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Bread Street Brasserie
Bread Street Brasserie

Bread Street Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pointhoteledinburgh.co.uk/point-hotel-edinburgh/restaurant.html
  • Email: restaurant@pointhoteledinburgh.co.uk
  • Phone: 0131 221 5558
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7am - 10am; Saturday and Sunday: 7am - 11am
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2pm; Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    Dinner: 5pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Scottish, Steak, British
  • Executive Chef: Kenny Leary
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: The hotel is located just off Lothian Road where there are many different buses which pass by.
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: There is on-street parking available after 7pm without charge. However both Riego Street and Castle Terrace Parking are within a 3 minute walk from the hotel.
A word from Bread Street Brasserie
The Bread Street Brasserie offers the perfect location and relaxed atmosphere for diners to enjoy a range of dishes with a real emphasis on freshness and flavour using only the finest quality ingredients.

Bread Street Brasserie offers style and comfort with a variety of local produce and daily specials. The Grill menu offers local beef and Scottish seafood. Serving international cuisine with a Scottish focus, the restaurant is the perfect setting in which to relax and enjoy your surroundings.Continued
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Awards voted by toptable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutstanding Value
  • Diners' Choice WinnerPre/post Theatre
Diner Reviews
  • "Very relaxing with amazing and tasty food. Each dish was better than the last! Just the right place for a girlie catch up. The staff are excellent, friendly and very unintrusive. Can't wait to go back."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "My Partner & I decided to try this Restaurant and would highly recommend as the food was delicious hot fresh excellent choice of Menu & Service was outstanding as was the price we paid we went for Pre Theatre but will try the al'a carte next time we visit.The place itself is very tastefully decorated with lovely seating all in all an excellent choice:))"
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "I get the feeling this place is trying to be something it's not... And not quite succeeding. Service was friendly but sporadic and disorganised. Food sounded promising on the menu but didn't live up to expectation. Was average, edible but nothing special. Wine had crystallised at the bottom of the bottle (?! This was the explanation we got anyway) and had to be sent back. Saw several people leaving as they'd had to wait so long for food or seemed to have just been forgotten about by the staff even though it wasn't busy at all for a Saturday night. Nice modern decor etc but lacking atmosphere. I don't think we will be going back...."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Been to Point Hotel twice now and the pre-theatre menu is outstanding value for fresh, elegantly presented food."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "Booked a table for 4 for 6.00 p.m. for the pre-theatre menu. Although the service was very good we had to leave before the dessert arrived due to lack of time before the start of the show. We perhaps didn't make it clear to the lovely waitress that we had to leave by 7.15 p.m. but we did feel that the service could have been a bit quicker as we had booked the pre-theatre menu. That said the food was excellent and good value for money and we would certainly go back to the Bread Street Brasserie. Our waitress was very apologetic and gave us a discount to compensate for our inconvenience."
    dined on 03/03/2014
  • "Large open space near Lothian Road is friendly, easy-going and good value."
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "Service was very good and prompt. Food was excellent and proportionate."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Once we were sat down we remembered we'd been before and the reason we didn't rate it before was that it was just a cold restaurant. The bread we were given was awful; stodgy and very pale - expected home cooked selection! Main course Fish & Chips - very fishy at the thick end of the cod so wasn't eaten Duck with.... not sure but it tasted the same as the plum sauce. There won't be a third time lucky for us I'm afraid. Disappointed"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Most enjoyable pre-concert meal with excellent service. Second visit in a fortnight!"
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "We wanted to gnome where I town for a late lunch which was not going to be Indian, Chinese or Burgers. This was perfect for us. I had the sole which was taken off the bone and was beautiful. My husband had a steak which he really enjoyed. Service was good although we were the only 2 in the restaurant at that time, but it didn't lack ambience, it was just the time we had chosen to suit us. We will be back."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "Waiting staff very good but the kitchen service was very slow being a pre theatre meal we only had a limited time and it was touch and go if we would finish in time. The place was not busy but it took a long time for the kitchen to dippy the food. When it eventually did arrive it was very good."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "Eight of us had lunch on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon and the menu couldn't have suited the day better. The restaurant itself is lovely and waitress was really friendly. The menu consisted of pure comfort food. The soup (tomato and vegetable) was one of the best I've had in a long time. I'm not a fish lover but my friends assured me the fishcakes were delicious and looked lovely. The main of pork belly and bubble and squeak was just perfect. We did make the mistake of ordering too many sides, as to be honest we really didn't need them. What we did manage to get through was delicious though. Can't comment on dessert as nobody could manage one. Excellent value for money. Just a shame there were only two other people in the restaurant!"
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "Lovely staff but poor food; grey fish and frozen chips. We were the only people in on a Saturday night."
    dined on 04/01/2014
  • "Early dinner for four. Limited selection on the fixed-price pre-theatre menu but food was very fresh and tasty and wine reasonably-priced. The restaurant is rather soulless (as is often the case with hotel dining) but the service was excellent and the whole meal good value overall."
    dined on 03/01/2014
  • "Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Pre theatre deal was excellent value as was the food. The waiter was exceptionally helpful, without being intrusive, and nothing was a problem. Couldn't believe the bill being so reasonable and being given a Loyalty Card for discount off future visit, with a £10 on it to start ! unbelieveable........there's more.....also received a flyer for next visit, bring a friend and one eats FREE, I mean, what more could you ask for ! Top marks all round"
    dined on 01/01/2014
  • "Bread wasn't warm to start with and was hard, I assume this was not the freshest bread in the house and certainly wasn't ready to be served to paying customers. Vegetables where under cooked. My girlfriend and I ordered the pan fried sea bass. Carrots and potatoes where solid and hard to bite into. Seabass was quite chewy and wasn't the best I've had. Really disappointing actually, we were going to say something about the quality of food as soon as it arrived but we'd rather not be fussy and figured that if the carrots and potatoes can't even be given attention the what chance have we got at ordering something else. Great service, girl very attentive, nice ambiance,"
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "Booked a meal for 4 on Friday night. Couldn't fault the staff for friendliness and the food was very nice. However there were a couple of areas where the staff could have done better - 1. No ice bucket for the bottle of white wine 2. Additional veg that we ordered when we saw the small size of the vegetable for the 4 of us, didn't appear until after our main course was finished. The staff left us to eat the vegetables but didn't charge us for it due to the delay."
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "Lovely restaurant within hotel that is not immediately obvious from outside on Bread Street. It is a lovely setting and the service is good and friendly. Food was was very nice - we both had the tart to to begin followed by turkey with all the trimmings and the pork chop. Just lovely and service was unrushed. We would go back and good value on the top table deal."
    dined on 03/12/2013
  • "The restaurant was very quiet--only a few people in a large room. The furnishings were modern and the colours-grey and turquoise gave a rather stark and cold feel. The food was good but nothing to write home about if you are a foodie. The service was good and was reasonably priced. The wine list wasn't very exciting with a limited choice. As always, in restaurants, it was overpriced. I would recommend it to others as ok but not more than that. I preferred the old restaurant room which had lots of traditional white linen table line and an old-world continental feel."
    dined on 28/11/2013
  • "The Restaurant was not very busy and so the ambience was perhps a little subdued. However the surroundings are good, the service was excellent and the food tasted lovely Would definately go there again !!!"
    dined on 16/11/2013
  • "The restaurant was difficult to find and not well sign posted. No-one at the service desk when we each arrived separately. Once shown to our table, things very much started to look up. Great pre-theatre menu with unusual choices and good choice of wines by the glass or bottle. Our sea bream fillet and sauce was very tasty and well presented. The leek mash was good too. We were glad to have ordered a side dish of parsnips. Brownie dessert was to die for. Good coffee and very efficient and friendly service. The restaurant is quite big but nicely sub divided so it is not intimidating."
    dined on 13/11/2013
  • "Outstanding food, value and service. I have been to Bread Street Brasserie many times and have always enjoyed the food and service. An excellent venue for pre theatre and concert. Also much warmer and more comfortable since the refurbishment. Excellent as always!"
    dined on 15/11/2013
  • "Service was pretty slow for a pre-theatre meal. Food was fine, not exciting, but pretty good value for money. Wouldn't rush back but wouldn't avoid."
    dined on 01/11/2013
  • "my 3rd vegan evening at the point hotel. All I can say is that it gets better every time! The menu was a great range of fresh and high quality gourmet food. This place each surpasses all of the vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Edinburgh or glasgow for that matter (including Banns and for a fraction of the cost) The staff at the point hotel are so efficient. Its like go in get your drinks, take your order, get your food and get your bill when your ready. this means none of this waiting half an hour when your ready to leave. The star of the night was the vegan tiramisu. This is the best tiramisu I have ever tasted and this feeling was shared among the non-vegan I was with. (please keep on the menu)"
    dined on 17/10/2013
  • "Though recently refurbished, there are still some snagging issues (toilet signs printed on a sheet of paper, large industrial heaters, poor quality paper towels, etc.). All minor things but things that really should have been finalised before reopening. Staff were friendly and efficient, and the food was fine if nothing special."
    dined on 11/10/2013
  • "this was the fourth time i have been to the bread street brasserie and i am always amazed at the incredible quality of food, especially considering how reasonably priced it is. also, the service is always friendly and efficient, the only downside being the restaurant is very quiet when i have been there which is a incredible shame considering the work put into the standard of food."
    dined on 25/09/2013
  • "Very quiet. Would be better when it's fuller. It may have been only what I had ordered, but the starter and main course was exceptionally small and very ordinary. Something I cook myself at home quite often. Expected it to be more tasty and special. Service was very good though. Could be a really nice place with a few tweaks. Some dishes seemed quite over-priced compared to other dishes."
    dined on 13/09/2013
  • "My husband and I ate here before going to the cinema and we were not disappointed. The set menu has three starters and three main courses ,one meat one fish and one veggie, on offer. I had a delicious pork loin with creamed cabbage and my husband had sea bass and puy lentils which he enjoyed although I think the lentils could have done with a wee bit more cooking. He then had cheese and I had crème brûlée. The bill, including a bottle of wine and coffee came to £50 which I think is good value in the evening."
    dined on 29/08/2013
  • "We were in Edinburgh for 1 night to see a show and booked here for a meal after.Very friendly staff but slightly stretched as restaurant quite full, so service was slightly slower but food was excellent when it came and well worth waiting a little extra for! The fillet steak was divine and cooked perfectly to order - the vegetables were original and tasted lovely especially the butternut squash and spring onions and the deserts were yummy too.Overall great meal - better than many that I've had in London."
    dined on 07/08/2013
  • "Met my friend here for dinner. Menu quite small, we both went for the comfort food option. Desserts excellent! Service punctual and friendly despite it being pretty busy. Lovely location in the point hotel. Would definitely return."
    dined on 27/07/2013
  • "We had a good meal here considering it was Hogmany and we booked quite late on. The staff were very attentive and the food was very good value for money."
    dined on 31/12/2012
  • "We met for a girlie evening. The food, choice and service were all good. There was a good selection of old favourite dishes as well as a choice of more adventurous cuisine. It is a good all round restaurant, not too expensive and centrally situated."
    dined on 12/07/2013
  • "The Brasserie had recently opened after refurbishment. I booked online for the pre-theatre menu which was not available on arrival. The service was very slow and the food was not the best. Needs to improve if they want to compete with the City restaurants."
    dined on 03/07/2013
  • "Have only been here for pre-theatre but it was so good we went back a week later - the food was lovely, great choice, great combibation of flavours, good-sized portions and none of the boring stuff you usually get on cheap pre-theatre menus. At under £10 for 2 courses (including home-made bread) it would be hard to find anything better in central Edinburgh."
    dined on 04/05/2013
  • "We went their using their 50% off and am glad that we got 50% off as I would not have been happy paying full price for the meal that we had. We had the steak and chips and it was passable, but I would not be rushing back for another one there. I can not comment on the other dishes on the menus, though they were other diners there and they seemed happy with their food."
    dined on 30/03/2013
  • "Nice menu selection, food arrived fairly quickly and service was good. Go early evening for the best value, 50% off between 5-7pm. Not many diners meant it was lacking in atmosphere but we were in a group anyway so that didn't matter to us. The hotel bar is also nice, great cocktails :-)"
    dined on 29/03/2013
  • "Despite being within a stones throw of Usher Hall and at least 2 theatres and 2 cinemas, this is not a good pre-theatre restaurant. We arrived a 6.10pm to allow enough time to get to our theatre performance starting at 7.30pm. We explained to the waitresses several times that we needed to eat reasonably quickly to make it to the theatre. Despite this we ended up wolfing down our pudding and running out of the restaurant and running all the way to the theatre. The food was reasonable, but I felt that I could have made something that tasted as nice at home. It was a fair effort, but I don't think I will return here in a hurry."
    dined on 27/03/2013
  • "food was excellent...went with another couple and we all had 3 courses ....steak being the order of the day....it was cooked to perfection....can't faul anything as service and quality of food was fantastic.....took advantage of the 50% off which was and added bonus....would recommend..."
    dined on 23/03/2013
  • "Good fast service. great value on pre/theater menue."
    dined on 22/03/2013
  • "I got a late booking at this restaurant, it was offering 50% off their al acarte menu, staff very friendly but inexperienced and the food was mediocre at best, did not get 50% off the total bill and would definately not return and would not recommend."
    dined on 19/03/2013