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Broadsheet Bistro

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Old Town
British, French, Spanish, Pub, Gastropub
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12 - 26 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
+44 131 221 7211
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: The Broadsheet Bistro came under new management in July 2013. We have...
The Broadsheet Bistro came under new management in July 2013. We have introduced a locally sourced menu freshly prepared on the premises.

We also have a private dining area suitable for up to thirty guests with fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens. We are located five minutes from Waverly train station and just off the Royal Mile
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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good place to eat.

Although the bistro menu was limited the food was very good. We took advantage of the 6 tapas and a bottle of wine deal for £25.00... it was delicious and plentiful...too much for us to finish. The bar manger was very helpful and nice nothing was too much trouble .

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Jeanne B
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I had visited last month for lunch which was great so wanted to return to get afternoon tea as there is a great advert outside and was very tempted...I upgradedand had prosecco with it my friends were in awe when the tea stand came out as it was two stands for the four of us. Great place to visit and... More 

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Thank Mark W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Visited with friends as a last minute booking. Pleasantly surprised to find haggis on the menu as my friend was visiting from the United States so keen to try local dishes Great service and very well priced had some local ale as well which went well with the meal

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2 Thank Nigel F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I have always wanted to visit this Bistro and as my sister was visiting from France thought it would be convenient as had just been to the Castle. The starter of haggis balls was cheap, nasty and very small for the price of it. main course of sausage and mash wasn't much better at ridiculous price for what we got.... More 

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Thank TomBurns1964
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Although the bistro menu was limited the food was very good. We took advantage of the 6 tapas and a bottle of wine deal for £25.00... it was delicious and plentiful...too much for us to finish. The bar manger was very helpful and nice nothing was too much trouble .

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Thank Jeanne B
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Visited in August 2015 while attending tattoo, very busy took 30 minutes for our order to be taken But food was good if a little price but what do you expect during the festival, menu is very limited and only a couple of specials to choose from but worth a visit, I would go back

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Thank bubbs66
Burwash, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Stumbled upon this bistro whilst visiting the Fringe shows and wish we had stumbled out again! Wasn't a good start when the waitress didn't understand our drinks order and then came back to tell us that they had neither drink in stock i.e. ginger beer and diet coke! I asked another waitress about the diet coke as was fairly amazed... More 

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Thank Janice C
Glasgow Scotland
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Faulty towers really has not got a look in here Wrong orders. Service was awful ( and I would not normally say this as I know how hard the servers work). Not worth the bill £82. Food was just ok £10.95 for a small bowl of mac n cheese. £4 for a tiny bowl of chips. --- Cmon guys. Stop... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visited in June 2015 as family of 4 with a 2 year old and 10 month old. We were in old town exploring and it got late into the dinner hours. Not many kid-friendly options in old town. Broadsheet has high chairs and is kid-friendly. May not be important to you, but we had our two young children, so it... More 

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1 Thank jayll135
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Appauling place to visit, felt very unwelcome, staff and management extremely unprofessional and rude. Food was extremely bad. It was tasteless and bland. The place was empty which made me wonder when I walked in why wasn't there more here especially at such a busy time of the year, and a very poor choice on the menu. The staff were... More 

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Thank Maggie G
Concepcion, Chile
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

after walking around for a long day it was a nice place to stop for a cup of coffee. quite and cozy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 - 26 St Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 221 7211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 58
  • Cuisine: British, French, Spanish, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

The Broadsheet Bistro came under new management in July 2013. We have introduced a locally sourced menu freshly prepared on the premises.

We also have a private dining area suitable for up to thirty guests with fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens. We are located five minutes from Waverly train station and just off the Royal Mile
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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