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September 16, 2019

A boutique hotel, bar, restaurant and night club, Le Monde was among the early venues that changed George Street's vibe.  

Formerly a slightly run-down parade of venerable shops, businesses like Le Monde made the city centre street a focal point for fantabulous nightlife.

It helped George Street become a magnet for glam, young professionals seeking a chi chi night out and it also encouraged the growth of the fashion shops that would clothe them.

The venue takes its name from the fact that its eighteen rooms are inspired by the world’s most stylish cosmopolitan cities. Think Paris, New York or Rio.

That globe-trotting approach extends to Le Monde's new look and menus.

£1 million renovation

A four-month, £1 million renovation has seen the venue’s entire ground floor bar and restaurant area completely transformed.

Sashay through the George Street entrance and you will be greeted with a striking new semi-circular Laurent Perrier Champagne bar (main pic), complete with marble bar top, crimson leather bar stools, and welcoming velvet booths. 

A newly tiled, marble herringbone walkway leads guests through to the light-filled main bar and restaurant space.

Designed to showcase the building’s stunning Georgian architecture, shimmering velvets, gleaming brass and custom made artwork have been used throughout bringing a warm, luxurious ambience.

Dining at Le Monde

Globe-trotting dishes are served in the restaurant at Le Monde.

Globe-trotting dishes are served in the restaurant at Le Monde.

The menus at Le Monde cater for brunches and afternoon teas through to late night dinners and drinks.

At the heart of the offer is a new small plate dining menu, inspired by favourite world flavours and made with locally sourced Scottish produce.

Guests may choose to nibble on bites such as garlic and lemon marinated artichokes; aubergine bruschetta and warm focaccia with balsamic and olive oil.

There’s a choice of plates from the Land section of the menu such as chorizo and Manchego croquettes with a burnt pineapple and chilli ketchup; Serrano ham and stem broccoli with tarragon crème fraiche.

Alternatively, you could opt for one of the premium steaks sourced from local family butcher John Gilmour.

Options from the Sea include oak-smoked salmon with fennel, orange and dill crème fraiche and king prawns with paprika, chilli, garlic, herbs.

Vegetarians and vegans are in for a treat with dishes including spinach and cheddar croquettes with beetroot mayonnaise; roast pepper and olive salad with feta and dukkah or beetroot textures with gremolata.

Drinking at Le Monde

Pull up a chair and sink into a Millionaire Baller.

Pull up a chair and sink into a Millionaire Baller.

Le Monde’s new cocktail menu draws inspiration from Cairo to Casablanca, Reykjavik to Rio, Beijing to Barcelona… you get the alliterative picture.

For example the Millionaire Baller - featuring Jack Daniels, Umeshu, Hibiscus, Triple Sec and soda - combines elements of two of Tokyo’s favourite cocktails creating a long, fruity, light and refreshing Baller.

As well as prestigious vintage and non-vintage Champagnes, there is a selection of old and new world wines, premium spirits and a modern range of craft beer and lagers alongside a wide range of refreshing, non-alcoholic cocktails and soft drinks.

You can browse the menus and book Le Monde via 5pm.