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Hotel du Vin & Bistro

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Old Town
Wine Bar
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11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland
084473 64255
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
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  • 69
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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pre theatre dinner at the bistro in Hotel du Vin

By eating before 7 we were able to take advantage of the Prix Fixe seasonal menu which is on offer for £14.95 for two courses. A glass of of wine was also included. For us there was plenty of choice and everything we had was delicious and well presented. The service is excellent and the young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
James R
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We ate here very recently with another couple and we received the usual high quality food and friendly service. I never meant to leave a review but after experiencing a complaining couple sitting next to us, I felt, I really should do. You can find their feedback about their experience just below this review. I have to say, it is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Poor decor, poor portion size, poor quality ingredients, poor cooking - just poor! Oh, yes - and people smoking in "enclosed areas".

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edinburgh
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81 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My partner and myself went to the pre-theatre meal last night. It was one of the most pathetic main meals that we have ever had. The starter was tiny and the second course which was steak and chips was disgusting. A tiny, overcooked tough piece of inedible meat with a large amount of thin microwaved chips and some green leaves.... More 

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Wiltshire
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

On a weekend visit to Edinburgh my wife and I ate Sunday Lunch at the Hotel du Vin. Fantastic quirky location being the old Bedlam lunatic asylum! The Sunday Lunch set menu was great value for money with 4 course. * A lovely herby tomato soup to start * Buffet of smoked salmon, seafood, cured meats, antipasti and breads *... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our a la carte meal at this bistro was superb in all respects. Great ambience and every member of staff was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. This was particularly true of Tomasz the sommelier. Our meal was superb from start to finish. All in all, it was a truly unforgettable experience. This was our first visit but it will certainly not... More 

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scotland
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128 reviews 128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If I was to think of one word to describe Jack's service it would be impeccable From the moment you greeted us till we said goodbye we felt so well looked after. We had come to Edinburgh for the day and knowing the Hotel du Vin Glasgow we knew we were in for a treat . You knew when to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

By eating before 7 we were able to take advantage of the Prix Fixe seasonal menu which is on offer for £14.95 for two courses. A glass of of wine was also included. For us there was plenty of choice and everything we had was delicious and well presented. The service is excellent and the young staff very pleasant .... More 

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Leeds
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited on Easter Sunday and had the set price Sunday Brunch. The Bistro is a lovely setting and the staff were very attentive. There is something on the menu for everyone, just because it's Sunday you don't have to have a roast (although the beef was delicious). The French market table buffet was superb, various pates, shellfish, fresh breads... More 

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Linlithgow
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Lovely room and the food we ate was tasty and well presented. No complaints on quality. Warmly greeted on arrival but service poor after that. Soft drink husband ordered never arrived. So difficult to attract attention of staff he forgot about it and drank the tap water - one glass offered at start but not offered a refill until we... More 

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Came here for afternoon tea with my boyfriend. We had booked a table however when we arrived it wasn't ready so we had to wait a while. We were seated and then had to wait a further 20 mins to get asked if we wanted any drinks. Our cake stand came, it was lovely! We had it with sparkling rose,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 084473 64255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 38
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.