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Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Angels with Bagpipes

4.6
4.6
4157 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.
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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–21:15 A la carte menu Daily 12:00–21:15
  • Phone number
    0131 220 1111
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Fraser Smith
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private room that seats between 12 and 18 perfect for hosting any intimate event.

What 4,157 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for fine wines

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh

    Great for fine wines

  • Edinburgh

    Scottish

4,173 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    From the moment we arrived the host came across abrupt. We were shown into the dinning area which had no other guests or atmosphere. The menu was very limited and the service very stale. Even the wine list was limited and well over priced. Our expectation was to receive finely local ingredients, that was cooked well and presented for they were charging. However, the small plates and bowls lacked imagination and taste. The main course was unacceptable and returned to the kitchen. As a local resident of Edinburgh will certainly not return or recommend. Hopefully they will survive on the tourist revenue that are unaware of quality Scottish Cuisine at a reasonable price.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    First time here in a few years, and was sadly disappointed. The restaurant now has a small, medium and large plate approach to dining and I’m afraid it feels a bit mixed up; a far cry from the finer dining experience I’ve had there in the past. One chicken dish (when it finally arrived!) was swimming in greasy crumbs, not pleasant at all. We had a white Rioja which was nice and reasonably priced, but could have been chilled more. I’m a local, and it felt quite touristy here. The service was average, not very friendly and quite slow. Not much atmosphere. Overall, distinctly mediocre.

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  3. MelissaB

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First night in Edinburgh. Walked from voco IHG hotel. Had resv. Was seated immediately. Intimate place with about 25 tables. Great service. Exceptional tapas. Accomo. A tomato/peppers intolerance easily without fuss. Allowed us to rethink ordering dessert when we were too full of tapas. Everything we ordered was top notch. We are foodies. This place was a real find.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a really lovely place, only issue would be the sharing plates were exceptionally small. I understand sharing plates are small, however, these could not be split by more than two people, if you want more than a minimal single bite. I would have appreciated if the server said these split by two maximum so you will need a few plates. In terms of food quality that was gorgeous and the atmosphere was very good.

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  5. GeoffL

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated in the rear of the restaurant which had a nice atmosphere. Service was very good, servers were knowledgeable on the menu and they checked for any allergies. The Haggis bon bons were lovely and the right amount of spice. Caesar salad was good, all fresh ingredients although as a personal choice I prefer shave parmesan rather than thin gratings. The crab was a little on the small side but extremely tasty The sea trout was the highlight of the meal, superb quality, perfectly cooked. The wines were a tad expensive but great quality. Overall a very positive experience.

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  6. JanD

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was a great find! In plain sight on the Royal Mile it provides a unique Scottish dining experience for the visitor. Our server was attentive and friendly, and while food choices are minimal they are all tempting and delicious. Wine and cocktail selections are top notch as well. We looked out into a lovely courtyard from our seats. Would highly recommend for a delightful fine dining evening out!

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  7. TimR

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic flavors in the dishes we ordered, we thought the chicken dish was phenomenal. Would recommend booking a table in advance as it is truly an intimate setting. We are ranking this as our top dining experience during our 41 day tour of Great Britain. Kudos to the Chef, please come cook for us in Charleston, SC.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited with friends from Singapore and the food was amazing. Great service and a relaxed atmosphere

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  9. Yummo

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was average at best. Nothing very flavorful or interesting. Service was good but food was just blah

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A true gem in Edinburgh on the Royal Mile! Best meal we've had since last week in Paris at George V in the Four Seasons. Oysters and haggis bon bons starters with a little Tattingers were wonderful! Best Caesar salad WITH anchovies we've had in years. Had the sea trout, mussels and fennel entree which was truly superb, paired with a nice French Viognier. Wonderful friendly service staff too. Reservations are essential as the restaurant is small. 12.5% service charge as more UK restaurants are doing, but totally worth it. 5 Star experience for us!

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  11. Marco

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic meal and lovely staff. Highly recommend.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place with a good food Recommendation to choose an English champaign, it was great!

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  13. OllieF

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great small spot, fantastic small plates, with a nice wine selection. Haggis Balls and the fish are especially great.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a lovely place to eat for a special occasion. The food was really excellent. We especially enjoyed the Haggis Bonbons.

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  15. Foodgloriousfood

    Central Coast

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, service and relaxing vibe! Food was tasty, plentiful and there was a good amount of choices. Enjoyed chatting with the friendly, helpful wait staff.

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  16. CatherineB

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Patrons sit very close to one another, privacy isn't possible. Noise was not an issue but we ate early so no crowd. We arrived for our reservation early and were quickly seated. Food was divine and staff very attentive

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All food tasty and felt light. Cheesecake with rhubarb the best.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was ok, but very small size ( 20 gr of salmon for 14£) , the menu was poor and we spent definitively too much for a dinner (almost 300 € for 4 people drinking a single bottle of basic wine). I do not recommend it!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite restaurant in Edinburgh Fabulous food in a lovely setting They have recently changed menu to share plates which is just perfect An absolute must eat place for anyone visiting this beautiful city

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  20. DerekB

    Angus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Many small portions can be shared so the diner gets to taste a good variety of dishes. Highly recommended. Lovely friendly staff who are not at all intrusive.

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  21. Warbler

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, but not 'great'. The choices were limited. The staff are service were excellent. For the price, you can find better.

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  22. CiaranP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely lunchtime option. From the warm welcome, the amazing shared bites and deserts everything was efficient and well timed. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend.

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  23. MaxH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful hospitality. Small place, so make a reservation. Wholeheartedly recommend!

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  24. Rick

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was okay. Food portions were small and pricey. I wouldn’t mind if it was good. The oysters were salty and not good quality. The crab was minimal and served on mushy bread. The haggis had more of a liver flavor than you normally expect. The Caesar salad was good. The cocktails were okay but small. Would I go back? Not a chance

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  25. ScottM

    Edinburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying the new menu and it's a winner! Great mix of small, medium and large plates, some all new and taste delicious! Faultless food and great friendly service

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  26. KarenB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although the portions looked small our meal was so filling. The quality of the ingredients was notable and the food absolutely delicious. Staff were attentive without being obtrusive

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  27. JamesNe66

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Randomly picked for somewhere near the castle serving Scottish food. The haggis bon bons were delicious, the wine was good and the service friendly.

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  28. AmyB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was absolutely beautiful and it was a lovely little restaurant! Staff were all so friendly too.

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  29. MichelleS

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and we appreciated the sharing style so we tried most of the menu!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have chosen Angels with bagpipes to have our celebration lunch because of the proximity. We have sampled through few items on the menu and all been ready nice and beautiful presented. Delightful culinary experience. If you like to finish your meal on a sweet treat you would be better going somewhere else. Both desserts been unpleasant experience. The way how they been served was also quite bad. The venue itself was nice and bright. Good atmosphere overall and really attentive team.

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  31. StMe

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food, and the ambience is nice and quite romantic. The portions were perhaps a touch small but absolutely delicious, we especially enjoyed the haggis bon bons and the trout. A bit pricey for what it is

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  32. Anonymous

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was excellent but the server was not engaged with the experience. She said all plates are shareable which is not the case. You need to order a starter and main for each person which is fine but she should not be saying they are shareable and leading us differently. We had to order twice. She is costing the restaurant $$ by not promoting how and what to order. Perhaps she finds another engagement. Disappointing experience when the food is so good. Good luck.

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  33. WBA2023

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service - wee bit expensive

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful sharing experience. Exceptional food for a price that could have been more expensive. Intimate space and welcoming staff. Felt like a family owned high level dining.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very pleasant staff. Food average - limited menu.

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  36. Bluesman

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience (again) in this classy old town establishment.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place with great surrounds. Timely and delicious food that everybody loved. Great experience!

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  38. KathrynC

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and wines and whiskies. excellent service, very accommodating and friendly with a clear passion for the restaurant. loved our banquette table at the front. wouldn't want to be seated downstairs. food is creatively cooked and presented ad tastes superb. thank you for a super evening.

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  39. ChrisH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed the experience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Have been before and food was amazing but we were very disappointed last night. Less food and more cost. Not much choice for GF. Food was lukewarm and sparse. Not the best birthday meal we have had here

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FAQs

Angels with Bagpipes is rated 4.6 stars by 4157 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Angels with Bagpipes

343 High St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1PW

Additional information

  • Area
    Old Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–21:15 A la carte menu Daily 12:00–21:15
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Fraser Smith
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0131 220 1111
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private room that seats between 12 and 18 perfect for hosting any intimate event.
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