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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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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DP, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant based on the edge of town. Friendly staff and amazing food and wine. I don't do reviews, but needed to acknowledge this fab little eatery. We'll be back.

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited my favourite Edinburgh restaurant last week for a meal on my birthday. Not been there for some time but as always was not disappointed. Menu is always different but food and service is excellent. I started with pigeon followed by a pork cheeks stew...More

Thank Bob E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was my first time dining here and won't be my last. This establishment ticked all the boxes for myself and three friends with fabulous food, service and welcoming ambiance. We opted for the cauliflower starter and this was exceptionally tasty. Hake cooked beautifully and...More

Thank patricia b
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked our end of term lunch at bia bistrot, my friends and I are studying nutrition, we have many Vegans and Gluten Free girls!! It was absolutely perfect!! We were given the private dining room down stairs, it's really nice and we were able...More

1  Thank ClaireLamb
Reviewed 5 days ago

We picked this restaurant as we were in Edinburgh for the day and we planned to have a walk south of the Castle around the Meadows area. The lunch and early evening menu are absolutely fantastic value at £9.50/12 for 2/3 courses. We both had...More

1  Thank Gillian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like to go to independent restaurants, and this was brilliant. Staff and atmosphere welcoming. Food fantastic. Was a Wednesday night and throwing it down, but the place was full. Enjoyed the whole evening.

1  Thank Heather W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very filling as we got soup starter. Polenta cake main was nice and dessert of chocolate sorbet was rich but very good also. Service was good and staff were very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank Usman H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose to eat at bia bistro whilst staying in Edinburgh based on trip advisor reviews and we're not disappointed. Located in Morningside, received a warm welcome from the staff who could not be more helpful. Very pleasant atmosphere and decor, the menu to the to...More

1  Thank andyjb_64
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little find for an inexpensive lunch 2 courses £9.50 or 3 courses for £11.00 ,good food as well.would definitely go back

1  Thank Ralfie1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short bus ride from the centre of Edinburgh is this obviously popular bistrot. So pre-book. We were welcomed and guided to our table by a well-experienced team member who had us comfortable, drinks in hand, and recommending the `specials' which included pig's cheeks and...More

Thank 576davidjames
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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$54
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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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