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Bia Bistrot

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19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DP, Scotland
+44 131 452 8453
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this restaurant by chance as looking for a place not in the centre of town. Fabulous meal, every course for all our table if 4 was fabulous. Can't recommend this little unassuming bistro enough.

Thank moira m
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the private space downstairs at BiaBistrot for 12 people for my Mum's 70th. The group consisted of 10 adults, my newborn baby and my toddler son. The staff made us feel incredibly welcome and the food and service was excellent and incredibly good value for money. I will be eternally grateful for how the team went out of... More 

Thank Sally H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have made regular trips to Bis bistro over the last few years and it is excellent overtime - would highly recommend the restaurant.

Thank 863mike
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff make the evening....and dinner is good too. The beetroot carpaccio went down well, as did the cauliflower couscous which was spiced, pleasantly, in a Moroccan style. Steak with pepper sauce is tender and excellent, cooked to the request of medium rare and it is good to savour the sauce separately in a ramekin. There are excellent vegetarian options... More 

Thank Jings63
Derby, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popping in for a pre-match meal and were impressed with the food, speed of service and value for money. Having notified the bistro at time of booking that we were on a tight time schedule they accommodated us perfectly with an efficient service that even allowed us time to have a third course without being rushed.

Thank Nicky H
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Great service. Very good value for money, £11 for 3 course set lunch which was of excellent quality. Highly recommend.

Thank Kibble-L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here half a dozen times over the past month, and EVERY single time it's been fab! The staff are warm & welcoming, the space is relaxing and cosy, the music is soothing; and the food is simply and utterly delicious. We go for the early bird menu, and it's such great value for money. Every time I go... More 

Thank Kay_Young
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Second time eating here. Good choice menu. Customer focussed staff. My husband chose the bone martow starter. The waiter explained how to eat it and was happy to change it if wasn't to my husband's liking. The waiter also noticed that gravy levels were getting low and replenished stocks for our mains. Tasty French cuisne. Will return.

Thank Claire B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service, Fantastic meal. The steak was cooked to our satisfaction and me and my girlfriend were treated with great respect on valentines night a perfect restaurant to take your wife/GF for a nice meal , 5 star !

Thank Ronan O
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here last week with a friend and we both enjoyed it. We had the two course set menu for £9.95 which was good value for money and there was a decent selection of items available. For our main course we both had the venison mince and tatties which was excellent. Before choosing we had a look at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$50
French, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 452 8453
Recommended in the esteemed Michelin Guide, Bia Bistrot offers a cosy bistro setting and timeless British cuisine. Chefs Roisin & Matthias Llorente boast culinary expertise honed across the world, including stints at Gordon Ramsay New York.Championing an ethos of fresh, seasonal and homemade produce, the Bia Bistrot menu showcases a stunning selection of refined flavours. Blending hearty Scottish influences and timeless French refinement, sumptuous dishes include Highland venison carpaccio and red cabbage salad or a succulent cut of Orkney sirloin steak with pepper sauce.A boutique-style wine list features a selective range of bottles, as well as locally brewed ciders and beers, and rare Scottish whiskies. Delicious desserts at Bia Bistro Edinburgh include a refreshing lemon posset with strawberries and proper Scottish shortbread, or a rich gooey chocolate cake.A bright yet cosy dining room features cutesy church pews, creaky exposed floorboards and plush caramel leather. Bia Bistrot is an 8-minute drive from Haymarket Rail Station

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