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 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 meal from the prix fixe menu at Edinburgh’s Hotel du Vin.
It is available Monday to Saturday from September until 27th November.
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
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 make your autumn sparkle.