Bon Vivant


Step one - enter the dimly lit, pub-like hangout and grab a table or perch at the bar. Candles flicker in large Champagne bottles, old school drinks posters don the walls and the dark light is perfect if you're having an ugly day... you'll look photo shopped.

Step 2 - the food ROCKs! So book if you're wanting dinner cos this bad boy gets pretty rammed.

Food courses come in either "bites" or "large" and main course are called "middles"... this worked perfectly for BarChick as she was able to try pretty much everything on the menu. The bar serves some excellent cocktails with a menu that keeps on changing, so each visit will be different. They also have 32 different wines and a whole load of Champagne.... nice. We loved The Matinee with Bacardi Superior, sweet vermouth, lemon juice, vanilla sugar & kaffir lime leaves, shaken & served straight up… good stuff.

It’s so good they've gone and opened Bon Vivant Stockbridge on Dean Street which is a little smaller with a more airy modern attitude to suit the residential area it is in. The cocktail lists are nailed to planks of wood... why not?



55 Thistle St, Edinburgh EH2 1DY, UK Tel: +44 13 1225 3275


Sunday 12:00 - 01:00
Monday 12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 01:00
Thursday 12:00 - 01:00
Friday 12:00 - 01:00
Saturday 12:00 - 01:00



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