I went to this club tonight and wasn't impressed at all, the sound and light was crap and my wife and I couldn't get served, after half an hour we left asking for a refund and were thrown out.
Heiton, Kelso, Scotland TD5 8JZ
Hotel & Golf Course
21 reviews of Le Monde in English
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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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. :)
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. We´ve 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 Edinburgh´s 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 !
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!!!!!
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.
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chaz1, 5 January 2011:
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
Love the look of this place, yes and it is typical George street looking and priced but what's wrong with going somewhere that looks nice?
The service is really good and friendly and relatively fast, the food wasn't particularly spectacular it was just ok but passable just nothing special.
The cocktail list is fab and the big apple in particular is out of this world, it would be a good place to go with a group for a meal as theres heaps of seating and the decor is really cool but I think Tigerlily just a bit further down is far better quality. Good for drinks here though and they do breakfasts.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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