21 reviews

16 Drummond Street, EH8 9TX

Old Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: French

About B'est

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 4

    Fantastic service, lovely food :)

    Our lovely waiter made our visit - he was so warm, friendly and attentive. Good service is sometimes hard to come by but he went above and beyond. The food was great and I'd definitely go back here when visiting Edinburgh.
    - dined in restaurant 16/07/2016
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 5

    Value: 5


    Beautiful food, lovely menu, attentive and friendly staff and all at an outstanding price. Highly recommended.
    - dined in restaurant 07/05/2016

Cosy French bistro

Located just around the corner from the Festival Theatre, B’est is a cosy French bistro that does a brisk pre-theatre trade. A light, airy space, B’est’s walls are covered in pictures of French life as well as French culinary phrases and sayings. Freshly cooked, locally sourced food, delivered at keen prices is the cornerstone of B’est’s success.

Auld Alliance bistro dishes

The kitchen at B’est produces uncomplicated dishes that let the flavours of the ingredients shine through. Choices like the crepes or the Lyonnaise-style, pan-fried calves liver with mustard mash are French bistro classics which demonstrate B’est’s French roots. Other choices like the lasagne, Caprese salad or penne arrabbiata lean more to the Mediterranean. Other options, like the tower of haggis, neeps and tatties in a whisky sauce, underline B’est’s location in Scotland’s capital city.

Transport links around Drummond Street

A two minute walk from the Festival Theatre, B’est is easily reached by the many buses which run up the Bridges. There is limited on-street parking outside the restaurant. Waverley train station is a ten minute walk. Each August, during the Fringe, B’est plays host to lunch and dinner performances of the Faulty Towers Dining Experience.

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