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“seriously big portions”
Review of The Bristo Bar and Kitchen - CLOSED

The Bristo Bar and Kitchen
Price range: US$4 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian, Scottish, British
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“seriously big portions”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

I met up with a few colleagues here last week, and I ordered a lunchtime toastie with brie. After what seemend like an endless wait, the toastie 'arrived': it made a serious entry, served on a wooden plank, with a large serving of chips and salad, including coleslaw. The bread was fresh and chunky, and the cheese both covered the inside and outside. I was perplexed at the size of something that cost less than £5.00. I am worried that at these sizes, the bar will fall over and close its doors.... This is big food, for big appetites that have small wallets.

Great toasty, very tasty,excellent value but be patient....your plate will arrive.... eventually, and it will be a nice surprise....

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank fiercefleming
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great new management”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

We are really taken care of every time we come to Bristo, the staff are welcoming and the food is a huge improvement on its previous owners, Assembly. May become a regular!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Clairekmsaunders
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good service”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

I have been to Bristo for society afternoon meetings, for a quick lunch break from revision or for drink on the weekend, and cannot fault anything about this place! The food is good and very reasonably priced, as are drinks -there's a good variety of cocktails on offer. The staff are always friendly and chatty. Love this place, definitely recommend!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank ZoeMason21
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Edinburgh
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place!”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

We use Bristo for all sorts of society meetings and events, and are always thrilled with the service we receive. Fantastic and pretty affordable food, a good selection of drinks (a full range of WEST beers, including a guest, on draught; as far as I know the only place in Edinburgh?) Lovely staff who are great banter but eager to help out. Just a great wee spot.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank dandanglover
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always looked after!”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Great staff, well priced and a lot of fun. I often go with a group of friends or with societies and we're always well looked after at Bristo. Menu for both drinks and food is very reasonable and I always have a good night there :) Staff are super friendly and customer service is always great. We all love it there basically. Can't recommend it enough.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Sarah L
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