Jingle bells always sound better with bubbly.
Get festive with today’s Big Deal on a Champagne lunch at Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Available until the 15th December and then from early January to the 30th March 2018, this is a very flexible offer.
You could use it for a festive treat. It would also make a fantastic Christmas gift. And, of course, there is nothing to stop you buying a handful and pencilling in a few cosy lunch dates for the early part of 2018.
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 three course lunch from the prix fixe menu at Edinburgh’s Hotel du Vin.
It is available Monday to Friday from the start of November to mid-December and then Monday to Saturday from early January to the 30th March.
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 beef tartare, a classic onion soup or Provencal tart.
Hearty main courses include the slow-cooked boeuf Bourguignon, baked crepes with seasonal mushrooms or HdV’s take on bouillabaisse. A famous fish stew from the South of France, this version uses red mullet, monkfish, bream and king prawn.
Desserts like the profiteroles, tarte Tatin or cheese selection will bring your meal to an enjoyably sweet conclusion.
Extra sides, such as the pommes frites, wilted spinach and honey-roasted carrots, will be charged at £3.50.
This 5pm Big Deal writer is a fan of the HdV Bistro. The laidback ambience; satisfying food and tempting wine list tick all the boxes.
I’m not alone. At the time of writing, more than 400 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:
‘Perfection. Had a fabulous lunch yesterday. Everything was perfect. All the staff are so friendly and very professional. Thank you.’ Rating 5/5
‘Great lunch. Food excellent in lovely surroundings.’ Rating 4.75/5
‘Lovely afternoon. Gorgeous venue and friendly, efficient staff made for a great atmosphere which was perfect for a friends’ afternoon out. Great value for money with classy and tasty food.’ Rating 4.75/5
Lunch with a friend
This offer would be a lovely treat for a friend or it could make for a luxurious break in a marathon Christmas shopping trip. You could even use it for a lunch date with a loved one.
Book in to the Bistro at Hotel du Vin with today’s Big Deal and make your autumn sparkle.
As mentioned, this would also make a wonderful Christmas gift.