In Italy it is said they add work and life on to food and wine.
In Scotland, more often than not, it is the other way around.
Get your priorities in order with today’s Big Deal for a two or three course meal plus Champagne for two at the luxurious Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh.
Atmospheric Old Town
Tucked away off a beguiling courtyard in the atmospheric Old Town, Edinburgh’s Bistro du Vin is a warm, welcoming space with lots of wine merchant memorabilia and restored fireplaces – very handy for when things turn frosty.
This Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a glass of Hotel du Vin Lombard & Co Cuvée Champagne and a lavish meal from the prix fixe menu at Edinburgh’s Hotel du Vin.
Option one is for a two course dinner, and option two is for a three course lunch. Both options are available Monday to Friday from the start of March until 10th May.
Robust, warming dishes
Inspired by French home-style cooking with robust earthy dishes, and slow-cooked foods, Bistro du Vin’s Gallic-influenced menu is always a treat.
The exact dishes on the prix fixe menu will change depending on the produce available. Typical starters might be the charred Grimsby mackerel with salt baked beetroots and basil, or the Warwickshire truckle cheese fondue with Ratte potatoes and Altamura sourdough.
Hearty main courses include the Highland game venison and beetroot pie – haunch of venison slowly cooked with Freedoms Pils beer, topped with slices of Heritage beetroot, served with fat cut chips – or the Evesham purple sprouting broccoli and Cavolo Nero pappardelle pasta with kale pesto and vegetarian style Parmesan.
Desserts like the Valhrona chocolate tart with Stratford bees honey and crème fraiche and the Hudsons Farm bramley apple crumble with vanilla ice cream are on offer.
Extra sides, such as the pommes frites, wilted spinach and honey-roasted carrots, will be charged at £3.95.
At the time of writing, more than 500 5pm Dining customers have rated the Edinburgh bistro a healthy 4.2/5.
Taken from the restaurant’s 5pm Dining page, these reviews are from customers who enjoyed a similar offer at Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh:
‘My friend and I had a fabulous time. The food is excellent as is the service.’
‘Four of us had a delightful meal, in a spacious room, which had a lovely ambience. Friendly, helpful team. The Sommelier, Essandra, was informative and knowledgeable. We very much enjoyed the wine which he recommended. We are looking forward to a repeat performance.’
Meal with a friend
This offer would be a lovely treat for a friend or it could make for a luxurious break from a marathon shopping trip. You could even use it for a date with a loved one.
Book in to the Bistro at Hotel du Vin with today’s Big Deal and put a ‘spring’ in your step.