Maison Bleue Restaurant
36/38 Victoria St, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
www.maisonbleuerestaurant.co… - 0131 226 1900
Maison Bleue Restaurant Edinburgh Reviews
Best Meal in Edinburgh! Jan 04, 2008
Maison Bleue Restaurant is fantastic bistro-like establishment in Old Town Edinburgh, a short distance away from the Royal Mile/High Street. The building is painted a bright cobalt blue so you can't miss it.
For a Friday night, this place was not busy and we were able to walk in and get a table for 3 without reservations. The hostess quickly seated us at a table beneath a stone archway. The dining area was romantically lit with very few overhead lamps and plenty of tabletop candle light.
Based on the menu, the cuisine was a mix of French and North African dishes using Scotland sourced ingredients. You can order from the Á la Carte Menu or the Le Banquet Bleu menu, which is a prix fixe 3 course meal for £20. Since having eaten at Maison Bleue, they have also added a Lunch & Pre-theatre menu as well as a special 3 course dinner for students with valid student IDs for £15.
Francisco ordered the Brochette mix which were skewers of merguez (spicy lamb) sausage, marinated chicken, and a grilled prawn served with harrissa couscous and mixed green salad.
Mar ordered the Ribeye steak au poivre à la Française served with pommes chateau and mixed green salad.
I ordered the prix fixe menu.
To start, I chose the Loch Linnhe mussels in a butter wine sauce. They served quite a large bowl of mussels! The mussels were cleaned very well...no grit or sand. They were meaty and very flavorful...who DOESN"T like butter wine sauce right?
For the main course I chose the Medallions of venison in a sweet red currant, black pepper and brandy sauce, served with pommes Lyonnaise and haricots verts. I never had venison before so this was an adventurous meal...and what a treat! The meat was tender and the sauce had the perfect amount of peppery bite. The haricots verts were cooked yet still crisp. The pommes Lyonnaise was mediocre.
For dessert was tarte tatine a la mode which was a fabulous end to a wonderful meal!
The service was quick and didn't hover. The dining area was a bit dim for my liking but it definitely set an intimate ambiance.
Maison Bleue is lovely place to dine when in Edinburgh. I would most definitely return the next time I am in town!
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