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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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“bone marrow” (18 reviews)
“rillettes” (6 reviews)
“partridge” (9 reviews)
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DP, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful menu, friendly staff, thanks so much. Deserves a 5 star rating for everything. They did their best to accommodate us and were really helpful. Would go back anytime.

Thank janeandkids2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unusual menu; my starter was bone marrow, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The main was confit of duck. Very good so long as you ate it with the accompaniments. My wife had red deer roulade starter, followed by partridge in a spicy sauce, which was the...More

Thank IAMEng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch for a second time this month and enjoyed it both times. I had the delicious vegetable soup with tasty bread as a starter and gnocchi for a main. A glass of nice house wine completed a perfect meal. Highly recommended at just...More

Thank NeilR59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love this place...it's so incredible that they can serve up such beautifully creative and tasty food at such good prices. The homemade wheaten stout bread served with perfectly cold real butter is outstanding on its own and then arrives a delicious cauliflower salad...More

1  Thank Shirley L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked early dinner for four on Saturday to follow the rugby at Murrayfield. Food, wine and service was brilliant. Great atmosphere and the food just oozed flavour. Outstanding call out for both the cauliflower and duck breast starter and venison main. The desert course was...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Light lunch with family. We all enjoyed our food, wine and beer. Very nice atmosphere and decor. Good service with informative attention given to my gluten free needs. Great coffee.

Thank Dawn-Cumbria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely staff, excellent service and delicious food that had the feel of fine dining but as we got the early bird menu it was at a fraction of the cost - brilliant!

Thank Hannah T
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Myself and my wife managed to get a table on a Friday night, owner helpfully squeezed us in. Top class steak, superbly presented. Great service, lovely atmosphere and great views out the window. Highly recommended.

Thank Johnmctaggart
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. 8 of us went for a family celebration. Menu and wine list very good and the vegetarians amongst us were happy with the choice offered.

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Quality food, quality service and quality atmosphere. All provided in a restaurant tucked away in a location 2 miles from Princes Street. Far travelled chefs picking up experience in the likes of New York! Book online early to avoid disappointment.

Thank 13bobby
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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$54
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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