Le Monde relaunches with a globetrotting tour

S'BIGliato - share with two or three of your best friends.

S’BIGliato – share with two or three of your best friends. Or pretend to.

Le Monde had a launch night with canapes, passports and journey across the globe. Our journey started in the lobby where we received our passport and a Millionaire Baller, a citrussy concoction inspired by Japan while nibbling marinated artichokes and aubergine bruschetta.

We sipped our way through the areas of Le Monde. We had Atlantis Punch and S’BIGliato shots – these cocktails are on the sharing menu. The Punch is a glorious blue and the S’BIGliato is one of my favourites, a refreshingly bitter spritz.

EDINBURGH, UK - September 2019:  Le Monde is re-opening its bar and restaurant after the biggest refurbishment in its history. A four-month renovation has seen the venue's entire ground floor stylishly transformed into a glamorous getaway in the city, perfect for any occasion from breakfasts and brunches through to late night dinners and drinks. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

EDINBURGH, UK – September 2019: Le Monde is re-opening its bar and restaurant after the biggest refurbishment in its history. A four-month renovation has seen the venue’s entire ground floor stylishly transformed into a glamorous getaway in the city, perfect for any occasion from breakfasts and brunches through to late night dinners and drinks. (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

We moved on to the restaurant, a multi-level space with discrete lighting and an Asian flavour. Here we enjoyed spinach and cheddar croquettes, diamond steak and chimichurri and battered haddock bites from the small plates menu. With these, we enjoyed the tequila hit of the Saintoge Sidecar. This was followed by Der Wassermelonenmann (best name ever), a long, fresh drink of alcoholic watermelon. Summer in a glass.

Millionaire Baller, battered haddock, diamond steak with chimichurri

Millionaire Baller, battered haddock, diamond steak with chimichurri

The evening closed on chocolate brownies and strawberry ice cream and, for me, a Gin Gin Cosmo, pink gin and rhubarb gin liqueur shaken with cranberry juice into fabby pink froth. Trés sophisticated, darling.

The Watermelonman. Yeah, it might be my favourite based on the name alone. Fab.

The Watermelonman. Yeah, it might be my favourite based on the name alone. Fab.

We had a bright night of cocktails and food when Le Monde relaunched. They’ve had quite the make-over. From deep purple and dark intimacy the space is now bright and classily classic. White marble, bright brass and art deco vibes create the perfect space to enjoy yourself. Let sharing plates and internationally inspired cocktails fuel your fun.

Le Monde

16 George Street
Edinburgh EH2 2PF

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About Caroline von Schmalensee

Cooking, eating and drinking is fun as well as necessary. I do food for fun and I write for a living. Good food makes the world a more delicious and satisfying place. Good writing, meanwhile, can make the world a less confusing place.

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