Le Bistrot

4.5
432 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 432 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StefanH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, pleasant ambience- would definitely recommend

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HannahC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing meal here last night, staff were so kind and attentive! Delicious food and drinks with a casual atmosphere.

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KieranS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table service was excellent the servers were very professional and entertaining. Beautiful layout of a restaurant makes you feel you’re in France. Dog friendly which is a 10/10. And of course the food was tremendous, we got the calamari Fritz to share and beautifully cooked lamb shank aswell as a linguine pasta cooked in king prawns. Amazing would 100% return

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MichR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, generous portions and friendly staff

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, delicious champagne and wine, attentive service and a good atmosphere

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JaneS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was OK, my starter of salad caprese was disappointing with a lack of flavour.
My fish was OK, bit oily.
Had better meal in Le Bistrot.

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AlisonS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A balmy Wednesday evening at the restaurant was very pleasant although not so much for the waiting staff having to wear masks. Not as busy as I’d expected given the number of people around the Royal Mile. Food is always good here; we were too full to try the tempting desserts!

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Clemmie
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round first class, from the perfect service to the fantastic food.

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sarahT
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunchtime snack, rapid service and very enjoyable. Might try the set menu next time.

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StevenB
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on a recommendation and wow, they wee spot on! Great place and not to be missed :-)

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Westhall
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Only complaint is very slow service. Long wait untill waiter came to take order and main arrived too soon after first course.

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GeorgianaH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Most enjoyable food and very good value. Central location.one of my favourite lunch time venues

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Maddog
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service and wonderful relaxed bistro feel to the place, thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will return next time we are in Edinburgh

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SusanI
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food, and very obliging staff. The tables are perhaps a bit close to each other, but all protocols are in place, so follow the rules and enjoy this place.

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Michann
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from service to food.
All 3 of us really enjoyed it and will definitely be going back

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Debbiei
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and wine, would highly recommend!

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IanH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’m a regular and always enjoy . I’m usually a lunch man . It’s more expensive at night and a bit pricey , however am fully cognisant of the difficulties the industry has faced in the last 18 months and am pleased Le Bistrot has survived the disasters of the last several months.

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GaryL
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I ordered the mussels twice and they were not very good.The manager came to the table and agreed that they were not right! He was very nice and offered some desserts and a drink of amaretto. While the gesture was nice I do not think I would return. It may have just been a bad day ?

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Gander
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good French cuisine at a reasonable price. Great choice of gâteux and cakes. Efficient, friendly service. We look forward to our next visit.

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Maisie
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friends and I had limited time before an appointment. I have eaten here before and knew the service to be efficient and the food to be good. Yet again, Le Bistro and its staff did not disappoint!

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Howie
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was very generous and very tasty. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

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AmandaP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exceptional meal. The quality of food was excellent and the size of portions was more than could be expected. I'll definitely recommend to everyone 😊

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JamesM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place
A little bit of parisien dining in Old reekie...what's not to like prices fair food fab!

:)

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JoanneJ
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was fab! Recommendations given on request which were spot on!

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Callum
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and cheerful staff in a nice atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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MoiraT
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, a lovely experience. Thanks to the attentive staff. Will return.

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StuWestwater
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and delicious food. Friendly and efficient service. Very good value for money.

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JaneW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Wish we had found it sooner but will definitely be back

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RAYO
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of food, which was prepared to very high standard, highly recommended.

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TomjS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved it - food was wonderful, bread and tap water brought to the table automatically which is great. We were celebrating a birthday and were were given a complimentary glass of Prosecco- a lovely touch. Waiting staff attentive but not intrusive. Nice ambience and atmosphere. We will certainly go back again.

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kayR
Edinburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was outstanding. Lovely setting too.

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MerryA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we have eaten in a long time. Lovely staff and nice ambiance in the restaurant. We even got a free dessert!

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Yorksignman
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A midsummer evening visit and the restaurant was full and good atmosphere, food arrived promptly and was very good overall would recommend.

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alhafidzH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place- very friendly staff. We got a free dessert! Langoustine was perfect!

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Lauderlimper
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very busy but really nice food and very attentive staff. Good choice at lunchtime and a really bustling atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff, good vibes, and great food !! And very accessibly priced esp for students !!!

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JessieJ
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is lovely, friendly staff. Service is quick which suited as popped in during lunch hour.

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Gm53s
Dusseldorf Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints staff food everything is great, relaxed and feels as normal as possible at this time.

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LindaF
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal in The Bistro. Food very tasty and service very good in a lovely, cam atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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Spenge
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The staff were friendly and welcoming but unfortunately that was about it. The food was very average and the house wine very poor indeed. It felt like eating in a seventies restaurant before we realised restaurants needed to serve great food with good wines and great service.

FAQs

Le Bistrot is rated 4.5 stars by 432 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.