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Bijou

#157 of 1,975 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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British, French, Scottish
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2 Restalrig Road | Leith Links, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131-538-0664
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Saturday Breakfast

I visited this restaurant with two friends on a busy Saturday morning. One of our group has mobilty issues and the staff could not have been more helpful getting us a table. Our breakfast was delicious and the service was brilliant. The lady who served us had the perfect balance of being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Catwoman1964
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant with two friends on a busy Saturday morning. One of our group has mobilty issues and the staff could not have been more helpful getting us a table. Our breakfast was delicious and the service was brilliant. The lady who served us had the perfect balance of being efficient and also very friendly, something which often... More 

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Thank Catwoman1964
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Regulars at this place, so much in fact that a few years ago we had our (and their first) wedding dinner here. Chef Ali is out of this world and gave 20 of us a choice of starters, mains and deserts to choose from and delivered the most amazing dishes. James and his team took care of table service and... More 

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Thank T2theZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bijou had been recommended by friends and my brother booked for a birthday meal last week. We had our table for 6.45 so were the first diners there - but after 45 mins or so it was full, a pretty good sign on a wet Thursday night in January. Service was excellent and added to the experience to see the... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a friend several times. On our last two visits staff were rude and told us that we couldn't have coffee as they were fully booked. The restaurant was Empty. It just didn't make any sence. All of our other visits were a great experience. Dont know if this particular staff member was having a bad day.

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Thank GoldieEdinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Perfect place for a relaxed brunch at the weekend. Also available for evening meals and mid week visits. Highly recommend the eggs benedict!

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Thank Clare M
New York, New York, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Lovely interesting menu, good wine doesn't bust the budget, adorable very young and eager waiter, quiet with great background music.

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Thank DinkyCR
United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Great ambience! Fabulous food! A place not to miss in Edinburgh. Truly a jewel! However it closes early in the evening so keep that in mind.

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Thank Priyaisna
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Staying for a short break so wanted something close to walk to.We hit perfection in atmosphere,politeness and a chef who knows flavours. If this is what Scottish hospitality is like then we have just found are we need a break perfect place. Thank you to both the young waiter and chef you rock.

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Thank Rebecca C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A lovely local restaurant with excellent food, well worth the trip from the town centre of Edinburgh. Very close to Leith and Portobello. Service was excellent from our friendly waiter. Good selection of wine and intimate atmosphere in the evening. A great balance of local and international food.

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Thank greendream
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Was very surprised to find such a highly rated restaurant. Just booked a book via airbnb,, walking distance (less than 1km) and it is rated #46 Food portions generous! Hand made burger best I tasted. Even my little princess finished up all her food (fish and fries) Small restaurant, corner Street.

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Thank larryleong

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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, French, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?