Angels with Bagpipes

4.8
3617 reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish
Having opened its doors in 2010, Angels with Bagpipes quickly established itself as one of the finest restaurants to have graced Edinburgh’s most iconic and historic street, The Royal Mile. With upmost pride in sourcing fresh Scottish ingredients, we present a seasonal Lunch and à la carte that are divine to both the palate and eye.
Mixing an atmospheric Old Town setting with chic, contemporary looks, the restaurant reflects many of the city’s most defining features. With a humble facade nestled in the beautiful 17th century building, rich tones of bronze and marble cascade throughout the two tiers of Angels with Bagpipes.
Angels with Bagpipe’s kitchen has gained a glowing reputation in a city abundant with restaurants of the highest standards. Sourcing the best produce and ingredients, allowing the quality to shine through their elegant dishes. By blending innovative and traditional techniques, their menu is fresh and exciting throughout all seasons

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3617 People Are Saying
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SamG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Food was outstanding and the staff so friendly and professional. Love love loved it! We will definitely be back and would recommend.

JG
JohnG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Most enjoyable experience food very good. Only lacking a little bit of ambiance maybe…?

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Andrewb
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All staff very courteous, polite and professional. The guy who we were served by was excellent, my only niggle was the repetition of being asked how everything was, but I understand that that is part of the job for them. Food was excellent, fresh and quick and quality. The one thing that was a little odd was a slight odour, we were sat in the basement dining area, which was in itself nice, but had no real character in comparison to the upper area, but there was a slight dank/sewerage type smell. Just to be clear, it was in no way a deterent from the experience, and I didn't mention it whilst dining, I surmised it was just the nature of the age and location of the dining room.
Overall, all the aspects that included and involved the staff were really good, and the food and price were very good indeed.

MG
MichelleG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant.pleasant atmosphere.good food.would recommend

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Will1993
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fantastic food. Really nice ambience for relaxed date night. Would highly recommend.

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Judith
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful friendly, attentive staff. Attractive surroundings. Superb wine list. Would definitely go again if in Edinburgh.

AB
AnneB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lunch menu. Delicious food and excellent value for money.

MT
MamaT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was delicious, our waiter was great and the price was excellent. Would definitely return.

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Cainy
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Angels with Bagpipes. The staff were great. The food was delicious. The Haggis starter was a pleasant surprise and the Venison with black garlic jus was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food; excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal

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anneh
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the whole experience was superb. My favourite restaurant in Edinburgh

RM
RosemaryM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was the best I have had in a while when eating out. Beautifully cooked and presented. Staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful.

MK
MarkK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service good. Lentil soup a little bland but rest of meal good.

AM
AngelaM
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is lovely. The background music played was really good just loud enough. The staff were so nice and friendly, they made us feel very welcome. The service they gave was first class. The menu is varied. The food is delicious.

MP
MollyP
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, food was excellent, and the overall experience was a great way to step out of the sea of tourist trap restaurants in the area for an evening. Would love to return again!

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BryanC
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just perfect.
We had venison and braised beef and both were absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection.

The food presentation is great and made this a special meal for us both.

We had a table down stairs which was better for us as this seemed a quieter setting.

The service was great and some nice touches regarding extra items and advice on the main meal.

We will definitely be back.

KR
KennyR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venison was cooked to perfection, sides where perfect.

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Jake
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience! The food was surprisingly filling for the artistic portions and the flavor was well worth it. Absolutely recommend for anybody who appreciates food and a lovely cocktail with a romantic atmosphere.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive staff and great choice of wine!

TM
TomM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two visits in a week and 100% both times. That's supernatural.

JC
JoanneC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a fantastic spot in central Edinburgh, a stones throw from the castle, and the lunch time set menu is a great price. Can highly recommend 👍🏽

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Managed to get a table at this popular venue.

The menu is simple and uncomplicated. The quality was very good.

Service was excellent.

Large selection of whiskeys if that is something you would like to try.

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SusanInEdinburger
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

A new group of work colleagues and our partners shared a super meal together

DT
DavidT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely Scottish restaurant with good food and friendly service.

CM
CMaryTayl
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since I dined at Angels and it was always one of my favourite places in Edinburgh to eat. It still is. Eating alone but I didn't feel self conscious. Waiting staff were very friendly and attentive. They knew about the provenance of the food and could recommend choices. My meal was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. The venue is comfortable and clean. Covid measures in place and staff adhered to them. I love the beautiful angel sculpture with real feathers. Still an amazing place to eat.

PC
PaulC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food & service , staff very friendly. Menu quite small but enough options for every taste

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BillL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had guests from the US, who very much enjoyed it.

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ScottM
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, amazing service and the best cocktails!!

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ChristineH
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful food in a lovely setting. I think the ambience would have been better when it was dark outside so would suggest eating later in winter. We could only get 6pm.
Highly recommended, very good value for money 👏

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Goodfoodie
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a very warm welcome from every member of staff we passed as we were taken to our table. Between us, we ordered a mixture of dishes, and everything was delicious.
The service was prompt and efficient and it was a memorable evening.
Highly recommended!

GG
GusG
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food fantastic. Quiet and personal

RP
RebeccaP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious early evening meal after Sunday music at St Giles. A good choice of dishes and wines including by the glass. A very friendly waiter with excellent service

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vipPhrankPhilly
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just a wow. Not a big menu, but everything served had incredible flavors. We started with olives and cocktails. The cucumber cooler is a must. We also started with the smoked salmon and Chicken Liver pate. I am not a liver person at all, but at the urging of our waiter Tommy Mullins, this was spectacular. I had the Venison and April had the Fish. Both were off the charts. We combined it with a Malbec wine and all in all just a fabulous experience. Well done Angels with Bagpipes and Tommy.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was really good. The decor was OK just a bit plain. But overall the place is good and I would go back again.

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tonyr
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice relaxed atmosphere, with great food, will be visiting again

WP
WendyP
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely late lunch, the wine list is really interesting as none of the usual options are there so you have to experiment.

Food was delicious

IB
IanB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Lovely restaurant clean and tidy in great location

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charlesp
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food good, service good - ambience a bit stark (lighting) - down stairs a bit echoey - unfortunately a loud person at a nearby table

RJ
RachelJ
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Food so full of flavour, so delicious. And wonderful service.

FAQs

Angels with Bagpipes is rated 4.8 stars by 3617 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.