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Bijou

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British, Bistro, Scottish
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2 Restalrig Road | Leith Links, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131-538-0664
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Today
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An excellent meal was had by all.

Booked Bijou for dinner for friends. I've been loads for brekkie, lunch, coffee but only once for dinner before. Party of 9 and everyone enjoyed their starters, mains and desserts. The food was absolutely lovely to look at and to eat. Everyone was well impressed and I have been recommending... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
jojogun1969
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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Booked Bijou for dinner for friends. I've been loads for brekkie, lunch, coffee but only once for dinner before. Party of 9 and everyone enjoyed their starters, mains and desserts. The food was absolutely lovely to look at and to eat. Everyone was well impressed and I have been recommending it ever since. Will definitely be going back for more!... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

What the hell are you doing wasting time reading reviews on Trip Advisor? If you have any sense you'll get down to Bijou and try The Leither for breakfast! Best breakfast around

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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Its been a while since we were here but this place just gets better and better. Really good ambience on a Saturday night and the place was full with customers who hadn't booked being turned away at the door. The menu is leaner than before but there is a seasonal special menu too. All the food our party had was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Bijou is one of Edinburgh's great little gems. Spectacular food, exceptional service and one of the friendliest atmospheres in the City. Often busy, so always worthwhile to book ahead... ...and don't be swayed by an earlier review about empty tables and a refused booking. In our experience, I can assure that reviewer and all reading this review, those tables would... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Called to book ahead for table of nine for breakfast was told no instantly, asked if any other times would suit possible later was just told no. Just walked passed the restaurant on route to another establishment the restaurant is completely empty apart from one man and two women who obviously work there having a chat. Shocking service will be... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A wonderful restaurant with excellent service. The breakfast was delicious. It really is a hidden gem!

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We attended the restaurant for the first time for a dinner which was paired with Argentinian Wines arranged by Great Grog. The food was Michelin star class all prepared by Chris who is the Assistant Chef. He should be on Masterchef! Our daughter went to the restaurant a few days later with her husband and was also very impressed. We... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

It might seem an unlikely location for a restaurant, but there's plenty of parking nearby and with the sun and crocuses out on Leith Links opposite, the outlook was a welcome change from most central Edinburgh lunch-time haunts. The restaurant has a no-nonsense interior with slatted wood tables. There are only 20 about covers so it's probably best to reserve... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This was our second time in Scotland and we had to come back to Bijou. The restaurant is a short cab ride down to the Leith area of Edinburgh (we were staying at the Balmoral). Bijou is in a neighborhood across from a park and really has a neighborhood feel (the restaurant is small, so get reservations). The first time... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My hubby and I went here for our evening meal tonight. It was just down the road from where we were staying. When we walked in we were greeted by a friendly lad who was happy and didn't keep us waiting. The service was very fast and friendly. The food was fantastic - could not fault it. The waiter even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Restalrig Road | Leith Links, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131-538-0664

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: British, Bistro, Scottish
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?