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Maison Bleue

#184 of 1,855 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Old Town
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36/38 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
441312261900
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 376
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  • 65
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relaxing, enjoyable lunch!

Visiting Edinburgh on a very busy Saturday during The Festival, we were able to obtain a table after only a 10 minute wait. The lunch menu offered two courses for £14.50 which was excellent value. I had the mussels for a starter, followed by a very tasty Sea Bream. My wife and I shared a very nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Clackmannan, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Clackmannan, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visiting Edinburgh on a very busy Saturday during The Festival, we were able to obtain a table after only a 10 minute wait. The lunch menu offered two courses for £14.50 which was excellent value. I had the mussels for a starter, followed by a very tasty Sea Bream. My wife and I shared a very nice bottle of French... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We've selected this restaurant based on the reviews of other traveller in TripAdvisor. We've booked otherwise we had to wait for more than half an hour. The place is beautifully decorated, the outside "blue approach" does not impact inside. Our table was at the first floor. When you are pregnant you have to stop eating a lot of good rear/medium... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We were looking for a pre-Tattoo dinner establishment. Many places required prior booking, but the Maison Bleue was accepting walk-ins that evening. There was a friendly welcome as we arrived, and just time to order pre-dinner drinks before we were invited to join out table. I had to smile when I was offered an Italian aperitif. I would have preferred... More 

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Giessen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very nice and quirky. Very good mostly french food but also good ribeye steak. Nice wine choices including dessert wine. More on the pricey side. Will come back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Treated myself to a great meal at the Fringe. Great food! Wonderful service! Welcoming atmosphere! Perfect location! Go and enjoy.

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Aspatria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

One of our favourite lunch venues in the city. Always reliable an good service even when busy, and an excellent range of beers and wines to temp you into staying longer

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was a very busy Saturday night mid festivals so everywhere was rammed. The restaurant were accommodating and have space at the front for a drink (comfortably) while you wait for a table. The food was good. We just had a selection of the starters to share - but was a little slow to come -saying that it didn't matter... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Interesting menu in a location full of "nooks and crannies". Nice staff, warm welcome and a fine choice of dishes at quite reasonable prices for Edinburgh at Festivsl time. Seafood is very good - mussels very tasty - beef belly main dish so tender and flavoured. Good service who will suggest your tip in your bill (10%) Nice ambience and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a tiny little restaurant in the old town on a cobblestone street, and at it we had our absolute best meal while we were in Edinburgh. The service was excellent as well. We had the calamari to start and then steak frites and lamb couscous. incredibly good and we wanted to keep going back there! Highly recommend.

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Bangalow, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has so much appeal from the minute you walk in the door. It is on three levels up a spiral staircase in an old stone building in close proximity to Edinburgh Castle. The menu is varied and interesting my duck confit on a cassoulet base was delicious washed down with.a Cote de Rhone Grenache. Superb!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36/38 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 441312261900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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