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Bia Bistrot

19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DP, Scotland
+44 131 452 8453
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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17:00 - 22:00All hours
French, European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DP, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my meal here!! I went for their set menu which was outstanding value. I would recommend it to anyone looking to have a special night! The highlight was the gnocchi, which was really well seasoned! I was underwhelmed by the service. The...More

Thank RMuir1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Every time we visit Edinburgh we always visit this small but beautiful restaurant. Why? Because their lamb rump signature dish is sensational. The staff are too. Our visit there was the day after they had been closed over New Year. Lamb wasn't going to be...More

Thank EricSurrey_UK
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here as a single diner a few months ago and loved every second! The waiters were very knowledgeable with just enough conversation to keep me occupied on my own, but not intrusive. The wine was from their specials list and it was delicious! As...More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great night here just before New Year with friends and family. We are downstairs and had an exceptional meal for reasonable prices.

Thank Steve_jersey_86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us all really enjoyed the lunch set menu. Between us we sampled most if not all the options for that day. Nice venue, nice staff, great food. A wee hidden gem. Giving it a 4... very close to a 5 star review.

Thank Yamez D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved my visit to this excellent restaurant. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was amazing, beef brisket and the best steak I have had for a long time. We got an excellent bottle of wine and some great desserts. The price was...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time to dine here but won't be the last. Food out of this world and service exceptional. Wonderful - thank you

Thank Jennifer015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, friendly, family run restaurant that serves great, delicious food. The service was great. Compliments to the Chefs. Will definitely return to this hidden gem when back in Edinburgh!!

Thank striding_cooper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went this restaurant and when i arrived in there the women asked me if i had reserved, i told her no i dont have reservartion after that she found one table for me, at first i felt intruder but after it she was friendly...More

Thank Leandro M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is my "must visit" whenever I go back to Edinburgh. This little restaurant offers simply the most delicious, unpretentious, reasonably priced gourmet dishes. So delicious. Easily should be the best restaurant in Edinburgh.

Thank OneFishonaHook
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Rhianna S
19 December 2017|
Response from dcollins6 | Reviewed this property |
no, it does not allow dogs
28 May 2017|
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Response from Honda51 | Reviewed this property |
Parking meter on street - plenty room
8 November 2016|
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Response from Christine M | Reviewed this property |
They have another dining area downstairs which is where I think they seat larger groups. If you phone them I'm sure they will accommodate you, they are so helpful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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
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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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