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Hotel du Vin & Bistro

Old Town
European, French, British, Wine Bar, Scottish
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11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland
084473 64255
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited just after midday on Sunday 24 August. Despite Edinburgh still being in the midst of the Festival, there was plenty of outdoor seating so it seemed like a nice idea to pop in for a drink and a light bite to eat. We were wrong. We were told by the receptionist to seat ourselves, which... More 

Thank LonsdaleDLM
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115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped into the bar of the Hotel du Vin for drinks before the Tattoo. Looking for somewhere that we could sit for a short time between a gig of Fringe and the climb up to the castle. Four drinks (2 Hendricks, a vodka and a rum) came to just over £25, which was I thought expensive. But I do... More 

Thank John H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can always rely on Hotel du Vin to treat you nicely, be well-presented and serve near-perfect food. Not to mention their passion for wine pairing! Had a lovely steak which was prepared simply and really delicious. I was just a little disappointed that once again my call for rare was ignored, but not terribly so. It might feel like... More 

Thank Renate K
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have to be honest: it was during the Edinburgh Festival, but the table was booked for 6.15 and our starters didn't arrive until 7.10. It was even a struggle to get our first drinks. Despite that, we enjoyed our meal and would definitely go back - at a quieter time of year.

Thank Dave_das
Chester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only used the bar in this hotel and thought it one of the best we had used in Edinburgh, lovely atmosphere with great friendly staff.

Thank richard y
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Our first visit and we immediatley booked to go back with the family next weekend. Great food and service, with a warm and lovely atmosphere. Just what we were looking for on a Saturady lunchtime.

Thank scottmckenzie1964
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife was given a Sunday brunch for two for her birthday this consists of 4 course brunch we were unlucky today due to the soup off the day was Cullen and skink which my wife and I don't like it but apart from that the brunch was amazing the roast beef was fantastic and the service was 1st class... More 

Thank Hibernian1973
Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We were given a gift certificate for this place, so we didn't pay for the meal. In a bizarre coincidence, we've been given another certificate for Hotel Du Vin by another friend. The room for Sunday lunch is pleasant and interestingly decorated with vintage French items and signage on the shelves and walls. The star of the room is probably... More 

Thank 264al
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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650 reviews
463 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Tasty lunch at this establishment. They do a fixed price lunch (£16.95 for 2 courses / £19.95 for 3 courses). Drink prices are what you'd expect for a 4 star hotel. Very attentive and friendly service in nice surroundings.

Thank chepaddy
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The service from the sommelier was astounding. Very very nice touch. Lovely food and delicious wine (if a tad overpriced). The waitress did seem a little disinterested and obviously did not want to be there, perhaps she was having a bad day. The sommelier and quality of food soon made up for this though.

Thank rob16d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $33
European, French, British, Wine Bar, Scottish
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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

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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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