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“A gem of a restaurant in Bruntsfield” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Three Birds

Three Birds
Ranked #32 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A gem of a restaurant in Bruntsfield”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

Love this restaurant - the food is great and really inventive and the staff are just lovely. Wish every restaurant was like this.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank spagirlsontour
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Thr33B1rds, Owner at Three Birds, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
So happy you love us, spagirlsontour, and that you had a good time. Thanks for reviewing!....3B
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Edinburgh
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

The people at Three Birds can't do enough to make your visit enjoyable. The food was excellent and great value for money but it was the incredible service that made this a place you would return to again and again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank grace1edinburgh
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Thr33B1rds, Owner at Three Birds, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Thanks grace1Edinburgh - your words above are bsically our Mission Statement. Thanks for spot-on appreciative review, from all of us at 3B...
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Edinburgh
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99 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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“A perfect neighbourhood restaurant ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

I'd had two cracking meals at the sister restaurant (The Apiary) so I went to Three Birds with high expectations - big flavours, friendly service and innovative dishes.

I wasn't disappointed. The restaurant was nicely busy but we were served quickly and efficiently. My wife went for a leek, fennel and apple soup with a couple of crayfish for luxury. She said it worked wonderfully.

I went for the piri piri chicken livers on toast - the spicing worked perfectly with the livers and crunchy toast. The herbs on the top - which I couldn't recognise - worked nicely too.

For main she went for crab okonomiyaki. She had lived in Japan for a year and this dish is a favourite - I had a bit and it was as close to Japan as one could hope for. The mayo is never the same but the rest was spot on.

I had a hunking great slab of pork belly with a grand wedge of bouffant crackling. This was served with potatoes and cabbage. It was beautiful. The next table looked on enviously as I devoured it - and got revenge when I saw how good the chicken souvlaki looked and smelled.

This is another cracking little spot just out of town which - if in the centre of town - would be stacked out. Two dishes for £9.50 at lunch? You'd be mad not to go

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Thank Marrsio
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Thr33B1rds, Owner at Three Birds, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Our mission was to be a great neighborhood restaurant, so the title of your review is really warming Marrsio. And so super you've been to Apiary too! Don't choose a favourite till you've been back to both a few more times now! Thanks, 3b....
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

very good place to eat food all fresh and very nicely presented ,staff very friendly and happy to help will be back soon

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maggi n
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Thr33B1rds, Owner at Three Birds, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Nice short and sweet review, maggi n.hTanks for posting it, much appreciated. Hopefully you'll be back very soon! All of us at 3Birds....
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

A great evening in a great restaurant. Visited on our first trip to Edinburgh after booking based on previous reviews. A lovely atmosphere, great staff and fantastic food. Went for the steak platter and meat platter for mains and def not disappointed. We will be back but not soon enough!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dfamilybr
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Thr33B1rds, Owner at Three Birds, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
The meat platters ARE awesome, dfamilybr...come back soon! Thank you so much for reveiwing, 3B
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