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Bijou

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Scottish, British, Bistro
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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
A hidden gem overlooking Leith Links

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Stilzski
,
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Neath
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

WHAT A FIND! Bikini is the correct title for this wonderful restaurant! The venue is superb ,the quality of the food even better, and,if possible,the owner even better again! Best to book in advance, and, if available order the 6 Nations sausages with the unbelievable gravy! Very fairly priced - a must iif you are in the area!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Myself and three friends went for dinner last Saturday and what a great experience it was. James, the owner, was hilarious and the service was excellent. We all enjoyed our food, which was exceptionally good and being able to BYOB kept the prices down too. I would have no hesitation to recommend this little gem.

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Edinburgh
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Have had dinner before in this delightful ''bijou'' restaurant. We returned with a friend from Holland for breakfast last week. He like us loved the service and attention from James the owner. He is so friendly and a pleasure to know. Nothing is a problem. We had a fantastic cooked breakfast from the chef, and the banter was excellent. We... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Was back in Scoland to visit and ate here twice. The food is amazing and definately value for money. always made feel very welcome and nothing was a problem. Would highly recommend Bijou for food you will not be disappointed.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had received good comments on this restaurant. I was rather disappointed. Very limited choice for starter. For my main course I choose the battered haddock which was well cooked. The garden peas were still frozen and I could not eat them. For a small local restaurant I felt their prices were too high considering the quality of the food.

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Edinburgh
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Had a barry brunch in Bijou last Saturday morning. Tasty scran swiftly served by funny, friendly staff. Decent menu with plenty veggie options and scrambled eggs done the right way. Thanks, folks. Will be back.

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brit
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Booked in advance for a party of 10 adults and 9 children of various ages for late breakfast on the 4th of Jan. A warm, friendly and fun welcome and fantastic food finished off a great mini break. Nothing was too much trouble the children were all treated like valued customer regardless of age and requests. The food came out... 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: Scottish, British, Bistro
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?