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Broadsheet Bistro

) #1,645 of 1,856 Restaurants in Edinburgh €€ - €€€ British, ,
12-26 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
+44 131 221 7211
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible20%
23 Sep 2016
“Won't be back ”
22 Aug 2016
“Ok for a sandwich at lunchtime”
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CUISINES
British, Pub, Gastropub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
12-26 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here today (Saturday afternoon). The place was empty so we had our choice of tables and the staff were very attentive. Three of us all had sandwiches with either soup or chips. All enjoyed our meals and the price was very reasonable.

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Took a while for waiter to show up and as we were only ordering soup and sandwiches we expected a 10/15min wait. After 40 mins I asked the bar staff if there was an issue with the order. She was very pleasant and advised she...More

Thank jacqueline c
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a really fine restaurant. Most of the bistros along the Royal mile were packed and we walked one block off the Royal Mile and this place was comparatively empty. The food was excellent and well prepared. The service was also excellent. Their stick...More

Thank Fred_Johnstone
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We thought we would stop off for tea and cake. The service was soon slow. Teas took about 10 mins they weren't too bad. The cakes took another 15 minutes. The scones were very dry and the Victoria sponge was the worst Ive had in...More

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food is over-priced, it take too long to arrive, they were massvely under staffed, I felt because I was ion my own I was being ignored. I waited so long for the bill to come after asking for it I had to go to...More

Thank Magnetic2013
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Poor service, had to ask for menus and ask to order. The waitress clearly didn't have a clue about food or drink offered. We waited 30 mins just to be served and another 30 for the food. When the food finally arrived it was dire,...More

Thank eiregirl2016
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Popped in just to grab a sandwich at lunchtime. It was ok but nothing more than that. Ciabatta roll was a bit past its best and the portion of chips for £1 was pretty small. Then again the service was very good and it didn't...More

Thank Barry_Suffolk
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by its smart exterior. When we arrived we asked if they were still serving food as it was late afternoon. They did not understand the question which in retrospect should have made us run for the hills. However we asked for menus...More

Thank scrumsplash
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I am loath to write poor reviews as I know how difficult it is to please everyone but I wish that I had checked Tripadvisor before entering this establishment. We visited during the Fringe Festival and therefore when our waiter told us of the list...More

Thank bilko7
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Ordered a salad on one of the hottest days of the year. More mayonnaise than anything else, to the poinbt where the croutons were wet and slimy. Barely any salad leaves at all, a tiny bit of tomato, soggy cucumber and tasteless red onion. All...More

Thank Jennifer_Gelignite
Nearby
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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billybrown5
been trying to get them on phone for last 3 days to reorganise afternoon tea no answer is there a problem with th bistro
22 January 2015|
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Response from Jay T | Property representative |
We are having issues with the phone lines at the minute, please contact via email or on 07511428203. Thanks Jay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$51
Cuisine
British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-26 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 221 7211
  • E-mail
Description
The Broadsheet Bistro came under new management in July 2013. We have introduced a locally sourced menu freshly prepared on the premises.

We also have a private dining area suitable for up to thirty guests with fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens. We are located five minutes from Waverly train station and just off the Royal Mile
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