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Le Bistrot

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220 reviews
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£25 and under
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French

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The famous Le Bistrot is ready to welcome you!

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!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 220 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Generous portions and very tasty! I reserved last minute and was pleased with my dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MikeM
London
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!

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AS18
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect place for relaxed lunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and very attentive staff

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TimK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, would recommend, very helpful Staff.

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Euan007
Angus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food and superb value right in the heart of Edinburgh.

LM
LornaM
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great service. Very friendly and efficient. Lovely ambience. Food was delicious. Only issue was the prawns in the linguine dish were in their shells which made it a hassle to eat.

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RayDoyle
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Proper French bistro food and a pleasantly laid back bistro atmosphere.

CM
CaitlinM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service. The food was unbelievably good. Will definitely be back.

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IanT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good atmosphere and excellent food. Slow service and waiters did not pay attention so we had to wait for service at each course. This spoilt the experience. The food was very tasty and good value. Waiters need to be trained to watch and look after customers.

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PatriciaW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French food, lovely dining room, service efficient and friendly plus the set meal is very good value. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Strongly advise

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stoofer
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, super staff and lovely food, will be back very soon.

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DanielL
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fabulous food - the quality and size of each of our courses was very good (highly recommend the Saint Jacques and the Fillet Steak in particular). Great value for money. Generously provided a discount to the bill and free patisseries at the end of the meal which was a surprising, welcome and memorable touch.

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johnw
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I'd go back!
Good fare for lunch excellent value with eat out deal.
Service is relaxed rather than over attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first meal out for 7 months and everything was perfect

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I booked this venue and from the minute we arrived we were not disappointed. Staff were very attentive. The food was fabulous. And the venue was beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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travelmad
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at Le Bsitrot & loved the food, excellent choices on the set lunch menu and great value. The friendly service and enjoyable experience means we have already recommended it to friends & will return soon.

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SheonaU
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab breakfast, I can thoroughly recommend the Eggs William Wallace (eggs benedict with haggis), absolutely delicious.

BM
BrianM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a wee bit cafe' style and bright but don't let that put you off. The service and food are excellent, the wine list and specials terrific and overall I would highly recommend.

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LizP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal with attentive friendly service. We have visited here before and never had a bad experience.

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Chloe
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Forgot side order, no napkins to wipe hands and food was slightly cold.

HL
HLScotland
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant has the French Cafe atmosphere and excellent staff with delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Me and my girlfriend ate at the restaurant during our stay in Edinburgh, the food was unbelievable and the setting and music was perfect, highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience was had by us all. The service was quick and friendly. The food was very good! We will definitely be back when visiting Edinburgh again....a must go to restaurant!

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PatrickC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good French food with excellent service, good value for monies

PM
PeterM
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A pleasant meal on the Royal Mile. They had ran out of items when we arrived and then their dessert menu was virtually non existent saying all they had left was what was on show in the cabinet. None of which I preferred.

LH
LouiseH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner one evening and was so impressed that we returned for lunch.

RL
RosieL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, charming staff, lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend.

KB
KarenB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely informal feel to the bistro , food was good , desserts magnificent & staff very helpful , good value prices would definitely visit again , Loved the place 🇫🇷 💓

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issie
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First visit here and would definitely return. My friend and I had the set price lunch menu I thought there was a good choice. The service was good. The waiters were friendly in spite of them having to wear masks. I felt quite safe. We entered by the George IV Bridge door and left via Parliament Square. All in all, a pleasant experience.

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JackH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We booked here very last minute, the food was lovely, everyone seemed to be rushing about a bit so not sure if they was short staffed. We order Hummus to share, only came with 2 tiny little bread, we had to ask for more bread, but if you didn't order anything you got the bread basket which was a little odd.

Starter we had Scollops and Caprase Salad which were delicious, main we had chicken and and fillet steak. Only down side there was a really basic salad that actually spoilt the look of the plate with the steak maybe worth having it in a little side bowl.

The wine and Service was lovely we would dine and recommend this restaurant.

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DennisR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Bistrot is a Restaurant we regularly visit for Excellant food and superb value.The staff are very friendly and helpful and the whole meal experience is to be recommended.
I would certainly recommend to you if you enjoy good food and a French style atmosphere.

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PaCa
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we had during our short visit to Edinburgh! We waited a bit in the beginning but it was well worth the wait. Great service overall, would definitely recommend. Does not disappoint!!

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KateA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints. I have been to Le Bistrot many times and can honestly say I have enjoyed everything, every time.

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EILEENH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a very attentive (but not overbearing) waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and nice food

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vipDabberchap
London
27 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really very good / authentic French food at reasonably prices. Service was friendly and efficient too.

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wanderingdiner
Edinburgh
49 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Le Bristot never fails to meet expectations. The service, staff and ambience is excellent. The food is outstanding quality and portions are extremely generous. Looking forward to visitng again soon.

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Le Bistrot is rated 4.4 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Le Bistrot does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://lebistrot.giftpro.co.uk/.

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