Le Bistrot

4.6
390 reviews
£25 and under
French
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!

Support Le Bistrot during COVID-19

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 390 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ColinS
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, pleasant and helpful staff, good setting, a good evening out

CD
ChristineD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delightful bistro in central location. Staff very attentive. Food delicious.

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lizzyJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The welcome and service were good The food tasted fine but a few hours later I was sick and had eaten mussels on a Monday!The restaurant said they were fresh.The wine and good were a bit expensive. My friend had soup and a vegetarian salad,it was fine but expensive.The setting was fine

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ArleneM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Servers were incredible and polite, food was mouth watering. Thank you so much for looking after us.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal, value for money, tasty and well portioned…..
Lovely setting, friendly and attentive staff

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Alexsassy7
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Central location. Gorgeous building. Small dining area with lovely friendly and efficient staff. Very welcoming and obliging. Food and drink are excellent. We had a 2 course lunch that was great quality and value .Can’t wait to go back !

AM
AnnM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service not too busy altogether a very enjoyable Birthday lunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. We absolutely will be returning when we come back to Edinburgh

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We would have given 5 star ⭐️ but being asked to pay by cash at last minute without wary was a bit off putting.

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BathgateBairn
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, great location and great value. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone who wants enjoy a little bit of France in the centre of Edinburgh.

DL
DavidL
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Excellent service and we were given one free sweet.

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Chris
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An excellent lunch with great service. Will certainly be back.

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johnm
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really wonderful meal. The fresh mussels were exceptional. The staff are friendly and attentive. Probably our best meal in a long time. Will definitely return.

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stephenc
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French food in the heart of Edinburgh. Good pre booking availability.

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Guyfuks
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good mooning. I shall review dis only once. Le food say super et le waiters friendly in a French way. Le competent.
The bill was a say le one hundred British pounds which was a little expensive but le tasty. I am an evil revolutionary and I turn him into ... 👏👏 pate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was correct, however, the menu prices reflected on OpenTable were higher in the restaurant, which was rather disappointing as we booked through OpenTable, the staff made no effort to adjust this, what would have been the fair thing to do, but the service charge was added to the bill with no hesitation.

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Nels
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service at a reasonable price. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Fabulous patisserie selection. Nice wine selection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, been here three times in 3 weeks for different occasions and phenomenal every time.

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AbbieD
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal with fantastic service, it was my sister’s birthday and the staff very kindly gave us a bottle of Prosecco which was lovely! It really made her day. We will definitely come back!

KW
KayW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value set lunch with sufficient choice including some French classics. Food was tasty and well presented. Tap water was provided without asking. Service polite and efficient.
Covid regulations were being observed. We were very happy we'd chosen this restaurant to meet up at.

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GeoffreyT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The restaurant is adjacent to the French consulate in the Royal Mile, and has a pleasant interior. It was fairly quiet when we went, though we had booked in advance online. Sea Bass was on offer on the board on the wall, but I was told "only at lunchtime", so I chose salmon instead. The meal was nicely presented and good. My wife chose the beef stew, but couldn't eat the meet since it was stewing steak which had not been cooked long enough, and needed a lot of chewing. We swopped meals, and I was able to eat the meat. I agreed that it was not cooked properly for this cut of meat. The flavour of the sauce in which is was cooked was very good, so I didn't complain. My wife mentioned it to the waiter afterwards, and he offered us complimentary cake, though I was not impressed with the cake. The choice of sweets was very limited to cake or ice cream. Where are the delicious fruit tarts that the French make such as Tarte Tatin?

JR
JackR
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good value lunch menu...and very agreeable staff!!

MM
MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out for a 21st at Le Bistrot, due to it being a late cover a number of the menu items were out, which would normally be a bit irritating but the staff went to such lengths to make sure our evening went well that we genuinely were not phased. Lovely evening topped off with some delicious pastries and a round of tequila, we'll certainly be back.

NH
NickH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic independent restaurant. Lovely setting/ambiance.

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Scoop
Edinburgh
18 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great! Wonderful team of people looking after us. Food & wine superb. 5*

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AlisonS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our last visit here was in September 2020 and there weren’t too many diners around. It was lovely to be back in a buzzing restaurant with excellent service. The food was very good, just our choice of mains wasn’t available but our second choice was very good.

LA
LindaA
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend…excellent food and service. Nice atmosphere in restaurant.

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Anon
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Was delighted to be back.

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IsabelD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the overall experience very pleasant

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CraigG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints, great selection of food, brilliant service and pretty reasonably priced. I highly recommend Le Bistrot.

FM
FionaM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Relaxed atmosphere, with friendly staff. Service excellent. Good choices on the menu.

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StevenB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very impressed and sure to recommend!!

AM
AnaM
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner at Le Bistrot.
Food was delicious and the service was excellent. I recommend it!

SC
SimoneC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first night in Edinburgh and we had a lovely meal with great service.
The food was delicious and a good range of dishes

BB
BrianB
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff and overall a very pleasant experience.

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Entree
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely friendly staff and great food!

RH
RuthH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We are 1 hour 15 minutes into our dining experience and yet to receive any food other than a basket of bread…..you get a bit beyond hungry in the end….

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RFME
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good menu with plenty of options. Tasty food at reasonable price.

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NicolaM
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A lovely escape from reality - felt like stepping into a bistro in France. There were a few items unavailable but I suspect that’s a reflection of the times we are living through rather than a reflection of the bistro.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner!
We will certainly be back.
To try the mussels!

FAQs

Le Bistrot is rated 4.6 stars by 390 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.