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Bijou Bistro, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Bijou Bistro

4.6
4.6
686 reviews
€30 and under
European

Join us for a unique, intimate, stylish and lively time day or night.
We offer lunch/brunch and dinner Wednesday through to Sunday.
Great cocktails, superb wines, delicious food, stylish ambience, and smiling staff what more could you want.
Entirely hidden from the street, Bijou has an upstairs heated terrace, sheltered and with heaters. So joins us for brilliant outdoor dinning also.
Bijou is the perfect place for any all celebrations so if you are thinking of celebrating that birthday, christening, wedding or you just want a gang please give us a call to discuss options,
Just a couple of things to note:
All tables are booked for 1 hour and 45 minutes. After your allotted time we will require the table back.
If you book an outdoor table your table will be outdoor unless, on the off chance, we have space inside at your chosen time.


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Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, French, Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:15 pm Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 496 1518

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Yes... We can do your event at home. Please contact our team.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us with your enquiry.

Popular dishes

Menu

12pm-4pm. €35 for 3 Courses

Starters

  • Chicken Liver Pate€9.95

    Chutney, Pickles

    • Soup of the Day€6.95

      Brown Bread

      • Warm Duck Salad€11.50

        Spring Onion, Mango, Pomegranate, Cashew Nuts, Sesame Dressing

        • Wild Mushroom€11.50

          Artichoke and Ricotta Tart

          Mains

          • Pan Fried Sea Trout€23.50

            Tender stem Broccoli, Carrot Puree, Spring Onions, Salsa Verde

            • Braised Feather Blade of Irish Beef€22.50

              Caramelised Onions, Roasted Root Vegetables, Colcannon

              • Beer Battered Haddock€18.95

                Fries, Minted Peas, Tartare Sauce

                • Irish Free Range Chicken€19.50

                  New Season Leeks, Paris Brown Mushrooms, Fondant Potato, Jus

                  • Roasted Aubergine€18.95

                    Long Grain Rice, Black Garlic, Chilli and Peanut Ragu, Crispy Shallots

                    • Roast Rib of Irish Beef€26.95

                      Glazed Carrots, Buttered Cabbage, Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potato, Gravy (€5 Supplement)

                      Desserts

                      • Warm Chocolate Fondant€6.95

                        Blackberries, Vanilla Ice-cream

                        • Salt Caramel Roulade€6.95

                          Crème Anglaise, Winter Berries

                          • Chocolate Sundae€7.50

                            Angelito's Ice-cream, Brownie, Chocolate Sauce, Toasted Nuts

                            • Apple and Cinnamon Crumble Tart€6.95

                              Custard and Cream

                              • Selection of Irish and French Cheeses€9.95

                                €3 supplement

                                Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                What 686 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.6
                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.6Food
                                • 4.7Service
                                • 4.5Ambience
                                • 4.4Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                1. J

                                  Julie

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing, the food is really delicious. The buttermilk chicken sandwich is absolutely scrumptious.

                                2. DH

                                  DeniseH

                                  Dublin

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 12 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Really enjoyed our lunch in the Bijou yesterday. Lunch was lovely and staff attentive and efficient. Will definitely go back.

                                3. SG

                                  SarahG

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Bijou is always top tier for brunch on a Sunday morning. Whether I am there with my children or meeting friends, there is always a good choice on the menu. The staff are always polite, attentive and friendly.

                                4. DG

                                  DavidG

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                  overall4food5service3ambience5

                                  Food and setting was excellent, service was a little slow but very personable.

                                5. P

                                  Pandack

                                  Dublin

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Very attentive staff, delicious meal. I had the duck salad to start it was divine.

                                6. PF

                                  PamelaF

                                  Dublin

                                  19 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  19 reviews

                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Absolutely delicious duck salad starter. Staff very efficient. Good atmosphere Wasn’t mad about house wine.

                                7. D

                                  bridgetD

                                  Dublin

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Huge thanks to John and team for making our communion meal so special. Lots of nice touches on the day. Great service and food.

                                8. CO

                                  CaitrionaO

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience3

                                  Really enjoyed our evening. My mam felt like royalty for her birthday. We'll definitely be back. Thank you 😊

                                9. EF

                                  EmilyF

                                  London

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                  Staff very professional and efficient. My beef featherblade was a bit bland. Wine choice poor if you were drinking by the glass. Restaurant very hot , needed more ventilation. Decor lovely but the noise and heat meant it lost the ambience of the decor. Good food choices for the children's menu. Dessert good. Second time going but not overly impressed unfortunately.

                                10. MR

                                  MarionR

                                  1 review

                                  2.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 5 May 2022

                                  overall2food2service4ambience4

                                  Special ×2 @32e felt like a starter. Hunger not satiated. Non alcoholic wine- not good. Service excellent & friendly. Wouldn't be enticed back re value for money re 64e for 2 main courses that left us hungry!

                                11. M

                                  Mmmmmm

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 4 May 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  I enjoy the Bijou , food excellent Service excellent. I requested a window seat and my request was granted.. looking forward to returning to the Bijou soon

                                12. LW

                                  LeonW

                                  London

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 2 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We have been coming here at least once a month for three years and have never had a bad meal or bad experience. The food is delicious and the staff are just all so friendly.

                                13. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dublin

                                  7 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Lovely meal with my husband. Staff were very attentive despite being very busy. Food was excellent. Really lovely experience. Thank you.

                                14. S

                                  Suzo

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Had a lovely evening. Table of 4 and all our food was tasty and good portions. Only food issue was the potatoe, on both Monkfish dishes, was cold - completely cold. Our service was excellent. Our initial seated, downstairs, was directly under a speaker. The music was very loud, we also thought it was inappropriate music for the ambience. Thankfully our lovely waiter seated us upstairs, where it was much more comfortable, we didnt notice any music. Overall we did have a lovely evening.

                                15. KD

                                  KieranD

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food was good, customer service excellent. We took the 3 course early bird menu for €35( €5 more than on the website) which was good value . Not sure if would pay the A lA Carte prices

                                16. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dublin

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fantastic meal and great service - always!

                                17. BR

                                  BarryR

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent food,delicious in fact,amazing service, top notch wine and cocktails,and great value. We left very satisfied, can't wait to go back.

                                18. k

                                  knoxas

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Went here many years ago but it had changed significantly since then! It was far beyond our expectations. Would definitely go again and highly recommend it.

                                19. AH

                                  AlisaH

                                  Dublin

                                  3 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on 29 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always perfect

                                20. G

                                  Galwaygirl

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 28 April 2022

                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                  Fresh trout was very fresh and beautifully cooked .All our plates were very hot straight from kitchen to fork 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

                                21. NH

                                  NiamhH

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wonderful service and ambiance. I would really recommend.

                                22. KH

                                  KarenH

                                  Dublin

                                  4 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                  Food was good especially the cheese and charcuterie but the service was poor.

                                23. R

                                  Rachel

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  There was a lovely buzz to the place from the moment we went in the door. Our waitress, from Argentina, was an absolute gem and any other of the staff we spoke to were just as lovely. As for the food, the pate and gravadlax starters were both as tasty as can be and the sea trout with prawn butter was delicious. The beef was a bit disappointing and the passionfruit tart was good but I will order something else for dessert next time, because we will certainly be back!

                                24. M

                                  Mandi

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                                  overall3food4service3ambience3

                                  Tasty food and generous portions but we couldn’t help but feel that the over attentive staff was in order to turn over the table quickly. Nice meal, but it wasn’t relaxing for that reason.I’d go back and try it again but only for a later sitting where there would be no pressure to leave.

                                25. AD

                                  ADELE

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 22 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Magnificent

                                26. O

                                  Outandabout

                                  Dublin

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on 22 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Bijou is my neighbourhood restaurant and I love it but on this occasion I was with two people not as familiar with the restaurant and seeing it through their eyes I realised once again how lucky we are to have this gem in Rathgar. The food and wine and cocktails leave nothing to be desired but it is the service here that is truly outstanding. Everyone is friendly and cheerful as well as attentive and efficient. All in all a lovely place to visit for a special occasion or just a nice dinner out.

                                27. Y

                                  Yve75

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 21 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great evening. Service very attentive. Nice menu.

                                28. L

                                  Lynder

                                  Dublin

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 18 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  We came for dinner as I needed an antidote to an underwhelming dining experience we had in a different restaurant earlier in the day and Bijou did not disappoint. It is on the expensive side but the consistent amazing service and beautiful food is worth it. Everything was perfect and it reminded us what an excellent dining experience should be. Our family thoroughly enjoyed it and the wait staff were just phenomenal! Highly recommend.

                                29. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 18 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Very friendly staff, beautiful food . Definitely reccomend.

                                30. DB

                                  DonalB

                                  London

                                  7 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on 17 April 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience3

                                  Casual birthday celebration for small group, selected outdoors which was quiet , well covered from the elements (Irish rain) and good heater available. Every single member of the waiting and serving staff were impeccably turned out, courteous, warm and appropriately attentive. Standout performance. Food very good, drinks fine. Will be back

                                31. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 16 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Really the service Three waiters dealt with us and were attentive while being unintrusive. Great experience Thanks

                                32. FD

                                  FionnualaD

                                  New York Area

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on 16 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Had a lovely birthday lunch in the Bijou Rathgar. Always consistently good. Food excellent and service superb. Highly recommend.

                                33. DB

                                  DerekB

                                  Dublin

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on 15 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We love this place. Been going to Bijou for 20 years or more - one of our favourites. Food always really good. Staff are all so helpful and pleasant. Comfortable and cosy. Great value considering the always dependable quality. Very highly recommended.

                                34. MM

                                  MickM

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 15 April 2022

                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                  Food is was very good, service friendly, I will return

                                35. M

                                  Muskateers

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 14 April 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  Staff are ALL extremely courteous attentive and patient They made us feel very welcome and did not rush us after our meal which is one of the primary factors in choosing Bijou. We’ll done everyone. We dine there regularly and will again in the future Many thanks for a lovely night

                                36. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Dublin

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on 10 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Bijou has been a family favorite of ours for a long time now and we have so many good memories of birthdays and anniversaries celebrated there. The staff is friendly and professional, the food always outstanding- but what we value highly is their consistency of experience. You just know you’re going to have a wonderful time.

                                37. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 9 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Perfect evening

                                38. A

                                  Anon

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 2 April 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great restaurant. Fantastic staff. Really good evening.

                                39. DF

                                  DeirdreF

                                  Dublin

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on 2 April 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Very enjoyable evening with lovely food and service

                                40. B

                                  Brendan

                                  Ireland

                                  2 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on 31 March 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  Excellent lunch as ever - the food is reliably good with great service from very helpful staff. Very happy to recommend - you will not be disappointed.

                                Safety precautions

                                • Cleaning & sanitising

                                  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                  • Contactless payment available
                                • Screening

                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                  • Staff is vaccinated

                                FAQs

                                Bijou Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                Make a booking

                                2 people

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                                Booked 23 times today
                                Google Map for Bijou Bistro

                                46 - 47 Highfield Road Rathgar Dublin, Co. Dublin D06 CD56

                                Additional information

                                • Area

                                  Rathgar

                                • Hours of Operation

                                  Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:15 pm Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  European, French, Irish

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Dining

                                • Dress Code

                                  Casual Dress

                                • Parking Details

                                  Street Parking

                                • Payment Options

                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Additional

                                  Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

                                • Phone number

                                  (01) 496 1518

                                • Catering

                                  Yes... We can do your event at home. Please contact our team.

                                • Private party facilities

                                  Please contact us with your enquiry.

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