Montpeliers of Bruntsfield

Montpeliers of Bruntsfield
159–161 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4DG
  • Telephone 0131 229 3115
  • Opening times Daily 9am–1am.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 9am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–10pm.
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Photo of Montpeliers of Bruntsfield
in association with
Birra Moretti

Contemporary-styled bar and bistro at the heart of its neighbourhood, with lots to shout about from early until late.

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Every neighbourhood needs a great, consistent bistro where locals can bring guests, loved ones or just themselves to soak up the convivial atmosphere. Montpeliers is Bruntsfield’s. It's a smart space, split into a bar and more formal eating areas, which neatly separates diners and drinkers. Some elements of the menu are a trifle formulaic – step away from the burgers and nachos. Instead, Scottish shin of beef with spring onions, bacon potato cake and crispy capers is a fantastic amalgamation of flavours and textures. Goat's cheese, caramelised red onion and crispy pancetta crostini shows off simple ingredients to create a stellar starter. The topping on the apple and blackberry crumble could do with a bit of torching, but the banoffee pie is top notch – there's also a fine selection of apertifs if you prefer dessert to be made of stronger stuff.

  • High point: Outside tables great for people watching
  • Low point: Music occasionally feels like a dad rock symposium
  • Notable dish: Scottish shin of beef with spring onion and bacon potato cake
  • Average price: £19 (lunch); £23 (dinner)
  • Delivery: £2.50
  • Private dining: The Snug is semi-private (curtain) – 14 people
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Soft rock
  • Live entertainment: Live music Friday 9pm–midnight
  • Capacity: 60 (+ 25 overspill at bar)
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 1992
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
  • House wine: £17.95 per bottle