Edinburgh is open for business again, and it’s great to see. Whilst I have not been brave enough to enjoy a meal outside in the chilly Scottish spring, I have been happy to see outside spaces full.
Monday 17th May saw the return of inside dining with alcohol. Now without sounding like I have a problem, there are just some meals that, if you like a wee tipple are just better with a glass of something. Chez Jules is one of these, a tasty steak and a nice glass of red wine is always a good start to the week!
Located in the lower ground floor of a building on Hanover Street, smack bang in the centre of Edinburgh, Chez Jules is a great place to go for a tasty meal. Simple French dishes cooked well, with the feel of being in an actual restaurant in France, a little escape from the world outside.
Every meal starts with a bowl of dressed lettuce, warm baguette and butter and small plate of salami and olives, placed on your table to enjoy whilst deciding on what exactly to have! We enjoy ours with a celebratory glass of fizz!
The menu is concise, but yet with plenty to choose from. It mainly focuses around steak but there are more traditional dishes such as duck confit and coq au vin. On this occasion we didn’t go for starters, but in previous visits I’ve enjoyed the French Onion Soup and the Grilled Goats Cheese. But on this particular night it was straight to the mains, and naturally, I was drawn to the special… Surf and Turf. A cooked to perfection Rump Steak, half a Lobster, Fries and a very garlicky Aioli.
We did have room for dessert, and it was a hard choice for me as I am massive fan of Crème Brûlée, but in this instance I went for the Pain Perdu with Caramelised Pecans and Ice Cream, not exactly a light end to the meal but a tasty one! Washed down with an Armagnac, because why not!
A good start to being back to eating out, Chez Jules also does a great lunch deal with 3 courses for £9.90 and 2 courses for £7.90, albeit on a smaller menu but still a good range to choose from.
I would definitely recommend paying Chez Jules a visit for a tasty, casual lunch or dinner.