Maison Bleue Le Bistrot

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Maison Bleue Le Bistrot
370–372 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5HS
  • Telephone 0131 447 0345
  • Seasonal times Outdoor seating from April to November during all opening hours
  • Food served Mon–Thu 10am–3pm, 5–10pm; Fri–Sun 10am–4pm, 5–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Sun–Fri 5–7pm
  • Pre-theatre price £14.50
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A charming corner café-cum-bistro with a relaxed, arty feel and eclectic menu.

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Morningside's Maison Bleue Le Bistrot is the suburban little sister to the original Maison Bleue, located in Victoria Street, the heart of tourist central. Although they share pretty much the same French / North African menu and similar décor, Le Bistrot still manages to feel very different. With a charismatic supervisor running the show, this cosy neighbourhood restaurant is much more geared towards locals and regulars. There's a good mix of the French dishes you would expect on the menu: onion soup, moules frîtes, steaks and the popular lunch choice of lapin à la moutarde – rabbit cooked in a white wine, mushroom and mustard cream, served with mousseline of mash. With two Algerian chefs creating the dishes, expect lots of spices in the North African options, such as their twist on fish of the day, cod cooked with harissa pesto and served with sun-dried tomato rice. It all adds up to an eclectic menu with some hearty choices.

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Louise Donoghue visited Maison Bleue Le Bistrot on 10 February 2019
  • High point: Very popular formule lunch
  • Low point: South-east Asian dishes feel out of place
  • Notable dish: Cod with harissa pesto
  • Average price: £11.50 (£8.50 one course); £17.50 (set dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop
  • Live entertainment: Occasionally and during festival- jazz band
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2016 April
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle