It is safe to say that the Edinburgh Festival is pretty darn amazing.
But dining out during the festival? Erm…not so much.
Thronging restaurants and long waits for tables might make you wonder if being a culture vulture is worth it — maybe a night at home with Netflix would have been better?
Thankfully, Grand Cru in New Town is swooping to the rescue with this Big Deal on a Prosecco lunch or dinner for two. Valid until the end of September, your Festival dining plans are officially sorted.
Plus as it is available in July as well, you can avoid the crowds if you prefer.
Meal for two with fizz
Grand Cru is a buzzing cocktail bar & Mediterranean restaurant in New Town, just a stroll away from Waverley station. The small patio areas means that you can dine al fresco (always a bonus).
This Big Deal for two people is for a main course each from the a la carte menu plus a bottle of Prosecco to share.
It is available seven days from 12pm to 9pm until the end of September, making it super flexible. You can buy multiples too, with a maximum of six diners per table.
Grand Cru serves up a winning combination of Mediterranean cuisine and hearty grill dishes.
Choices include chicken breast served in creamy mushroom sauce; Scottish salmon fillet with creamy chive sauce, or beetroot & blue cheese risotto. Or why not opt for a burger, with an option of beef, marinated chicken or bean?
You can also tuck into an 8oz Scottish sirloin steak with chips and salad. Add on a choice of sauce for a supplement of £3.95.
This TripAdvisor reviewer was blown away by their recent experience at Grand Cru. We have edited their review for shortness:
‘I could hardly believe it…I was tired and needed a decent lunch and a rest. After looking around Rose St and finding nothing that grabbed my attention, I carried on up Hanover Street and saw this restaurant…the bowl of mussels was larger than I’d expected and they were delicious — that would have been enough, but I’d ordered the panino and it wasn’t going to be wasted. That too was delicious and I wondered whether I’d misread the price. I hadn’t, so was delighted and my only regret is that I’m not in Edinburgh long enough to go back.’
Fab idea for the Festival
Planning to throw yourself into some Festival frolics this August?
With this Big Deal, you can forgo the stress of trying to find a restaurant table and relax over a lovely meal instead. The added bottle of fizz will add some sparkle to the proceedings.
Plus the July availability means that you have the option of quieter summer dining as well.