Bijou Bistro

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€30 and under
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European
Bijou bistro is a neighborhood restaurant which opened its doors 17 years ago. Ideally located in the South side of Dublin, in Rathgar village. The bistro serves a selection of menus from a traditional A la carte to a Sunday lunch menu. Ensuring Bijou do not to forget the children there is a separate menu to cater for younger diners. Ensuring Bijou encompasses itself with its neighborhood, the ingredients are both seasonal and locally sourced.
What 268 People Are Saying
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OT
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night Really busy Tuesday with excellent atmosphere. Food and service spot on

PB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food well presented and very tasty. Good choice and portion size.
Staff very polite and friendly.
Would highly recommend.

p
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice food ,decent service, ok ambiance, overall good enough but wouldn’t rave about restaurant

PO
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening great food and good atmosphere.
Really enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back again..

AR
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Staff are lovely and a great price for delicious food. Love this restaurant and will always come here for a beautiful meal with my wife. Thanks guys

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely Maître D from Munster. Welcoming ambience.
Three courses is almost too much. Parking can be an issue.

BK
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fav Restaurant in Dublin. Been here a lot. Food is always very tasty

C
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive service and a wonderful night. we will be back.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and service as usual staff are extremely helpful

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration with friends

LL
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service. Waitress couldn't have been nicer.

CS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Celebrated a famiky birthday and avsiked of the Neighbourhood Menu.
Food was fantastic but it was very busy on a Friday evening and we had an hour wait between starter and main course.
It was worth the wait and we didnt have to vacate by 8.15 as on we site.
Would definitely return for another nite out. Staff were busy all nite and very pleasant.

L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service & atmosphere. Thanks!

CD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm and welcoming. Staff very friendly attentive but not too much. Ambient and will definitely be back.

KE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Service and food always excellent.

SK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very nice. Lovely fish and chips. Coffee was cold though. Very nice ambience bit it was very noisy.

IP
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, delicious food and the place is quite nice. They were kind and brought to my wife a birthday dessert because I wrote in my reservation. I really recommend and I will come back there.

GS
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant.Never disappoints.Just a class neighbourhood restaurant.Great food and service and I love the bar to have a drink waiting for table.Best Peroni in Dublin!

M
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were brought to a table for 2 , although we had booked a table for 4 . We were then brought to a table beside the kitchen which we declined , and then got a mediocre table .

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been customers of The Bijou for may years but had been less frequent visitors until recently. We visited twice in the past 10 days and we delighted with the experience on both occasions. The food was first class and we have discovered a top class well priced Italian red wine. We were well looked after by Alice who could not have been more welcoming or helpful. Well done to all, keep up the great work and wishing you continued success on providing a great service to the local community.

BK
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. We had two children under the age of 5 with us. The welcome and friendliness of the restaurant staff was excellent. They cleaned the children’s food bowls which we had brought ourselves and made sure the children were fed first.
The food itself was excellent.
We have eaten in Bijou as a family on many occasions and it remains our favourite venue

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We were seated near a family with two young children (one an infant). At one point the child started to cough and choke and the father seemed to be put out rather than concerned for his child. Certainly my wife was concerned.
Some time later, when the family were leaving, the father gave a hand written note to my wife which complained about her looking across at him and his child. It was a spiteful note and a spiteful act by a small minded man.
His act certainly changed the tone of the evening for us.

DQ
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food quality and service from Beatrice was outstanding. Wonderful variety of starters and main courses and with a large table of diners most dishes were selected and the feedback from everyone was that the food was of an exceptional quality and service was excellent. Many thanks

SD
London
32 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent and service very attentive 👍 thanks for lovely evening out. I’ll be back to my fave local restaurant

DD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was beautifully prepared and effort made to create new exciting dishes. Felt well after it as it was not high in fat. V happy with experience.

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious menu, friendly yet professional waiting staff who made a friend's birthday special. Mussels were superb starter. Cod with shellfish was excellent and trout was tasty. Honey cake with figs was an unusual dessert that we both enjoyed but mightn't repeat. Only downside was that I had difficulty hearing as there was a large vociferous group sitting behind me. Perhaps my hearing is in decline!

PH
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

100% reliable. Great food especially the melt in you mouth beef. Yum. Fish too beautifully cooked and generous portions of onion rings and veg. Lovely service and great atmosphere. Dessert another delight even if I only had a spoonful of my companion’s. We’ll be back in the near future.defo.

LJ
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way - service, food, wine and ambience. We’ll be back!

O
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very relaxed and calm atmosphere. Varied menu, and attentive staff who appear to enjoy working there...which is always nice to see.

ED
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, overall food was excellent, we enjoyed our meal & good to see a restaurant doing things properly.

K
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined alone as two adults and I really enjoyed everything about the evening. The staff were just the right amount of attentive and were extremely friendly. The food was fabulous. I had the chicken and risotto and it was divine! So I will certainly return and I won’t leave it so long next time.

JB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice on the menu, the food was all very high quality. The most outstanding part of the restaurant was the waiting staff who were so friendly and helpful and gave us a lovely quiet table. We will certainly be back!

TO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful eve in Bijou, never fails to impress. John and the team are fantastic, we will be back!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the early bird dinner deal, such good value for such high quality food - every component was well made. The service was impeccable and the waiters & waitress were all very friendly. Would highly recommend!

JO
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our wedding anniverary and we really enjoyed our first visit and the whole overall experience. J

OT
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of the best Bistro’s. Food delicious and staff extremely accommodating. I just keep coming back.

AH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous afternoon with a fantastic waiter. It was worth the prices and food was lovely. Will be back.

LC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed our trip to Bijou. We had a great table. A little round one in an alcove for 3 of us. Loved it. The service was excellent. So attentive and a real touch of class to it, while also being really friendly. The starters were all delicious. 2 of the main courses were very good. I was a little disappointed with the hake. The 3 deserts were lovely. I will definitely go back and recommend to friends.

OT
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A super Bistro. Great Food, and a good selection of specials from the chef. Service was very friendly. A busy spot and worth returning for the whole package.
Love it

P
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, good choice on menu, staff pleasant and efficient

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