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2 Restalrig Road, Edinburgh, EH6 8BN
  • Telephone 0131 538 0664
  • Food served Mon & Wed–Sat 10am–2.30pm, 5–8.30pm; Sun 10am–8.30pm.
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Neighbourhood bistro with loyal local customers, open from breakfast to dinner.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This neighbourhood eatery is small in size but large in ambition, and that's why it has been beloved by its local clientele for over a decade. Its initial concept of offering bijou and main portions of the same dishes is still reflected in the updated menu following a major renovation in 2018. Haggis, neeps and tatties, fish and chips and gnocchi fricassee are all available in two sizes. But there’s more to Bijou than pub grub. It’s hard to resist the cheese and cured meats appetiser – the meat has travelled about 100 metres from East Coast Cured across the road, and is delightfully paired with an array of Arran cheddars, blues and goat's cheeses. There’s nothing bijou about the pink-in-the-middle 6oz burger with a heap of skinny fries, but a special of beef cassoulet served with chunks of soft brown bread is a rewarding main. Desserts are homemade and the bread and butter pudding is damn good. If breakfast takes your fancy, try The Leither, which comes complete with haggis bonbons.

The List's rating






Susan Smith visited Bijou on 27 January 2019
  • High point: A great neighbourhood all-rounder
  • Low point: The big or bijou dilemma
  • Notable dish: The Leither breakfast
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Spotify playlist
  • Live entertainment: Some storytelling events, wine tasting with Great Grog
  • Capacity: 26 (6 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £18 per bottle
  • BYOB: £4.50 corkage