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 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 there’s a chill in the air.
This Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a glass of Hotel du Vin Lombard & Co Cuvée Champagne and a lavish three course meal from the prix fixe menu at Edinburgh’s Hotel du Vin.
The deal is available for lunch (12.30pm to 2pm) from Monday to Saturday, and for dinner (6pm to 8.30pm) from Monday to Friday.
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 summer veg terrine with Arran mustard and cauliflower piccalilli, and the Loch Fyne smoked salmon tartare with sourdough croutons and dill dressing.
Hearty main courses include the pan-fried sea bass with cucumber, chilli & sorrel salsa, Summer Harvest chilli and red pepper dressing (sounds tasty, we know!) and the roasted beetroot risotto with Strathdon Blue cheese and salsa verde.
Desserts like the Scottish strawberry sponge cake with The Scottish Bee Company heather honey crème fraîche, and Glenkinchie whisky cream with orange jelly and chocolate tablet crumb 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 530 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.