Located at the new House of France on the Royal Mile (former Lothian Chambers), we aim to provide you with a friendly and authentic French experience, filled with passion and love in what we are doing.
Open every day from breakfast to dinner, we are there for everyone to feel like in France, in fantastic surroundings!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
I love this place for lunch. Proper French food and cakes to die for.
Excellent experience - lovely French atmosphere, friendly staff. Such good value that I wondered if the bistrot could be subsidised by the French government. Only thing missing was a glass of wine due to the restrictions.
One of the best places to eat in Edinburgh. Great location and menu!
Good French cuisine in pleasant surroundings; the apricot tart being of particular note.
This was a relaxed and enjoyable lunch. We were able to take our time, service was not intrusive but friendly. The food was imaginative and well prepared. We will certainly be back.
Great food. Really pleased with the service although took time for it to be ready
Best place for a lunch in town. Food is great, nice ambiance and stuff does everything possible to accommodate. Our absolute favourite spot.
My three course lunch included a delicious salad with mozzarella as starter, seabass with tasty Gruyere mashed potato and a variety of vegetables as main and yummy mille feuilles as desert. Very reasonably priced for such good food which was tastefully served. Staff were very pleasant. Good covid precautions.
It was shut. Love the place but would have appreciated being informed that it was closed.
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I absolutely love this restaurant. Ambience is great, food lovely and staff friendly. We have been twice using vouchers but we will definitely be back. I look forward to trying the lunch menu which looks great value.
I particularly liked the online booking and interaction. Then the atmosphere was conducive etc.
Me and my best friend went here for a little slice of Paris and we were not disappointed! Lovely food served piping hot and the staff were really friendly. 10/10!
My friend and I had a wonderful lunch at Le Bistrot. Although we could not be served alcohol, the food was outstanding and the staff were exceptionally polite and helpful. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.
The food was good, service efficient/friendly and the free bakery treats to take home for breakfast a lovely touch. However, I found the way they had cramped the tables into one room a little odd as it appeared there was a second room full of empty tables. Perhaps I’m mistaken but if this is their only dining room i feel they need to adjust the seating layout or accept less customers in light of COVID etc. I could see a few other people clearly uncomfortable with how tight it was too as they kept looking around when somebody coughed or similar. I know it’s perhaps irrational but these strange times require strange measures to make everybody feel comfortable and in my experience Le Bistrot didn’t feel relaxing as a result, at least on this night.
Fantastic value. Brilliant service. Never lets us down. Salmon starter, charcuterie, salads, bread all faultless. Cote du Rhone very smooth. 5*
Friendly and courteous staff, good ambience, sensible and unobtrusive for Covid rules.
Definitely go back, the food was very good and presented with a quiet professionalism.
The place was very pleasant and relaxing. The soup was good and the main meal, chicken supreme was excellent. We were given a slice of apple pie and Cheesecake with cream, which the waiter said was on the house. When he brought the bill he also brought us two large scones and said we could have them for breakfast which was a lovely treat.
Loved our meal, waiters were so nice even though we were late to arrive and also a mix up with our order (my fault), nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend this beautiful little bistro, best meal we had in a long time. Very reasonably priced food and drinks, just loved it! Staff really were exceptional.
Wonderful Lunch here, food was amazing, service top class
We will be back soon!
I enjoyed a delicious lunch in elegant surroundings. The service was friendly and professional. Highly recommended.
Would it be a cliche to say this is a little bit of France in the centre of Edinburgh? OK, it would be too obvious. But it is, and provides lovely food and friendly service. And French classes and films and much more in the rest of this very grand building
This is a gem hidden in the middle of the city ❤️. Special
exc ellent for a quick snack or a long lunch or just a coffee or a glass of wine.
Fantastic food once again and very cheerful and helpful staff. A superb experience.
Great food, great service. Will definitely be back.
We visited Le Bistrot for lunch on a Saturday and tried the lunch deal they have from the A La Carte menu. Food was absolutely delicious and great value for money. Service was outstanding and staff very friendly. Highly recommended! Will definitely go there again next time we are in Edinburgh.
As always the food ,restaurant, staff were amazing.
Thus restaurant is always great.
Great find in Edinburgh. Amazing food and service. Loved it. Will be back.
Was fantastic. Great food and great service! Thanks again
Food was delicious and service was good for first half, but I gave up waiting after 1 hour (I had time to waste and was curious), after someone (non server) had removed my mains plate, to have someone take my coffee and dessert order. Despite looking at the servers and them seeing me looking, nothing; so if you are after a mains meal its great just don't go in looking to expect a lovely French dessert after.
Really nice meal, was a bit of delay due to staffing issues in the kitchen but we were given complimentary drinks and snacks whilst we waited, would definitely return in the future.
Fantastic lunch in the middle of Edinburgh. Superb food and service in a nice atmosphere. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Excellent food and service!
Made to feel very welcome.
Can’t fault any area. Food portions were really good and a really good size. Lovely staff and atmosphere.
Generous portions and very tasty! I reserved last minute and was pleased with my dinner.
Great little place on the Royal Mile. The salmon was fantastic and the chocolate "heaven" cake was all that and more! I'll be back.
Although we had difficulty finding it Le Bistrot was an excellent find. For some reason Google Maps shows the restaurant some 200 metres further up the Royal Mile and down a small side alley? Luckily we recalled passing the French consulate earlier in the day and Le Bistrot ending up being part of the same building.
This French heritage augered well for a delightful evening. The food was very well prepared and presented and the service very friendly and personable.
If you want an authentic meal in charming surroundings Bon Appetit!!
Perfect place for relaxed lunch
Really lovely food and very attentive staff
Great food and service, would recommend, very helpful Staff.
Le Bistrot is rated 4.5 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.
Le Bistrot does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://lebistrot.giftpro.co.uk/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.