Bijou Bistro

4.3
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306 reviews
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€30 and under
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European
Since opening our doors in 1998, Bijou offers seasonal and classic Bistro favourites.

For Brunch, Lunch, Sunday Lunch and Dinner you can enjoy seasonal dishes at their best without costing the world.
Our Neighbourhood Dinner Menu is available every evening from 5pm

Bijou loves celebrations and offers a fabulous private dining area for that special Lunch, Launch or Dinner - or just because - call us to chat to one of our Team.
What 306 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
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EO
Galway
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely lunch in Bijou. Food was lovely and the service was prompt and efficient. They have a really good value set menu with a range of options and had nice specials as well outside of the set and a la carte menu options. We will definitely be back.

JT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a quiet birthday brunch on a Sunday in Jan 2020. Very nice restaurant, good service, good food. I would recommend this bistro.

AC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding. I had the fish; both it and it's accompaniments were amazing. My companions' had steak which looked delicious.

I will be back again, and again.

MO
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we really enjoyed our dinner new year’s eve food was excellent and fantastic staff I have been going to Bijou for many years and would highly recommend love going there
thanks for lovely meal we will be back

k
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, considering it was new years eve with the staff under pressure. I had featherblade beef which was outstanding. 100% to all staff at Bijou Bistro

OT
Dublin
17 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A super Post Christmas Dinner. The Service was very friendly and efficient. Just loved the Beef Cheek Burger. A nice couple of glasses of the good selection of house wine. Good value and great food

CW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable meal ! Good food and good service ! Definitely recommend to friends and family.

GO
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We ask for a nice table and got one. Food was good, service was prompt but staff were not as friendly as they could have been. Weren’t rude but seemed preoccupied- it’s almost Christmas so maybe they were tired.
My napkin was folded on the table after the first course which was messy to eat- mussels- and they gave a wash bowl but I needed a new napkin was forthcoming. Has I asked I’m sure I would have got it but that lack of attentiveness makes for a 3 star review

AM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food, service and ambience. Will definitely be back!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Experience at this long standing Dublin Food Institution!
Staff were extremely efficient & professional.
Excellent Neighborhood “early bird “ menu .
Will be back again

OT
Dublin
17 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Brunch, nice comfortable atmosphere.

CM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent. Got a little noisy but I guess you have to expect that in the Xmas season. Will definitely be back - next week in fact :)

B
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food at lunchtime and great service from very friendly staff.

MP
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Dinner. Thoroughly enjoyed the energetic atmosphere. I had a delicious Duck Salad to start followed by John Dory. Outstanding, all my colleagues thoroughly enjoyed too.
Wine list is well priced and Service really friendly but not overbearing. Just a great night out

DF
Cork
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always excellent , could not pass it - consistently fabulous experience on all fronts

OT
Dublin
17 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous night on Monday. Everything was spot on. Lovely Food and very friendly servers. Great selection

SB
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall would recommend. The pheasant I had was a little overdone and tough and Mary Berry wouldn’t be happy with that tarte Tatum and soggy bottom !! I would have expected a crisp puff instead of regular tart pastry which was very wet and soft

MM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

I asked for a certain table at window area when booking and did not get it. I was placed down at kitchen area which was too warm. I asked for the particular table because I was there before and knew what the place was like. The food was ok found the portions to be small. Wine was expensive house red 27 euro was the cheapest. Ok you cut the prices but the portions are also cut.

d
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Bijou is a lovely restaurant in Rathgar however food is simply average , you can easily find the exact same menu in other restaurants / bistro at lower prices .
Wine list is also average and wine prices are expensive compared to winery places even.
I shared a warm duck salad as a starter and received the usual mixed leaves salad with some duck pieces,not warm for sure.
As a main course I opted for John Dory since it seemed appealing but again it was a massive chunch of fish, dry, served with tiny prawns and mash potatoes.
Dessert was great, tarte tatin.
Overall I'm quite disappointed.

HA
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Disappointed they were unable to make me the salad option leaving out my food intolerances.

OT
Dublin
17 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious dinner. Opted for Rib eye this evening which was cooked to perfection. I really enjoy the warm atmosphere in this restaurant
Top Class

OT
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

All the staff were very attentive and nice! We came in a really big group! But it worked out really well.

The atmosphere was really good! Some of the food was very tasty and presented really well.

JF
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Great service. Food good to very good, but not memorable.

MP
London
12 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Dinner with work colleague. I really enjoyed the John Dory and my colleague had Beef. Lovely atmosphere and lovely service.

OT
Dublin
17 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Delightful Service. Just love this place.

LK
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We had booked a table for 4 people on Sat Nov 16th, I have previously eaten in this restaurant many times & have really enjoyed the food & ambiance.
However this occasion the service was really poor, the plates were flung at us & we were kept waiting between our starters & mains. Two of us had the featherblade of beef which has been delicious in the past, however this instance the beef was incredibly tough & had too much grisliness (it was more like stewing beef). One of the party felt ill over the next 24 hours which we put down to the beef...To be honest we all agreed that this may have been an "off day" as I said we have been here many times before & have really enjoyed it... but unfortunately this experience would make me second guess returning again in the near future.

BN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Beautifully cooked and presented meal. Honey cake highly recommended.

CS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Consistently good food presented very nicely. Service was top class and food choice covers all palates. I feel that the lighting could be a little less subdued, we all had difficulty reading the menu.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

Fabulous food and fabulous service. However, the owner has some crazy ideas on lighting. One cannot read the menus or even see the food at night. Nonsensical.

CS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing and menu superb.
This eoukd be one of my favoirite restaurants in Dublin.

y
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You just cannot fault this restaurant. The food is excellent, always hot and delicious. The service is second to none. We look forward to our weekly visit to this restaurant. Their Neighbourhood Menu is great and offers a great selection to suit everyone. Certainly worth a visit. I would give it 10/10 everytime! Thanks Bijou

OT
Dublin
17 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food and Great Service. Always a great atmosphere.

SW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super Bank holiday lunch. We selected from the set menu. We found there was a good range and both meals were excellent.

KM
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great Neighbourhood restaurant near to us. The food is always top class with great flavour combinations. We were recommended a lovely glass of red to accompany our meal. The only downside was a large noisy table arrived which meant it was hard to chat as my husband doesn’t hear well well in this environment but other than that a great meal and experience as always.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

A very good meal but service was on the slow side. When the manager was made aware of this he immediately sprung into action. First apologising and then providing coffee and complimentary drinks which was excessive but well received

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Unfortunately while the waitstaff wearing uniforms were lovely, a gentleman in a pink shirt who greeted us at the entrance and took our orders was abrupt and less than friendly. The food was fine, but not fantastic. Perhaps we didn’t choose well. All in all I’m disappointed but glad we tried it out first as I had intended to book the venue for a christening.

OT
Dublin
17 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

PB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

p
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

PO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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