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Hotel du Vin & Bistro

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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank scottmckenzie1964
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Hibernian1973
Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank 264al
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

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Thank chepaddy
Edinburgh
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

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Thank rob16d
scotland
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The central location and the character of this old building are pluses. We enjoyed a glass of wine in the courtyard (large patio heaters if needed!) and when the waitress found out we were dining she brought out the menus for us to look at. We ate in the Bistro which is done out in a style sympathetic to the... More 

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Thank tramoia
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

prebooked a table for the steak night and we enjoyed sharing a superb chateubriand. the sommelier was helpful in choosing a wine to match the food.

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Thank barry w
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Went to the hotel du vin for a business meeting.was really impressed with the whole building from the restaurant to the bar area Had my meeting upstairs at the bar area which comfortable and relaxing I will be back for possible stay and dinner Great location in the centre of the city,walking distance from all the attractions

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Thank Alan H
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Excellent location in the Old Town, warm, welcoming ambience. Friendly, helpful staff. Delicious food. Will be back!

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Thank Perfecto99
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

A very disappointing visit to the Hotel du Vin Bistro. The food was mediocre nothing special. This is not a cheap restaurant and I would have expected a much higher standard. The service was extremely slow and we even had to chase up our bill at the end. A service charge is automatically added to the bill. I think Hotel... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $33
Cuisine
European, French, British, Wine Bar, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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