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Bistro Provence - CLOSED

88 Commercial Street, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
+44 131 344 4295
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish soup” (10 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (10 reviews)
“rabbit” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
88 Commercial Street, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Our second visit for lunch and the restaurant was half empty. One can understand why - the menu had 2 items taken off and the first 2 wines we ordered were unavailable. The fist courses were reasonable - salad and mussels. How can a French...More

Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We go here quite often and are always made welcome. Food is excellent. The portions are not too large, but adequate, which we like. It's a bit off the beaten track, but well worth searching out.

Thank rapchalm
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This was my third visit to this restaurant but it will be my last. The only plus point was the pleasant waiter. We paid £29.95 each for a 3 course meal just prior to Christmas, expensive enough if the food was good, however the quality...More

Thank jetsetter057
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If your idea of eating out is to have a long wait for some massively over-priced food, and leave the restaurant hungry and on the receiving end of some extremely poor customer service, this is the place for you. When our party of five arrived,...More

3  Thank KSmith211
MichaelF_9, Owner at Bistro Provence, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

It is very rare that I take the time to reply reviews, as I believe that everyone is entitled to his opinion, but when I come across such nonsense I have to . So let's clarify few points, first we were pretty busy since 12...More

Reviewed 13 December 2016

Came here for dinner with a good friend a few weeks ago having had a lovely dinner here before. How disappointed we were with the entire experience this time. Front of house service was painful and really set the tone for the entire meal. The...More

2  Thank AilsaMacT
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Called on Tuesday evening for dinner. Booked in advance. If you're a Taste card user which is where I found the restaurant be aware that they no longer accept Taste card so kiss goodbye to the idea of half price. Risked it anyway. Scallops, bone...More

Thank simon j
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The restaurant celebrated its third anniversary with a delightful tasting menu which was delicious, and an excellent cabaret act with an accordionist and singer who sang lovely French songs to accompany the dining. A lovely evening, very nice staff and good food.

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had met up with a friend in Edinburgh. We had intended to go to the Botanic Gardens, but they were closed - so we headed down to Leith on the off-chance that we would find somewhere nice to have lunch. This was lovely! The...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This has become our " go to " place for excellent service good food and wine. The staff are welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended

Thank carly778
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had the 4 course taster menu. Food was absolutely stunning. The crème brûlée was to die for. I'd recommend this to anybody, a real gem. Certainly one of the best meals I've had in a very long time.

Thank thommac
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Commercial Street, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 344 4295
  • E-mail
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