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Chez Jules

#477 of 1,826 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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109 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
+44 2266992
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Informal French bistro, great steaks and seafood but also froglegs...
Informal French bistro, great steaks and seafood but also froglegs, snails, boudin noir, canard roti...During August last food order is 00.30 am (sunday to thursday) and 1.30am Friday and saturday. Bon appetit
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food in eccentric setting

This place was recommended to us by our hosts and being off the high street we were happy to find somewhere with individuality unlike many of the chain restaurants around. Inside is dimly lit with long bench seating and candles in wine bottles, could be cheesy but actually it all worked to create... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
marciah91
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Poor poor service. We went there for dinner, all the tables are so close that you feel like eating with the next table. It took a while for them to come and take our order and then we had to wait 1.5h to get the food! As we were really hungry we asked for more bread that you'd think they... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended to us by our hosts and being off the high street we were happy to find somewhere with individuality unlike many of the chain restaurants around. Inside is dimly lit with long bench seating and candles in wine bottles, could be cheesy but actually it all worked to create a nice atmosphere. We were a little... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Have been to Chez Jules so many times over the last few years. Was always leaving full and satisfied. The food has been to die for and the lunch deal simply amazing. Last week took my family for lunch. Unfortunately, the food portions were smaller than I remembered. The coq au vin was tiny and most of the mussels were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

As locals we pop into town for a family lunch regularly but with the festival having started our usual haunts were not doing lunch menu so came across this place. £7.90 for 2 course so pretty reasonable. Onion soup was good but coq a vin was bland and small portion with little meat on chicken bone. Service not great as... More 

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chezjules92, Owner at Chez Jules, responded to this review

So you did not like our "Coq au vin" copiously marinated in red wine with smoked bacon, carrots ,mushrooms and a creamy mash. Our little "Poulet" was not fat enough for your liking! You felt annoyed to be seated beside others in the middle of a very popular and busy restaurant offering a great lunch at £7.90. You took offense... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Roughly a month ago I visited this restaurant for the first time and couldn't fault food or service.Based on my previous experience I decided to invite my friend to celebrate her last night in Edinburgh before flying back to Australia....what a mistake! I ordered sea bass and asked to swap fries for potatoes.Was told that it'd be additional charge as... More 

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chezjules92, Owner at Chez Jules, responded to this review

Once again plainly defeated by the omnipresent curse of the potato! I shall repent More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We ate here with friends who are regular visitors of chez joules. We opted for the special lunch which we thought was great value. The gratis salad and bread are a lovely touch and the house wine was great. The atmosphere is relaxed and there is a great buzz about the place. Everyone whilst we were there was enjoying a... More 

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went to Chez Jules after hearing reviews and visited on a Sunday night. The restaurant is quirky, French style (obviously) with a buoyant yet relaxed atmosphere. My boyfriend and I both ordered 8oz fillet steaks cooked rare and medium rare. They were done perfectly and were melt in the mouth awesome. After an initial problem with me being a tad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This place is a hidden gem. Great value for money, amazing atmosphere and centrally located. The lobster is delicious (and very reasonable!) served simply grilled in the shell with garlic butter and fries. Surf and turf is likewise fantastic, and the mussels, frogs legs and duck all come highly recommended! Eaten here a few times, and it will continue to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Hanover Street has some of the best lunch places in Edinburgh New Town - for me this is the best. Like a real French brasserie, the lunch menu is restricted in choice, great food and great value.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My friend and I decided to have lunch it looked busy which is normally a good sign oops never judge a book by its cover Decided to have the black pudding /apple that was first mistake pudding was cut down middle with 3 small reheated pieces of apple plopped on a plate pudding was bland then second mistake grilled sea... More 

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chezjules92, Owner at Chez Jules, responded to this review

You are right never judge a book by its cover, we all thought you were really happy! I wonder what is wrong with prawns and then lamb but I am delighted to hear that the Mac Seabass is now available. Would you let me know where! Just curious. More 

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Additional Information about Chez Jules

Address: 109 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 2266992
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH1 2DJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 2266992

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Informal French bistro, great steaks and seafood but also froglegs, snails, boudin noir, canard roti...During August last food order is 00.30 am (sunday to thursday) and 1.30am Friday and saturday. Bon appetit
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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