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Maison Bleue

#140 of 1,780 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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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I dined in Maison Bleue on Tuesday early evening. My friend and I were greeted warmly and escorted to a table on the first floor. It was busy - always a good sign! We chose from the excellent pre-theatre Menu sharing a starter and a cheese course. For mains we had the Fish of the day and a Medium-rare sirloin... More 

1 Thank David B T
Lake District, Northern England
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Convenient location and comforting ambiance. Lovely staff and thoughtful staff. This is a perfect place to dine downtown. The food was way above average and the service excellent. Dark interior and lovely atmosphere. This restaurant is highly recommended although the wine was a tad over-priced. Our waitress was a darling and even took our collective photograph with a grin and... More 

1 Thank alasn
Fife, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Table for two no probe at busy time in the evening, food was great starter and mans very tasty thanks to the chef! Service was slow and bad, others namely Americans service around us was notably better, probably expecting a tip! We were left with dirty dishes after our starters, slow service for our mains , no offer of extra... More 

Thank Andy W
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I used to eat lunch here regularly back in 2001! I'm now based outside Edinburgh, but was visiting with some friends for the Fringe and brought them here. I said 'it would be amazing if they still do the haggis balls with clapshot potatoes' and guess what, they did! We ate pretty late (were probably one of the last diners... More 

Thank gokhart1
Dallas, Texas
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cute little restaurant in old town. Good food, but nothing to rave about. Decently priced, maybe a tad bit on the high end since the portions are so small. Glad we went, but would definitely try some different spots next time.

Thank afriemel
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came across Maison Bleue on our visit to Edinburgh for the fringe and were delighted to find such a lovely little restaurant with a great atmosphere. The staff were so helpful and friendly and the food was excellent I would describe it as cosy with small tables but not overcrowded. We had lunch on our first visit and an... More 

Thank PeterRosie
Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having tried various restaurants to make a reservation with no sucess owing to opening times and pre bookings ,we decided to get close to the Castle area and join the hundereds of people on a similar purpose, we came across this name on the wall ,lets try here! .we were welcomed by a very busy lady "a table for two"... More 

Thank Bill M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a restaurant best suited to couples or those dining alone. The menu is succinct and focuses around French classics that are locally sourced

Thank pab210
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having visited on numerous occasions over the last few years, we knew that Maison Bleue would deliver another great lunch before we hit the Fringe. What a fantastic surprise to see that the place had had a makeover and looked even better than the last time we were in. Still friendly and welcoming but even more stylish. I knew the... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being foodies as well as committed attendees at Edinburgh Fringe Festival is possibly to be living examples of an oxymoron. Where to eat delicious food quickly? Not ones to gobble burgers on the run, we are always on the look out for quick yet classy food around the Old Town within easy reach of The Grassmarket, Cowgate and The Pleasance.... More 

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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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 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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