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“Saturday Breakfast”
Review of Bijou

Bijou
Ranked #95 of 2,556 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$6 - US$23
Cuisines: Scottish, British
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I visited this restaurant with two friends on a busy Saturday morning. One of our group has mobilty issues and the staff could not have been more helpful getting us a table.

Our breakfast was delicious and the service was brilliant.

The lady who served us had the perfect balance of being efficient and also very friendly, something which often eludes other places. Also, whilst there were clearly regular customers there, there wasn't a 'cliquey' feeling, with everyone being treated with the same warmth and consideration.

Date of visit: January 2016
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Thank Catwoman1964
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

Regulars at this place, so much in fact that a few years ago we had our (and their first) wedding dinner here. Chef Ali is out of this world and gave 20 of us a choice of starters, mains and deserts to choose from and delivered the most amazing dishes. James and his team took care of table service and copious amounts of entertainment. Bijou will always be a special place for us, for atmosphere, banter, but most definitely for the outstanding quality of food that is being served!

Date of visit: January 2016
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Thank T2theZ
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Bijou had been recommended by friends and my brother booked for a birthday meal last week.

We had our table for 6.45 so were the first diners there - but after 45 mins or so it was full, a pretty good sign on a wet Thursday night in January.

Service was excellent and added to the experience to see the chat between the chef and front of house - only two staff running the show but service was efficient and very friendly.

It's a clever idea to combine 4 dishes on the compact menu as starters and main courses - I had the smoked salmon fish cake with a delicious fiery mayonnaise to start and a friend had it as a main: it worked well for both.

The gnocchi and fish and chip starters were also excellent, and there were four or five specials on the board to expand the choice. I had the pork belly which was crispy and sticky and very tender.

Desserts looked great too, although I had eaten too much already !

A great recommendation and will definitely visit again next time I'm in Edinburgh.

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Andych33
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Came here with a friend several times. On our last two visits staff were rude and told us that we couldn't have coffee as they were fully booked. The restaurant was Empty. It just didn't make any sence. All of our other visits were a great experience. Dont know if this particular staff member was having a bad day.

Date of visit: February 2015
Thank Toni C
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

Perfect place for a relaxed brunch at the weekend. Also available for evening meals and mid week visits. Highly recommend the eggs benedict!

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Clare M
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