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Bia Bistrot

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19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DP, Scotland
+44 131 452 8453
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nothing wow about this establishment we were a party of four and although everything was pleasing well presented the experience was fine no more no less. Bit out of town but easy enough to get to by local transport.

Thank estebanturner
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59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good value lunch at £9-95 for two courses. Interesting menu. Vegetarian options available. House white wine was excellent. Best thing has to be the desserts. Starters were very interesting too. have a private room which was in use for a Christmas lunch. Well worth a visit.

Thank DoriWoodger
Edinburgh, Scotland
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106 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch at Bia Bistrot midweek - great value on their fixed price menu and very friendly service. Very relaxed ambience and the portions were generous.

Thank BillHarvey
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had lunch at Bia twice now and on each occasion both my companion and I have been underwhelmed by our food. The soup has been bland and the main course has been a child-size portion - and served entirely without vegetables. Vegetables are available but to get them you have to pay £4 extra - which raises the price... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely lunch in a small local bistro at Holy Corner. Good food, good service and really good value. This was our second visit and we'll return.

Thank jefrancat
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a Thursday night, the first night of our long weekend in Edinburgh. Everything about this restaurant is attractive, from the cosy atmosphere to the exceptional food. Between the two of us we had teal duck, partridge, pheasant and venison, finished off with a hazelnut chocolate brownie - all gorgeous! The wines were as good as the... More 

Thank DeclanMee
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to eat here with friends to celebrate my birthday, unfortunately an airport closure prevented our visit. Rearranging our trip for 4 weeks later, we repeated our attempt to eat at Bia, our perseverance was rewarded with great food, and helpful and engaging service. 4 adults and 3 children made up our party, there isn't a dedicated children's menu,... More 

Thank Caulfibe
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202 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find, visited for lunch with some friends and it was amazing. The decor and atmosphere was similar to a small bistro in Paris and was very busy. We had the lunch menu (£9.50 for 2 courses or £11.00 for 3 courses) and the choices from the menu were excellent, had a wonderful rabbit and gherkin terrine followed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Friday night for dinner and were incredibly impressed by Bia. Friendly welcoming staff, knowledgeable about the menu and wine in a small but busy restaurant. Delicious starters of squash terrine and rabbit respectively, a main of duck cooked to perfection and finally that chocolate brownie...mmmm delicious. All washed down with a lovely red wine and some... More 

Thank xoxfordx
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just down the road, this will do. Oh no this is a must visit pilgrimage. Welcoming, tasteful, assured quality. The menu is wide ranging with plenty of local fresh produce. The wine list offers a regular speciality. And you'd expect whiskey to be on the menu, well you won't be disappointed by the range and quality offered. Just another French... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$51
French, European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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