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“Don't' miss it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Three Birds

Three Birds
3-5 Viewforth | Bruntsfield, Edinburgh EH10 4JD, Scotland
0131 229 3252
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Ranked #10 of 1,899 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Aboyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Don't' miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The three birds is a small intimate restaurant with excellent service and amazing food. We went to celebrate our ruby wedding, just the two of us and we had a lovely night, try the seafood to share, it's wonderful. Great choice of wines and recommendations from the staff proved to be a great experience. We have been before and just sorry we don't live in Edinburgh to go more often. Worth the visit from Aberdeenshire and will certainly return. Great value.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thr33B1rds, Owner at Three Birds, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Aw thanks Chia50...it was fun to have you in that night, enjoying your wines and food and your celebration. I think we agreed you were our favourites (but don't tell anyone!)...see you again when you next get out of Aboyne....3b
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Majadahonda, Spain
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“Very nice service and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Although it is sited a bit far from the tourist area I made a reservation for the whole family (7 adults+one 2 year old) and I am really glad I followed the TripAdvisor recommendation. A cozy restaurant, with very nice service, when we arrived our table was prepared and they provide a chair for the child and also gave him colours and papers and a toy dinosaur to play, he was amazed!! a pity that we had a heavy lunch and were all full, as the food was really good. I had the smoked chicken salad as main course and I really liked it. The others had fish and the comment was common a pity that they used so many cilander as it "kills" the food taste, but good indeed.
We enjoyed the dinner there and I recommend it, but do not eat too much before as we did!!

Visited June 2014
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Thr33B1rds, Owner at Three Birds, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Hola elena128rod! It IS a shame you couldn't sample more of the menu, but was a pleasure to serve you all and to make the wee man happy! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation....3B
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My cousin and I have eaten here three times now and it's always amazing. We've had the steak for two, and the sharing meat platter and every time the meat has been delicious, very well cooked and very tender.

Also a big, big fan of the dukkah, bread and olive oil starter. Just a bit sad that they don't do the chocolate bourbon cake they were trying out the last time we were there. If it comes back, have it - coz it's absolutely dreamy!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thr33B1rds, Owner at Three Birds, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Super pleased you're a regular visitor, Emma D. That choc/bourbon cake was on for 3 months so you've missed a chance there! Our current flourless brownieish cake with Cherry Ripe ice cream is equally, if not more, lush. Hope to see you soon to try it! Thanks for the 5 stars....3B
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“Great food, interesting menu and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I had received a voucher for this restaurant for a gift so was very pleased to try it out, and impressed by the menu which was varied. Despite some lovely sounding specials we went for the birds and beasts sharing platter, and we were not disappointed - the coleslaw and pulled pork in particular were excellent! We had our toddler with us and she thoroughly enjoyed her macaroni cheese from the children's menu. We were too full for puddings but enjoyed a couple of drinks from the beer and cider menu, which had some alternative choices such as alcoholic ginger beer - went down well with the fried chicken! We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely return with friends to sample the reasonable looking wine menu.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thr33B1rds, Owner at Three Birds, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Hi scottishlass24...Restaurant gift vouchers are a great present - use it when you like and it doesn't collect dust on your mantelpiece! So pleased your Three Birds voucher worked out well and especially that my mum's macncheese was agreeable! Our pleasure...3B
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Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Visited the restaurant for the first time last night and will certainly be back. Great food, lots of choice and plenty of options which you can share. My husband loved the Rocky Road dessert to the point he very nearly ordered a second portion! The staff were very friendly, one girl in particular - may have been one of the owners was great fun. A very relaxed atmosphere. Can see why it has such a high rating. It was very busy and you certainly could not have got in without a reservation.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Thr33B1rds, Owner at Three Birds, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Thanks for your great review and rating, Moyra58. We all loved it - suits us down to a T!! Hope to see you again soon....3B
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