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Summary

£45
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “consistently entertaining” and “very French bistro (better than many in France nowadays!)” is a “reliable” source of reasonably priced classic dishes, with “friendly” (if “slightly chaotic) service”. The Antigua Street branch closed down a couple of years ago.

Summary

£45
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “consistently entertaining” and “very French bistro (better than many in France nowadays!)” is a “reliable” source of reasonably priced classic dishes, with “friendly” (if “slightly chaotic) service”. The Antigua Street branch closed down a couple of years ago.

Summary

£47
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “proper French” bistro with an “atmosphere to match” (“very cramped if it’s full”) serves “enjoyable, reliable food at very reasonable prices”. A sister branch in Antigua Street closed down in June 2018.

Summary

£47
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “friendly and fun” bistro has a “proper French atmosphere” and “offers good value” for money by the city’s standards; same goes for the Antigua Street sibling.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
35

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £12.90 £15.90

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£6.00 £16.00 £4.90
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £2.75
Extras  
Service 12.50%
1 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EN
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm

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