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
Linguine Aux Gambas et Sauce Tomate
Linguine pasta cooked in prawns, tomato, courgette, garlic and white wine sauce
Vodka, chambord, pineapple juice - delicious classic!
Food very good as was service, excellent value for money.
Wonderful food and service as always. Amazing value hidden gem in the centre of the old town.
Excellent choice of starters and main courses .
The seafood and lamb dishes selected by myself and my companions were delicious and beautifully cooked and presented .
I’ll certainly return soon
Lunch was a bit stodgy and heavy, service slow at times
This was our second visit following two nights before when we reserved during our first meal. As before everything was excellent. Could not be more pleased with both food and service.
The staff and food was lovely! We had an amazing evening
A really nice meal and experience. Service was fabulous and they made my wife’s birthday very special. Highly recommended, thanks.
We enjoyed so much that halfway through dinner we booked for dinner again two nights out.
Excellent French menu, including small but exceptional wine list - all at great value. Exceeded expectations!
Lovely throughout, fantastic food wine and service.
Food was great but service was inattentive. Macaroons were great 👍
Excellent meal, great friendly service. We’ll definitely return.
Nice spot good traditional French food
Incredibly poor service and mediocre food. Waiter forgot to bring the bottle of wine we ordered, entrees arrived and we had to actually get up from our table after waiting some time and track them down, at which point they had to come back and ask if we’d ordered wine and which bottle. At the end of the night had to do the same thing to get the check. Not recommended.
The food was outstanding and the waiting staff were very attentive. Excellent place!
Very good food and service. A very convenient location in Edinburgh City centre. Good value for such fine French food
Lovely food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Always an enjoyable experience
A super find. An enjoyable lunch.
Fantastic food, excellent and welcoming service, perfect ambiance. Will certainly return. Highly recommended.
It was such a delicious meal, the mussels were especially fantastic.
An overall excellent meal and service. Top of my list of restaurants in Edinburgh
Nice food, and excellent service. Background music a bit loud for me, but that's a grumpy old man talking!
Not authentic French cuisine. Café Rouge standard at best. OK if you don't have an alternative.
We've previously had lunch here which was great so easy to decide to come for dinner. Again food was excellent with some great choices and the service was second to none. We will definitely return and let friends and family know what a lovely place this is. Thank you for a fabulous evening.
Felt rushed, just begun our starters when the waiter brought the mains,
table was tiny.
Such a lovely restaurant, full of character and atmosphere and located right in the heart of Edinburgh. Delicious food, friendly staff and authentic French menus. Highly recommended!
Quite disappointed with the the experience
Food was quickly brought to table but yet unable to order extra drinks or desert staff busy maintaining other busy tables
Very crammed and noise
The only thing missing in this excellent bistro was the aroma of Gauloise!
Great ambience and staff are quietly professional and friendly. A great place to meet friends and enjoy a non-hurried lunch with well-prepared food bistro style. Every time I've gone to Le Bistrot it has never disappointed so well done, a pleasure to recommend here.
Food was of average quality. Menu not overly French. Desserts were not homemade and rather cloying.
Just delicious food, from the olive tapenade to the scallops, caprese salad, to our mains of baked salmon and giant prawns over linguine, everything was perfect! We drank the beautiful house white wine and finished with a gorgeous, decadent chocolate dessert—perfect. The wait staff could not have been nicer or more charming!
Friendly staff, great service and the food was very good.
Excellent food, fine building, friendly service, reasonable value for central Edinburgh.
We certainly plan to go again. All 4 of us had two courses which were very enjoyable and the coffee was good.
Overall the experience was good apart from Open table missing leading direction for more than 30mins time wasted.
Fantastic hidden gem…best French food I’ve had in the city! The wine and cocktails were equally superb and staff was friendly and very helpful!
Food was excellent, atmosphere was good, serving staff were attentive but not in our faces.
The booking was made more challenging because Google said they were closed. We showed this to the waiters for them to rectify.
Good fresh food, great staff, good atmosphere. Always reliable
Prices good value for money.
3 people at 2 round tables a tiny bit awkward but understandable.
Acoustics of place make for quite an echo and noise. Conversation quite difficult. Background music fine and of a suitable volume but just get a longer playlist.
Great food, service was first class and just a great place top eat
Le Bistrot is rated 4.5 stars by 535 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.