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Bijou By The Sea

Great Eastern Road | Portessie, Buckie AB56 4DJ, Scotland
+44 1542 833915
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (95 reviews)
“cakes” (38 reviews)
“cullen skink” (30 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Great Eastern Road | Portessie, Buckie AB56 4DJ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 421 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Found the staff couldn’t care less about you standing talking while we were waiting to be seated then turned around and said sit anywhere? They don’t sell scrambled eggs after 11-30 it’s considered breakfast didn’t like the lace won’t return

Thank coratala
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a good long walk, we decided to have coffee in what has been one of our favourite places . It was busy, but that is not unusual. However what was different today was hat we sat for twenty minutes looking at a dirty table...More

Thank Kath123239
David R, Owner at Bijou By The Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Kath good evening. I own Bijou by the sea and for me to investigate this further please can you let me know the following. There is a sign at the front door asking people to wait to be seated. I assume that you just made...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a superb lunch in this beautiful place. Food was excellent, service was good, cakes were lovely and what a position, right by the sea. Would recommend the fish and chips

Thank Maggiefife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent choice, beautiful views, very nice staff, lots of food to pick from. Homebakes are amazing. Thoroughly recommend to all. Highly recommend the fresh fish.

1  Thank cowieb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant cafe/ restaurant next to the sea, lovely comfortable seating area with a view. Very friendly staff and clean facilities, nice souvenir shop for nautical items. Nice menu and cakes and delicious ice cream! and free Wi-fi a bonus makes it a lovely trip...More

1  Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night dinner with friends was fabulous. Excellent friendly service and lovely venue with a great view. Highly recommended.

1  Thank June M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sampled the new menu this evening, excellent fresh local produce , had the rock turbot starter , absolutely beautiful as was the rest of the food , top marks to the chef and staff.

1  Thank 714esmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was out on a staff nite for a meal and drinks. I had the chicken fillet and homemade scampi combo. Wasn’t disappointed, the scampi was absolutely stunning and could’ve eaten a whole plateful of that, though the fillets were lovely too. I had a gin...More

1  Thank lynzl8r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was given a voucher from friend.Went for high tea on a Sunday, was quite busy.Had toast and cakes which were excellent-nice to see small size cakes instead of large ones.Chicken stroganoff was honestly the best I’ve tasted-definitely go back.

1  Thank hsmithScotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In September we stayed three days in Buckie and twice we returned to "Bjiou By The Sea" on recommendation of our landlord of Kintae B&B. Both times the food in the evening was highly recommended. Especially the linguine with scallops and chorizo and the roasted...More

1  Thank BavariaPeter
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Questions & Answers
2 August 2018|
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Response from Kenneth L | Reviewed this property |
Definitely book. The place isn’t big and always busy when we visit. And if you book you can always as for a nice table at the window overlooking the bay.
8 November 2017|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Sorry we are not open on Christmas Day. We have a Daily Christmas menu from start of December and are open on the nights of the weekends in December by prior booking! Menus are on Facebook page. Thanks for your interest
Michael O
28 June 2016|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Michael apologies for delay in answering. We can take bookings on the day but a few days notice is advisable especially at this time of the year. If you have any special requirements please discuss these when u book and we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great Eastern Road | Portessie, Buckie AB56 4DJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Buckie
  • Phone Number: +44 1542 833915
  • E-mail
A beautiful building placed right on the doorstep of the Moray Firth, with spectacular views over the ocean. With a full menu of choices ranging from Scones, Traybakes and Cakes; to Scallops, Crab Cakes, Monkfish and Steaks. There is no end to the possible dishes that may appear on our menu. Welcomed always by a friendly local smile, and everyone who walks through our doors will be treated as they are part of our own family.
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