On behalf of everyone at the Bistro - a massive THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your support over 2020. Initially due to open the last week of March(!) it's been a rollercoaster of a year, as we know it has been for you all too. Our Bistro simply wouldn't be the same without you. We love chatting to you, meeting new customers, welcoming back regulars and ensuring we make your visit as enjoyable as possible. Here are just some highlights from the last few months!
The Garden Bistro welcomed its first customers at 8 am on Tuesday 23rd June. Our for an early morning walk with their wee one, from 8.01 am we welcomed locals all day to our Bistro To Go window throughout the day - we were blown away by the response to our first day!
Expecting a 'soft launch' we had to quickly recruit more staff and increase our deliveries to ensure we were prepared for the days ahead!
We enjoyed a really busy summer, welcoming friends and families to the safe outdoor environment of the Walled Garden which the Bistro calls home!
We held a BBQ during most weekends and also opened our outdoor bar - a treat to enjoy a draft pint or a mini bottle of prosecco after the months of lockdown we'd just gone through...
You wouldn't think this was an exciting update, but on the 6th July we were delighted to welcome our first guests for outdoor dining! It was the first time in months that family and friends had been able to gather to chat and meet and we were delighted to be the venue of choice!
Around 60% of our customers are repeat visitors and we're thrilled that you're all such a massively supportive community! #SupportLocal
We've had some fantastic support since we launched with coverage on Forth1 news, The Edinburgh Reporter and Edinburgh Live!
The Bistro is recognised as being a hidden gem in Edinburgh's dining offering and our Director Chris was a key voice for the industry as the Scottish Government announced ongoing changes to guidelines and regulations.
This festive season we've been serving mulled cider & wine to takeaway as well as our first ever Festive Menu! We hope you've had a chance to pop by to drop in your letters to Santa!
We're operating as normal until 4 pm on Christmas Eve. From Boxing Day, due to Tier 4 restrictions we'll be open as Bistro to Go again - but we know it's popular with you all!
Wishing you a happy and healthy Christmas and here's to 2021!!
Love The Garden Bistro Team x
© The Garden Bistro 2020 | Scottish Company No.: SC112267
© The Garden Bistro 2021 | Scottish Company No.: SC112267