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“Pleasant surprise”

Institut Francais D'Ecosse
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We went to book tickets for a play and stayed for a drink and some treats in the Bistro were helpful and friendly and the wine and food tasted good. The quiet garden at the back proved to be a great place to sit back and relax and enjoy the evening sunshine

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Had a voucher for a sharing platter and a bottle of wine. Both were excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Too bad it is only open during the Edinburgh Fringe. Hope it is open again next year as I would like to return and try some of the cakes.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

I went to the Institut to see a performance of Ma Biche et Mon Lapin in the basement as part of the Fringe and discovered Le Bistrot where I had lunch. As I was previously unaware of the existence of the Institut, let alone its authentic French cafe, this was a very pleasant surprise. At £13.95 for entree + plat (in my case an excellent salade parisienne and a slightly overcooked beouf bourguignon) this was very good value. Wine at £4.90 for a small (125ml) glass compared with about £14 for a full bottle does not encourage abstinence! Service was friendly and efficient.

The only downside is that the bistro only takes cash, no cards.

As for the academic or cultural work of the Institut I have no knowledge and cannot comment.

Thank Bonetti
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Unwelcoming staff, shabby building, spelling mistakes everywhere to be seen (IN FRENCH... and English). Altogether an unpleasant experience, do not bother !

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Reviewed 10 April 2012

cafes okay when open rooms are care worn to sat the least

2  Thank ScotLadd
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