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Petit Paris

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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38-40 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
+44 131 226 2442
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended by friends with an apartment in Edinburgh. Excellent food and an early dinner special make this spot a great deal for excellent French food in Edinburgh. Definitely would return when next in Edinburgh.

Thank Howard K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely space for family or couples. Had the salmon fillet and soup of the day ( leek and potatoes) Both of them are stunning. The waiter is very friendly and we also talked a lot while waiting for food

Thank 252minaht
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat outside to people watch on market saturday lunch. French onion soup / cream of cauliflower with salmon and chicken. Chicken and soups were stand outs. Nice lunch deal also.

Thank chung s
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came with two of my friends later one night and the restaurant was totally packed but all the guys did their best to find us a table, even carrying a table from outside downstairs and trying to fit us in! Really appreciate it! Food and wine was great too! Hope we weren't too much trouble

Thank James M
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant a few times now and I have to say that it's authentic and delicious. By far my favourite French restaurant in the U.K. Possibly the best restaurant in Edinburgh!! Thank you

Thank RSly83
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful Parisian restaurant in the Grassmarket with superb service and delicious food. The lunch prix fixe price is very reasonable. Coffee and main for 8.90 and coffee starter and main for 12.90. We were initially sitting outside but it was starting to rain. The waiters were so kind and thoughtful and moved us inside at our request. My daughters... More 

Thank bobodl
Mitcheldean, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cant say more than amazing authentic french fair. Plat d jour is definitely worth the price. You will be enticed to have a dessert, which are stunning

Thank Connor A
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with party of four, three of us started with snails and one person had the prawns in a cream and garlic sauce. For the mains, 2 had the famous lamb stew, 1 boeuf bourguignonne, 1 vegetable and goats cheese Tourte. All delicious and very filling. Plenty of choices for dessert, unfortunately we were too full to eat one! Plenty... More 

Thank Mike W
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of my favourite places to eat in Edinburgh. Very friendly staff and wonderful food. Always a pleasure to return

Johannesburg, South Africa
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not having had lunch, we were tempted by the specials on the menu,run from 5 to 7 pm, and we decided to give this quant little restaurant a try. What a wonderful find, this "little" restaurant was full, but has more tables in it's basement, decked out as a Parisian bistro, checked tablecloths and all. There are more tables on... More 

Thank Bernadine70

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38-40 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 2442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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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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