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bia bistrot

19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, 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
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point: $ $
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Visited On Saturday, 18 November 2017

Excellent food, excellent service overall an excellent restaurant which we will visit again when in Edinburgh.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 November 2017

As ever, we had a lovely time at Bia Bistrot on Thursday evening! It was great to be back, to enjoy excellent food, and to chat to staff - thank you once again!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 November 2017

excellent experience as usual

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Visited On Friday, 17 November 2017

Fabulous food, lovely attentive staff and a great deal on the fixed price menu. My husband would love the recipe for the stout bread!!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 November 2017

No words other than “excellent”.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Really good specials of pigeon and hake. Service excellent and not too pushy. Many thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 10 November 2017

Superb service and delicious food! The early bird deal meant our evening meal was an absolute steal.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 November 2017

What a great find! Excellent food in a fun and busy environment. We felt really well looked after.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 November 2017

Very welcoming, great cood, and attention to detail in terms of drink request

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 November 2017

It was a very kind thought to provide a 'Happy Birthday' dessert even though we had not mentioned this to staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 November 2017

It was our first visit but certainly not our last. Very , very pleased with our reception on arrival, the atmosphere, and of course the quality of the food.

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Visited On Friday, 03 November 2017

Excellent meal and service, thank you

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Visited On Friday, 03 November 2017

Delicious meal coupled with excellent service. Will definitely be back. Thank you so much for a wonderful night .

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Visited On Thursday, 02 November 2017

Excellent food at reasonable prices in a small friendly independent restaurant. And an excellent wine list

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 November 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience! We'll be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 November 2017

I really enjoyed the polenta dish.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Very nice to be asked about allergies etc and very nice of the chef to change a sauce accordingly! Had a lovely meal - little gem of a restaurant!

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Visited On Thursday, 26 October 2017

Really excellent food, lovingly cooked, beautifully presented. Nice cosy restaurant and good ambience. Clearly run by foodies for foodies!

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Visited On Thursday, 26 October 2017

Consistently good food with great service. Definitely 5 stars.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 October 2017

It was all lovely.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Was it was our Anniversary, we went with the A la carte, but the set menu looked very tempting too. The selection, food & service were all first class.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 October 2017

Love your freshly cooked vegetables.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 October 2017

Absolutely fantastic meal! Food was first class and excellent service. Will be back next time in Edinburgh.

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Visited On Friday, 20 October 2017

The waiter encouraged us to have the lamb rump special medium-rare, but having gone with that I really feel that lamb is not beef and needs to be more thoroughly cooked. There was nothing wrong with the quality of the meat - I did finish mine, but my friend did not eat all of his - but next time I will go for a longer cooking time!

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Visited On Friday, 20 October 2017

I really can't praise Bia Bistro highly enough. The menu is original with variety. The good quality is perfect, well presented and full of flavour. When you have six people who all have three courses and everyone of them is excellent you know you are in a good place. The only problem is that you order, see what someone else is having, and think, maybe I should have had that. The services is also excellent, attentive but not too attentive. We'll be back again.

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