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MP's Bistro

3.9
3.9
150 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Scottish

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday to Thursday 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Friday and Saturday 5.30pm to 9.00pmn

  • Phone number

    0131 478 4000

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Marcin Lacki

  • Private party facilities

    We can offer our restaurant for exclusive hire for 40 persons and above. We also have private room the Cabinet Room with beautiful views across the firth of forth and up towards Arthurs seat with a capacity of 15 to 25.

  • Private party contact

    Paul Sode: 0131 478 4000

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Parking Details

    Free on street parking after 5.30pm on single yellow line.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Menu

2 courses £18.50, 3 courses £21.50. 6pm to 7.30pm Sunday to Thursday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm Friday and Saturday

Starters

  • Soup of the Day

    • Potato and Squash Croquetes

      rocket, red pepper dressing

      • Pork and Chorizo Terrine

        pea shoots, piccalli

        • Goats Cheese

          rainbow beetroot, and Parma ham salad

          • Pan Fried Stornoway Black Pudding and King Prawns

            • Smoked West Coast Salmon

              pickled beetroot, avocado mousse

              Main Courses

              • Pan Fried Breast of Chicken

                leeks, wild mushrooms, roast potatoes

                • West Coast Salmon

                  cherry tomatoes, cheesy mash, kale

                  • Parsley and Parmesan Polenta

                    roast courgettes and carrots, salsa verde

                    • Borders Lamb Shank

                      rosemary jus, celeriac mash, green beans, braised red cabbage

                      • Slow Cooked Perthshire Beef

                        squash puree, roast heritage carrots rich gravy

                        • Fish N Chips

                          East coast haddock in beer batter, homemade tartar sauce, minted crushed peas and chunky chips

                          • Grilled Perthshire 8oz Rib Eye Steak

                            (with PT £6.50 supplement) chunky chips, rocket salad; add garlic butter, peppercorn, bone marrow or béarnaise sauce for only £1

                            • MP's Gourmet Burger

                              Perthshire beefburger, or BBQ chicken breast, or chickpea barley in a sesame seeded bun, coleslaw, relish, fries; add grilled cheese and bacon for £1

                              Desserts

                              All our desserts are freshly made by our chefs

                              • Fig Tart

                                cinnamon ice cream, meringues

                                • Blackberry Parfait

                                  honeycomb, apple sponge

                                  • Chocolate Tart

                                    vanilla crème fraiche, cherry mousse

                                    • Pear and White Chocolate Flapjack Crumble

                                      • Three Scoops of Luca Ice Cream and Sorbet

                                        Ask your server for today's selection

                                        Scottish Cheese Board

                                        (£3.50 supplement) with homemade apricot chutney and oatcakes

                                        • Isle of Mull Tobermory Cheddar

                                          A hearty, full-flavoured Scottish Cheddar, rich, savoury and mellow

                                          • Morangie Brie

                                            A mould ripened brie made from cows milk at the Tain creamery in the Scottish Highlands

                                            • Blue Murder

                                              Again from Tain, this is a bold strongly flavoured blue cheese

                                              What 150 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              3.9
                                              3.9 based on all time ratings
                                              • 3.9Food
                                              • 4.1Service
                                              • 3.6Ambience
                                              • 4Value

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                                              1. EC

                                                EmmaC

                                                Washington DC

                                                63 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                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.

                                              2. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Angus

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                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!

                                              3. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Edinburgh

                                                2 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                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.

                                              4. KR

                                                KeithR

                                                Perthshire

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                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.

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Kansas City

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 18 August 2019

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              6. M

                                                Marmalade115

                                                Edinburgh

                                                35 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                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

                                              7. M

                                                Marmalade115

                                                Edinburgh

                                                35 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                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.

                                              8. SM

                                                SharonM

                                                Edinburgh

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                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

                                              9. LL

                                                LLLL

                                                Memphis

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on 11 August 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was absolutely delicious in a quiet and cozy atmosphere

                                              10. t

                                                taxidriver45

                                                Edinburgh

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                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

                                              11. TM

                                                ThelmaM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                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

                                              12. JK

                                                JimK

                                                Edinburgh

                                                44 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                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.

                                              13. A

                                                Alexander13

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 16 February 2018

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

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

                                              14. K

                                                Kirstylisawilson

                                                Edinburgh

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 February 2018

                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

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

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Glasgow

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                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.

                                              16. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Edinburgh

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                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.

                                              17. MN

                                                MoNi66ie

                                                Edinburgh

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on 15 December 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              18. SM

                                                SharonM

                                                Edinburgh

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 1 December 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              19. SS

                                                SusanS

                                                Edinburgh

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 18 November 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              20. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Edinburgh

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                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.

                                              21. F

                                                Forbis

                                                Edinburgh

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                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

                                              22. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Indiana

                                                3 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                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.

                                              23. T

                                                Toby

                                                Edinburgh

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                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.

                                              24. II

                                                IanI

                                                Edinburgh

                                                12 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                12 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!

                                              25. M

                                                Marmalade115

                                                Edinburgh

                                                35 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                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

                                              26. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Adelaide

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                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!!

                                              27. AT

                                                AliT

                                                Edinburgh

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                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!

                                              28. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                N. Ireland

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                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

                                              29. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Edinburgh

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                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!

                                              30. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                3 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 21 May 2017

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

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

                                              31. IC

                                                IsabellaC

                                                Edinburgh

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                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.

                                              32. AR

                                                AnaRomano

                                                Edinburgh

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                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.

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 31 December 2016

                                                overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                Awful food and service. Extremely expensive for such a place

                                              34. p

                                                profplum

                                                Warwickshire

                                                19 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                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

                                              35. DM

                                                DaveM

                                                Liverpool

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                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.

                                              36. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Edinburgh

                                                15 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on 20 August 2016

                                                overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                Desserts were lovely.

                                              37. p

                                                promisekeeper

                                                Tampa

                                                61 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                61 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.

                                              38. NY

                                                NewYorkerInEdinburgh

                                                Edinburgh

                                                4 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                4 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.

                                              39. d

                                                doreenc

                                                Edinburgh

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                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.

                                              40. R

                                                Roberto

                                                London

                                                14 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                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.

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                                              MP's Bistro is rated 3.9 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

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                                              Additional information

                                              • Area

                                                Edinburgh

                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                Sunday to Thursday 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Friday and Saturday 5.30pm to 9.00pmn

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Scottish

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress Code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking Details

                                                Free on street parking after 5.30pm on single yellow line.

                                              • Payment Options

                                                MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive Chef

                                                Marcin Lacki

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                0131 478 4000

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                We can offer our restaurant for exclusive hire for 40 persons and above. We also have private room the Cabinet Room with beautiful views across the firth of forth and up towards Arthurs seat with a capacity of 15 to 25.

                                              • Private party contact

                                                Paul Sode: 0131 478 4000

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