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Bijou

2 Restalrig Road | Leith Links, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131-538-0664
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Ranked #21 of 1,842 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Scottish, British, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Oban, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Apart from the fact that the food is always first class, the craic is always great, and the takeaway Bijou in a Box service always delicious and great value, Bijou is also THE best little neighbourhood food place. I live around the corner. I fancied some shortbread with a cup of tea (made, at home, on my desk). The very... More

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Edinburgh
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

What a find. This is a great little place with great food and service. We were driving back from the Recycling Depot at Seafield Road on Sunday doing our bit for the environment when we decided to stop off at this little Bistro as parking was available outside and a friend had said it was good. We were not disappointed.... More

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Mowsley
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A lovely little restaurant with superb food and excellent staff. The descriptions of the wines in the Bijou's Wine List are worth the visit in themselves. Highly recommended, excellent value for money

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A great meal in a lovely small restaurant. The menu may be limited but there is a good selection of starters and mains which would suit all pockets The staff are very attentive whilst not being obtrusive. Wine is sold but there is also BYOB which has a small corkage. I would advise booking as there are not many tables... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Bijou is such a great little find. Good atmosphere. Very welcoming staff. Interesting menu. I opted for the slow roast pork, which was excellent and beautifully presented. Not a morsel was left on our plates. Looks like a cafe from the outside, but the food proves it is so much more. Top notch eatery.

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grantham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A small but varied menu. Good honest cooking with most friendly and attentive staff. Wine list reasonable and well chosen. Steak well sourced and the fish really tasty. Do make the journey to visit and certainly go if staying nearby. As Michelin would say "worth a detour."

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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

When we visited Edinburgh recently we stopped at this little bistro just near our guest house. We were so pleased that we did! A warm friendly welcome and two menus to choose from. A classic type menu and a seasonal menu. The seasonal was inspired, so interesting and different to most menus, it really was difficult to make a choice.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Went for the first time ever after hearing great reviews from friends and work colleagues. The food was fantastic, service was great, quick and served with a smile. It's a very friendly eatery with great atmosphere and very homely. I will be back again soon! Thank you for an ace meal!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This was our second visit to Bijou and once again we were both immensely impressed by the quality of the food and service. We chose from the seasonal menu and loved every single mouthful ! The originality and quality of the dishes is simply impossible to fault. We're now looking forward to our next visit !

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Returned to one of our favourite restaurants last night to celebrate family events. I was promised they had a new seasonal menu, and was not disappointed. There was four of us in our party, and our choices were excellent. Nothing could be faulted, fresh ingredients and perfectly prepared. As always, the service was friendly, and although it was busy, but... More

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