Bisque Brasserie

4.0
157 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
Bisque is a local neighbourhood restaurant serving casual gourmet food. It's located in the Bruntsfield area overlooking Bruntsfield Links park, just a few minutes walk from the Kings Theatre. We're open for lunch and dinner every day with varied menus from fixed price to light dishes & snacks to a full menu. Menus are seasonal and feature locally sourced produce. We also have a great value kids menu. Dine in a booth in the bar, in the restaurant area or on the garden terrace.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Scottish, Wine Bar
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 07:00–21:00
Fri 07:00–21:30
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Phone number
0131 622 8163
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

: Afternoon tea £14.95 or £19.95 with Prosecco

Afternoon tea for £14.95 or £19.95 for Prosecco Afternoon tea.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Maximum bookings for entire day is 50 for each deal. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 24 July 2018

Ends: 30 December 2018

Availability: Daily 14:00-17:00

Steak Night including drink £11.95

5oz steak and fries served with a drink (from a set list which includes a 175ml glass of house wine or pint of larger) for £11.95.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Maximum bookings for entire day is 50 for each deal. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Accompanying drink with Steak Night deal from a pre-set list of drinks.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 24 July 2018

Ends: 30 December 2018

Availability: Thu 17:00-21:00

£14.95 for two courses from fixed price menu

£14.95 for two courses from fixed price menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. Maximum bookings for entire day is 50 for each deal. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 24 July 2018

Ends: 30 December 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:00 17:00-19:00

What 157 People Are Saying
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1.0Dined on 10 March 2018

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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4.0Dined on 19 January 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 16 January 2018

Enjoyed our meal . Early dinner as we were going to the theatre. Could of done with a bit more bread with the pate left eating pate in its own .........

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4.0Dined on 4 January 2018

We've been coming here quite a few times recently, and always been pleased with the food and service.

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3.0Dined on 28 October 2017

A bit disappointed on this visit felt there was not a great choice on the menu and table service was very slow

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2017

Excellent food, very affordable pricing , polite service. Soups were excellent and so were the Rib Eye and Lamb Shank.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2017

First time to this restaurant, as it was near the theatre 🎭. The decor and lighting tastefully done. Good food selection and very delicious,good choice of wines and service was good not too in your face! Would definitely go back .

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2017

We were staying at the hotel next door and had breakfast and dinner here each night. It is an excellent restaurant, friendly service and delicious food. Cannot highly recommend this place enough.

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5.0Dined on 2 January 2017

Lovely food and great service - we had a lovely family meal here!

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5.0Dined on 22 December 2016

First visit and would return as lovely food and great value for money. A nice relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on 9 December 2016

We go every year before the Panto and all was fine as usual!

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2.0Dined on 11 November 2016

Poor venue with little ambience. Food unexciting and pork escalope was most unappetizing looking.
Halfway through mains, we were asked if we would be wanting desserts as the kitchen closes at 9pm but he would ask chef to stay on if desserts were required. No pressure, then.😕

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5.0Dined on 28 August 2016

We had a great Sunday Lunch - very good roast beef, although the veg were a little undercooked for some members of the party.

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3.0Dined on 19 December 2015

The atmosphere was very good and the service was friendly but not efficient. We were shown to our seats which was nice and our coats were taken for us. The waitress came for the wine order before we had chosen our food and stood till we decided.

My venison casserole tasted very good and was nicely presented, however it had two qualities of meat. Some pieces were tender and just fell apart, other pieces were sinuy and tough and I could not even cut the pieces. Half was like this. I could have imagined that the dish had been topped up with new meat cooked at a different time.
The risotto was very good indeed. The vanilla ice cream had not the least hint of vanilla in the flavour.

The lamb shank was tender and full of flavour, but the vegetables were wel overcooked.

The Manager removed the cost of the venison from our bill and apologised.

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4.0Dined on 11 December 2015

We dine here before the panto every year. Nice to be able to book an early meal so that we don't have to rush. Food good with gluten free options and good children's menu.C

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5.0Dined on 8 December 2015

Went to The Bisque with a group of friends having attended the matinee of the panto. The service, food and ambience could not be bettered. Having attended the Bruntsfield Hotel on a regular Friday night for a nightcap after dancing we decided to give The Bisque a try since our experience had been so positive. We were not disappointed. The staff could not be more pleasant or helpful especially when compared to a nearby hotel where we were made to feel an inconvenience. I would certainly have not hesitation in recommending The Bisque.

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5.0Dined on 17 September 2015

We were a party of nine including one child and a toddler.The variety in the menu was superb and the standard of the food was excellent. Staff were attentive but not obtrusive and we would strongly recommend this place as a child friendly restaurant with extensive menu.

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5.0Dined on 14 August 2015

I booked Bisque Brasserie as part of a visit to Edinburgh and attending the Kings Theatre which is a few minutes walk away. I had no idea what to expect and one of the first things to note, in case one missed it from the address is that this is part of the Best Western Hotel and in their downstairs, so not so easy to find.

That said having arrived and in a rush the staff were really helpful and friendly. They asked if we were time constrained and were very swift with their service, without being pushy. The food was very good where I had the soup and my friend the lamb and courgette salad to start. As we both ordered from the £15 menu, we chose the lemon risotto which was very zesty and the best risotto I have had out (often they are really disappointed). Given the really good price tag we were delighted with the find and would recommend to others.

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4.0Dined on 7 May 2015

We had not been for some time so it was almost like a new restaurant. Everything was excellent particularly the service which was attentive without being intrusive.

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1.0Dined on 4 April 2015

Not very good. First sitting in evening and the quality of starters was poor - obviously reheated from lunchtime. Main course better. Children's food not great and sent back...

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2015

My wife and I had a lovely dinner in this restaurant.

The food was very tasty, there's good selection of starters, mains, side orders, etc. There are also good selection of wines, although I ordered beer because I wasn't feeling like I wanted wine that day. The ingredients seems fresh hence it is very good.

Location was great as well as it's well within the city centre. Just being beside a hotel, couples could have an option to book a room together with dinner for special occassions. I didn't book a room because I live in Edinburgh.

The staff were very friendly, cheerful, and helpful. We felt we were very much welcomed.

Overall, I recommend this restaurant for special occassions, or just whenever you feel you want great food.

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2015

We had an early evening dinner in the restaurant. It was busy for a Saturday evening which I guess may have been guests there for pre-theatre dinner. The menu had a good choice, service was first class and it was value for money. Only had a main course and coffee so didn't out the full menu.

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3.0Dined on 3 February 2015

We've eaten often here in the past 10 years or so ,so we are customers of old, we were not impressed on the night in question over priced and not very good

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4.0Dined on 31 January 2015

Dined here before. First time we've had lunch, which suited our attendance at a theatre matinee. Lunch menu is good with a mixture of light bites, combos and fuller meals.

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4.0Dined on 23 August 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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4.0Dined on 21 June 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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4.0Dined on 15 June 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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5.0Dined on 30 January 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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5.0Dined on 20 September 2013

Excellent place to be with a partner. Very cheerful people working and nice ambiance.

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4.0Dined on 31 August 2013

Lovely garden area for the summer

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3.0Dined on 24 August 2013

The food was tasty, service was quick and friendly. Looked like they have a nice outdoor area.

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3.0Dined on 17 August 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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4.0Dined on 23 July 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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3.0Dined on 6 July 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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5.0Dined on 29 June 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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3.0Dined on 26 May 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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4.0Dined on 24 March 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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3.0Dined on 2 March 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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2.0Dined on 24 February 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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4.0Dined on 5 February 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.

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