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Maison Bleue

#194 of 1,800 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
0131 226 1900
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 62
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious food, nice atmosphere and lovely staff

Beef cheek is exquisite! Camembert starter also yummy. Staff were nice and friendly but not intrusive. Highly recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Popular place so book in advance! This restaurant had a great selection of food and wines. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is some of the best we'd had during our stay. There were couples and families alike when we visited. It has a blend of French, north african and Scottish cuisine, including haggis balls as a sharing starter.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We had a very good experience here. The service was excellent even though they were very busy. My husband and I both loved our meals. My husband had the stuffed roasted peppers with ratatouille and thought it was one of his favorite meals ever. I had something like beef burgundy (sorry, can't remember the name )and it was excellent. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beef cheek is exquisite! Camembert starter also yummy. Staff were nice and friendly but not intrusive. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Expected this place to be a tad touristy based on the location but it was excellent. Very good quality food at reasonable prices. Scottish food with a French twist. The haggis balls with whisky sauce appetizer were magnificent Wait staff were very friendly and efficient. Fabulous funky little restaurant. Ladies bathroom was wonderful (I know an odd thing to comment... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous restaurant just off Grassmarket. Very welcoming! The menu was inviting and the food was delicious. The waiters were very knowledgable and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Only in Edinburgh for one evening . Knew we'd be spoilt for choice but we went looking for something different . Found La Maison Bleue and loved the romantic look of the place plus the unusual and eclectic menu so booked for the evening and loved it. I had the Saigon beef followed by the Vietnamese chicken and my husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We called in on "spec" on our first day of our weekend break in Edinburgh. We weren't sure whether they could fit us in but they did. All I can say is that we thoroughly enjoyed the meal (with my wife feeling a little guilty that she couldn't finish her meal). We would really recommend this place. The staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Edinburgh under the radar. We would walk along the street and pop into restaurants on a whim, or ask for recommendations throughout the trip. Finding The Grain Store was full for the night - the manager recommended Maison Bleue down the street. We rushed over to see if they could slip us... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I'm sorry to say that this was about the worst eating experience in Edinburgh. Rather than go in to detail, as a local resident, we will not be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Excellent food served by excellent staff in an intimate environment and great location just off the Grassmarket. Definitely recommend!

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maisonbleue37, Public Relations Manager at Maison Bleue, responded to this review

doesn't come much better than that. thanks for a stunning review. come again and tell your friends. fraser More 

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Additional Information about Maison Bleue

Address: 36/38 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 226 1900
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: French

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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: 0131 226 1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
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.