36/38 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JW +44 1313000839
- Main course: £15
- Food spend: £28
Excellent, as good as the first time we visited years ago, the lunch was excellent and great value. We were there for a birthday party were very helpful with all our mad requests.
11 January 2016
In a striking blue building in Edinburgh’s Old Town, Maison Bleue serves an adventurous mixture of world cuisines. French, North African and Scottish dishes are served in a unique setting that includes stone arches and a wooden spiral staircase.
On the Maison Bleue menu, an innovative blend of international dishes sits alongside unmistakably Scottish treats, like haggis balls in beer batter, with clapshot tatties and whisky sauce. The French delicacy of frogs’ legs is given an oriental twist, with the addition of soya sauce and a wasabi dip. Vegetarians are treated to recipes like spiced goat's cheese and spinach in filo pastry.
As well as banquet menu options, Maison Bleue Edinburgh has an extensive wine list, which includes bottles from around the globe. These are perfect to enjoy with the cheese boards served for dessert.
Just 10 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Rail Station, Maison Bleue restaurant is an innovative addition to Edinburgh’s Old Town.
36/38 Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JW
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Customer reviews for Maison Bleue
(((** 11 February 2016 by Duncan A from Luxembourg
Visited this restaurant before and we were really looking forward to returning as our previous visit had been excellent. On this occasion however, it did not quite live up to our expectations. There were a few minor issues which taken individually, would not be worth remarking on, but taken as a whole and on reflection, left us feeling a little disappointed and deflated as at over £100 for dinner for 2, we didn't feel we received value for money. I won't go into all the details as we spoke to the staff on duty as we were leaving but there are a couple of things that I feel need to be mentioned. Being addressed as "you guys" is irritating (to us) unless we are in an American diner/casual setting. This restaurant, whilst not formal, is still somewhere that you expect a certain level of service and this just smacks of too much informality and over-familiarity.
The service felt very rushed; yes we were aware that the booking was only for 2 hours and we fully appreciate the need to turn around tables on busy nights but at the start, we felt like we were being herded; the first 2 courses came out very quickly and yet the food was not quite as hot as we would have expected given the speed of service. We then had to wait well over 30 minutes for 1 dessert so there was no consistency. We would have actually spent more and ordered cheese, more coffee and digestifs but we reached a point where we just wanted to leave.
There were other things but having said all that, we may give it one more shot next time we are in Edinburgh as perhaps it was just an off-night. The food is good and we like the ambience.We would recommend it to friends but with a few words of caution!
(((** 10 February 2016 by Eric Percival from Edinburgh
Pleasant venue, nicely lit. Food was good but a bit expensive - more than £35 a head for starter and main with no wine. Paying extra for side dishes seems a bit excessive. Service was a bit slow.
((((( 5 February 2016 by Alan Cochrane from Edinburgh
A superb introduction to the restaurant. Wish we'd tried it sooner now. The Saigon Beef and Calamari surprise for starts was a delicious introduction to a delightful menu. Portion sizes good but not overpowering. my M'hammar d'agneau au saffron, confit style a l'Algeroise was amazingly scented and flavored. The South Vietnamese Coconut Chicken was delicately spiced or so i was told as my wife wouldn't let me have any. And the creme brulee for dessert was as good as we've had in Edinburgh. A friendly greeting and attentive humorous service enhanced our experience. Goes straight to our top 5 to eat in Edinburgh and we will be back soon.
((((* 2 February 2016 by Barbara Morgan from Edinburgh
Lovely restaurant, staff were very attentive. Starter and main course were very nice, but dessert was a bit bland. Red wine was good and served at just the right temperature. On the whole, a good dining experience.
((((( 1 February 2016 by George Clark from Edinburgh
((((( 1 February 2016 by Lucy Clark from Edinburgh
Absolutely fabulous! Everyone loved their food and really great atmosphere!
(((** 30 January 2016 by John Bell from Edinburgh
Nice atmosphere...attentive waiters...shrimps in Creole Gumbo were poor...desserts were exceptional
((((* 13 January 2016 by Faye Farquhar from Edinburgh
Staff very attentive. Food good. Lovely rustic surroundings
((((* 11 January 2016 by Nikole Absalom from Edinburgh
Overall brilliant. Great atmosphere, tasty food and friendly staff.
((((( 11 January 2016 by Scott Robertson from Edinburgh
This has always been an excellent, predominantly French influenced bistro. Delicious, bistro cuisine really well priced with great service.
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