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  • “The rooms are all unique- stayed in the Shanghai, Havana, Paris, Miami, and I think it was LA.” in 7 reviews

  • “The bar is split over two floors into themed areas based around Vienna, Milan and Paris, which are all beautifully decorated.” in 3 reviews

  • “Le Monde which is themed on three cities, Vienna, Miland and Paris is amazingly done.” in 3 reviews

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  • 4.0 star rating
    24/5/2012
    3 check-ins

    I really like Le Monde.

    A lot of my friends disagree with me but I think it caters for everyone really. From a nice lunch with my mum,  drinks after work - or a night out, it's always good fun.

    I had my birthday there last year and ended up in Shanghai, which was pretty good fun (though I tend to like more rock n roll joints in town) there was a good atmosphere (maybe just a little bit pricey!)

    I would say the chef at lunch is far better than dinner time, so if you want to try the food, I think it does tend to be better at lunchtime.

    The staff are all very trendy, sometimes I think a bit 'too' 'trendy' - but they tend to be very pleasant.

    All in all, a good place to go. What is nice is that they didn't leave it too long to get revamped, unlike some other joints in town, and all the little booth areas are really nice -it's a huge area which they've managed to divide up really professionally.

  • 2.0 star rating
    18/6/2014
    1 check-in

    The restaurant inside the hotel wasn't very impressionable. The macchiato was ok and the porridge was average and dry. I was only given honey but they did have cinnamon that I could add onto. The service was also lacking especially since we were one of the few guests that came in for breakfast on a weekday morning.

  • 5.0 star rating
    24/8/2010

    Le Monde's Thursday-Sunday offer, obviously not valid during August, is an absolute cracker. You can get the best room in the place for not much over 100 bucks a night, and considering each and every city-themed room is entirely unique from all the the others, it's up there with amphetamine as an expensive and addictive habit.

    For your crumpled wad of tenners, you get a spacious room with air-con, a huge TV, rainfall shower, and a fridge stuffed with booze and snacks. You even get a couple of DVDs which are linked to the theme of your room, which is a nice touch. Given we were in Atlantis, the only room based on somewhere that doesn't exist, ours were just loosely based on water, drowning or shark attacks, but for example, if you were in the Paris room, you'd likely get feelgood comedy Irreversible among others.

    If I were to nitpick, I'd point out that the centrepiece fish tank in our room needed a scrub, and that the bar and restaurant, which emits the misguided bling bling attitude of George Street as a whole, isn't as good as the hotel. They did still give us two free Mojitos as part of our stay though, a far cry from the bottled beer or glass of house plonk you'd expect from a free "welcome drink".

    Overall, it couldn't really have been much better. Very impressive.

  • 2.0 star rating
    2/2/2011
    2 check-ins

    Ok for a drink but ild never stay for the food again!!

    Overpriced, deep fried and bland thats all I can say really!!! Staff are hit ot miss as well as to whether they are any good at cocktails. Arguably had my best and worst mojito experiences there...!

    Overall skip it and go tp 99 Hannover if you want to be trendy and spend a few coins or All Bar One to keep things cheap and tasty!!

  • 3.0 star rating
    4/7/2012
    3 check-ins

    I fell through a wormhole in space while sitting on a seat in Le Monde.

    I arrived at 6pm, met some friends and sat in the bar area near the door. It was a pleasant venue - quiet, with attentive staff, and altogether a bit like meeting in the foyer of a posh hotel. We ate - tasty mussels (though I'd have liked fries with them) and delicious-looking burgers - and drank some wine, and at around 10pm it was time to leave.

    And somehow, I was in another world. Wrapped up in in conversation, I really hadn't paid much attention to what was happening around us, but we had moved from a quiet hotel foyer to a world of glamour. All the women around us seemed to be wearing more make up than clothes. The men were more covered-up, but still done up to the nines for a Thursday night out. Walking through the fake-tanned flesh to get to the loo and back, I couldn't get out of there fast enough.

    So I have to give le Monde a middling score - it was a perfectly nice place to meet up for a drink, but it's not somewhere I'd choose to go any later than 8pm, for fear of getting entangled in hair extensions.

  • 5.0 star rating
    1/6/2010

    If you are looking for somewhere a little bit different to stay whilst visiting our beautiful capital city then I can heartily recommend Le Monde. I stayed here last week and was impressed with everything from the immaculate rooms, the phenomenal service, the excellent standard of food and even the toiletries in the bathroom which were from L'Occitane.

    Le Monde is a beautiful boutique hotel with 18 rooms each based on cities around the world except the one we stayed in which was Atlantis. Our room was amazing and there was even an aquarium with cute fish above the bed and a funky wall with gorgeous turquoise backlighting. The room was peaceful had a huge LCD TV, DVD player and a selection of underwater themed DVDs too. The mini bar was choc-a-bloc, came with complementary still and sparkling water and we scoffed a couple of Mars bars as a midnight snack.

    The rooms are around the £200 mark but if you stay from Sun-Thur you get them cheap and some start from £99 a night. Other cities include, Rio, Paris, Tokyo, Miami, Los Angeles and London to name a few.

    Le Monde is very chic and trendy but not as pretentious and cool cat as you might expect. The bar and restaurant attracts all kinds of punters of all ages which is nice to see. We decided to have a late lunch in the Vienna restaurant and they had a weekday early bird deal of £5.95 per course between 5-7. I opted for the bangers and mash which is something I haven't eaten since I was around 5 so it was a nice change. It was delicious and I scoffed it down in record breaking time. The mash was more-ishly cream, the sausages had rosemary inside and everything was drench in a delicious gravy which was the icing on the cake.

    On arrival we were given free drinks vouchers and strolling up to the bar we expected to get an orange juice so were shocked and delighted when the friendly bartender said we could get mojitos with our vouchers and they were £7 on the menu! My strawberry mojito was amazing and I sipped away in a comfy leather booth in the Paris bar feeling like Lady Muck.

    I can't big up Le Monde enough, I would recommend it to anyone... I just can't wait for my next trip back, I think this time I'll opt for the Tokyo room.

  • 3.0 star rating
    19/9/2012

    Service is getting better, would nt say the food is though.

    My first meal here the waiter put a reserved sign with someone else's name on our table during the starter and informed us we had to eat quickly, we were in our starters! Needless to say I wasn't happy. The food was....... alright nothing special to be honest.

    Went there last night, service has improved but the food is just a standard level. The place looks nice but that's all it's got going for it ( personal view)

  • 3.0 star rating
    12/3/2012
    1 check-in

    I ended up in Le Monde after our last elite event and to be honest...... I ain't feeling it. Not one bit. As soon as you walk in it is soo ridiculously over the top... with shiney things, sparkly things, fancy things and lots of different shapes and sizes and colours of lights..... but still, if I am honest, looks kinda cheap. They probably have thrown so much money at trying to make it look upmarket that I think they have kinda done the opposite.

    Right, so I only had like two drinks here, and they were beer. So sadly I cannot comment on how well the cocktails were made or how good the service was cause I did not have either. All I can say is £4 for a Corona...... four whole Squid, yes.... FOUR Spondulicks. Had I not had some wee Card thing of Joe's to get a cheeky wee discount on my drinks I would have been having water. That is just beyond a reasonable, normal, acceptable price. That is just daylight robbery as far as I am concerned.

    I do not own one of these fancy wee 'student card' things, even though I was actually the only student in our group. But purely on the Corona-Gate Fiasco I doubt I will return.

  • 5.0 star rating
    19/11/2010

    I love Le Monde, particularly the Paris-inspired upstairs where you can relax on throne-like red velvet chairs and pretend you are Belle in Beauty and the Beast. It is definately a bit pretentious and alot of the people there are there to be seen but as a George Street hotspot this is to be expected and, let's be honest, sometimes enjoyed. It's an excuse to get dressed up, indulge yourself and pretend for a little while that you are fabulous enough to feel at home there.

    The drinks are expensive but the cocktails are beautiful, authentic and worth every penny. Be prepared to wait for something made so lovingly, it's worth it. My friends and I have probably worked our way through the cocktail list and there don't appear to be any clangers. The bar staff are very knowledgeable aswell so you can let them know what you're into and they'll happily recommend something you'll enjoy.

  • 4.0 star rating
    12/3/2012 Updated review
    2 check-ins
    Listed in George Street

    Have you ever picked up a long glass from a bar only for the bottom to fall off and the deliciously, fruity cocktail to go spilling all over the bar even before you've had a sip?

    I swear myself black and blue this is what happened to me the other night. I picked up a tall glass with a Bramble inside and the bottom of the glass came away. I am a wee lass, I'm not that strong, it just...came away.

    I'm not sure if the barman believed me. I felt quite bad, and he made me a fresh one. And it was good. As was the other 'special' bramble his colleague had made up, with jam instead of cassiss.

    It's weird. Le Monde isn't my regular type of place as it's a little too "George Street-y" for me (not that this is a bad thing, just my own personal taste). But post-elite Event on a Thursday night they had ample booths, served food till 10 which kept us well fed on some really quite delicious chips, the cocktails were flowing, staff were friendly if a little worn and edgy with my glass-breaking abilites by the end of the night, but even then they didn't kick up a fuss.

    If I were planning a night out on town, would Le Monde be my final stop? No. But if I wanted somewhere to get a cocktail to start the night off, central, nice surroundings, friendly staff? Yes. I can imagine it would get rammed in here on a Friday or Saturday, but that's not a fault of the bar per se.

    So going against my usual slightly off-the-beaten-path tastes, Le Monde is probably one of my now city-centre go-to bars for late night eats and a Bramble or three.

    3.0 star rating
    14/1/2012 Previous review
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  • 5.0 star rating
    10/5/2011

    Le Monde helped make my trip to Edinburgh for Fringe one of the best I've taken.

    Their concierge was fantastic and very helpful (helping to plan our itinerary after leaving Edinburgh).

    Location is great- very close to the center of things while tucked around the corner from the main road. Some events actually occurred in the bar on the basement level here.

    The rooms are all unique- stayed in the Shanghai, Havana, Paris, Miami, and I think it was LA.  Each one was as vastly cool as the next and had its own easter eggs, which I won't give away.

    One caution is that breakfast tended to take a long time and was only so-so- I recommend you take it elsewhere.  We were refunded the breakfast portion of our rate after we decided the same.

    The DVD list, although I didn't watch any, was notably the best DVD list I have seen for its size.

    But most importantly, the elevators are very friendly and have a lovely accent.

  • 5.0 star rating
    26/7/2009
    Listed in Scotland Tour

    This review is soley on the restaurant & patio tables right along George Street and not the hotel itself as we did not stay there. We found this gem on our last day in Edinburgh, wished we had found it sooner!

    We had checked out of the Sheraton and decided to walk with our luggage in tow across town to the car rental office @ Picardy Place instead of taking a cab. Not a totally bad experience on a nice day but it would have been helpful if they actually had a car for us at the other end, never mind making a reservation & paying nine months in advance or confirming the reservations a few times in between.

    I can honestly say it was our only bad experience in Scotland, as luck would have it we bounced back quickly from the rudest service to the friendliest service we had in our whole time in Edinburgh, & that is saying a lot since we found most of the places in Edinburgh very friendly.

    The service was super, our server was a young Australian lass who along with her husband were working their way around the world and we just happened to find her here. She was very pleasant and we spent a few hours watching all the people going about their business on busy George Street, I cannot tell you what an attitude adjustment the experience was, a few beers didn't hurt either.

    The food was quite good, we ordered (several times) off their Bar Bites menu and found everything delicious, this is a great place to enjoy a lazy & carefree lunch at.

  • 4.0 star rating
    24/4/2010

    Although I am pretty anti-George St when considering which bar or restaurant to visit of an evening, I don't actually mind Le Monde.

    This place is modern and the 'style' has been cranked up to ten, everything is sleek and expensive looking; leather seats (and occasionally walls) feature heavily and there are lots of shiny bits (floors, tables, chandeliers, beer pumps etc).

    I am somehow the owner of a discount card which gives me 2 for 1 on meals and 20% off drinks all day, all week - this is a bloody good deal and I have had quite a few decent and inexpensive lunches here. The menu is quite large and relatively unadventurous, think modern pub classics like burgers, pastas, salads and the obligatory Thai green curry. It's all done quite well though and everything I've tried has been good, if not exactly exciting.

    I wouldn't come here to pose as quite a lot of the clientele blatantly do, but it's nae bad for a bite to eat in nice surroundings.

  • 3.0 star rating
    4/6/2010

    Le Monde certainly looks the part, with its super fashionable interior and expansive premises that seem to go on forever. If I'm to use the word hotspot, which it looks like I'm going to, that would describe Le Monde pretty well, due to its prime, popular position right on George Street.

    The bars are themed into cities, with Milan, Vienna and Paris rooms making up the main bar. Le Monde has been immaculately designed in every way, so it would be hard not to be impressed by the modern and uber stylish interiors. This is a very good looking place to sit and have a drink, but it's probably just a bit too pristine for me, as I like somewhere I can slouch about a bit more, and I find that the heavy weekend crowds can make the important task of obtaining a drink quite tricky.

  • 4.0 star rating
    22/7/2013

    Stopped in after a long walk around the castle. It was about early dinner time.  I had the salmon dish that had light citrus so it was enjoyable and refreshing. Also got dessert pudding and ice cream in a pool of caramel. Sugar high! Nice atmosphere modern decor.

  • 5.0 star rating
    15/4/2010

    There are not many bars/restaurants in Edinburgh that I visit time and time again and never get bored, but Le Monde is definitely one. It is super cool and always busy, which just shows it's popularity. For the suave amongst us, you will know that 'Le Monde' means 'the world' and indeed there are several sections of the bar with different themes, Paris, Milan etc. It is very cool. I can't recommend it highly enough.

    As if the decor wasn't enough to lure you in, they have a great drinks menu. At the bar, ask for Gregor, he whips up a mean Raspberry Mojito! Furthermore, for a mere £4 you can buy a loyalty card with amazing food and drink discount, you can recoup your £4 within the first round. On a Monday everything is 2 for 1 and they have great offers,sometimes even giving away free food just for being there. I can thoroughly recommend the Thai Curry - yummy yummy yummy.
    One of the best parts of Le Monde is the fact that they have two female toilets. On a busy Saturday night there is virtually no queue for the loo, and they are very clean. It's the simple things..

    I have heard people talk about Le Monde saying they wish they had found it sooner. Well, my friends, you have no excuse. Trust me, it's worth it.

  • 5.0 star rating
    24/4/2010

    Officially, Le Monde calls itself a hotel, but it's also a cocktail bar and restaurant in equal measure.

    And it's one hell of a cocktail bar at that. The bar/restaurant is spread over two levels, with different areas themed after different cities, each with it's own bar so at busy times it's never too difficult to get served assuming you can't flag a waitress down.

    My favourite area has to be Paris. It's only open on weekends, but it's worth waiting all week for: think Moulin Rouge-inspired opulent décor, with cosy booths to sit in or marble bars to perch at on the swanky red velvet stools depending on your mood. The bartenders are some of the best-trained I've ever seen in Edinburgh, and even though you'll pay up to £9 for a cocktail it will definitely be worth it. Whoever came up with that done-to-death phrase "you get what you pay for" obviously drank here.

    Before it's cocktail o'clock though, I'd definitely recommended trying their food menu. The á la carte is fairly pricey, but no more so than any other George Street brasserie, and the quality of service and lovely surroundings definitely make up for it. There's a slight scottish twist to their menu too, so it makes a change from all the blah-blah bar food that you'll always find wherever you go.
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    The downstairs is more of a chilled out bar, which is open every day. What I love the most though is the huge floor-to-ceiling window that runs the length of the place and has fairy lights hung all across it. When you're nestled in one of the booths by the window, it's dark and cold outside and you've got a nice glass of rosé in front of you watching the snow falling outside, it definitely puts this bar among the best in Edinburgh.

    I've only stayed in the hotel once. The international cities theme is extended here, with each room styled around a capital city. We had Barcelona, and I have to say it was the most incredible bathroom I think I've ever seen... although the black loo paper did freak me out a bit. I would have said it was impossible to have a themed hotel without it being tacky, but Le Monde somehow manages it.

    Even though it's right on George Street, we couldn't hear any of the noise outside, and the bed was so comfy I really struggled to make the 11am checkout the next morning!

  • 4.0 star rating
    17/5/2010

    Le Monde does chic and trendy very well, and is one of the few George Street bars which are worth paying that little bit extra for.

    When scouting venues for a charity event, Le Monde was on of our options. The staff were incredibly helpful and professional and offered us so much it was hard to turn it down. But being a student event where maximising the profits for charity were key, we ended up going with a cheaper bar.

    With three bar areas all being ridiculously cool you instantly feel sophisticated in here. The cocktails are made very well, a little expensive but these places are. I haven't yet tried the food but reading the other reviews makes me want to go back for something to eat pronto!

  • 4.0 star rating
    6/6/2010

    Ignoring the odd £4 pint and overpriced cocktail, Le Monde is can risk high prices due of its wealth of quality offerings.

    Admittedly, it's decor is a direct result of today's plush bar style that seems to be everywhere but nonetheless the level of polish applied to everything certainly works for me.

    Grand seating and mellow decorations ensure a relaxed place to drink and help prove Le Monde to be a quality option for George St drinking.

  • 2.0 star rating
    9/2/2013
    1 check-in

    Is it a night club? A bar or a restaurant? Actually they are trying to be all 3 at the same time! The place looks big on the outset, gold fish bowl door and entrance lounge/bar. Very 70's blue, green and pink neon lighting, Go further in and you are hit by a monolith black (sparkling marble?) central block of a bar. To the left and right you have seating areas which is meant for dining and drinking. A spiral open staircase  (pick neon chase lights adorned) takes you to the restrooms. Which are clean(ish) where music is piped down to the speakers. - actually they play music in all areas. LOUD.
    In the back is smaller bar with a place that can be cordoned off. I was explained this is used a a VIP area or large group private dining. The latter I had experienced and which was well organised, but not so in execution. They had a lack of waiters, well no actually, there were enough staff serving, but they hadn't allocated not enough serving staff to our group. Food was not delivered to all at the same time and drinks orders kept being messed up. This all caused our meal to last longer and we were still eating when the place turned full on night club (23:00) with gyrating people bobbing in your view when on your coffee and cake.

    On a different visit the wife and I went for a romantic anniversary meal. Their menu is extensive and a little pricey. I found the waiting staff friendly but difficult to summon. Did I mention the loud music before? Try having a meal for two in the same room were people are shouting drinks orders and are dancing around handbags around you, while in the meanwhile trying to hold a dinner conversation. Fail. It is not a nice experience having to raise your voice and sometimes even shout to the person sitting next to you. As a result most of that meal was spend in silence and using eye contact and hand gestures. An experience? yes. Romantic? no.

    The last time I visited was with few friends from Italy and Switzerland and we used a booth in the corner, and oh.. what is that white thing on the wall pointing into that booth? yes.. a loudspeaker. We persevered and with a few cocktails and several shots of vodka it was easily overcome - just huddle together and shout like you were giving instruction to a rugby team. Italians are very well adapt to this, they actually enjoyed themselves - so a hit for them and a good choice if you are into this kind of environment and atmosphere. Loud, lively, bubbly and no chance of a conversation (no way you can use a pick-up line under these circumstances)

    So on all occasions it was the noise that ruined any experience of a nice evening, that... or maybe I am getting too old for this.

    • Qype User kizzi2…
    • Edinburgh
    • 2 friends
    • 56 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    20/11/2008

    Le Monde on George Street is such a lovely place to stop by for a drink or two in the afternoon/evening. The bar is split over two floors into themed areas based around Vienna, Milan and Paris, which are all beautifully decorated.

    My favourite place to have a drink is at the Paris bar upstairs which is a circular shaped bar. You can either sit in booths around the room, or at on one of the plush bar stools around the bar area. Drinks are expectedly expensive, but they are served by attentive bar staff and the wine is always properly chilled.

    Food at Le Monde is really just fancy pub grub, so it's not really somewhere I'd choose to eat. Saying that, when i did have food it was very nice and perfectly acceptable. Perhaps a little pricey though, for what it was.

    • Qype User mrtomj…
    • Edinburgh
    • 7 friends
    • 187 reviews
    2.0 star rating
    28/3/2010

    This bar is typical of George Street. Very expensive, very busy and ruthlessly trendy.

    If this is what you're looking for, then Le Monde is one of the better places like this on George Street. They do some good cocktails, not as good as those at Tigerlily, but slightly less extortionate as well.

    Not really my kind of place, but quite nice if I'm trying to act classy.

  • 5.0 star rating
    29/12/2012

    The fanciest bar I've ever been to in Edinburgh! imagine going to here and opium on the same night. Jokes! the cocktail i had blackberry martini was delightful. i tried to make a james bond style joke but the barman didn't seem too bothered hhahahaaa.

  • 3.0 star rating
    2/5/2009
    First to Review

    The first time I ever went to Le Monde, shortly after it opened, we left after 15 minutes of being ignored by all the waiting staff. Those 15 minutes had given us enough time to consider the menu of this french bistro and reject (among other things) the stuffed jalapenos peppers.
    Visit the Second; we were greeted by a hostess who radioed our arrival up to the restaurant. Climbing the stairs we were meeted and greeted by the manager, escorted to the bar and introduced to the bar manager. All this attention could have gone to a girl's head! But the barman had never heard of a Kir, made it with a new world Sauvignon Blanc and charged us over £7. Reality bit.
    Fortunately the menu has moved on from American snack food to some damn fine mini haggis and other local delights. Still not French, but delicious nevertheless. The service was attentive, but not overwhelmingly so. All in all it should have been an enjoyable evening..
    But the noise! OMG the noise! I know, I know, if your sitting atop a George Street bar on a Friday night there will be music. But does there have to be so much of it so loud? I'm too old? Very probably.

    • Qype User fhj…
    • Edinburgh
    • 7 friends
    • 48 reviews
    2.0 star rating
    28/9/2008

    The food was cold and overpriced- that's what you get for eating on George st I guess.

    • Qype User vaness…
    • Edinburgh
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    • 72 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    9/10/2007

    Le Monde which is themed on three cities, Vienna, Miland and Paris is amazingly done. It is gorgeous, always busy and the food menu, is good although there isn't a huge choice. The fact that there is a club just underneath it makes it even more of a popular spot. Watch out for the glass stairs girls with dresses and short skirts!

    • Qype User bob7…
    • Edinburgh
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    • 137 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    28/11/2008

    Le Monde is a fairly new addition to George Street's collection of trendy bars, with the slight change that this is actually a hotel as well. On several floors, the decor is tasteful and the bars light and airy. I've been twice - once on a Saturday for a hen night for a quick drink to one of the upstairs bar, which was busy & I was only in for about 5 minutes so couldn't reach a conclusion about, and the second time was for lunch in the ground floor bar. The service was fast and the staff friendly, and the food arrived quickly and was delicious - the side of fries were especially yummy (not your typical string fries, these were large and plump chips). A great place I'd recommend for a quick lunch (we were in and out in 45 minutes).

  • 4.0 star rating
    10/3/2011

    Per coincidence we checked in at Le Monde in December 2010 after having a spontaneously decisive flight to Edinburgh for the weekend.
    Nice ,comfortable atmosphere - the small reception seems to be a living room - very kind staff. Every room (categories : 6 superior rooms ,6 executive rooms ,6 junior suites) has an unique style named by several famous cities all over the world. Weve chosen the Atlantis executive - nice small (executive?) room (better than a description is a view to the hotel homepage) . The best thing in this room was the aquarium behind the bed looking into the bathroom-shower ...Sometimes better program than in the flatscreen TV !
    The hotel is located directly in Edinburghs club mile, the George street ! Next door : the amazing "The dome" and also "Tiger Lilly" is not far away.
    The hotel itselfs also contains 4 different bars/restaurants/clubs - choice of drinks is great , food reminds to (better) convenience products...

    Summary : We have had a great time, but we think 25-30% less of the money we need to pay for the hotel would be a better ratio to the size of "executive" . try it !

  • 4.0 star rating
    12/5/2011

    The restaurant had a stunning interior and the staff were very friendly. Food came within good time and was very tasty. I think the portions could have been slightly larger however I would definitely recommend Le Monde for a nice meal as a treat. Slightly pricier so you wouldn't go every night of the week! Very stylish and a great night overall. :)

    • Qype User Morp…
    • Edinburgh
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    • 60 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    19/11/2008

    I've always liked Le Monde although I understand it's not to everyone's taste. It is a restaurant/bar located on George Street next to the Dome. Le Monde's theme is based on different cities around the world and I think they have done a great job with the décor. I've been there for lunch, dinner and just drinks and I always think you get good service, good drinks and decent food. The food isn't fine dining, but its perfectly OK for fancy bar food. If you even want somewhere nice to have a coffee during the afternoons, Le Monde is fine. Definitely worth a visit.

    • Qype User CHEFYE…
    • Dunfermline, Fife
    • 2 friends
    • 14 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    9/7/2010

    partner took me for the weekend deal and it was worth it
    mojitos wiith a traditional scottish breakfast perfect start
    stayed in the shanghia room .small and perfect the bathrooms were out of this world.
    the room had an all in one tv/dvd/cd player.
    diner was magnificent sent my compliments to chef and his brigade and left £10 tip (worth it)
    the waiting and bar service fantastic
    we had a free pass to the nightclub and was escorted by the boucers past the que to the bar.
    it was a great stay and had a fantastic time
    will do it again

    • Qype User Super_…
    • Edinburgh
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    • 14 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    7/2/2011

    Long line to get in - Check
    Rude agressive Door Staff - Check
    Over crowded - Check
    Mega-up them self punters - Check
    Dirty Toilets - Check
    38 minute wait to get served - Check
    Nearly £9 for 2 drinks!!! - Check
    Nowhere to sit - Check

    Not going back ever - Check!!!!!

    • Qype User cheffi…
    • Edinburgh
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    • 17 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    5/2/2009

    Another George street style bar i just found it a tad bitty a bit of France a bit of Germany etc. Does everything competently but nothing well, all things for all people but nothing for the discerning.

    • Qype User Suz_in…
    • Edinburgh
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    • 79 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    19/11/2008

    One of Edinburgh's trendiest bars located at the east end of George Street. The bar is well staffed and the Moulin Rouge style decoration on the first floor provides an excellent location for a drink with friends. The bar could perhaps benefit from more seating as what there is is quickly filled up during peak times, but otherwise this is a great place to catch up with friends. The bar is well staffed and waiting times at the bar are usually fairly limited. Prices are generally in line with other Edinburgh bars and discounts are available if you can get hold of a 2for1 discount card. The toilets are generally clean and tidy and rarely busy enough to cause long queues.

    • Qype User karin_…
    • Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • 1 friend
    • 48 reviews
    2.0 star rating
    22/11/2008

    Le Monde is a typical style bar which doesn't stand out from the rest of the offerings on George St. It has several floors, each of which is themed on a different city (Paris, Shanghai,etc). I find the theme a bit pretentious and odd but that could just be me! I don't mind Le Monde for a midweek drink with friends but always steer clear at the weekend as it is usually packed and full of posers! I wouldn't recommend the food here as it is all preprepared, frozen food and is overpriced for the average meals you get. I would recommend venturing away from George St to one of the bars on Hanover St or even Thistle St where you will get top quality food and drinks at a much cheaper price!

    • Qype User Louise…
    • Bayreuth, Germany
    • 1 friend
    • 13 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    14/7/2011

    Perfect place for afternoon cocktails!!! Love the interior...

    • Qype User k1302d…
    • Edinburgh
    • 0 friends
    • 1 review
    1.0 star rating
    30/12/2010

    Had my hen night in the Shanghai Nightclub in August 2010. My party didn't receive any customer service whatsoever & afterwards they refused to return my "fully redeemable deposit" of £50. When I was finally contacted by the nightclub manager, he made some excuses that my party was less than twenty people so they could withold some of the deposit (my party was 21 people, which I confirmed to him), then he said that it should have been refunded on the night or redeemed against our bar bill (never explained in all my dealings with the events team). Needless to say, I will not be returning to this place & I recommend that others stay away as well. Luckily for me, there are plenty of fab places to dine and drink near Geroge Street. A few of my favourites are Tigerlily, The Rutland, The Dome, Hard Rock Cafe, Grand Cru, ... lots of fab places. There is no reason for anyone to slum it at Le Monde.

    • Qype User brionn…
    • Edinburgh
    • 1 friend
    • 4 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    3/12/2011

    Went to Le Monde for a birthday dinner recently. We had booked a table in the Paris Room and were seated promptly on entry. The menu was not extensive but everyone in our party of four found something we liked. We had the sausages, the steak pie and two macaroni cheese. The potions were certainly large enough for us and the food was excellent!
    Three of us managed to squeeze desert in  I passed but the other girls had the sticky toffee pudding, the brownie and the creme brulee which came with a candle for the birthday girl!
    The staff were quick to take orders and serve food and drink and we throughly enjoyed our night. Although Le Monde is populated by businessmen we didn't feel out of place and thought the decor in the entire venue was lovely.
    We did pass on the cocktails due to the price and the four of us being students but they sounded great!
    The one thing we disliked about the place was the loud music. Our party was aged 20 and 21 and we wanted to talk over dinner, not shout to the person sitting beside us!

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