Bisque Brasserie

4.3
195 reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
We are delighted to announce that as of Monday 17th May 2021 we will be open again inside for some delicious food & drinks!
Please see details below regarding our opening hours
Our restaurant will be open to both residents & non-residents for food service Sunday - Thursday 5.30pm - 9.00pm & Friday & Saturday 3.00pm - 9.00pm. Last sitting's for tables will be at 8.30pm. Alcohol is now permitted to be served indoors & all guest must vacate any indoor spaces by 10.30pm.

Our bar is now open for indoor & outdoor seating Sunday - Thursday 5.00pm - 10.30pm & Friday & Saturday 3.00pm - 10.30pm. Last orders will be 10.00pm & all guest must vacate all area by 10.30pm.

Outdoor seating is available on a first come first served basis alcohol may be served outside until 9.45pm & all guests must vacate any outdoor spaces by 10.00pm.

Please note inline with government guidance 2 hour limit per table applies to all reservations

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 195 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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3.9
ambience
4.0
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, wonderful service, would absolutely recommend - plenty of Covid precautions too. We saw areas being cleaned regularly! Will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ambience and food could not be faulted, sadly the restaurant was under staffed and service was a bit slow

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place. Relaxed & simply casual, great staff

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ChristopherA
Newcastle
15 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We arrived slightly early 6:35pm, for a 6:45pm booking. We did get seated pretty much immediately.

From there.... it ALL went downhill.

Drinks slow to arrive
Jugs of water not arriving
Missing items from order

Basically, the worst meal I’ve ever had.

We skipped deserts and currently in a restaurant in Edinburgh simply to get the deserts, coffees and drinks we wanted this side of 2025...

I genuinely think it’s because we had two children with us. We were in a corner and basically forgotten about.

DA
DuncanA
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor service due to chronic understaffing and overbooking by management. Was advised that the restaurant had planned for 30 bookings and 60 turned up.
Consequently we had to wait a full hour for our starters and a further 30 mins for our mains.
We did receive a free bottle of wine by way of an apology.
Food was pretty bland and relatively unseasoned. My steak was nearer well done instead of medium.
Surprisingly they were very quick at taking payment after we received our bill.

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DerekF
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Menu was a little limited however the staff we helpful in assisting us to get glutton free service.

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David
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good pub food - lovely service. Recommend a visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Poor choice on menu

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming. Waiting staff are excellent.

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Retired29
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although at first we were the only diners at 5.15pm as we were heading to the theatre soon another couple arrived and then a party of six. The service was attentive and the staff pleasant. The food was hot and delicious. A somewhat hidden gem in Bruntsfield. Have been on numerous occasions and never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so welcoming and friendly. I ordered the Risotto Verde and it was absolutely gorgeous! I couldn’t finish it all, even though I very much wanted to.

The seating is excellent, lots of options, depending on how many are in your party.

The bar staff were terrific, able to recommend local spirits that just hit the spot after a long train journey.

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Alialex
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good value food offers different nights of the week
Great pizza offer on Tuesday
Staff very friendly and helpful
No loud music / great
Relaxed atmosphere

JS
JenniferS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a little hidden gem will 100% be back

GI
GIgL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service was excellent but there was no atmosphere as it was, once again, very quiet. It wasn’t very warm, which didn’t help, and when quiet like that, a little background music wouldn’t go amiss. Bar prices a little pricey and again, like restaurant, lacked atmosphere and heating

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marco
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food poor . I asked if anchovies could be added to ceased salad apparently only available with chicken . Response could not do . Poor response could not be bothered

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Merchiston
Angus
7 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant was not very busy but had a wonderful waitress who was great. The food was good and like the gin menu. Atmosphere could have been a bit more jolly (less choir music more modern) Overall a good restaurant.

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless. Amazing food; literally the most incredible steak pie I have ever had, the gravy was so rich I would happily drink it as a beverage, and the meat was so tender that I could cut it with a spoon. Accompanied by mash that was fluffy, pillowy and rich with butter, and roasted root vegetables that were salty and crunchy on the outside and perfectly soft on the inside.

After a long day of travel, this was absolute heaven. Plus a blood orange gin and tonic to die for.

The staff are all genuinely lovely human beings, and deserve nothing but the highest praise.

Next time I'm in Edinburgh, I'll definitely be back!

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Susan
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We virtually have the place to ourselves at 5 pm. Very relaxed with friendly staff and good food.

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for the Thursday night steak and glass of wine offer.
The restaurant was warm, relaxed and quiet.
There was a beer alternative or soft drink option too. The steak was tasty and cooked as ordered. It came with chips, and 3 cooked tomatoes although not our choice.
We then had puddings which were very good (sticky toffee pudding with icecream and raspberry pannacotta).
Good value and good food.
Will recommend to others.

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MayH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Myself and friends really enjoyed our meal. we had the steak dinner with wine which was great value.
The staff we very polite and friendly.
Hope to come back at some point.

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Gillmmorrell04
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ordered tomato soup as that is what I was told was the soup of the day but received pea soup, the waiter did apologise but should have asked me before he brought it. Cheese board was awful. Very overpriced for what we recieved and then to top it all they put a gratuity payment on the bill as standard without being asked

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Anonymous
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Service was very slow on the evening we visited. We waited about half an hour for the Sunday roast to arrive. The couple next to us were in before us, but noone had taken their order before our's. They ordered starters but were still waiting when our food arrived. They asked staff twice to chase up their food. After 45 minutes waiting, they left the restaurant. A couple behind us complained their bittle of fizz wasn't cold. Shame because the food was excellent.

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SheenaJ
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Party of 7 all really enjoyed the food. Very good traditional type food served with good humour. Great to have crispy batter on the fish ! No complaints at all! We will be back!

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moscott
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely 'steak night' meal with 3 friends. Food and wine were great and the service too! Can't fault it.

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JenH
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food was not up to standard. The haggis bonbons were burst and dried, crusty haggis coated the bottom of the dish. Very unappetising and very very dry.

The macaroni cheese was bland with only a hint of cheese. It was served in a white soup bowl with no garnish or greenery to make it more appealing and it tasted as it looked. Truly uninspiring.

For these dishes which are produced by many eateries, the price was extortionate. This was not good value.

We would have complained at the time but were short on time.

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KirstyS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Bisque did not have our booking despite using Open Table and so although we were asked if it was a special occasion when booking, it was my Aunt and Uncle's golden wedding, this was not actually acknowledged at all. Fortunately restaurant was quiet as we did not (apparently) have a booking despite my confirmation emails. In fact there was only us and one other table so somewhat lacking in ambience, food was average but service good.

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GIgL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Lovely place with good choice of nice food. The only downside is there is no atmosphere whatsoever.

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alanm
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an altogether pleasant experience with much improved food quality and very good attentive staff

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HarveyT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were warm, helpful and a pleasure to be around. Enjoyed the food, which was great for Sunday lunch and made even better by being super family friendly.

JB
JamesB
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great night, on my anniversary

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Vivien
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I really liked the food here - the restaurant itself lacked atmosphere and felt like a hotel restaurant. The area close to the outdoor area was closed off so maybe it would have been better when this is open.

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DaisyM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious flat iron steak with mushrooms, tomato and chips along with a glass of wine on a Thursday night special offer. We were heading to the Kings theatre and this is the perfect place to dine beforehand if you book a table for 5.30pm then there is no rush.

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OpenTable Diner
West Lothian
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I've eaten here and it certainly won't be the last. I had the flat iron steak with peppercorn sauce and it was to die for. I have my steak medium rare and it was cooked to perfection. The service was good, very friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere all round. I would definitely recommend. A massive 5 stars.

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AlistairM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice and handy for the King's Theatre, just a short walk down the hill. We got a very cheerful and friendly welcome and when they knew we were going to the theatre, they timed everything perfectly. There's a very reasonable pre-theatre menu and a not too pricey wine list. Overall, a good dining experience. Recommended.

DM
DerekM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Food was good, service was very poor, over an hour and a half for just starter and main course. Waited 15 mins to receive a desert menu.

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DogLover
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Although the food was good, came here hoping to enjoy the pre theatre menu which appeared to be unavailable and the service was very slow.

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StevenR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

This place used to be good, but not anymore. We were a table of 8, seated towards the back of the restaurant all alone. The two waiters were young and clearly not trained in how to serve, a management issue more than their issue. Service was slow and lunches came at different times for each of the 8 people. When clearing the starter and main courses, the waitress was able to only carry two plates at a time, once in each hand, not trained at all in how to carry plates. With the distance back and forward to the kitchen, it was taking ages to clear the table. Not once were we asked if "everything was OK with food or whatever"
We asked for the bill and left before coffee and desserts. Service charge was already included as a table of 8 I guess, but when paying we were presented with "do you want to add a tip?" … maybe automatic, but was too much.
There was no point complaining to the staff serving as they were too inexperienced to deal with it. And we did not see one manager, as we were at the back of the restaurant and presumably they were at the front and were unaware of the how the service was towards the back.

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AndreaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Place for families but not only.
Regular food cooked very well.

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Oliver
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very disappointing. Ordered afternoon tea for 4 people, were told we couldn't have it all at the same time. Had to wait ages for the other half of our food. Clotted cream arrived with a thumb print in it and covered in jam. Sandwiches stale and tasteless. Cakes were bland. Pretty sure it was still defrosting.... Food nothing special. Terrible table service - I think we knew more about the menu than they did??? Would never go back. They took one afternoon tea off the bill, and gave some dreadful excuses but honestly I think they were embarrassed themselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

2nd time eating here food good - service as before was very very slow we advised staff we had tickets for a show at 7 pm so arrived at 5.10 pm we were offered our sweet at 6.20 pm which was quite a while this has put us off returning

FAQs

Bisque Brasserie does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Bisque Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.