About MP's Bistro at Parliament House Hotel
Had a wonderful romantic evening. Food, service and ambience were perfect. Will definitely return.
Value and quality
A great deal of 2 courses and a large glass of wine for £17.50. The food was so good that we ordered dessert as well. Good sized portions and excellent service.
Popular Scottish restaurant in city centre
Part of the Parliament House Hotel, MP’s Bistro is tucked away on Calton Hill, just a couple of minutes from Princes Street and Waverley train station. Refurbished in the spring of 2013, MP’s Bistro uses fresh, local ingredients to create menus with a distinct Scottish flavour. As well as offering an a la carte choice, the pre-theatre menu is very popular, thanks in part to the proximity of MP’s Bistro to Edinburgh Playhouse.
Scottish cuisine with some global influences
At MP’s Bistro on Calton Hill, the team of chefs make everything in house from the oatcakes to the desserts. The menus change regularly but typical dishes on the a la carte might include the haggis and quail Scotch egg; oak-smoked salmon or the roast belly of Scottish lamb served with glazed shallots, carrots and a rosemary jus.
While the Scottish accent is certainly evidence in the menus at MP’s Bistro, they don’t dominate the dining room at this Calton Hill restaurant. King prawns and asparagus wrapped in pancetta or the sweet and sour steamed mussels with fresh chilli point to more global influences in the kitchen. Desserts such as the rhubarb and cardamom tart are always popular in MP’s Bistro, near Waverley train station. After a great meal, diners can sink into an armchair and enjoy a post-dinner drink.
Central Edinburgh bistro, transport links
With an EH1 postcode, MP’s Bistro is right in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. Waverley train station and the tram hub are a short walk away while nearby Princes Street is a focal point for taxis and bus routes.