Quick Facts

  • Rating
    4.2/5 (from 307 ratings)
  • Cuisine
    French, Bistros & Brasseries
  • Menus
  • Open
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 - 14:30
    Mon - Thu
    17:30 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    17:30 - 22:30
    12:00 - 16:00
    18:00 - 21:30

About Hotel du Vin Edinburgh

'Great Food, Great Service, Great Value'
Alison Smith - 12/05/2015
We had the 3 course champagne lunch, which we could not fault in any way. We look forward to our next visit.
'Excellent meal'
Robert Syratt - 12/05/2015
This was a meal for 2 with wine for £29 offer. The menu was small but with a varied choice. We had a bottle of the house Merlot which was good. My wife had prawn cocktail to start and I had chicken liver parfait. Both were very good. I then had smoked haddock fishcake on a bed of leeks while my wife had Dijon chicken with kale and we shared a side of new potatoes (£3.50 extra) both meals were well presented, perfectly cooked and very tasty. To finish my wife had chocolate pave while I had cinnamon biengnets (like small doughnut balls), again both very good, followed by coffee. theres was a cosy ambience and service was first class.

Cosy bistro in Edinburgh’s Old Town

The Bistro at Hotel du Vin is tucked away off a beguiling courtyard in Edinburgh’s atmospheric Old Town. It is a cosy, welcoming space with restored fireplaces, reclaimed floorboards and lots of wine merchant memorabilia.

The Bistro will appeal to anyone who likes to enjoy fine food and wine in a unique and stylish setting.

Hearty cooking with organic produce

The kitchen brigade specialise in producing the sort of hearty, delicious cooking that people want to eat. It is not fine dining or faffy but it is fresh, seasonal, locally sourced and, wherever possible, created from organic produce. The kitchen’s ingredients are as local as they can possibly get.

The Bistro’s offers classic British food with a twist of French cuisine and the menu changes every day depending on the produce available. Typical starters include pork rillette with cornichons and sourdough and mains like beef Bourguignon on the bone or choucroute du Vin – roasted pork belly and pancetta with smoked pork loin and bratwurst.

The food is hearty, satisfying and the wine list, as you might imagine, makes for fun reading.

Old Town location

The Bistro is part of Hotel du Van in Edinburgh’s Old Town and around a ten minute walk from Waverley train station and frequent buses pass the restaurant. There are no car parking spaces at the hotel but there is an NCP car park within walking distance.

Hotel du Vin Edinburgh Reviews

307 Reviews