The latest edition to Edinburgh's family of l'escargot restaurants, bar à vin is an authentic French wine bar on Queensferry Street. A thoughtful list of hand-picked wines and carefully selected, seasonal cheeses and charcuterie from artisan French and Scottish producers are at the heart of bar à vin in the West End.

With vintage French drink adverts on the walls and old pastis bottle lights hanging from the ceiling, bar à vin is a quirky spot for lunch, an after work glass of wine with nibbles or a leisurely get together with friends over a couple of bottles and a generous platter of charcuterie.