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Angels with Bagpipes
Angels with Bagpipes

Angels with Bagpipes Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.angelswithbagpipes.co.uk
  • Email: info@angelswithbagpipes.co.uk
  • Phone: 0131 220 1111
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Sunday 12pm - 10pm
    TDH Menu 2 Courses £14.95 / 3 Courses £18.95
    Offer available 12PM-530PM everyday (excludes December)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Scottish, European
  • Executive Chef: Paul Whitecross MC
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Angels with Bagpipes
Angels with Bagpipes is a stunning restaurant on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. Mixing an atmospheric Old Town setting with chic and contemporary looks.

Choose from our full menu or fantastic 2 & 3 course dining offer

From Scottish beef, lamb and game to our fantastic seafood via our magnificent soft fruits, the natural products which are grown, reared and harvested here are in high demand from chefs all over the world. That makes our kitchen team very proud but they are equally keen for people to enjoy those delicious natural ingredients right here in Angels with Bagpipes in the Scottish capital.

The seasonal menus at Angels with Bagpipes showcase the finest Scottish ingredients in a number of ways. Some of the dishes represent modern Scottish cooking at its innovative best. Others reinvent old Scottish favourites in new and interesting ways.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Angels with Bagpipes. All the things that make a good meal were in play; good food, nice atmosphere and good service. It was all offered at a fair price which was the icing on the cake!"
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "Very pleasant environment and easy to relax and enjoy. Plenty of space, good menu and nice range of wines."
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal at the Angels with Bagpipes, the service left a lot to be desired the waiting staff for the level of food being served were not very attentive and when asked for wine or water would forget to bring it over and have to be asked again, even though they were stood not far away. Smiling should be part of the job as a waiter/waitress. The food can not be faulted."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Absolutely amazing restaurant, will definitely be visiting again. Highly recommended "
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "Our friends had suggested Angels with Bagpipes to us, saying the restaurant was very good. This turned out to be an understatement. AwB is outstanding, excellent food, great service and world class ambience. The beef was some of the best we have ever had. The great service is worth a mention. There was ample staff, providing a cheerful and relaxed service, always being there at the right moment."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "Had a very nice experience with my wife - the food lamb and duck followed by cheese was absolutely super and cooked to perfection. The wine - a Malbec - lovely. The service was very nice and friendly - we laughed a little over one waiter - he was very busy with topping up water at the tables, so he topped our glasses with tap water - despite we had bought a bottle of water... he never noticed, and we didn't say anything :-)"
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "Six of us stayed overnight in the Radisson Blu Hotel and decided to eat out nearby. 3 minutes walk got us to Angels with Bagpipes and we are all really glad we chose here. The friendly staff, excellent service and fabulous food made it a great evening out. The view from our table was of Mary King Close, another attraction we went to the following morning and across the road was St Giles Cathedral. We passed several street performers between the hotel and Angels and stopped to watch some acts on the way back. So - location, food, overall experience I would say is as good as it gets in Edinburgh."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday and it did not disappoint. Food was excellent as was service.. We were a party of seven eating from the set lunch menu. This is excellent value. Superb food at low prices. Three courses for £19. Will definitely be back."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "We arrived 45 minutes late, not a good start! However, the waitress was very accommodating and we soon had our own table set up in a room off the main dining space. The service was exceptional throughout with very polite and efficient staff. The food was DELICIOUS! and the wine was just as good. I'd certainly recommend to friends and family unsure of where to eat. Price wise I certainty felt as a Londoner the same evening would have cost me at least 40% more. "
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "Would highly recommend! Had a wonderful experience all round good was to die for. Thank u "
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Brilliant food, lovely staff. Very reasonably priced considering how good the food is. Would recommend the haggis!"
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "2nd visit 2 years apart. Just as good. Great atmosphere, very professional but friendly staff make the evening great. Food delicious, well cooked and presented. Not cheap but worth it for the great evening out."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "Nothing negative to say..From service to setting..everything was perfect ..The food was fantastic.I had the chocolate ganache with nuts and clemintine sorbet ..To die for!!! Highly reccomend!!!"
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "Brilliant service, excellent food and intimate setting! Loved this restaurant!"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "We both enjoyed our pigeon starter - beautifully presented. My friend raved about her beef dish and I did the same in respect of pork loin. We were only going to have 2 courses but couldn't resist having a dessert and coffee too. Wonderful value!"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Excellent food and excellent service. I can heartily recommend this elegant restaurant . If I come back to Edinburgh I will certainly return! All 6 of us inte the party was so satisfied"
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend to angels with bagpipes on the recommendation of a friend. She is quiet a fussy eater however a small yet varied menu which was availible on their website left us both spoilt for choice. Waiting staff were friendly but did not impose on your meal. A thoroughly enjoyable experience with great food and an even more impressive selection of wines."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "This was our 3rd time going to Angels with Bagpipes and once again they didn't disappoint. Food was delicious. I could have quite happily ate a whole plate of creamed potatoes and their green beans alone. But I did have the goats cheese and beetroot to start then the pork belly. My fiancee had a smoked salmon starter and then the steak. His steak came with thin cut fries and I ordered the creamed potatoes and green beans to accompany my pork. What a good choice I made. For pudding I had the chocolate and salted caramel and fiancee had the banana. Both were amazing and I ate every last mouthful on all my plates. We had a bottle of wine and a liquer after and the bill came to £108 which I think is reasonable for the type of food."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Went here on Saturday for the lunch menu £19 for 3 courses. Started with a glass of prosecco and the potted salmon which was tasty but the accompanying crisp breads were on the small side. For main the12 hr beef was lovely and soft but lacked flavour a little. Would have liked a red wine sauce or something a bit richer than the tiny splat of diane sauce. Dessert was chocolate ganche no complaints there!! Overall the food was fine but atmosphere was a bit lacking, no music playing so i wont be rushing back to sample the a la carte menu."
    dined on 05/04/2014
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "We have been here a few times and never been disappointed. Good food and service"
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Went to Angels with Bagpipes after reading a good review. It delivered the food was amazing. I was staying in the new town and it was so worth the walk over to the restaurant in the old town. The prices are a little expensive, but you get what you pay for."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "The food was good. My one complaint was the scallop appetizer with the pork cheek. The Scallops with parsnip purée were delish, although for GBP 12, I expected more than one scallop cut in half. The pork cheek was an unpleasantly jarring element of the dish with it's rich brown sauce. It in no way integrated into the dish...take it off, please and throw another scallop on the plate. This would then be a truly memorable (for the right reason) dish. Service was attentive and friendly without being overbearing."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "lovely late lunch at AwB. Food was excellent however quite a limited menu for the price."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "We had lunch here, table of 3, and found the service very good,the set menu is really good value and the food very good. Overall a great place for lunch."
    dined on 31/03/2014
  • "We were at the back on the upper level. Nicely done décor there. Neither of us have great hearing and it was good acoustics there! Lovely service with enough staff so you were not waiting a long time. Food was Scottish and a great credit to Scottish food. It had lovely special taste that was worth paying for. I had the ? house red as part of a meal deal and it was the best house red I have ever had. Plates nicely warm to keep the food warm through the eating. Hope to go back there. There is a lovely veranda outside and it would look great with a bird feeder there."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "The haggis starter was excellent - full of flavour and surprisingly 'light'. For next course, my wife chose duck while I had lamb. We were asked how we would like these cooked and we both opted for medium. Although the quality of the locally sourced meat was top notch, they both came fairly pink. This didn't spoil my enjoyment of the lamb, but my wife found the duck unappealing, being rather fatty. For pudding, we both had the chocolate mousse with peanut ice cream and this fully met our rather high expectations. Overall, very friendly service, good quality food but a tendency to under-cook and even if you express a preference, being a perfectionist they will assume they know best! Hence the 4 rather than 5 stars."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "We were greeted, seated and given a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Alongside our mains, we shared a starter and a dessert, each had a glass of wine and coffee and paid less than £70 in all, making this an excellent value for money, but high quality, dining experience. Service was attentive, friendly, unfussy - and came with a smile."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Food and service was amazing! Highly recommend scallops and pig cheek, never had pig cheek before but will definitely be having it again. Meat is cooked quite rare so when my mum; who ordered duck, asked for it to be cooked a bit longer there was no problems at all and she was not left waiting ages either. Waitress was very helpful and lovely."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Amazing food and service... makes you feel special!!"
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "The welcome was warm and friendly and we were fussed over throughout our lunch. Super place great food will definitely return"
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Went for a pretheatre meal on Friday. Staff were friendly and efficient, food was excellent and had a lovely table looking down on the square. Will definately go again."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant for our 50th wedding anniversary just for my husband and I. Have had better food, attention and value in many pubs. Very disappointed."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Made to feel very welcome from start to finish. The staff were very polite and professional and the food was amazing. This was my second visit, and I would definitely go back. Excellent value for money too."
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "Yummy meal at this really cosy but comtemporary restaurant. Good location on the royal mile. Staff very efficient and keen to please. Food was just lovely great Scottish taste and feel without being too obvious"
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "Lovely! I saw this had good reviews online, and they were right. Nice staff & excellent food."
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "we had a meal early evening after a matinee performance at the theatre our choice of food included both vegetarian & non-vegetarian dishes we accompanied the meal with a bottle of red wine & several side dishes all food dishes & wine were excellent, waitress service was friendly we would have preferred a slightly longer delay between courses we did not order desert as starter & main were enough for ourselves the restaurant layout is a little strange with several different dining areas on different levels to access our area we had to walk past the kitchen serving area, then down a flight of stairs"
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Had an excelent time at Angels with Bagpipes . Food and service very good. Would recomend this Restaurant on the Royal Mile ."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Good choice of "special lunch" menu, served beautifully. The Restaurant has 3 or 4 separate smaller dining rooms, which make for a lovely ambience. Service was good and friendly."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "We had the lunch menu - three courses. It was just ok. The portions were very small indeed. I just did not find the food good enough value for money when the ambience was nothing special. There is such a choice of restaurants at the moment but comparing it to the food at the Ubiquitous Chip for instance in Glasgow which has a sense of occasion it did not compare that well. The best thing- rhubarb custard dessert. I had the slow cooked beef for main course and it repeated on me all day rather unpleasantly. The chicken salad rather tasteless. Its name, situation on the Mile and the décor at the entrance are the best things about it."
    dined on 20/03/2014