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Maison Bleue

#148 of 1,790 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
French, European, Soups, Scottish
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Kinnells House 36-38 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having had a lovely evening here 18 months ago, we made a point of booking the same table for our first evening in Edinburgh on this holiday. We were really taken with the warm welcome from all the staff that served us, and when matched with the fantastic food it added up to a very enjoyable evening. The restaurant has... More 

Thank Andrew F
Brasilia, DF
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small french restaurant has a nice atmosphere, especially for dinner. The dishes are well served and not that expensive for the food quality.

Thank rodrigo r
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having not visited in a few years I was excited about going back. Sadly it was quite disappointing. We received a friendly welcome and our drinks order was taken promptly. Our starters arrived, I had the beef, chilli, sesame seed which was inside a filo cup, which I didn't eat seemed a bit over done. It was ok, but nothing... More 

Thank Jenny G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent set menu lunch. Food was superb,reasonable bottle of wine and the service was first class given the fact it was full. My friend ans I both rated it as one of the best meals we had eaten this year. Good luck to them in the new restaurants they are opening, Fabulous.

Thank Lena W
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great meal here during the Fringe with work colleagues, including possibly the best calamari starter i've ever tasted! The batter was minimal, and was completely grease free. The decor is beautiful, and as I was waiting in the bar area for the rest of my group to arrive, some tourists popped in just to take photos. Service was... More 

Thank LucyW90
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were looking for a place for dinner on a Thursday night and we really lucked out going to Maison Bleue. This was our best dinner while in Scotland! The restaurant is super cool and cozy and is the perfect place for a date. We sat upstairs at a table near the open window, which was really perfect since we... More 

Thank l0ves2travl
Bloomfield, MI
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We showed up with issues, from a finger pinched while opening the front door to concerns about sensitivity to a common ingredient and more, and the staff bent over backwards to accommodate us. One of us had a great tagine and the other an excellent steak. They might not want to see us again because we were so high maintenance... More 

Thank Travl1n
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in Edinburgh and chose Maison Bleue to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were given a lovely window table and the food was the best we have eaten for a long time. My sea bream and risotto was melt in the mouth and my husbands rib eye steak was succulent. The service was efficient and friendly and the atmosphere... More 

Thank Jilliandc9
Glasgow, Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're frequent visitors to Edinburgh and often eat at well-rated restaurants especially when we've been celebrating a particular event. We will even revert to old favourites after a poor experience to test whether there's been an improvement. So it has been after recent visits to a Holyrood Palace garden party, daughter's performance with NYCOS in Usher Hall and celebrating graduation... More 

Thank Seebees
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here in the late afternoon, just for a beer...great place to be around...very nice interior, nice staff crew...we disn't eat but the the atmosphere was great.We'll hopefully come back again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, European, Soups, Scottish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kinnells House 36-38 Victoria Street, Edinburgh EH1 2JW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 441312261900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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.
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