Le Di-Vin describes itself as Edinburgh’s most sophisticated wine bar. The Oratory of St Anne is transformed with a grand wine display which really catches your eye. There’s a range of places to sit including a few intimate corners and a mezzanine floor.
We chose to sit on the mezzanine in a couple of comfy armchairs overlooking the bar area – perfect for a bit of people watching.
Le Di-Vin offers a selection of unfussy but appropriate food, including platters of cheese, charcuterie, smoked fish, terrines, and salads. The wine bar also plays host to various wine tasting events held throughout the year. You can also book your own raclette evening!
We selected a Mixed Cheese and Charcuterie Planchette (£16) which was surprisingly filling. There was a good selection of meats and cheeses, plus a very good paté, plus some gherkins and pickles. This was served with a large basket of bread and oatcakes. It’s not enough as an entire meal, but a nice way to spend an afternoon or evening with a couple of glasses of wine.
Talking of wine, with help from the waitress I selected Yealands as it was from Marlborough, the same region as Greywacke which I recently attended a tasting dinner.
My second, and preferred, wine was a Viognier from South West France, Viognier Pays d’Oc Delas. The peach and apricot flavours made for a sweet finish which complemented the savoury platter very well.
Overall I felt the platter was good value, and I had a very enjoyable afternoon. I would definitely go back if I had a spare couple of hours perhaps after shopping, or before a show.
Location: 9 Randolph Place
Price: Mixed Meat And Charcuterie Planchette £16
Good for: Cheese, charcuterie, and wine