Angels with Bagpipes

4.6
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3308 reviews
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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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HS
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having visited a few times this place never disappoints. It’s always a lovely ambience with great food and service.

MW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most definitely be back staff are a credit to this establishment

AB
Edinburgh
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I went for a late Valentine meal and chose different menues. My husband ordered a steak and I ordered fish. Their food is fine dining and well presented. The choice is special and we had 2 courses each with wine. This is a very good place for couples with romance in mind. Very enjoyable.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Thankfully had the set lunch menu....food was presented well...we were well looked after but still hungry after....very small portions...especially the main meal....more veg rather than a half carrot would be good ...maybe I'm not into fine dining...not sure we will be back.....very very quiet on saturday

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kids bought it for my Birthday. It’s the third occasion I have dined here. Every time has been outstanding. Thank you

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, friendly and helpful service.
Interesting menu with a few surprises.
Food looks beautiful and tastes delicious.
Venison was moist and tender with great taste.
Sorrel sorbet was a wonderful surprise.

KD
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great friendly service. My gluten free needs were very well catered for and the whole evening was a real treat. I recommend the ribeye steak!

D
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch at this lovely place, so glad we found it’s discreet entrance in the royal mile. We had 3 course set lunch which was amazing quality for the price. Choice of three for each course but they do a la carte too if desired. I chose smoked salmon pate with crisp breads which was very light and flavoursome. Husband had beef carpaccio which was very tender and had super dabs of sauce and herbs. His chicken main was one of the best he’s ever had. My risotto with goats cheese and beetroot sounded odd but worked superbly, the beetroot cutting through the richness of the cheese. Usually never have pudding but we both did as the standard had been so high. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable but not overbearing. It was very quiet but ambiance was very restful with nice view over the courtyard. Only slight issue was I felt very cold but that may partly have been watching the squally weather outside influencing me. We ate at Kitchin the next day and although it was all v smart I much preferred the food at Angels. Recommend to anyone looking for clever unfussy cooking presented without pretension.

SC
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, we had lamb loin and venison which were both cooked to perfection.
Atmosphere was just right so you could speak without feeling conscious other people could hear you but you didn't have to shout.
Service was excellent and the staff were attentive. I requested the dessert from the special wine flight menu instead of the a la carte menu which did not cause a problem as would do in some restaurants!

MS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with attentive staff. Food was of good quality, lovely quiet ambiance.

A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Starter was far too salty, the rest of the food was outstanding, it was just a pity the side dishes came after the main which was pretty impractical..

PH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service.

A
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

After hearing so many things about this restaurant I decided to try it with my partner , the lady who took us to our table wasn’t looking very happy because we arrived earlier than our booking . We ordered two cocktails the coconut one was ok the one with the tequila and black currant I would recommend you take it off the menu as the price makes it a total rip off. My partners risotto was very salty same with the mash potato that we were not able to finish. The sprouts were not tasting any of the cream just boring flavor. The fish and chips was nice. Service from the two waitresses was good. Wouldn’t return .

IE
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was okay but not especially good considering it wants to be a fine dining experience. the food was frankly forgettable. My wife had the Ribeye, over cooked from medium rare and under seasoned. I had the sole witch was bland. We have eaten at over 30 Michelen starred restaurants but we are not food snobs and don't mind a good pub, grill or basket of wings so it's all about the food and the quality of it regardless of any ratings but this was really just a forgettable meal. Too bad because it was Valentines day.

G
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch first class food and wine ! Th quality of the ingredients and overall ambience was great.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most fantastic meal and service was impeccable.
We would highly recommend this restaurant it’s faultless
We will be returning x

J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very chilled atmosphere but not too quiet, food was very nice and portions didn’t leave you hungry. Staff were very friendly and professional.

JM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service for a Valentine’s Day treat with my wife. Lovely food, nice ambience. Would return and recommend.

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, friendly & great value. I’ll be back!

W
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible - Highly recommend. This was my second time at Angles with Bagpipes and I can't wait to be back in Edinburgh to visit again.

SW
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected. A special restaurant with a very good menu. In the old part of the city and would happily return.

n
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got this as a Christmas gift, staff were very attentive and pleasant. Food was excellent ,portions just right.

A
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always choose tasting menu with matching wine. Pairing never fails with exceptional service.

MC
Hertfordshire
22 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find. Great value set meal or A la carte. We all something different and it was all delicious . Waiting staff were lovely, no rush to get us to leave our table , even on a busy rugby weekend.
Would definitely recommend and we will go there again next time we are in Edinburgh.

BE
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this resturant and was very much impressed.
We had the set Lunch menu £17 2 courses - excellent vaulue and quality.
Great choice of wine we had a bottle of a very good Primativo £35.
We were waited on by Ellen who was fantastic, very professional.
We will be back thats for sure.

AL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Again we enjoy a lovely lunch with a group prior to rugby international at murrayfield, which we all enjoyed , service very good indeed, happily recommended to anyone.

Great wine recommendation too😊

AS
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and very creative food. The staff very knowledgeable and polite. Definitely recommend it.

MB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the staff were excellent. Prices are relatively high but I always believe that you get what you pay for.

RB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and food.
I would recommend to anyone

JW
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angels with Bagpipes was recommended to me and I will certainly be recommending to anyone visiting Edinburgh.
The staff were friendly, polite and efficient.
The food was amazing! Good value for money.

ZP
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food, friendly staff, helpful, but could not get their attention when we wanted the bill though.

RV
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my partner dined here on Saturday evening.
First time we have been here and would highly recommend, we both had 3 courses from the Al a Carte menu. Service was exceptional and the food and drink delicious.

MM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten in many Michelin starred restaurants and the starter and the pudding from the taster menu were as good as anything I have had. Not to say the other courses weren’t also exceptional but those two were outstanding. Service was on point and unobtrusive.
All round very happy indeed. An excellent evening.

SB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely gem on the High street. High quality, great value. A personal fave of mine

GS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The staff are friendly , knowledgeable and welcoming.
The menu has a good variety of dishes, every one we have tasted has been delicious.
My steak was cooked to perfection, veg was delicious and well presented.

VN
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food outstanding, waitress needs to go on a customer service course like yesterday.

h
Perthshire
14 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy eating here. The windows overlooking Warriston Close enhance an attractive venue. The food was very tasty, all members of staff were friendly and efficient and I I think you would have difficulty finding another restaurant nearby that had the same quality of food. The set menu is excellent value. We had champagne and a bottle of wine which obviously costs more but that's what we enjoy.
Angel's with Bagpipes is an oasis of calm in the hectic Royal Mile.

DW
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and friendly staff. My wife missed the crab cake, which is no longer on the menu, she had when we came here two years ago. Will come again when in Edinburgh.

v
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly well trained staff, lovely ambience . Seasonal lunch menu is great value. Excellent.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the ambience, the service were all amazing.