Brasserie Les Amis

Brasserie Les Amis
83 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BU
  • Telephone 0131 228 7517
  • Food served Mon–Fri 7:30am–9:30pm; Sat 10:30am–10pm. Closed Sun. Closed Sun
  • Average price £14:95 (set lunch); £23 (evening meal)
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A classy, accomplished West End venue that feels and tastes instinctively French

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Brasserie Les Amis fells instinctively a lot more French than it has any right to, given its location. It’s a classy, accomplished proposition – clean lines, white tablecloths, playful use of mirrors to combat the limited space and an alluring deli counter. There’s none of the fabled Parisian aloofness here: the welcome is warm and friendly, the staff incredibly attentive and nothing is too much trouble. Dishes look the part too. A (perhaps slightly anonymous) lamb cutlet arrives on a disc of lentils, the whole lifted by a judicious drizzle of sharp, herby port jus. Brie and asparagus quiche is a rich blend of buttery pastry and soft cheesy filling countered by a sweet/sour red onion marmalade. Of the mains, onglet steak is compact but deliciously lean and accompanied by a lightly dressed salad that almost outshines the crisp, thick fries. Finish things off with a rhubarb crumble – served on a wide, flat dish, this is a delicate balance of caramelised and sugary crunch and tangy fruit.

  • High point: Well curated and very reasonably priced wine list
  • Low point: Very tempting to overdo it on the baguette
  • Notable dish: Onglet steak with peppercorn sauce
  • Private dining: Up to 12 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: French pop
  • Capacity: 42
  • Largest group: 42
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £16 per bottle