It is possible that there is a time for self denial but this isn’t it.
Cast off the hair shirt and dive into unashamed luxury with today’s Big Deal at Edinburgh’s Hotel du Vin.
Including champagne, dinner and an overnight stay in a superior room, it is the perfect package for spoiling that special someone.
This romantic offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight Sunday or Monday night stay in one of the hotel’s plush double or twin superior rooms.
To get your stay off to a bubbly start, there will be a bottle of chilled champagne in your room on arrival and you will also enjoy a fantastic three course lunch or dinner, with coffee to finish, from the a la carte menu in the bistro.
The next morning, a full Scottish breakfast will see you start the day like champion.
Formerly a lunatic asylum (the Bedlam theatre is just next door), Edinburgh’s Hotel du Vin now offers a rather more deluxe, not to mention tranquil, environment.
The hotel’s 47 bedrooms are very stylish affairs and come equipped with luxurious hand sprung mattresses, fine Egyptian linen, deep baths and powerful drench showers, plasma TVs, DVDs and air conditioning.
Head Chef Gavin Lindsay is the powerhouse in a kitchen that specialises in French brasserie classics.
The a la carte menu changes on a seasonal basis but typical starters might be the moules moulinière; the Scottish smoked salmon dressed with eggs, capers, gherkins and shallots; the dressed crab or the heritage beetroot and goat cheese salad.
Popular main courses include the roast lamb rump; half Normandy chicken and roast cod with buttered leeks and salsa verde.
There is also a grill section featuring fantastic dry aged steaks and the spectacular house burger. There is a £10per person supplement for the cote de boeuf and steak dishes.
Great wine cellar
As you may have guessed by the name, wine plays a central role at Hotel du Vin and, from easy drinkers to some serious vintages from top names, their wine list is a thing of great beauty.
Between the cigar bothy in the courtyard, the whisky snug and the wine list, you could make a convincing case for never leaving the hotel. If you do venture out then many of Edinburgh’s top attractions and shops are within easy walking distance.
The bistro is hit with 5pm users. At the time of writing, 90 people have given the bistro a combined score of 4.2/5. This is what a recent diner had to say:
‘Favourite place. Lovely bistro with nice outside eating area. Food is top class and staff are wonderful.’ Rating 5/5
It is also popular with hotel guests writing on TripAdvisor:
‘Very special stay. Fantastic stay here – wonderful, quirky hotel with friendly, helpful staff.’