MP's Bistro

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£25 and under
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Scottish

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Our refurbishment is now complete , with its fresh design and relaxing colour palate MP'S offers the perfect backdrop to enjoy your evening. Our team of chefs create dishes from the best of fresh local produce with everything made in house - from oatcakes to a selection of lovely desserts. After a great meal you can snuggle into a comfy armchair and relax in the hotel lounge over a post dinner drink.

Special Offers

2 courses & a large glass of wine £18.50

...from the pre theatre menu (three courses £21.50)

Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 May 2020

Availability: Daily 18:00-19:30

What 175 People Are Saying
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EC
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. We said we were in a hurry and they were really helpful, advising us that a couple of the courses would take half an hour and recommending superb dessert. Really good value for money. Definitely recommend for a pre-theatre meal.

OT
Angus
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious and the service quick but the portions were smaller than we expected. House red was lovely!

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Went here for a pre theatre. The place was empty but it’s kind of hidden so wasn’t overly concerned.

Looking at the menu it looked great so we planned to have a main and dessert, however we ordered the chicken burger and chips which we lovely but I ordered the pea risotto and it was inedible. The rice wasn’t cooked and the amount of salt actually meant I couldn’t eat it.

The staff were very apologetic but in a pre theatre you’re kind of up against the clock so no time to reorder so i shared the Chicken sandwich and made a dash for the door, no time for desert.

Showed so much promise such a shame it didn’t live up to the billing.

The drink menu is also pretty limited, wine sold mainly but the bottle.

KR
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Out of the busy festival drives, MP’s was calm and reinvigorating. Fresh and clean with experienced, well- trained staff, the Bistro’s food was excellent quality and perfectly cooked - no draft beer on offer but a fair selection of bottled Scottish and world ales, plus a good wine list. However, a bit of a trek to the toilets up and down stairs. MP’s is the restaurant of Parliament House Hotel, a quirky looking spot.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Our server Leigh was excellent.

M
Edinburgh
35 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and the staff here are always lovely - good choices for starters, mains and desserts, linen napkins and warm rolls to start with a small but decent wine list. The pre-theatre deal is such good value. The atmosphere is slightly lacking as the restaurant is rarely very busy. This has a bonus of being a great place to have a good catch up over dinner

M
Edinburgh
35 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As usual the food taste and presentation was great and such good value on the pre theatre deal. It’s lovely to get warm rolls and linen napkins. The staff are attentive without being obtrusive. The only wonder is why more people haven’t discovered this gem. By half way through our meal on a Saturday evening we were the only table left. It does mean that you can have a good chat without straining to hear what’s being said.

SM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden find..... Service and food was perfect.... this is my 3rd time with many to follow

LL
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious in a quiet and cozy atmosphere

t
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had the ore theatre menu which included a large glass of wine.We thought it was good value for money and sufficient to eat.
The service and ambience was good and it wasn't a hurried meal.
We would go back again

TM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For anyone looking for a pre-theatre meal, I would strongly recommend. We had a very warm welcome, the food was absolutely beautiful and we will definitely return

JK
Edinburgh
44 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I dined at the MPs Bistro on Sunday 25th February 2018. The service was fair, the staff were more interested in talking to each other than attending to the Diners. I selected chunky chips as a side order but found that they were wedges!!.
I would not recommend this restaurant to friends.

A
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff and good food. Nice atmosphere and close to all city attractions

K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food lovely, great quiet find, good location. Service was incredibly slow

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was lovely very fresh local ingredients.The staff were very efficient and friendly.Great value for money as we had the pre theatre meal .We would recommend a visit to this bistro,nice and central and very easy to find.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came here for the pre theatre menu. Amazing value for money as the food was lovely. Nice atmosphere and the staff were nice too.

MN
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant with friendly staff food was delicious - we will be back

SM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food,service wine was 1st class and prices were very reasonable

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food to set us up for the theatre. Excellent deal, good service.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good choice even on the pre theatre menu. Attentive service and beautifully presented plates. Generous portions and delicious food.

F
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Waiting time in between courses was too long although the staff did apologise.The food was excellent and the waiting staff were good

OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food quality is very poor. My steak was probably frozen at some point. If you’re an American and like Ponderosa, you might like their steak. If you’re well traveled and have eaten in Michelin rated restaurants or perhaps visited a Relais&châteaux hotel, you will find this food utterly regrettable. That sounds snobbish,but I️ had to qualify my response so that others will not be mislead by the curiously high ratings.

T
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice little and hidden Restaurant. Without Opentable we wouldn't have found it. Not overbooked. Good mussels.

II
Edinburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Quiet even during the height of the festival and tucked away although near to Princes Street. Surprised to find it was part of a hotel!

M
Edinburgh
35 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, although menu didn't seem as extensive as usual, so we all chose the burger. Beware having a starter as I had no room for pudding. The "lads" enjoyed the haggis bonbons.

Service was good and friendly. Nice to see the restaurant was busy

OT
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited the restaurant for the start of the festival. The atmosphere was really nice, the staff were very attentive. Our food was fantastic, we all had starters, a main course and desert.

Would highly recommend this little gem of a restaurant!!

AT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here for a pre theatre dinner. It was our second visit. The food is excellent, the staff very friendly and the meal great value. Would highly recommend it!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, and delicious food at a very good price. Definitely a great place to have a delicious dinner

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friendly informal bistro just round the corner from Waterloo place. Had a great meal I had the North Berwick lobster followed by the Girotine Fondant - to die for! My wife had the lamb which she enjoyed followed by their home made ice cream Sundae. Was nice to go up to the hotel lounge and have a relaxing after dinner drink in comfy chairs. Would recoomend!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avoid this mid level hotel restaurant... Food was below par and staff could care less

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed our meal overall but the soup was so thin my friend got fed up and gave up eating it with a spoon. A cup would have been better! Main course were better but fish was under seasoned.
Staff were very nice. Good atmosphere. Would try it again.

AR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good new year's eve dinner. Even tho the place was very busy they did a very good job attending us. Very good staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awful food and service. Extremely expensive for such a place

p
Warwickshire
19 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2016
Overall5food3service5ambience5

A hidden gem but well worth finding. Difficult to open door off the street but entry through hotel is very easy and staff excellent

DM
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We got shown upstairs to reception to wait on our table but then when the time came it transpired that the restaurant didn't have any record of our booking. The receptionist upstairs had a record though!? Anyway, despite some doubts about a table becoming available, as they were 'very busy', we got seated not too much later than our original time and everything from then on (service and food) was very good. It was more confusing than anything else, and it wouldn't stop us from using again. The receptionist did give us complimentary drinks as well, so fair play.

OT
Edinburgh
15 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Desserts were lovely.

p
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was average. Service was good but the restaurant was not even half full. The walk up the hill was a little steep but it wasn't far. Reasonably priced.

NY
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went for Father's Day dinner with my partner. We had booked a pre-theatre menu which included a glass of wine. Value was good... though I was not as impressed about paying an additional £6 for the steak, and then having the steak arrived over-cooked & the chips arrive under cooked. Presentation of the other dishes was good; steak was not presented as well (which was noticeable since the other dishes were quite nice).

Ambiance is ok. The restaurant is in a tiled basement of a hotel. While it does have an external entrance, it still feels like a tiled basement.

We had 6pm reservations which we arrived a few minutes early for. The restaurant did not open until exactly 6pm - which was only challenging because I'm 7 1/2 month pregnant, so was left sitting on the steps to the restaurant until they opened the door.

Overall they were nice and the food was decent. We might go back, but not for a special occasion.

d
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a lovely evening, food was delicious, staff were very pleasant, attentive but not intrusive.
was very quiet wit only a few diners in , hen the score for ambience. The decor and layout of the tables was excellent as you were too close to the next table which made the experience private but not isolated. Would definately recommend and have plans to take my daughter here when sh is at home.

R
London
14 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant restaurant short walk from Princess St/ Waverley station area. We had the pre-theatre deal which had a decent choice, well cooked and a large glass of wine to top it off. We had mussels and clams to start and then one of us had the cod the other the risotto. All done well and tasty ++. Service was delightful and ambiance nice. No hesitation in recommending.