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£5 - £15
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International, British, Gastropub, Scottish, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Old Town
0.2 miles from Edinburgh Old Town
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was quick and easy, prices were excellent for the big portions you get, great drink selection, friendly staff and very welcoming, we ate here for 2 nights as our experience the first night was fantastic

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem that does not fleece you like most Edinburgh eateries. Highly recommend the spicy burger. Friendly staff and large selection of hot and cold drinks

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

A good place to come in for a while, grab something to eat or drink and then leave. The stuff are friendly and nice view on the street.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

We went to the restaurant Saturday 30th December 23 for dinner, we were really impressed with the place, great atmosphere food very good and the staff were really friendly would definitely recommend. Thank you for a nice evening KellyMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Z Z, Owner at Biblos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Dear Kelly, Thank you for your lovely 5 stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟🌟 rating and feedback. We are delighted to hear that you like the restaurant, its ambience, food and service. Thank you for your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Nice location, Great to be able to grab a drink and nice selection of gins , welcoming staff and great menu to have a choice from

Date of visit: October 2023
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Z Z, Owner at Biblos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Dear AG, Thank you for your review and feedback. We are delighted to hear your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again and will aim for 5 stars the next time :-) Kind regards Team Biblos

Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

First time visit last night and I was hugely disappointed. Not just my table but other tables were served by numerous waiters who were all asking the same questions and numerous times. Halfway through our starters, another waiters came over to our table and asked...if we were ready for our main meals and then looked confused when I said ‘no’ as we’ve not finished our staters yet which were only served to us about 2 minutes before. I wish that I didn’t bother ordering the haggis bites as they were awful. They were coated in a soggy batter, drenched in a watery gravy which is a first for me as haggis bites have always been breaded and served with a whiskey sauce. Mains weren’t much better either. Both plates looked like the food was thrown on it which should’ve been a warning not to eat it. My burger was very dry and the melted cheese on top was so weird and gloopy. It actually made me physically sick. The lemon peppered chicken was dry and the broccoli was severely undercooked. Really disappointed in my visit here. Between the food and the Fawlty Towers service, I’d not recommend this placeMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Z Z, Owner at Biblos, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Dear Alex, Thank you for reviewing us. We are sorry that we did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. Kind regards, Team Biblos

Reviewed 27 August 2023

Was having a good night the the bar staff had a rotation there was a girl with dark curly hair and for some reason she took a disliking to our group we had done.nothing wrong she.ended up getting us chucked out for nothing so sad...she needs to get a life did not end our night we ended up at another bar and enjoyed the rest of our night but just to warn yous if that little boot dose not like your group then you won't be servedMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023

The location is close to the main visiting spots, the prices are ok and the food is absolutely delicuous! By far the best place I've been for dinner in Edinburgh!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Zackra Zackra, Owner at Biblos, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2023

Dear Gina, Thank you for your great 5 stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 rating, and your kind words about the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Team Biblos

Reviewed 4 April 2023 via mobile

Visited biblos with some friends, after a trip to the Highlands. I got a burger, not the best due to the beef, it's not from fresh meat. The others food was ok.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023 via mobile

I visited on Wednesday the 8th of March early evening and was completely ignored by the individual who was supposed to be serving. It was not busy and there were several ladies waiting for drinks. I used the toilet and returned to the bar and...asked if I could make my order. I was told there was a waiter (is that his job description?). He ignored me! No customer service training . No wonder Edinburgh is going to the dogs. On my last visit there was a nice young lady waitress and I left a positive review.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 January 2023 via mobile

Booked restaurant based on their menu of set dinner 5pm as theatre at 7pm. Arrived early and restaurant was like an ice box. Asked for menu and told set menu wasn't available now but still on Google on website. When drinks ordered they weren't able...to tell us what wines were available as girl required to tell us. Eventually drinks arrived and meal ordered. The food was very good and really enjoyed it. The staff were very attentive and polite but think their management needs a bit more knowledge training so that these kids don't look stupid when asked a question. No blame on staff it all starts at the TOP. 4 STARS FOR STAFF. 1 STAR FOR TRAININGMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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A G, Owner at Biblos, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2023

Hi, Thank you for your review and feedback. We are sorry about the confusion about the set menu, it appears that there are cached menus on Google. Please only consider out menu as displayed on the website. We look forward to welcoming you back again...More

Reviewed 13 January 2023

We had a lovely meal and reasonably priced bottle of wine here for lunch. Couldn’t fault a thing. Place was warm, staff were efficient

Date of visit: January 2023
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A G, Agency / Consultant at Biblos, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2023

Hi, Thank you for your lovely 5 stars review and feedback. We are delighted to hear your feedback about our service and value for money. We look forward to welcoming you back again when you soon. Kind regards Team Biblos

Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

Lovely place unfortunately service was not the best! We got given our main meal before our starter...asked for more drinks then had to ask again as server had forgotten. When main meal came out had to ask for more cutlery! Had to go up and...order pudding when server brought spoon for pudding our plates were left on the table and not taken away until server brought the pudding out... starters were good..steak was ok!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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A G, Agency / Consultant at Biblos, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2023

Dear Susana, Thank you for your review and feedback which we take on board. We are sorry we did not live up to your expectation on this occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back again when you are in Edinburgh next. Kind regards Team...More

Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

Was staying just around the corner so was very convenient. We enjoyed a variety of cocktails which were great. The atmosphere inside the bar was very good and the live music was enjoyable

Date of visit: December 2022
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A G, Agency / Consultant at Biblos, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2023

Dear Claire, Thank you for your great 5 stars review and feedback. We are delighted to hear your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again when you are in Edinburgh next. Kind regards Team Biblos

Reviewed 7 December 2022 via mobile

Nice atmosphere here, and th staff were excellent, very friendly and attentive and couldn't do more to help. Nice enough menu with a good choice, but overall the food was just a bit average.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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A G, Agency / Consultant at Biblos, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2022

Hi Andrew, Thank you for your feedback and rating. We are sorry that we didn't live up to your expectations on this occasion but we do hope that you will allow us another opportunity and we will aim for 5 stars from you the next...More

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Hi Sarah, Thank you for your query. If you speak with the waiter we can speak with the chef to let you know what can be provided gluten free. Kind regards Team Biblos
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Biblos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5