Home by Maison Bleue

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Home by Maison Bleue
7–8 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PA
  • Telephone 0131 220 0773
  • Opening times Tue–Thu noon–10.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm; Sun/Mon noon–10pm.
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 5–10pm; Sat/Sun noon–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website home-restaurant.co.uk
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Home by Maison Bleue

Social Bite and Maison Bleue’s social mission collaboration delivering appealing Auld Alliance fusion in a stylish West End setting.

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Home is a restaurant on a mission. The social enterprise collaboration linking Maison Bleue and Social Bite happily distributes its profits to charitable causes and offers diners an opportunity to pay forward meals for the homeless. A stylish West End room of exposed brick and blond wood, comfy banquettes and twinkling lights, reveals an appealing Auld Alliance à la carte that journeys south into North Africa for inspiration. Rich beef cheeks à la bordelaise and duck leg confit with cassoulet appear alongside red deer carpaccio, haggis balls with whisky jus and a surprisingly spicy calamari. Popular tagines pair chicken with ras el hanout spices or slow-cooked lamb shank with chickpeas and couscous, alongside a mammoth Mechoui Bedouin feast to sustain the hungry hordes. A friendly front of house sets just the right tone, serving up good-value fixed-price lunchtime offers, with guest appearances from the city’s star chefs for sell-out evening fundraisers. Opening their doors on Monday afternoons to feed the homeless community, this is a big-hearted crowd-pleasing venue forging a path that hopefully more will follow.

The List's rating
7.2

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Ian Hogg visited Home by Maison Bleue on 7 February 2018
  • High point: Menu and setting match the strength of the message
  • Low point: Waiting for others to follow suit
  • Notable dish: Boeuf à la bourguignonne and slow cooked tagines
  • Average price: £12.50 (set lunch); £27 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Background mix tapes
  • Capacity: 72
  • Largest group: 72
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
  • House wine: £17.50 per bottle