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Petit Paris

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Old Town
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38-40 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
+44 131 226 2442
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant is unique. Small with the feeling of being in a france bistro in France. Food is amazing. Tried the snails for first time. Not sure if ill have it again but i did enjoy it. Staff were friendly and the restaurant was busling and busy which gave it a good atmosphere.

Thank Laswadegreen79
Norwich, Connecticut
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh and were looking for a place to eat. It was a Friday evening and most places were packed. We finally found this place and decided to try it. We were glad we did. In the US French restaurants have the reputation of being rather formal and perhaps a little stuffy. Some... More 

Thank dlcul
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

With a very warm and friendly atmosphere, I was welcomed like an old friend who'd just popped by. The starters, French onion soup, immediately made me feel jealous of anyone whose maman might have made them this on a cold night. Not the incipit attempts find in British restaurants, but real, thick, warm, hearty French stuff. The mains, beef bourguignon,... More 

Thank Marcus D
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173 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I will be back here Asap. Not only was my meal delicious the food on the next table looked amazing so I'll be going back to try what they had. Lovely staff and very good prices.

Thank Lynn M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It can be hard to find some really authentic French food (outside of fine dining) but this place is the real deal. The daily special is consistently delicious and the service is really fantastic. I was told the French onion soup was their speciality and it absolutely didn't disappoint. I think it could be easy to assume all the eateries... More 

Thank callybeanz
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've reviewed this before, but seriously was back tonight for the second time this year and had the beef bourginuon which you could have cut with a spoon, it was flavourful, and yet again a triumph of a dish from this French restaurant. I had main course, dessert glass of wine and a coffee and it was excellent value at... More 

1 Thank largie100
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

lovley area wiht bars and retsuarants the food was excellent and had a great time nice and intimate restuarant

1 Thank redleader57
Durham, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been recommended this as a great French bistro and so it proved. The food was delicious and the service impeccable

Thank Castleman073
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited early evening and was surprised how French feeling this little restaurant was. Waiters were very good and the meal really enjoyable

Thank John S
Southport, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Petit Paris with friends on a Friday night and had a great French meal. The coq au vin was particularly good as was the wine! The service throughout was friendly and very attentive without being over the top! We would thoroughly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Dave S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38-40 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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