it was! Will have to think hard before returning which is a great pity

Geraldine L

22 January 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

Lovely meal,well presented and served.

Colin A

18 August 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Pure Satisfaction

Have visited on numerous occasions and have never been dissappointed with any aspect surrounding a meal, be it lunch or dinner

Ailieson K

08 August 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Excellent

Fantastic and authentic cuisine at Le Bistrot!  The flavours and textures of the food was superb and had a very difficult choice on what to choose as everything sounded wonderful and given the flavours nothing disappointed.  The ambiance and the service was fantastic and I feel a little hidden gem that I am glad had not been discovered by too many people.  I would definitely recommend and will return again next time I am in Edinburgh.

STEPHEN M

02 May 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 5

Another excellent visit to Le Bistro, our friends from Glasgow were very impressed. Super service from several staff with witty comments and great guidance with regards to the desert choices!

 

Anon

15 February 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 2
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Authentic French food

Our starters were superb but the French Sheperd's pie (Hachis Parmentier) was far too dry. The service was very poor, we were never asked if we would like a desert. It was a Monday so the restaurant wasn't over busy. Lovely setting and good atmosphere. I would try again as maybe we just caught them on a bad day. 

Anon

17 October 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Le Bistrot

Wet night in Edinburgh, brightened by good food,wine, and service. Excellent first and main courses,plus complimentary sweet.

Good wine choice.

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