Angels with Bagpipes

4.6
2881 reviews
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Scottish
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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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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First night in Edinburgh and Angels was the perfect introduction. Great food, nice folks !

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m
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have a nice meal for four at Angels With Bagpipes. Even though it was a busy Friday evening our table was quite quiet (downstairs). The waitress was excellent. Great food with a Scottish flavour, my picanha steak was terrific and good value. Good winelist including some decent bottles around £30. Recommended to locals and visitors alike.

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OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food. Lovely setting. Perfect portion sizes. Will be back for sure!

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Y
London
15 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh. My husband and I recently visited Angels with Bagpipes for Sunday lunch. The restaurant has both an ground floor and basement seating area.

We were fortunate enough to get a lovely table at the back of the ground floor where there is a view into a raised 'courtyard' area (just a small point - I found it slightly drafty in this area)

The service from the outset was very good. Our coats and overnight bags efficiently dispatched before being seated.

There was a choice of either a 2 or 3 course set menu or options from the a la carte menu. The team where flexible and allowed us to order a mix from both. All ingredients sourced from local producers.

My husband had the yellow split pea, smoked ham a soup which was absolutely delicious and I had the haggis and neeps as starters. Again very lovely. I chose the Picanha Steak for my main. I'd not eaten this cut of Brazilian steak before. I have to say that I wouldn't choose it again. Not because it wasn't cooked well - it was, but it was very fibrous and therefore tough to cut and eat. This is no reflection on the chef, purely that I wouldn't choose that cut again. My husband had the fillet steak and it was melt in the mouth.

The food was very well presented and delicious. A good wine and drinks list where available.

All together a very nice lunch and we would't hesitate in returning.

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional food - and felt cosy considering the high profile location.

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FV
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Didn’t realise that the voucher I had wasn’t applicable after 5pm on a Friday but the staff honoured it and took the value off our final bill.
Food was VERY tasty but didn’t realise the portions would be so small and didn’t feel satisfied when we left.
The menu was difficult to read and didn’t describe the dishes every well. We asked a member of staff to explain the desserts and she didn’t do a very good job.
Overall a lovely meal but far too expensive to rush back.

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Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Tastes were so well combined for the goat cheese starter and the venison main dish was so tender and perfectly cooked (med-rare). Service was attentive and friendly. It was a wonderful experience for my wife and I in Edinburgh.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely. Perfect food served quickly and also they offered us a pair of glasses of champagne. We will repeat for sure.

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EK
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Poor, restricted menu selection and small portions; a taster menu size.

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E
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was outstanding from the food to service and even decor. We were made to feel very special on our anniversary with complimentary Prosecco on arrival. We were seated in a private area which was so tastefully decorated with mood lights and high quality furnishings. This really added to the whole experience. Myself and my partner enjoyed a full fillet steak accompanied with delicious cocktails which we agreed that everything servers was faultless, the meal was exquisite and we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Angles with Bagpipes.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing delicious food, great service and attention to detail, cant wait to go back!

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal. Good choice of food on menu. Nicely presented and delicious. Service was lovely.

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WI
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a very nice meal. My gurnard was tasty but slightly over cooked
We would return

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IA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Location accessible. Service and ambience average. Food excellent.

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J
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Small restaurant but great for a special occasion. Great food that you pay for but well worth it.
I did feel the initial welcome was a little flat but it was picked up by the second lady who made us feel very welcome.
Great knowledge of the food and wine in offer by our waiter and served in good time with enough breaks in between courses.
Wonderful location for a walk about pre-post meal and plenty of nice pubs to dive in if the weather is poor!

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OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another sublime evening in the company of Angels. Love this restaurant and we go regularly to get our fix of delicious food.

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MB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent modern menu and tasty high quality food. All served by an excellent team of friendly and efficient staff. A great start to a wonderful rugby weekend in Edinburgh. We will certainly return.

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KC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was lovely and the staff were very welcoming.

I do not feel the music added to the ambiance, it seemed all wrong.

There was a strange smell on the stairwell heading towards the bathrooms and lower Dining.

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AB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food , great atmosphere and exceptional service . Really enjoyed pur first visit here and look forward to returning. Staff were first class and should be applauded. Although last to leave we never felt rushed. Everything course was delicious, piping hot and appetising. Well done

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal we had had in a while. The food is beautifully cooked and presented. The service is excellent and the ambience relaxed. I would thoroughly recommend.

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NT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our table was on the ground floor in the back room which was great. All tables were full which gave it a great ambiance. Had the rye bread before our starters which was lovely with balsamic vinegar and a touch of raspberry which was gorgeous. Then the goats cheese starter which was quite a lot after the bread so we asked to wait a while for our Venison mains. This was no problem and well worth waiting for. Chose the chocolate desert which was nice but I’ve had better. All in all though it was a lovely meal and evening so will be back.

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CS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Poor start with flat champagne, chicken and steak well cooked but potatoes cold and chips laced with salt. We expected much better from this resto and needs to up its game to maintain or develop a reputation worthy of its position on the royal mile.

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PM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable - friendly and courteous staff who were extremely attentive from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We had the set lunch menu which was excellent value, and there was something for everyone. Party of 8 for a 50th birthday.

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MR
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming staff and beautiful food. We chose the set lunch menu and thoroughly enjoyed both main courses and desserts.

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E
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Our table for 2 was so close to next table you felt you couldn’t have a conversation. Portions were close to ‘nouvelle cuisine’ - 3 small mouthfuls of venison for around £24! Service was very friendly but 2 courses were served and finished in well under an hour - felt you were being rushed so that they could get more people in. Used to really like this restaurant but unfortunately won’t be back.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful evening. We had just got engage that afternoon and I had let the venue know in advance. We had a beautiful private dining area overlooking one of Edinburgh’s famous stepped alleyways. The food was amazing, we had the tasting menu and the staff were really friendly and couldn’t have been more attentive. Thank you for a wornderful and unforgettable engagement supper 😊

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WL
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & ambiance was lovely, have recommended to friends already & hope to revisit soon ourselves.

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JD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely décor, excellent service, delicious meal from the seasonal lunch menu, beautiful presentation. Highly recommended.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marvellous placed, exceptional food and drinks with a fantastic twist to each and every element. Absolutely loved it!

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TM
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Disappointed this trip. Feels like they have taken their eye off the ball. No bread now and the menus looking tired on scruffy paper. Food was good but its missing its usual spark - sorry

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JP
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was beautifully prepared and presented. However, the battered fish portions were disappointingly tiny and this has influenced my value for money rating. FortunateIy, I was with my daughter in law and not my husband who would have been most unimpressed as well as still hungry afterwards!
As well as a dessert each (again, modest portions), we shared a cheeseboard - a good decision. The cheeses were delicious as was the spicy chutney. Even after all that, we were not left feeling stuffed!

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MD
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service au top et le repas était très bon... Bravo

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OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were on holiday from the States and we wanted a restaurant with local cuisine. They had snack sized portions for just £3.50 of venison sausage, inhouse olives, and monk fish cheeks that were all exceptional. Steph was our waitress and when she overheard my wife and I talking about going to a pub afterward, gave us a handwritten list of the places she likes to go that are nearby. The atmosphere is nice and quiet, all the food and cocktails were excellent and you couldn’t ask for a nicer staff.

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AR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect in every way. Staff incredibly helpful, friendly and attentive. My children we impressed that their water was continually topped up! The Food was exquisite. If we come back to Edinburgh then we will definitely come back to Angels and Bagpipes and shall recommend you to anyone who’s planning a visit to the city.

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JJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food and staff were brilliant

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W
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given a quiet niche for the 3 of us and found it really relaxing. The service was excellent and we didn't feel rushed. The food (and the accompanying wine) was first class and we thoroughly enjoyed the overall ambience.

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DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food beautifully prepared and presented, fine dining in the Royal Mile! All side orders, vegetables etc., are extra, we were about £50 a head but that did include three courses each, wine and coffee. The food was pretty special, and that takes time and skill! Portions were on the elegantly small side... but great ambience, an excellent, memorable evening out in the historic old town!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Scottish cuisine. Great location. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a stop here as part of a solo trip to Edinburgh. Wonderful food and very attentive service.

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and excellent quality food and wine.
High recommended
Thank you for very nice evening.

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