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Bijou

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French, British, Bistro, Scottish
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2 Restalrig Road | Leith Links, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131-538-0664
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10:00 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: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 144
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
lovely gem in Edinburgh

This small but amazing little bistro gives better service and food than some of the bigger ones in the town centre. ample seating, a warm welcoming service and delicious food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
laura_bell1309
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This small but amazing little bistro gives better service and food than some of the bigger ones in the town centre. ample seating, a warm welcoming service and delicious food.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Bijou for dinner for many years. Located at the corner of Restalrig Road and Leith Links, it is a very small cosy bistro that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The original format of the evening menu has changed over the years from all choices being offered in three different portion sizes to what... More 

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Brighton
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

OK, I'll agree with one of previous reviewers: this little place doesn't have any Michelin stars, but in many ways that is a good thing. My girlfriend and I definitely had more fun there than a Michelin critic (or anyone else) will ever get carefully munching cryogenically cooled dog's b..ocks. I got a bit bored with Trip Advisor, but this... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was not our first visit and this little restaurant/cafe never fails to please. With regularly changing seasonal menus there is always something new to try. Today it was sticky BBQ chicken legs on rosti. Taste was exquisite. Wonderful sauce. This small venue has a truly personal touch.

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Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I reviewed Bijou Bistro when I stayed in Leith in August 2014 for The Fringe Festival. I am reviewing it again, because my wife and I ate here 4 times on our Festival visit this year (2015) - twice for breakfast and twice for dinner. This shows how highly we regard this corner bistro directly opposite Leith Links. The only... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

excellent dinner with sisters. food and wine amazing, staff friendly. been here several times for dinner and breakfast, never disappointed. will be back soon.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My third time here and it has yet to disappoint! Staffs are very attentive and food is great! Good coffee too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lovely small cafe. It's very nice to seat on a table outside on a sunny day for breakfast. Nice friendly staff and good quality food

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I'm starting to lose count if the number of times I've eaten at Bijou. We keep going back because of the quality of food and the friendliness of service. The menu changes monthly too which keeps us coming back for more. Last night's dinner was another winner - a twist on sticky toffee pork belly & a good old fashioned... More 

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Cupar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Was here a few weeks back and came by this place by chance, as we were hungry and needed a drink. We were welcomed by very friendly staff and served quickly, we were told that the kitchen would be closing soon so we quickly ordered and the food came out very promptly. The place looks like a wee cafe but... 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: French, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?