Bread Street Brasserie

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Bread Street Brasserie
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre, 34-36 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AF
  • Telephone 0131 221 5558
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 8am–1am; Sun 8am–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–2pm, 5–10pm; Sun 12.30–2.30pm, 5–10pm [Bar food served Mon–Sat 8am–10pm; Sun 8am–10pm].
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Sat 5–7pm.
  • Average price £14 (set lunch); £20 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £20
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Comfortable hotel brasserie with good options for vegans and those with gluten or nut allergies.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Handily located mid-way between the Grassmarket and the west end of Princes Street, the Bread Street Brasserie has claims as a stand-alone dining destination, though the fact that you enter via the Doubletree Hilton hotel reception does rather nail it as a hotel offshoot. That said, the brasserie is a smartly furnished and pleasant enough spot. Banquette seating and well-spaced tables are comfortable and the staff are keen to make your visit a success. The kitchen deserves praise for a menu that is alert to dietary sensibilities with vegetarian and gluten-free options flagged up, and a special vegan dinner once a month. The lunch and early evening fixed price deals lift a selection of dishes from the main à la carte, with a decent choice of four starters and mains, featuring the likes of beetroot-cured salmon, herb chicken with sweet tomato sauce and parmentier potatoes, and lemon drizzle cake or a cheeseboard with chutney and grapes to finish.

  • High point: Front of house working hard
  • Low point: Kitchen coasting
  • Average price: £14 (set lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 100 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 138
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Generic pop
  • Capacity: 90
  • Largest group: 90
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £19 per bottle

Reviews & features

Christmas Food Q&A: Morten Rengtved – Bread Street Brasserie

17 Nov 2015

Chef Rengtved gives us his guide to a yummy yuletide

I'm planning a Christmas meal and want to offer a couple of unusual twists. What would you suggest? I would make Turkey spring roll with cranberry chutney and Christmas pudding strudel with brandy crème Anglaise and cinnamon ice-cream.