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B'est Restaurant

16 Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TX, Scotland
+44 131 556 6040
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible21%
16 Mar 2017
8 Mar 2017
“Pre playhouse dinner ”
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
$$ - $$$
16 Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9TX, Scotland
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Reviewed March 16, 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...More

5  Thank andiparker2017
Reviewed March 8, 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...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed March 5, 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...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed March 5, 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...More

Thank Wushibear1
Reviewed March 2, 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...More

Thank J13PMB
Reviewed February 24, 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
Reviewed February 21, 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...More

1  Thank SEJ24
Reviewed February 15, 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...More

2  Thank LyndaBR
Reviewed February 13, 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...More

1  Thank Lizley2013
Reviewed February 9, 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,...More

3  Thank MikeBR
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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
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April 12, 2017|
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Response from Louise S |
We are very sad to hear this. Is the owner planning on opening a new restaurant?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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