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B'est Restaurant

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Old Town
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16 Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TX, Scotland
+44 131 556 6040
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We had booked a table for 4 adults & 2 kids here using the Groupon deal. We took a taxi from our hotel where we were staying for the half term break. Upon arrival the waiter was rude & impatient as it took us a while to settle at our table having our less mobile elderly mum with us. He... More 

1 Thank andiparker2017
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food and even better service. The waiter couldn't do enough for us from the moment we arrived to the minute we needed a taxi for playhouse. He was only person serving tables but did not feel like it. Will defo go back here and recommend it to anyone.

Thank Robert M
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We used a Groupon deal for an early evening meal on a Saturday and very much enjoyed our visit. Arriving earlier than our reservation was no problem and despite tables filling and getting quite busy the one person serving managed to keep things moving. Our pate starter was well presented, quite generous and tasty. Chicken risotto was well cooked and... More 

Thank Andrew K
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

On an overnight trip to edinburgh, my boyfriend, sister and her fiance attended the B'est restaurant. We attained a groupon voucher for the 4 of us. I can honestly say that it was not much to look at as an establishment but the server (regrettably we did not catch his name) made the evening for us! He was the most... More 

Thank Wushibear1
Buckie, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We really enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. From arrival to departure we were looked after very well. The service, food and surroundings were excellent. We used a Groupon voucher which made the meal very cheap, but even without the voucher the cost would have been very reasonable. The menu is varied so there is something to suit everyone. The... More 

Thank J13PMB
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Returning again to this restaurant. Love the new menu, the food is as good as ever as is the service. Do visit !!! You will not be disappointed.

1 Thank 44r
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We purchased a Groupon for £20 for 2 people to have a 3 course meal. We arrived and were seated by a lovely gentlemen who was very enthusiastic and described what was and was not included in our voucher option. We were a bit disappointed that the food that was quoted on the website as 'likely to be included' was... More 

1 Thank SEJ24
East Lothian, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

After a false start, we popped in as in the area and their website looked well priced with a tasty menu. So disappointed! Service, although friendly, was agonisingly slow. We were the only customers! Menu options for lunch was not what was advertised . I plumped for a lamb stew as I found the place cold and thought it'd warm... More 

1 Thank LyndaBR
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a groupon voucher that was a 3 course meal for £20 for two and had to pay a small supplement for some of the meals but even so it was a bargain! I had the goats cheese tart and it was superb and extremely tasty! I would have loved the recipe for that! The main was chicken in... More 

1 Thank Lizley2013
Haddington, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Looking for a french restaurant after visiting NMS this came up on an App as the closest and the menu looked good & reasonable. Found it on Drummond Street and walked in a 1pm on a weekday. Not only was the place deserted of customers, it was deserted of staff. Had we walked through a time warp and we standing... More 

2 Thank MikeBR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 32
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 6040
This quirky establishment in Edinburgh has a hip, East Village vibe. With its vivid blue exterior, exposed brick walls and vintage wooden furniture – B'est Restaurant has a light and airy bistro atmosphere and is well-known for its imaginative menu produced using locally-sourced, fresh and seasonal ingredients. Signature dishes belie both a rustic French and classic British influence, and B'est specialties include the roast breast of duck served with pak choi and a chilli and orange jus; grilled salmon fillet on a bed of creamed leeks and shallots; and the summer vegetable and truffle oil risotto. Always buzzing with a chic crowd, B'est Restaurant is perfect for intimate parties and relaxed meals with friends.

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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