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The Railbridge Bistro

4 Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TA, Scotland
+44 131 331 1996
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“meringues” (23 reviews)
“cakes” (42 reviews)
“club sandwich” (11 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4 Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TA, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This bistro, at the base of the Forth Railway Bridge, is a very nice place for an after snack, beer, or ice cream. Nice view, very good service, thanks to Stu and his team. They worked extremely well together and it show in their service....More

Thank gregorm931
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, close location to the attractions like boat trips etc and very tasty food. Will definitely return.

Thank ChrisS091978
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ive been coming here for years as we are local... But each time lately the food is getting worse.. Its the most basic of food not done that Well and totally overpriced. Its a tourist trap and not designed to cater for locals. Today was...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited Thursday 22nd June at approximately 8pm. Stood waiting to be served, the man in the white shirt looked at us like we were a bit of dirt or a nuisance. Drinks took forever to come and were placed on the table without a...More

1  Thank Pollee P
Reviewed 6 days ago

This bistro is deservably popular part due to is position and best views per buck. You can have the same view on the north side of the road but you will pay more and it has a better ambience compared with its neighbours.There is plenty...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast which was decent enough. I had the vegetarian one which I had to exclude a few things from but on the whole was nice. Husband had full Scottish but was disappointed there was no beans or mushrooms but all the same...More

1  Thank Jckhaugh2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A regular visitor here sometimes on motor bike for coffee and cake or for a good run out in the car with views like this the food and service only adds to your visit. We turned up last night with our dog who was welcomed...More

Thank mcgregor d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Organised High Tea for a group of 37 senior people The food was small portions the chicken salad was like a side salad with a few thin slices of choken on top and two cherry tomatoes. Had to ask for cauldslaw. After the main meal...More

1  Thank Irene B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I and family members have been to the Railbridge Bistro on many occasions Never had a bad meal yet food & service excellent Love the place especially all the pictures hanging throughout the place which are for sale To date we have...More

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Thank dhodge2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate breakfast here several times during our stay, unique menu and great quality food. Handy gift shop attached, friend loved the black pudding.

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Megan M
Is the Railbridge dog friendly? Thanks Megan
March 5, 2017|
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Megan M
Is the Railbridge dog friendly? Thanks Megan
March 5, 2017|
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Response from Neil J | Property representative |
We allow well behaved dogs in to the sofa area by the fire or if the weathers nice you can sit outside
Hi Do you have wheelchair access? And Disabled toilet? Disabled parking space outside? Thanks Sally
February 23, 2017|
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Response from Neil J | Property representative |
Hi Yes we have disabled access and a disabled toilet. There is a disabled parking space at the front door and also quite a few disabled spaces on the public car park just across the road Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh  >  South Queensferry
  • Phone Number: +44 131 331 1996
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