A typical French bistro is the heart of Edinburgh. Typical in every respect – the food is not great but is OK, it takes ages to get the bill and it’s not overpriced. We had eaten lunch here before and enjoyed it so we thought we’d try it for dinner on a Friday evening. We booked well in advance but really didn’t need to as, when we arrived at 8 pm. there was only one other table taken. My meal was classic – fish soup, magret de canard and then creme brulee. I suspect the fish soup was from a jar – the ones they sell in French supermarkets but it was quite acceptable. The duck was well-cooked – still pink but, as I’ve had in France, the potatoes were over cooked. The creme brulee was a bit tasteless. Red house wine.
Overall, I think this is a better place for lunch than dinner – but if you want to re-experience your French holiday, this is the place to go. The deli is interesting.
About £21 each. Visited, September 2010.