Bistro Provence

86 Commercial Street, EH6 6LX

Leith, Edinburgh

Cuisine: European, French, Italian

About Bistro Provence

Leith French restaurant inspired by Provence

Housed in an appealing mix of stripped, old stone and contemporary glass, Bistro Provence is an award-winning French restaurant on Commercial Quay. Along with the local press, the Michelin Guide and the AA Rosette scheme have all noted the growing reputation which Bistro Provence is earning for its thoughtful sourcing and cooking.

Regional specialities from southeast France

The regional specialities of southeast France take centre stage at Bistro Provence. On the plate, this means Provencal dishes such as fish soup and stuffed rabbit with saffron tagliatelle and mustard sauce. Other options might be the 28 day, dry aged rib-eye with a mushroom fricassee and Sarladaise potatoes or the duck breast with ratatouille.

The regularly changing menus are commendably succinct with the kitchen concentrating on offering a thoughtful selection of dishes done well rather than dozens of choices. Many diners choose to put themselves in the chef’s hands and settle down with the four course tasting menu; there is also the option to have this with paired wines for each course.

Local attractions and transport links

Bistro Provence is on Commercial Quay, opposite the Scottish Executive in Leith. From 6pm, there is free parking in a large car park in front of the restaurant. Local attractions include the Royal Yacht Britannia and Ocean Terminal shopping centre. There are good bus links to the city centre.

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