March 10, 2014 Bistro, French, Glasgow, steak No Comments



After negotiating a brief burst of Glaswegian snow and hail on an otherwise sunny day, I headed towards Hope Street to give Le Bistro Beaumartin a try. I’d walked by it a couple of times recently and thought it looked quite intriguing.

At lunchtime you have a good range of different dining options. There’s a soup and sandwich selection, some main courses from the a la carte, a set menu (two courses £13.95, three for £16.95) and a steak frites special. I opted for the latter, which comprised a 6oz sirloin with roquefort sauce and frites with an espresso thrown in for good measure. This looked good value for £12.



The dish arrived in double quick time delivered by the cheery and helpful waiter who kept things ticking along very nicely throughout.

It proved to be very tasty. The steak, served accurately rare, was succulent and nicely seasoned. The frites, served skin on, were very good and the roquefort sauce packed good flavour.

Steak frites

Steak frites

The whole atmosphere and decor was pitched really smartly. It was a very well-judged and pleasingly unified restaurant experience. Edinburgh has lots of good French restaurants, but I’m not sure it has somewhere quite like this. I was left a little envious that I couldn’t take the place home with me.

So overall, I was really impressed with Le Bistro Beaumartin. Each and every aspect of their offering flowed together very effectively to create a very favourable impression. I’d be happy to recommend the place to you and look forward to visiting again soon.

Blythe scores Le Bistro Beaumartin
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 16/20

I ate: steak frites

I drank: water, espresso

I wore: tie

Total bill: £12

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Written by BKR