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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.

Reviews :

"Awarded an AA Rosette for Culinary excellence 2014-2015", October 2014

"Awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence 2013-2014", March 2014

"Recommended by the Michelin Guide 2014, Great Britain & Ireland" October 2013

"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

"Recommended by the Michelin Guide 2013, Great Britain & Ireland" October 2012

"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

"Recommended by the Michelin Guide 2012, Great Britain & Ireland" 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 diner rated 2010", Top Table, 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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