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Hotel du Vin & Bistro

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Old Town
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11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland
+44 844 736 4255
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Scotland, UK
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time that we have visited here, and what a difference from the first time! It would appear to have gone rapidly down-hill. First of all, a Friday night - and the place was half empty? (Of course, maybe everyone else knew better than us?!). So if the place was half empty, you'd expect the service to... More 

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Thank CatReidScotland_UK
London
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I booked a table at Hotel Du Vin for dinner as we were in town for the weekend but already had accommodation sorted. Our experience there was nothing short of outstanding. The restaurant itself is located in a beautifully historic traditional Edinburgh stone building. The Sommelier was very knowledgeable and recommended a lovely bottle of red based... More 

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Thank jamesbZ4017ZA
Scotland, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch one day on the 3 courses for £19.95 option. We arrived slightly early so we went up to the hotel bar for a couple of drinks. The drinks are very overpriced (10 pound for a cocktail, 7 pound for a G&T). After the drinks, we went down to the restaurant. The lunch menu has 4... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like the concept for Sunday lunch. Soup, starter selection from fresh French market, roast type dishes and fish, followed by deserts. Pumpkin soup was thick and flavoursome. Great selection of smoked salmon, hot smoked salmon, whole prawns, mussels, various Pates, mayonnaises, sun dried tomatoes, peppers, and good breads. Roast rib of beef flavoursome, needed more gravy ( though they said... More 

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Thank R23S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waiting staff were a bit clueless. Offered still or sparkling water as soon as we sat down, any competent waiter would have offered a drink. Served the mains with a flourish as if they had memorised who ordered what - got that wrong as well. The service charge is included so it grates when the service is not up... More 

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Thank wavygravy60
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel Du Vin is one of my favorite Edinburgh restaurants and I have been coming here for years. And this time too they didn't let me down. I have visited HDV on 14th of January to celebrate my guest birthday. We had a Chateaubriand for two, accompanied by a bottle of Beaujolais and followed by Cheeseborad and CHOCOLATE BOMB, .... More 

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Thank Ela K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

We were given a wine tasting experience at Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh as a gift. We went along on Friday and our sommelier Julien was very good. Friendly, knowledgeable and interested. We tasted 2 champagnes; 2 white wines and 2 red wines - all very pleasant. Julien explained all about the wines and even the cost of each bottle -... More 

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Thank Joyce B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

The food here is good but the service is abysmal. We had the maitre d' ask if we wanted champagne, we said yes, then she tried to bring us gin. We asked to move because of noise but were told they were booked out. But we later saw quieter tables never used. The sommelier spoke little English and was not... More 

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Thank Ralphmcd
Praiano, Italy
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I was really looking forward to go to this place for the new years dinner and I have to say that after that I was not happy at all. Even though the atmosphere, the staff and location were great the food was really disappointing compared to what we paid. They took the payment in advance which is fair enough but... More 

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Thank GVilly
Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for a special night away and it was excellent. Room and staff perfect. Our dinner at the bistro however was a waste of time and money. While we had walked up Arthur's Seat and were quite hungry, we had to rack up 130 pound bill just to feel sort of full. Bread, olives, 2 entrees,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $31
Cuisine
French, European, British
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
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: +44 844 736 4255

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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

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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