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Bia Bistrot

19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DP, Scotland
+44 131 452 8453
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bone marrow” (16 reviews)
“rillettes” (5 reviews)
“partridge” (8 reviews)
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DP, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Highly recommended - excellent meal, beautifully presented and great use of seasonal foods. Service was attentive, without being overbearing and all courses were delicious. Not 'cheap', but good value for money

Thank billsmith10
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took his aunt out for a birthday evening meal. We had been there before and had a really good experience. The restaurant has cosy decor, while also achieving a sense of character and understated elegance . The food was delicious -...More

Thank BFyffe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say, fantastic seasonal fine dining, great value for money and great service. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank sinbadhunter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal at this great restaurant. The bread with parsley pesto was fantastic as was the rabbit starter. I had lamb and it was great and my buddy had a steak that was perfect. Desserts were awesome, especially the Brownie. Highly recommended

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well it was a very good service and quite a quick to get the meals. Even the coffee was excellent as well. I definitely plan to go back some day as it was such a good meal and we all enjoyed it.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the fixed priced lunch menu. Not a big choice which is indicative of it being fresh. I had the fish rillets followed by the fish cakes. They were excellent and had some unusual flavours which made them stand out from other normal restaurants....More

Thank scottandlindaArgyll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal at this very friendly restaurant. Excellent value for money and great service from a well trained staff. Food is great!

Thank EMM M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the restaurant for the Saturday night during the recent EPRC rugby finals. Our booking was at 20:30 but we reached the restaurant at 19:15. The staff were very accommodating and we were seated early. The menu was excellent & catered well for a...More

Thank DrDShanghai
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Fixed price lunches and pre theatre menus not to be missed. French/Scottish cuisine. Although slightly off the main drag, worth the effort to visit

Thank Honda51
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner here on a family trip to Edinburgh and it was fab! I had a starter of duck liver parfait which was melt in the mouth followed by the cod with gnocchi which was divine. Lovely, professional staff also.

Thank Gbecks72
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I'm thinking of eating here for my girlfriend's birthday during our stay in Edinburgh. I was just wondering if parking is easy/available? Pay and display is fine for me. Thank you.
29 May 2017|
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Response from Nicky H | Reviewed this property |
We tend to walk from our hotel / Air BnB so not had to park.
We are a party of 10 and we were wondering can we sit together or split into 2 tables?
9 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
USD 6 - USD 51
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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
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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