Food first… then morals! Tuesday evening brought the launch of the newly refurbished Maison Bleue restaurant on Victoria Street in Edinburgh and if you were to ask me to sum it up in two words, I’d have to go with ‘Instagram Heaven’!
Serving a fusion of French, North African and Scottish cuisine, the menu is as diverse as the interior design with a variety of seafood available, haggis balls, and a famous lamb that’s cooked for 10 whole hours before you dine! While I don’t eat these foods, everyone seemed to really enjoy it and I can guarantee you’ll love the veggi options. Failing all else, even if you just come here for drinks it’s 100% worth the visit… These Cinnamon Mojitos are simply to dye for, and the Pomegranate, Lemon & Champaign cocktails are the perfect way to end the day with a bit of sparkle!
Victoria Street has got to be my favourite area in Edinburgh because it’s jam packed full of interesting, unique and beautiful little shops and restaurants. Being in the centre of town, it’s easy to get to and near a lot of hotels and motels, so if you’re looking to book somewhere special for a wedding reception or birthday, you needn’t look further than here. Between vintage plates, vivid blooms, bespoke armchairs and original brickwork from 1800-and-oatcake it’s there’s a great atmosphere here for an intimate dinner for 2 or a celebration for 50 people. Being a visual person, interesting interior design is something I’m always looking out for. Having photogenic and beautiful surroundings seems to make food more flavoursome, music more melodic and outfits more fabulous. I might sound a little mad right now, but picture how you feel in your favourite restaurant, then picture how you feel in Mc Donalds… see where I’m coming from? Fabulous locations equate fabulous moments, darling! It will make you question yourself the next time you arrange a date in a chain cafe etc, but it will open doors to a whole new world. If that’s not worth a peek, I’m not sure what is!
With so many images to choose from, my sides hurting from laughing, and mesmerising belly dancers it was a really great night out and I definitely see a girl gang date and outfit post happening here soon!