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Hotel du Vin & Bistro

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Wine Bar
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11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland
084473 64255
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and nice atmosphere, service could have been better

We came to celebrate a recent family success during what is quite a busy period. We were also on a deal I got on-line so this may have explained the service being a bit slow/not so attentive. The restaurant itself is within a lovely setting with a great bar upstairs that offers a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
MOFF5
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very friendly and attentive staff who knew their food and wine and added to the super ambience. The food was delicious and the wine excellent - not cheap but worth it for the quality as was Armagnac to finish. My wife and I felt very much at home and we will certainly return.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant and bar is set on a split level, lovely old building. The menu is classic French bistro. Service was excellent from the sommelier Jack who provided us with not just great wine and food but charm and character. A mention also to Caitlyn who looked after us all evening and was very professional and friendly. This made my... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We came to celebrate a recent family success during what is quite a busy period. We were also on a deal I got on-line so this may have explained the service being a bit slow/not so attentive. The restaurant itself is within a lovely setting with a great bar upstairs that offers a nice ambiance and relaxing atmosphere. Bar staff... More 

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Edinburgh
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautiful surroundings in a rustic style restaurant. Fabulous service from start to finish, and of course a wonderful three course lunch. The food was awesome and was cooked to perfection. The choice on offer was superb. The woman attending to us was so nice and could not have done any more for us if she had tried. Am sorry her... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have stayed at four Hotel Du Vin hotels now and after the first two , which were excellent we expected the same to continue but unfortunately it did not. Our stay at the Glasgow and Tunbridge Wells hotels were so very good. We were given a lovely room with sitting area , one on the courtyard and one overlooking... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Sunday brunch was not what we expected. The food was not terrible. It was ok. The potato and leek soup was a bit salty but tasted lovely and buttery. The roast beef with all the trimmings turned out to be two small pieces of slightly chewy beef with a large Yorkshire pudding (bigger in size than the beef), two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We came here for my son's graduation and it was an excellent choice. There were eight of us and we all enjoyed our meal. The setting was lovely, very helpful staff and the food was great. We had a combination of steak frites, moules frites, lamb rump and amazing burgers. Dessert was crème brulé all around. This felt like a... More 

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Kirkwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited this bistros tonight and it was absolutely great. The staff deserved special praise for their friendliness but the food was also lovely. Would definitely go again (tomorrow) !

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Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We met with an old friend who was visiting Scotland. We had an amazing meal served by very friendly and attentive staff.\We had a good choice froma daily menu. We all had the pint of prawns as a starter and they were the best prawns we have eer had in Scotland. Mains were also good and so was the desert.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fourth or fifth time here - always always good, lovely bistro feel in thr main room, staff very attentive. As for the "mains" - food and wine excellent. Really good informal dining......

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Additional Information about Hotel du Vin & Bistro

Address: 11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland
Phone Number: 084473 64255
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
Average Prices: USD 27 - 39
Cuisine: Wine Bar

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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 27 - 39
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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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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