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“fantastic restaurant”
Review of Bijou

Bijou
Ranked #204 of 2,460 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: British, Scottish, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“fantastic restaurant”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Have been here many times and have never been disappointed. The food, service and atmosphere just fantastic with great prices too.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Will definitely be back!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have been going to Bijou on and off now for the last year, always popping in whenever I'm in Leith. Sometimes just for a drink and one of their freshly home baked muffins, sometimes a meal, but always for a good chat with the staff! I always feel incredibly welcome and they always seem to remember me which is lovely. Their menu changes fairly regularly, and being vegetarian, it's good to see that they don't just put the standard vegetarian cop out dishes on their menus but clearly make an effort with these dishes too. On Friday I had their beetroot and butternut squash salad which is on the new menu which had crispy root vege and fondant potato on the side. I would definitely recommend this place to any passing vegetarians, or any looking for somewhere original to try!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank RECW
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“A cheeky wee place on the Links......”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is a wonderful wee place. The menu is varied and inventive and the choice of 3 sizes of dishes is a great idea. I have often eaten here whether is be for a full veggie breakfast, lunch or dinner the food is always excellent and beautifully prepared and presented. The staff are very friendly and chatty and most helpful. Great atmosphere and very homely.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Nadia E
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Back for dinner.”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

After the excellent breakfast, I returned in a group to sample the dinner menu. Again this place didn't disappoint. Our group had a fair selection of dishes from the menu. I have to say I did try some of the others to get a taste. All were great tasting and will be ordered sometime in the future. The deserts and coffees were again great quality. The BYOB option suited us fine and at £2.50 corkage it worked out a very reasonable bill at the end of the day. The service is very friendly and efficient and booking a table is recommended.
Other reviewers have called this place a 'Gem' and it certainly is.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank burnieScotland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic food and service - brilliant value!”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Had been here for lunch a year or so ago on a previous trip back to Edinburgh and had been very impressed. This was reinforced on my last visit, when I enjoyed a fantastic dinner with a friend.
Service could not have been more, friendly, thoughtful or efficient and the menu is pretty classy, offering three sizes of portion for the same dish, dependent on the size of your wallet, your belly, or both. My friend and I opted for two 'bijou' sized courses each and a dessert, and left happily sated.
I had delicious 'monkfish cheeks wrapped in parma-ham, with pea risotto and parmesan crisp' which was one of the highlights of my holiday, followed by 'cassoulet of pork, toulouse sausage and duck confit' which came with crusty bread and was the perfect foil to my first course.
Dessert was homemade lemoncurd icecream in a brandy snap basket - simply gorgeous!
This was one of the best value meals I've had for a while and a treat for lunch or a very affordable dinner, as you can bring your own wine.
In all, everything a good Bistro should be!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Grassmarket
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