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Hotel du Vin & Bistro

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French, Wine Bar
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11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland
084473 64255
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Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunday lunch

Had a lovely 4 course lunch. Food was delicious. Lost marks by the fact that the dining room was fairly dark and very cold. Some patrons kept their coats on.

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Marie G
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely 4 course lunch. Food was delicious. Lost marks by the fact that the dining room was fairly dark and very cold. Some patrons kept their coats on.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived for our pre booked afternoon tea and had to wait about 30 mins before we were taken to it. We could see them preparing our table. We then had to wait a further 30 minutes for our food. The food was nice enough but I have had far better afternoon teas for cheaper. I think if the service... More 

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Thank Erin C
Edinburgh
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal here recently with a large group of friends. It was an enjoyable meal, but aspects of the service from the waiting staff definitely needs improvement. Although our meal had been chosen in advance - 3 courses, with a choice of 4 dishes for each course - there were no menus on the table when we sat down.... More 

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Thank douglas1941
Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our wedding meal last night which was brilliant. Without fault the service was excellent and the food was great. From the time we arrive we found everything to be appropriate. We had to swap couple of our guest but there was no hassle for the management to that. The food was served right on time. The staff taking... More 

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Thank SaifMasha
Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the Hotel du vin for two nights and had a 3 course meal included in our bargain price of £ 99 per night. The first night we had the 3 course menu which included my personal favourite of steak frites which we both had, me with peppercorn sauce in a cute pan and my partner with... More 

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Thank mark h
Edinburgh
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27 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meeting friends for a special catch up and looking for somewhere comfortable to sit and chat, we thought the location of Hotel Du Vin would be ideal for us & a bit of a treat, so booked afternoon tea. Seated in a cosy 'looking' lounge room, and pleasant waiter, the scene was set. Unfortunately as the time passed we were... More 

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Thank scotthols
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times and each time it gets worse. Sunday Lunch Market table very nice looking, however Prawns had the intestine (poo trail) left in, some platters empty but left there. Waitress asked why the prawns were left then when told commented 'is that a problem' We asked if the beef was rare before we ordered, and... More 

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Thank richard3108
Bristol, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, attentive service, lovely friendly staff who remembered us from the previous evening. Not easy in a busy restaurant on a Friday/Saturday evenings. The fixed price menu is excellent value and has a good amount of choice. Food is well presented and delicious. The sommelier is well worth chatting to, he is very engaging and knowledgeable and recommended a... More 

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Edinburgh
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunched here with friends yesterday with a special deal voucher. Food was very good as was service but on one of the coldest days this winter we were absolutely freezing in the restaurant. It is a very large open type dining area and they did say the heating was on high but obviously not high enough plus doors seemed to... More 

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Thank SheenaEdinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was okay, a bit Cafe Rouge, the thing that remains in my mind is just how pompous the staff were as if the guests were an inconvenience. I've been twice, one the Restaurent was empty and the service and food was slow, unengaging and once when it was full and the service and food was the same. Having... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 25 - 36
  • Cuisine: French, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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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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