Life just looks better after a good meal. Love is lovelier, sunsets are rosier and beds are, well, that much cosier.
And of course, the French understand this better than just about anyone. That is why, every so often, it’s nice to enjoy a proper French bistro dining experience.
Soak up the Gallic vibe with today’s Big Deal on a meal at Le Bistrot in Old Town, which includes the option of a glass of Champagne each (of course).
Authentic French dining
Recently opened by the same team behind the renowned Patisserie Maxime, Le Bistrot offers homely French cooking on Parliament Square.
Depending on how much of the menu you want to sample, this Big Deal has a range of dining options and is suitable for two or four.
You can enjoy it Sunday to Thursday from 5pm to 9pm, and Friday or Saturday from 4pm to 5.30pm, until 30th June.
Menus can change seasonally, but typical mains at Le Bistrot include classics like roasted Scottish salmon with hollandaise sauce and crushed potatoes; coq au vin with sautéed potatoes and baby carrots, and gnocchi with cherry tomatoes, basil and parmesan.
There is also a vast offering of pastries and cakes available, ideal for those with a sweet tooth.
Choose from one of the following dining options:
Option one is for a main course each for two.
Option two is for two courses (starter and main) with a glass of Champagne each for two.
Option three is for three courses with a glass of Champagne each for two, and option four is for three courses with a glass of Champagne each for four.
If you fancy a steak, there will be a £5 supplement.
Airy bistro in Old Town
Located just off Royal Mile and close to Waverley station, Le Bistrot is housed in the same building as the French Consulate. In other words, you can expect a truly authentic taste of France.
The restaurant’s interior mimics the chic bistros of Paris, with a wide airy space, exposed brick wall and small bistro style tables.
These TripAdvisor reviewers enjoyed their visit to Le Bistrot in Edinburgh:
‘Delicious French Cuisine. My partner and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Bistrot; the food being well seasoned and typically French. There was a good selection of wine and we were spoilt for choice as regards the desserts. The service was efficient and the ambience convivial. It was also a great opportunity to practice one’s French though the staff were fluent in English should the need arise. Très bon. Merci à tous.’
‘Yum. A tasty wee find with quality food and good service. Worth booking as popular with the locals as reasonably priced too.’
‘No frills, excellent food, would highly recommend. Scallops and leek followed by a steak, proper food.’
There is a sea of global foods to choose from these days but sometimes, when dining out, nothing but French will do.
You can enjoy up to three courses with this Big Deal and the option of that glass of Champagne should do nicely.
Might we suggest that you go the whole hog with three and enjoy one of those tasty patisserie cakes for dessert?