Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, Biblos is a stylish bar, lounge and restaurant. No matter if it's for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks in the evening, Biblos is one of the area’s most buzzing venues, equally as popular with locals unwinding as it is with tourists looking to fuel up before or after exploring all the nearby sights and attractions. There’s a stellar drinks list and a menu of international cuisine. To snag one of the best tables, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
Since it was established in 1998, Biblos has become a fixture in Edinburgh’s drinking and dining scene, conveniently located on Chambers Street in the Old Town. By day, Biblos provides a cosy location for breakfast or lunch, with floor-to-ceiling windows making it the perfect place for some Old Town people watching whilst sipping some coffee or wine. Or, if you’re hungry, go proper Edinburgh with Biblos breakfast (bacon, sausage, fried egg, haggis, mushrooms, tomato, potato scone and beans) or tuck into a panini, salad or pasta at lunchtime.
By night, Biblos becomes one of the city’s hottest destinations for dinner, drinks and live music. On the menu you’ll find a range of international cuisine, steaks and grills, with something to suit everyone. We recommend beginning with the haggis balls, served with neeps and tatties and a whisky sauce, or the flamed chorizo, followed by some beer-battered fish and chips, peppered lemon chicken or the aubergine filled with ratatouille and couscous. With its location just across from the Old College and only a short walk from the Royal Mile, a trip to Biblos is the perfect way to round off a day sightseeing or shopping in the Scottish capital, as well as being a favourite among locals. Whether its for a business lunch, a family meal or to enjoy some live music, Biblos is a popular choice. Beat the crowds and book ahead!
The food was good quality and value for money. The staff were very friendly and efficient. They were also attentive without being intrusive. Toilets very clean.
food was good and the watiress serving us had great chat. Probably one of the better places for good price and good quality in Edinburgh city centre.
First time being in there , Lovely place with very friendly staff, quick service and the food was great. I will be definitely returning again
Biblos is a cool place to enjoy food drinks and music. Staff is welcoming, friendly, they give you advice on what specialty is there, whether a gourmet burger, an enjoyable starter or a craft beer. One of my favourites and it's just a few steps from royal mile. Highly recommend
Very nice meal, great service. staff very friendly and attentive. We were having a quick meal before the theatre and biblos was nearby. I gave a 5 for overall experience rather than a 6 which I almost did, as the children's menu is slightly limited with no dessert option for younger diners and the coffee is a bit on the weak side, Overall it was a very pleasant experience and I would return next time I am in the area.
very positive experience , staff attentive to needs , pleasant mannerly , food fine , I had battered fish bit greasy for me ( personal taste ) partner had burger which was enjoyed , I had vanilla ice cream lovely ice cream felt the presentation could have been better ,e.g a piece of mint on top ( just for presentation would have made all the difference .
This was my second visit here and certainly won't be my last. Booked a table for 11 people, received fast friendly service and great food. Staff were more than happy to accommodate our unusual orders. Very reasonably priced food with 25% off. Would definitely recommend.
Excellent service and delicious food. Table was reserved and ready waiting for us. 25% discount off food and good prices on wine made this a very inexpensive night out. Both servers were friendly and attentive - can't wait to return.
i had the battered haggis balls and mash starter it was truly divine ! i will be asking for a double portion as a main course next visit . (why dont you already do that ? )
Very much enjoyed the experience. Because our table was very close to the door and the weather was very cold it was a little drafty. Will probably ask for an inside or upstairs table next time. Regardless of this minor inconvenience will definitely return.