bia bistrot

19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH10 5DP
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Opening Information

Tuesday to Saturday

12.00pm - 2.30pm

5.00pm - 10.00pm

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Business Lunch

About bia bistrot

bia bistrot is a couple run restaurant, Roisin & Matthias Llorente are the chefs behind the stove, where we guarantee you to be as true as possible to our ethos : fresh-seasonal-local-sustainable-homemade.

Roisin is Irish with Scottish parents, Matthias is French with Spanish heritage, and we met in Edinburgh in 2000.

Since then Roisin has worked for Derry Clarke in Dublin, Emmanuel Stroobant in Singapore, Michael Deane & Niall Mc Kenna in Belfast, Gordon Ramsay New York.

Matthias has worked for Philippe Chevrier in Geneva, Jean Michel Poulot in Dublin, Emmanuel Stroobant in Singapore, Gordon Ramsay New York.

bia is Irish Gaelic for food, bistrot is the French way of spelling bistro. It sums up what we want to provide our customers: bistro atmosphere and good food.

Cuisine: Scottish, French
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

This is one of our favourite restaurants. We dine here regularly and would highly recommend it for the quality of the food as well as friendly, attentive service. The wine list is also interesting with a decent selection and good prices.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Have been to Bia Bistrot 4 or 5 times now. Always a fantastic experience. The food is exquisite and seasonal. The ambience is great too - mainly because it’s a small-ish restaurant, you feel like you are well looked after from everyone. Didn’t have to wait long, the room was cosy. Main dish of lamb rump on spelt with seasonal veg was absolutely delicious. Thanks for another great dinner.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Top notch food and great service.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

We really enjoyed our dinner at Bia Bistrot. The service was friendly and excellent. The pheasant salami was special and good, the olives plump and delicious. The terrine was a bit stringy but tasty. The lamb rump was beautifully done. The duck confit was OK, though not special. The Portuguese wine was excellent. The Affagato was good. On the whole a thoroughly enjoyable meal for which many thanks. We shall certainly be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Excellent as always. Service couldn't have been better thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

A lovely lunch was had by my mum and me. I had steak, cooked to perfection, Mum had duck, again cooked superbly, falling off the bone. Highly recommended and I will return. Many thanks...

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Outstanding, as always. One of Edinburgh's true gems.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Superb wee restaurant. Top marks on all measures every time!

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

The whole experience was first class from start to finish! The online booking system was easy to use, on the day we phoned up as we missed our bus & we’re going to be late for our table, the persons response was ‘don’t stress’ and when we arrived the staff could not have been nicer - so professional & attentive. I had a young baby with me and the waitress noticed I was eating with one hand & she cut up my lunch for me (I felt like she read my mind!) it was so helpful however I would never have asked her to do it myself. The set menu was delicious and excellent value for money, the pork was melt in the mouth & the chocolate sundae was to die for! The wine recommendations were perfect for my friend and I. We sat on to finish our wine and tea and the my whole birthday lunch experience could not have been nicer. Top job Bia Bistrot, looking forward to returning soon.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

It's a warm cosy restaurant with lovely food. The staff is very generous and friendly. We had a wonderful time.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

Wonderful! Best restaurant in Edinburgh.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Fabulous food at a great price

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

I love this place!

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

excellent dining experience

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Delicious well cooked and imaginative food. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Always excellent. The food is delicious, service excellent and a lovely ambience. What an amazing concept and it is so wonderful to see a couple-run restaurant flying so high. One senses too that there is a real sense of teamwork throughout the whole experience. My favourite restaurant! Thank you to you all. I used to work in the service industry and I appreciate that it is not easy. Caring so much really does make a difference. I really hope that you all have the opportunity to switch off when you are shut and look after yourselves. For that too is vital.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

It has been a while since we have been able to make it back to your wonderful restaurant and what a pleasure it was to see everyone again along with some new faces. The food was as superb as ever and all the staff are friendly and helpful and made each of us feel warmly welcomed (including the small difficult child). Always another happy memory to look forward to when we visit and hope to return again soon. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Three lovely meals, thoughtful and helpful staff, nice part of Edinburgh

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Bia Bistro remains my favourite local restaurant

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Lovely lunch today ... I had the marrowbone followed by the belly pork - and my friend had soup of the day followed by sirloin steak. Both were so delicious and beautifully presented. Staff were efficient and attentive - we will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Excellent service and very helpful re gluten free meal.

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Have eaten here in the past and on this occasion decided to take family from Surrey here on a visit. They were very impressed with the menu, quality of food and excellent service. I was duly congratulated for my choice of restaurant however those plaudits were due in no short measure to the excellent staff. Would highly recommend

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Visited On Thursday, 25 July 2019

We had a wonderful time celebrating our parents diamond anniversary at Bia Bistrot. Fabulous food and service with a lovely personal touch throughout. Incredibly tasty fresh , home cooked food from an exciting menu. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 July 2019

A very enjoyable meal as always at Bia Bistrot, with plenty of choices to choose from and excellent service.

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