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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

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 Friday, 12 April 2019

Great tasting food and lovely service - we will definitely be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

As always fabulous food and service at a great price. I had lunch - 2 courses for £10. The soup then salmon and cod gratin was delicious and so filling I couldn't manage a pudding. Bia-bistro is consistently good.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Service was excellent. The menu was a bit limited but the dishes were beautifully presented and delicious. I would definitely recommend for a lunch visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

It was a recommendation from a friend that will now become my recommendation to friends. It was a perfect lunch and the cid was divine x

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

We had a very enjoyable meal at Bia Bistrot. Good food. Friendly and efficient service. Cosy atmosphere. We would definitely recommend Bia Bistrot to others.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Excellent quality ingredients and a varied menu. Authentic and wholesome.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Excellent lunch again with very professional and friendly service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Casual ambience, with attentive service and lovely food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Delicious food - consistent as ever. A wide choice without it taking you half the evening to read through the menu. Friendly, unobtrusive service.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

As always the food and service was first class. Look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best. Graham

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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2019

Edinburgh appears to have more than it’s fair share of good restaurants so the choice can be overwhelming . However Bia Bistro has never let us down, excellent food, good atmosphere, always a very comfortable and enjoyable experience, hardly surprising given the experience of all involved, which is apparent throughout. It’s location is ideal for a slow saunter down into the city centre, stopping off for a nightcap, whilst taking in the atmosphere of a vibrant city particularly during during the summer long Edinburgh Festival. Well worth a visit for either lunch or dinner

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Sadly this was my last week working in Edinburgh, so I had to visit one of favourite restaurants in Edinburgh, the food was as ever delicious and interesting, the wine was good and the service was excellent. The Bia Bistrot is a gem!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

We had a lovely trable down stairs, were not rushed at all. Food was very tasty and the carafe for the wine was a lovely touch

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Super first visit- will be recommending Bia Bistrot and we will be returning. Thank you for a lovely warm welcome and such friendliness

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Had our usual lovely dining experience at the Bistro.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

As always a great evening Thanks again

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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

As always the welcome, service, cuisine and wine were fantastic. The 5 at my table had a whale of a time, even the vegetarians among them.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Excellent meal. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Excellent as ever

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Fabulous food!

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

An excellent visit to Bia Bistrot, long overdue but our next visit will not be far off. My wife and I selected mains from the specials board and they were both outstanding. Lamb, roasted veg and mint sauce which I hadn't had in a while so I appreciated it all the more. Excellent red wine accompaniment. Superb service, friendly and efficient. Best dining out experience for ages.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Actually, we should not, ideally, be forced to offer comments!

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

A really great find that we'll keep coming back to. I love the atmosphere, food choice and tastes that the chef brings together on a great menu. Three of us had a substantial lunch with wine for less than £80 with great service as always - what more could you ask for?

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Great food good service and at a very sensible price

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

On a busy Saturday we were running late for our booking but it wasn't a problem. Our table was held for us. This was a lunch with my Mum who has mobility issues so we had a perfect table. I thought the service in particular was great but the lunch is amazing value for money. Not my first visit and definitely not my last.

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