W.C. Fields once said ‘I never drink water – look how it rusts pipes’.
We’re not sure of the effect that Champagne has on pipes but it can certainly make lunch go with a swing.
Pep up the post-festive months with today’s Big Deal on a three course lunch with Champagne at the Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Available Monday to Saturday, this sweet offer is for two people to enjoy a glass of Champagne and a lavish three course lunch from the plats du jour menu at Edinburgh’s Hotel du Vin. Tea or coffee will finish off your lunch.
Tucked away off a beguiling courtyard in the atmospheric Old Town, Edinburgh’s Bistro du Vin is a warm, welcoming space with restored fireplaces and lots of wine merchant memorabilia.
This offer would be a lovely treat for a friend or it could make for a luxurious break in a marathon shopping trip. You could even use it for a lunch date with a loved one. Champagne, lunch and then the afternoon is yours to spend as you please.
Vouchers are valid from the 2nd of January to the end of March so this offer could also be used as a swish Christmas gift – handy if you are looking at your people-to-buy-presents-for list with a sense of rising panic.
Plats du jour
The plats du jour menu changes every day depending on what is available but typical starters might be the Innis and Gunn baby back ribs or the merguez sausage with rocket salsa.
Popular main courses from the plats du jour include the herb-crusted hake with braised Puy lentils and the coq au vin served with spaetzle.
Leave space for desserts such as the crème brûlée or the rhubarb crumble with vanilla ice cream.
Sides such as the pommes frites, wilted spinach and honey-roasted carrots will be charged at £3.75.
This 5pm Big Deal writer is a fan of the HdV Bistros. I like the ambience in both; the food is hugely satisfying and the wine list, as you might imagine, makes for tempting reading.
I’m not alone. At the time of writing, just over a hundred 5pm Restaurant customers have rated the Edinburgh bistro a healthy 4.2/5
This is what a recent diner had to say about their experience at Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh. We liked the headline:
‘Hotel You Win. We had a lovely table in the Bistro & the staff were excellent. The ambience in the Bistro was just spot on. All our meals were fantastic & the drink was very good quality too. We had a lovely evening and we liked it so much we booked to come again on Christmas Day.’ Rating 4.8/5