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Hotel du Vin & Bistro

11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland (South Side)
0131 247 4900
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Ranked #984 of 1,788 restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $28 - $42
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Side
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Had a booking from 6.30-8.30 which was unfortunately the only booking available. Never the less it was busy and full of atmosphere at that time - the waiter was lovely and really helpful when we had any queries. The food was great all but one thing which really ruined our experience there: A female waitress brought over the wrong thing... More

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Isle of Wight, England
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The hotel and bistro occupy part of a triangle just south of the Royal Mile. Once you have crossed the one-way system, a gateway takes you in to a courtyard and the hotel reception. The Bistro is just beyond, quite small by HdV standards, overlooked by the upstairs bar. We had a nice table for four in the corner. They... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What a great find in Edinburgh! Based near the old town I dont usually go to hotel restaurants but this was worth the visit! It really is stylish in design and layout. The food was fantastic and I had the mussels for starters! Good wine selection as well. Only small criticism I have is that the upstairs bar served weak... More

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Croft on Teees
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great atmosphere in a quirky select room seating at most 24 people also delivering a varied choice of good quality food and wine at reasonable prices is well worth a visit . The staff are helpful, willing and available to make the experience a good one .

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Lanarkshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We were a party of 10 originally, 9 turned up and one of them was a fussy eater! Add to that a "secret" birthday cake and we were not the easiest party to deal with. ..however the very professional staff coped with everything with style and humour and definitely added to our experience. The food was delightful 4 courses including... More

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

TOP MARKS on Saturday night party of 14…..Perfect setting, great menu and fine wine list for family celebration. We pre-booked a long table for 7pm. A family photo at the attractive entrance followed by a walk through the courtyard led to the bistro which was the perfect setting for a large group. With room for other diners on smaller tables... More

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Edinburgh
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lovely courtyard setting in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town does this hotel and eatery justice - the food however, could be a little more inspiring to reflect the prices in the Bistro. it's just a bit over-priced for what you get. The portion sizes are not large and border marginally on the 'nouvelle / not very much to eat... More

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Kinlochleven, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

i booked this as a nice treat as my boyfriend was taking me to edinburgh for the weekend. Food was ok but could have been slightly better. For what i paid i wasnt really bothered as got a good deal on 5pm but i dont think this experience will make me run back and pay full price

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I ate here in January to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. We usually avoid chain restaurants but after being pleasantly surprised with the quality of Newcastle’s bistro du vin decided that this would be a safe bet. The restaurant looks nice, good atmosphere, attentive staff but the food was a real let-down. Starters were okay, nothing special. My girlfriend ordered a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Made to feel like I was a thief and had to leave the building with my dining partner because the Maitre'd didn't believe I had a pre-paid and pre-booked reservation. Despite being shown the booking confirmation email and reservation number, they stalled, uhm'd and ah'd and blamed everything on the reservation agent, 5pm,co,uk. Hotel du Vin made no effort whatsoever... More

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