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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
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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 Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Excellent food as always. Gorgeous flavours and wonderfully presented. Lunch set menu is really good value. Have reccommended this restaurant to many people already!

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Neighbourhood restaurant offering very good food,nice atmosphere,responsive service and excellent value for your money...would recommend!

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Visited On Thursday, 04 October 2018

great value lunch

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

This is the third time we have dined here at this lovely restaurant and we really enjoyed it again. The menu changes regularly so there is always a good choice of seasonal produce. It has lovely friendly staff with good service and a nice atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

First visit was very impressed with the quality of food . The fish main was exceptional

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Food lovely, pre-theatre deal great value for money. Three perfectly sized portions so not overly full Appreciated that our ‘gluten-free’ free could eat same as us with minor variations rather than need chose a very limited number of options.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Excellent experience

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Pre theatre menu is excellent value for money. Food was delicious and service very efficient without being intrusive. Will recommend and also return.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 September 2018

The bone marrow was to die for.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Top quality lunch at very reasonable prices with excellent service - nothing not to like! Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Had not been for a while, and not sure why not, as always a very enjoyable dining experience, thanks and keep it up

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Dropped in for lunch once with in-laws. Loved it, so good we came back without them! Evening meal was superb and top value too. A real eye opener to discover such a good small independent neighbourhood bistro like this. Thank-you Bia. More power to your elbow.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Fantastic food, great presentation, attentive but not intrusive service, wine list is carefully thought out and very reasonable. A lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend. Sláinte!

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Fantastic meal as always.The smoked roe deer starter was incredible.I doubted the anchovy aioli but I was wrong.It made the dish.Front of house service was excellent but we miss Fiona.Has she left? Look forward to seeing you soon. All the best. Graham

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Delicious food, delightful people. A lovely evening, thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

great location interesting menu with good choice nice ambience pleasant and relaxing decor

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Excellent as always - great night out! On previous visits I have always had fish. This time I ate lamb- and wonder why I waited this long.

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

Great food and great service. Lovely time!

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Visited On Thursday, 13 September 2018

Excellent food and drink at quite reasonable prices with great service. The upper floor of the restaurant can be a little noisy when it is busy and it can be a little chilly when people are coming and going if sat near to the door.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Thank you - another excellent meal and outstanding customer service! Prof Maura Sheehan, Merchiston Avenue

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Fabulous

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Love the food. Hard to understand waiter; a bit noisy in room.

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

A great little place... delicious food in a really friendly and pleasant setting. The lamb rump in particular was fantastic! We’ll be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Was disappointed to be seated in awful table at the back appeared to be under the stairs. Had booked well in advance, however when we asked to be moved to a table for 2 which was vacant nearby . It was not a problem.. otherwise everything perfect

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Cheeseboard was a particular highlight- a lovely intimate environment with delicious food

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