Angels with Bagpipes

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£26 to £40
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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 presents a Seasonal Lunch, à la carte, and tasting menu 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
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JM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive lunch menu for a birthday. Food, service and ambience all excellent. Modern decor restaurant in the heart of the Old Town. Definitely worth return visits.

KC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6th time i’ve eaten here and it is always superb, consistently excellent food and service. The lunch menu is always great value for money and makes a great early dinner. I always recommend angels with bagpipes, its a little oasis on the royal mile

N
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very intimate place, excellent food and very attentive staff. Steak was cooked to perfection and the creamy mash with chive was smooth and flavoursome. I would absolutely recommend trying this place. It's a little hidden gem.

n
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was exceptional, right up to the point I settled the bill. Then it was' your coat is over there!' Otherwise, it would have warranted 5 stars. The food was lovely, but not much of it. 2 courses, in and out under an hour.

AB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too expansive for what was served.
Wine too hot..
But still a nice place

OT
Thailand
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set up a great little space for us after requesting additional room to fit a small pram for our 5 month old when booking. Amazing food, and fantastic drinks (mulled wine best we've had in city). Will always recommend to friends and family if they visit Edinburgh.

DU
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I felt very disappointed that the service from the front door staff was in my opinion, rude.
We arrived early and waited for our table, we weren't offered a drink while we waited.
After waiting 20mins to get seated which was 10-15 minutes after our booked time we got taken to our seated after I ordered us drink at the bar.
The waitress avd waiter who served us were lovely but by this point I felt our experience had been very unpleasant.
The food was good but I wouldn't not recommend to friends or family to go there on the bases that first impressions make a big impact and for the price and expectation we had, satisfaction was not met.

m
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was brill, lovely ambience would strongly recommend anyone to go but book(use the app its easy)

J
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, lovely food served by attentive and well trained staff. They were especially careful concerning my restricted diet and checked that what I ordered was safe for me to eat.
The set menu was competitively priced and the mince pie martini was superb.

m
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience2

We were disappointed. We were in a lower room. Waiter was nice but we had no view.

DT
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, service very good, pleasant atmosphere, food beautifully presented and very tasty.
Would recommend.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The menu seemed great however, the value for money was definitely disappointing!

AH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very unassuming place from the outside we walked past in the day and worried that we had booked into a cafe for dinner, however inside is a very well decorated tardis of a restaurant with some of the nicest food I’ve had in a while, would highly recommend and would certainly return without hesitation.

l
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so lucky to get a table at this restaurant, it's so popular, we've eaten here a few times & is always lovely, food is excellent , staff welcoming, polite & efficient. Great xmas cocktail

JS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Second visit due to the great food which didn’t disappoint. Slightly disappointed in the service this time as the staff seemed very miserable!

RE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great lunch venue; centrally located and easy to access. We sat downstairs in a quiet area and enjoyed great service and wonderful food.

MW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. We ate from the special lunch menu which excellent value for money. Fantastic wine list. Really enjoyed the Malbec

I
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is really friendly, they can help you with the menu or wine choice. The lunch menu is good. Variety of dishes, the salmon as starter and the beef as main was a good choice! Good food for a nice price!

L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were very pleasant, attentive and willing. The food was absolutely delicious with a great bottle of wine recommended by the waitress. We will definitely be making a return visit on our next trip to Edinburgh.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

With such an evocative name, we expected a special atmosphere here. The ambience unfortunately, while smart, is more suited to executive lunches than romantic dinners. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food absolutely beautiful (we both had steak). It's pricey, but I would go back for the food and service. Just look elsewhere for a romantic atmosphere!

YM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff service was professional and friendly the food was amazing

DM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine in many fine restaurants around Europe and have been dining at Angels since it opened, and to be honest, it is probably our favourite.

CB
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took pot luck by booking on line at a restaurant I had never tried before. Especially as I was trying to impress my friends. Having been in the catering industry for 50 years it was good to find somewhere that serves good honest food. Do not like having to pay extra for vegetables though.Friendly staff and spotlessly clean.

LC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I have recommended to many people in the past but reluctant after my recent visit. Very limited menu I didn’t think it was good value as I have before. We would normally have 3 courses but only had a main. Wouldn’t recommend dining around 5.30pm as very young children and the lunch ladies who have had one glass too many ...... it wasn’t relaxing. Shame as this was always a ‘go to’ of mine!

LM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were excellent. I'll make another appointment next time I come to Edinburgh.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Although it was nice I was hoping for a little more of a romantic feel and traditional Scottish menu.
I am not sure the theme of the restaurant to the name of it.
The overall view for me was disappointing as I looked for this for the romance feel and recommendations of high value of Michelin possibility although the food was nice it didn’t give me the wow factor I was hoping for.

JH
Yorkshire
21 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely long girls lunch at Angels with Bagpipes. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We had a small issue with one of the main courses but it was handled so smoothly and courteously that we were completely won over! Don’t be fooled by the location- this isn’t a tourist trap! Would highly recommend.

BF
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

3rd time in less than 2 years and we live in Manchester. Still the best food we have ever eaten. Simply brilliant.

NI
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely restaurant on the Royal Mile! Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere, the staff were very professional and friendly! Would recommend a visit!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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MF
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely 3 course lunch here on 19th November and it was faultless. Nice choice for the fixed lunch at £21.75 which was amazing value for lovely food. Brilliant service and a lovely restaurant. Will definitely be back.

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was a recommendation on a visit to Edinburgh and it was a great place to visit. We did the tasting menu with paired wines which was lovely. both the plates and the wine were described at each course and the staff always checked if we wanted to wait a moment between courses and were attentive throughout. I would certainly revisit and I would definitely recommend. Thanks!

CH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, very much enjoyed our evening at angels with bagpipes.

CC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this restaurant and have visited on 3 occasions. This was the first time I sat down stairs. I have to say that the ambiance wasn't as good and the sense of occasion was lessened. Other than that the food was of its usual high standard and the service, was efficient, if a little cold. If I could offer a suggestion, it would be that the downstairs toilet area ,in particular the corridor leading to it is spruced up, as it is in not in keeping with the fine surroundings.

In summation an enjoyable night was had by all, all plates cleared with gusto including my 6 years olds and we look forward to returning soon.

f
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff, great food, and a great location - I would definitely recommend a visit.

s
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing, the staff are so friendly and helpful, it’s a very special place. The food is outstanding, it’s not cheap, but you only get what you pay for.

BG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening spent with friends. Food was delicious- compliments to the chef and staff

CT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and friendly staff, haggis starter was very tasty and the lamb was cooked perfectly pink.
The staff were very tentative to everyone's needs, lovely place to dine

G
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value lunch in Edinburgh we have had for a while.
We were seated in the small booth on the right which was perfect as we were celebrating our anniversary of when we met ( 53 years ago)
We felt very well looked after by the friendly staff ( Monica) and were so impressed, we bought a gift voucher for our son and his wife to enjoy a similar dining experience.
Thank you and best wishes.
Gerry and Deanna McQue

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! Very tasty and good sized portions. Lovely ambiance and staff. Toilets could do with a thorough clean though.