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“A Hidden little Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bijou

Bijou
2 Restalrig Road | Leith Links, Edinburgh, Scotland
0131-538-0664
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Ranked #53 of 1,899 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Scottish, British, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A Hidden little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Not that very big but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in food and ambience. Like the fact that every dish comes in 3 sizes so if your not a big eater you could order starter sizes or vice versa. Not too large a menu which changes every 6 weeks but a good selection for everyone from Burgers and Fishcakes to Venison and Pigs Cheeks have been known to frequent the menu. Any questions and the staff will help you on how the food is cooked to what is in the dish. Have been to this restuarant many times and have never been disappointed.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

ate here on Thursday 10th January 2013. I was in the mood for a coffee and some breakfast so decided to try Bijou out as I have noticed on trip advisor a few times. We arrived around 10.30 and it was quite quiet so cannot comment on atmosphere but what I would say is that the place looked very clean.
We ordered some coffee and breakfast rolls and I cannot complain. all food was cooked well and piping hot.
the bill came to 8.90 total for 2x coffees and 2x double rolls so resonable price wise.
had a look at the lunch and dinner menu and it looked quite good too. it is quite a small establishment so I'm not sure how it works for dinner but probably have a good atmosphere.
no issues and I would recommend

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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“A lovely little eatery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a great little place which serves delicious breakfast rolls and fantastic coffee. I would highly recommend it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great chef, friendly staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Worth finding out at Leith Links. Buses run until about 11.00pm every 15 munutes or so from and back to Princes Street almost outside the door. A small bistro and the kitchen is quite visible so all the hard work can be seen. They really deserve to do well. From hamburgers to pig's cheek casserole and black pudding. Many dishes come in small, mediium or large which makes it fun to mix and match. They are licensed but if you prefer your own selection of wine, a £2.50 corkage is a sensible compromise. We will be back. Thank you to all at the Bijou especially for fitting the two of us in on a Saturday night onthe day of your staff party and when Toptable had accepted our booking in error when you were actually full. Much appreciated. A thoroughly enjoyable evening meal.

Visited December 2012
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“Best breakfast by far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I like to have a cooked breakfast every so often on a Friday as I take sandwiches to work all week and Bijou is the best place to go to in Edinburgh for this breakfast. I can say this because I have experienced a whole variety of establishments claims to cook fantastic breakfasts and they all come up short.
The quality of the service is great, the quality and quantity of the food is spot on, the surroundings are homely and you get it all at a very reasonable price.
It is a hidden gem.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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