Bisque Brasserie
Bisque Brasserie

Bisque Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bisquebar.com/
  • Phone: 01316228163x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sun - Thur: 7:00am - 9:00pm
    Fri, Sat: 7:00am - 9.30pm.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Scottish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Bisque Brasserie
Like all good brasseries, Bisque on Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield Place opens all day, every day for quality drinks, snacks and meals. The airy, very trendy space is filled with unlaid wood-topped tables and an outside terraced garden that is heated and well sheltered and is a sun trap, that the mix of young professionals and students can drink and eat at, or just the former, without fuss. The Bisque day starts at 7am with an all-day menu of traditional dishes made with local and fair-trade as much as possible… Ayrshire bacon, Scottish smoked salmon, lamb, cheeses and, of course, prime Aberdeen Angus steaks. Come Winter, light dishes like mixed bean, lentil & tomato bouillon with chicken & chorizo and our Fish pie fly out of the kitchen.

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Bisque Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since 6 May 2014
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambience3.9
    Value4.1
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romance (3)special occasions (3)business meals (3)group bookings (3)brunch (3)outstanding value (2)outdoor eating (2)sunday lunch (2)child friendly (2)fit for foodies (1)disabled access (1)Show More
  • Very good experience
    Jackyjames97
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    We went at the restaurant at eight o'clock pm. We arrived 20 minutes before and the table was ready. After two wonderful seafood starters we order a beef as a main course. They were very good. Then we try two desserts that were really incredible.
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Tasty food, quick service!
    Leni
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    We visited this lovely restaurant for my mum's birthday. The staff were very firendly and efficient, the food was very tasty. We got 5 different starters and mains. The kids food was very good as well. They even sang happy birthday on put a candle on my mums dessert. Overall would definitely reccommned. Also, went there for a mums night out with school before christmas! Definitely would reccommend for large groups as well
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    brunch, child friendly, disabled access, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edinburghdiner
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    Went for Sunday lunch with wife and a relative who was visiting. Great food and service and good value for money
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    outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • Great Restaurant
    OL1V3R
    Dined on 30/1/2014
    Fantastic restaurant, wasn't expecting it to be so good. Staff very friendly and extremely helpful, took time to make sure everything was ok. Explained the different types of whiskey on offer, 60+ malts to choose from! Would definitely return.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant place very friendly
    jerry3k
    Dined on 20/9/2013
    Excellent place to be with a partner. Very cheerful people working and nice ambiance.
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    romance, special occasions, outstanding value, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since 6 May 2014
    • Average Rating3.5
    • Food4
    • Ambience3.5
    • Service3.5
    • Value3.5
  • The following 123 reviews are from the Bisque Brasserie reviews archive.
  • Good
    Paulette
    Dined on 24/8/2013
    The food was tasty, service was quick and friendly. Looked like they have a nice outdoor area.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice - but a hotel restaurant
    HEVS01VIP
    Dined on 17/8/2013
    Thought this was a restaurant in its own right when booked, and it was a little odd to trundle through the hotel to reach it. Having said that, the service was good and the food was nice. It was pleasant enough and pretty reasonable. We all left very satisfied with our meals, and they were very good about booking us taxis.
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • Very pleasant dining experience
    Dine5alot
    Dined on 23/7/2013
    When I booked, I hadn't realised this is connected to a best western hotel, and probably would not have booked if I had. However, we were pleasantly surprised when we entered as it is really lovely! The staff were excellent and there was a good choice of food on the Toptable offer . The food was a bit on the salty side and not as flavoursome as truly French food. Parking was easy at meters outside. Would go again!
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    business meals, brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improved
    Dadgooner
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    when i read previous reviews there were many mentions of poor service: they have clearly acted on this and I must say that the service was very attentive and professional - food was flavoursome and portions generous. Would definitley go back - well done team BB
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    business meals, disabled access, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • graduation dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 29/6/2013
    Came as a group of 6 for a graduation dinner. Wonderful restaurant with extremely diligent, thoughtful and friendly staff. Absolutely no complaints.
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    special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • Do the A la Carte
    eatNow
    Dined on 26/5/2013
    Restaurant was part of Best Western Hotel. Average indoor area with nice outdoor garden setting. We had a toptable special 2 course meal (dinner) for 14 pounds. Not much choice for entree and mains. Overall food was decent and reasonable for the price. I realised we should have chosen and paid the normal price from the A la Carte menu, which looked more interesting. Service was attentive. Ambience was spoilt by a family dining nearby where the kid was allowed to yell and talk loudly without any staff or the family members intervening. I would recommend only the A la Carte menu. We had excellent dinners at Cafe Grande, and the Gurkha Restaurant nearby on the other nights.
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    business meals, child friendly, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab Sunday dinner!
    Foodie55
    Dined on 24/3/2013
    My husband and I went to Bisque for our dinner last Sunday. We both had the spicy lentil soup to start, and he had the Sunday roast and I had the tagliatelle with mushrooms and pine nuts. We both thought the food was fabulous and great value.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • It's a pity it's a hotel restaurant
    Fitlike1903
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    As the title says, sounded like a small restaurant, should have looked up the web and checked so my fault, good was great,staff friendly and reasonable price,but unfortunately we just walked out of our hotel and walked to another hotel for breakfast,a bit of a disappointment.
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  • Meal deal not as expected
    Ashleigh
    Dined on 24/2/2013
    We nooked through toptable for the 2 courses and a glass of wine for £16.95 but got a 2 courses for £13.95 deal. Although it wasn't much more to order the wine it still worked out more expensive than we had expected. The manager obviously knew about the differece but didn't seem to care. The food was average quality, I had the vegetable stack with a supposedly spicy, but actually pretty bland tomato sauce. We found the manager to be pretty stand off ish however the other staff were nice. Overall we were disappointed with our meal.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • girlie catchup
    Satisfied
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the attentive service and staff knowledge of their food and wine. Decor fresh minimalist and good for chatting. Plan on going back with the family and friends.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and reasonable portions.
    DalguyVIP
    Dined on 28/12/2012
    Good food and reasonable portions. Service of food was good but abandoned after the meal awaiting bill
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    business meals, brunch
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  • The Human Touch helps
    Grizzlepuss
    Dined on 31/10/2012
    The moment we mentioned that we had a theatre performance to attend the staff at the Brasserie went into action; 100% praise guys. The food was hot, plentiful, but just a little flat. Basically, you get what's written on the menu with no fuss attached. It's best described as plain no nonsense food...and it was done well. We intended on having the two course fixed price meal, but given the speed and attention of service, we ended up having sweet & coffee. Portion size was pitched perfect; enough to fill two teenage boys. All in all, great value for money.
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    business meals, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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  • Good menu for £16.95........but
    Annie
    Dined on 24/10/2012
    Good menu for £16.95........but food didn't quite deliver. Starters were very good, but main courses were all a bit overcooked.
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  • Lunch with a friend
    Happy2eat
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    Good location near Bruntsfield shops and bus route. Restaurant looks out on to small garden and is brighter than the bar and basement location would lead you to expect. Good value fixed price lunch menu.
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    brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great times
    gizzmo35
    Dined on 15/9/2012
    We booked the £16.95 2 courses though top table, but on arrival changed to £21.95 for three courses which was alot better value off the set menu. Service was very attantive, pleasent & prompt. The portions were a great size too. Left very pleased & full:)
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food, Great price
    nick
    Dined on 31/8/2012
    I booked this bistro for a group of 8 people, we had a great time, lovely food, and it was very cheap at 16.95 for 2 courses + a glass of wine/other drink.
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    business meals, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early evening supper
    Happy2eat
    Dined on 1/8/2012
    There's more space and light than you'd expect in this basement restaurant below the Bruntsfield Hotel in Edinburgh because it looks out onto a garden courtyard behind. A good set menu for a fixed price provided plenty of choice: for a fish lover, little fish cakes as a starter and then sea bass. Nicely presented. Attentive staff.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bisque brasserie
    eatwell
    Dined on 15/7/2012
    Staff friendly and welcoming although another large party meant they were very busy. 3 of us enjoyed the two courses with wine for £16.95- a limited choice but enough for us each to find something we liked. Desserts were delicious and beautifully presented.
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    Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth a visit if you
    GMTV
    Dined on 23/6/2012
    Well worth a visit if you are around Bruntsfield. It's in the basement of the Bruntsfield hotel and has a great wee patio to sit in on a nice day/evening. Good value and nice food.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, outstanding value, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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  • Table for four
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 22/6/2012
    We had booked the two course offer and were unfortunately tempted by the full menu as opposed to their 'special' which was hastily switched. This however proved to have a reasonable choice, including two veggie offerings, and did the business with attentive service.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bisque Brasserie, Edinburgh. Enjoye
    ScotlandNell
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    Bisque Brasserie, Edinburgh. Enjoyed the 'special offer' 2 course meal + glass of wine for £16.95. Quiet on a Monday night so not much ambience. I had read previous reviews about the staff being too efficient and customers feeling they were hurried over their meal. Overcame that by insisting on time to order/between courses and again for coffee. Food well cooked, but nothing special.
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  • Bisque Brasserie, Edinburgh The
    mawi
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Bisque Brasserie, Edinburgh The Bisque Brasserie offers food of a similar style and quality to good home cooking (reminded me of my mum's). Generous portion sizes, good value for money. The restaurant was pleasant and laid-back, although because service was so prompt we didn't stay long.
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  • Service in Bisque was far
    Caroline
    Dined on 21/4/2012
    Service in Bisque was far too quick, unfortunately they made us feel that they wanted us out as soon as possible dining on the set menu price. Food was very good though.
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  • We enjoyed a lunch at Bisque
    Hippo
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    We enjoyed a lunch at Bisque in Edinburgh and were impressed with the wide selection of meals on the menu. Service was first class and the staff ensured that our children were adequately catered for, even offering to cook something that deviated from their already good children's menu. Would definitely return.
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  • Good meal on a Saturday night,
    chaz
    Dined on 25/2/2012
    Good meal on a Saturday night, service very quick, possibly too quick! Excellent value at £33 all in for 2 courses and drinks!
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  • a really nice friendly place
    braw
    Dined on 23/2/2012
    a really nice friendly place and the food was excellant I had the veggie option and it was one of the best meals I had in a while and such a nice change to get a good veggie meal.
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  • We had a lovely meal at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    We had a lovely meal at the Bisque Bar and Brasserie in Edinburgh, and there were many dishes for us to choose from to tickle our tastebuds. The service was superb and the staff were very friendly, and we would definitely go back again for another visit.
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  • Had no record of our booking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    Had no record of our booking but did find us a table and also one upstairs in the main area due to one of our guests not being able to use the stairs.
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  • Nice restaurant in a popular
    Joyful1
    Dined on 2/9/2011
    Nice restaurant in a popular location. Clean facilities, great stylish bar/restaurant ambiance. Food available from the offer menu was simple but tasty. The house wine was enjoyable. The staff were very attentive, a very enjoyable dining experience at the Bisque Bar, Bruntsfield, edinburgh,
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  • Excellent value, staff very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 28/8/2011
    Excellent value, staff very polite and obliging, but not around when needed. The food was good with generous helpings. Would definitely visit again.
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  • Bisque Bar. We went to for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 28/8/2011
    Bisque Bar. We went to for one of the deals they offer, 2 courses including a glass of wine for £16.95 and it was very average. The choice was very limited and poor, there was no meat dish on the menu so we were offered chicken with haggis in addition to the standard choice. It wasnt great and well overcooked. We were expecting some nice fish at least (used to have salmon in the past), but fish & chips is all you can get. Starters were nothing special, and wine was rather poor quality.
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  • Average food and limited menu.
    MrsB
    Dined on 13/8/2011
    Average food and limited menu. Service was good and nice atmosphere.
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  • Bisque Bar and Brasserie,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 13/8/2011
    Bisque Bar and Brasserie, Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh. Well worth a visit and fabulous food.
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  • Three of us were looking for
    Gilly
    Dined on 30/7/2011
    Three of us were looking for good bistro style food and we were lured here by the special offer. I almost left when I saw it was a Best Western hotel restaurant. I should have trusted my instincts. The food was very ordinary, the wine sour, the head waiter equally sour. Some of the staff were more friendly and taking the offer into account was ok value. But this was not was I was looking for so very disappointed by the whole evening.
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  • Best Cosmopolitan we have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 23/7/2011
    Best Cosmopolitan we have found in Edinburgh and we have been searching for the last 8 months. Great service, lovely open, light dining area, and very attentive service. Good food and great value.
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