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Bijou

2 Restalrig Road | Leith Links, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131-538-0664
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Ranked #27 of 1,855 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Food, wine and service was fantastic. Lovely, friendly staff. Is the local restaurant for friends and when I called back in to get them a gift voucher the staff were so helpful, even hand delivered the voucher thank you. Wonderful evening

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Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We are staying in Leith for a week at The Festival and have already had a great breakfast and an excellent evening meal at this cafe/restaurant on a corner facing Leith Links - former shop premises, with large windows, with good views over the Links - so bistro style really, open all day and filling different dining needs. Although we... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Despite living in Leith for years, we'd always gone by and never gone in. Rectified that today and I'm just sorry it's taken us so long! 5 of us, including a 2 year old went for a casual Sunday lunch. Service was fab, atmosphere welcoming and cosy, just how you want your local. And the food was beautiful. I had... More

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Oban, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 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
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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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