Bar à Vin

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Bar à Vin
17A Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4QW
  • Telephone 0131 226 1890
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–1am. Closed Sun.
  • Email
  • Website www.lescargotblanc.co.uk
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Bar à Vin

The ground floor of the West End's L'Escargot Blanc restaurant is home to this high-end bar for authentic French wine, cheese and charcuterie.

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With dark wood-clad walls and an impressive array of bottles behind the bar, Bar á Vin serves a decadent choice of French wines, cheese and charcuterie – it’s easy to fill up without venturing upstairs to sister restaurant L’Escargot Blanc. The mixed cheese and charcuterie board offers a little bit of everything, including a surprisingly tasty tripe saucisson, which makes for a great early evening dinner paired with a glass of domaine yves duport. But while the food and wine is undoubtedly good, Bar á Vin really excels in its service with the evident focus on provenance and building relationships with suppliers trickling down to every member of the welcoming staff. Able to tell the tale of each cheese and meat as well as guiding you confidently through the wine list, the team leave you with the sense they truly care about what they’re doing, making for a knowledge-filled and thoughtful experience.

The List's rating
8.4

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Helen Bashforth visited Bar à Vin on 2 March 2019
  • High point: Knowledge and passion of the staff
  • Low point: If you aren't a fan of cheese and charcuterie you may go hungry
  • Notable dish: Mixed cheese and charcuterie sharing board
  • Average price: £15 (lunch)

A charming and relaxing retreat in the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant West end area. Nestling beneath L’Escargot Blanc on Queensferry Street it’s an ideal place to chill out over a glass of wine, a beer or a coffee. We provide a delicious range of platters and light nibbles including our incredibly popular French Cheese selection – or Charcuterie. We Offer over 40 wines by the glass that makes it a unique drinking experience for novice or the more discerning wine lover. Staffs are friendly and knowledgeable.

Warm and welcoming, a great place to enjoy an after work drink, while away the evening with a few friends, or round off the day in a most relaxing and friendly atmosphere.

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  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Laid-back jazz
  • Live entertainment: Regular language exchange, live music, wine quizzes and tastings.
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 33
  • House wine: £20 per bottle

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