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bia bistrot is a couple run restaurant, Roisin & Matthias Llorente are the chefs behind the stove, where they 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. After meeting in Edinburgh in 2000 and then cooking their way around the world (Switzerland, Singapore, New York...), they choose Edinburgh to open their own restaurant.

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

Reviews :

"Local Gem" - Good Food Guide 2020

"Awarded an AA Rosette for Culinary excellence 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019"

"Recommended by the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018" 

"Hitlisted as one of the best places of its kind in Edinburgh", The List Drinking and Eating 2013/14

"Rated 27/30 by the Zagat.com", March 2013

"4 out of 5 for food", Kate Spicer, The Sunday Times, September 2012

"Listed in the Wallpaper City Guide, Edinburgh", July 2012

"Hitlisted as one of the best places to eat of its kind in Edinburgh", The List Drinking and Eating 2012/13

"Recommended in Peter Irvine's Scotland the Best" December 2011

"Top 10 budget eats in Edinburgh", The Guardian city guide, October 2011

"Top 6 new restaurants in Scotland", Editor's choice, Scottish Field, October 2011

"Newcomer of the year award 2011", The List Drinking & Eating 2011/12

"bia is a triumph of good taste", Bite magazine, January 2011

"Top 10 outstanding restaurant in Scotland 2010", Sunday Herald, December 2010

"The beef marrow was a thing of  fatty, squidgy, unreconstructed joy", Richard Bath, The Scotman, Nov 2010

"Mmm's the word, 9 out of 10", Joanna Blythman, Sunday Herald, November 2010

"Sound provenance and skilled cooking", Carine Seitz, The List, September 2010

bia bistrot, 19 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DP | Tel: 0131 452 8453 | info@biabistrot.co.uk
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