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A Pleasant Bistro

I went to the Institut to see a performance of Ma Biche et Mon Lapin in the basement as part of the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2012
Farnham, United Kingdom
Pleasant surprise

We went to book tickets for a play and stayed for a drink and some treats in the Bistro were... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Richard S
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible12%
24 Jan 2018
“Most arrogant and impolite place one can go to”
14 Aug 2017
“Pleasant surprise”
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13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 7TT, Scotland
Stockbridge & Dean Village
+44 131 225 5366
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

I would surely not recommend this place. French arrogance as pure as one can get. No real value in terms of culture or course; local universities provide a much better service if you're interested in learning French. There's nothing one can get here which can...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We went to book tickets for a play and stayed for a drink and some treats in the Bistro were helpful and friendly and the wine and food tasted good. The quiet garden at the back proved to be a great place to sit back...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Had a voucher for a sharing platter and a bottle of wine. Both were excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Too bad it is only open during the Edinburgh Fringe. Hope it is open again next year as I would like to...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 27 August 2012

I went to the Institut to see a performance of Ma Biche et Mon Lapin in the basement as part of the Fringe and discovered Le Bistrot where I had lunch. As I was previously unaware of the existence of the Institut, let alone its...More

Thank Bonetti
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Unwelcoming staff, shabby building, spelling mistakes everywhere to be seen (IN FRENCH... and English). Altogether an unpleasant experience, do not bother !

2  Thank gudrungoth
Reviewed 10 April 2012

cafes okay when open rooms are care worn to sat the least

2  Thank ScotLadd
Reviewed 16 May 2011

With the new cultural revolution taking effect as programmes become more visible it is worth noting that Scotland's oldest friend has had a change of director recently ,what a difference he is making. His latest success is this weekends food festival which has the country's...More

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Stockbridge & Dean Village
Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling
a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s
small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s
first hip neighbourhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s
most desirable, though many bohemian touches have
fallen away as its residents have matured and the area
has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but
mostly residents display refined tastes in basement
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