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Angels with Bagpipes

4.7
4.7
3715 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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu 17:30–21:45 Fri–Sun 12:00–21:45 Seasonal Lunch Menu Fri–Sun 12:00–17:00 A la carte menu Thu–Sun 12:00–21:45

  • Phone number

    0131 220 1111

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Fraser Smith

  • Area

    Old Town

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,715 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh

    Scottish

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  1. MM

    MichelleM

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, so delicious but portions extremely small for how expensive it is. But overall it was a lovely experience and we all enjoyed it. I would return & recommend it to family & friends.
  2. PJ

    PeterJoseph

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to gather for a delightful dinner before the Military Tattoo or other Festival events in the Old Town!
  3. KT

    KathrynT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The restaurant is lovely and the service and staff were great. Although the food was very good the portion size is very small. I think it would be described as nouveau cuisine. As long as you are not hungry it is fine.
  4. AM

    AndreaM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food!
  5. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We found the set menu very good however one meal was very cold on arrival.
  6. FF

    FrancisF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent Really enjoyed this restaurant, one small fault, no wi fi for customers,
  7. CS

    CSG0504

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere. Nice food well cooked and presented. Friendly staff. Been here twice now and will return.
  8. SR

    SoniaR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely people, very attentive service without being overly so. The food was beautiful. The chicken liver parfait with toasted brioche is to die for ! The atmosphere was relaxed and it was so nice not to feel rushed. My only request would be that optional sides return to the menu.
  9. PC

    PaulC

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu was simple and the food was prepared elegant portions were on the small size compared to American standards but was still worth the venture would recommend eating there
  10. A

    Amirhb29

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a good restaurant to try some scottish food like Haggis which was very delicious. Also, the salmon starter was fantastic.
  11. LT

    LesleyT

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy booking process. Arrived 5 minutes early and taken straight to the table. Extremely attentive waiter. We were served promptly, which was important as our next stop was the tattoo. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the wine.
  12. TN

    TerryN

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicate and delicious. Would recommend to anyone traveling in Edinburgh. They all clearly know what they are doing. Cheers!
  13. LG

    LauraG

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was good and innovative. We were seated in the front. I suggest asking for a seat in the back of the restaurant.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, lovely waiting staff. Really enjoyed 👏👏
  15. BP

    BethP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great evening here, the food really was special. Across our party of four, we sampled a broad range of the menu and nothing came up short. My The ‘Ginbiscus’ cocktail was divine! The service was excellent - attentive but without smothering, meaning we were able to savour the experience. It isn’t cheap…but you get what you pay for!
  16. H

    Howie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was a recommendation, more than lived up to it and some. Bestvfood in Edinburgh so far this week
  17. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top honors all around. Very easy to make a reservation on line. Menu and beverage selection were excellent. Food choices were intriguing, well described, and each in our group had something different.. fish, chicken, beef, lamb. Exquisite starters as well. Desserts were superb. Staff were absolutely wonderful. Couldn't ask for a better dining experience. Bravo!
  18. MJ

    MichaelJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service fantastic. Would eat again next time in town
  19. CM

    ClaireM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning lunch platter. Excellent service. Just a joyful restaurant
  20. TW

    TWest

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, service was wonderful. Our meal was cooked to perfection and our wait staff was awesome!
  21. AR

    AlanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking forward to having a birthday dinner here having not managed too get in on previous trip to Edinburgh, and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent coupled with very attentive staff. We will definitely return.
  22. SH

    SusanH

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superlative service with Sergio, whiskey choices and cuisine could not have been better. We so enjoyed our evening!
  23. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, truly amazing. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend!
  24. PC

    PCabrera

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modern interpretations on traditional Scottish dishes. Nicely presented and delicious. Great experience.
  25. RJ

    RachelJ

    Edinburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous lunch in the calm and cool surroundings of AwB - such a contrast to the busy, bustling High St. wonderful food, fabulous service. Heaven.
  26. GB

    GailB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not our first visit, each occasion has surpassed our expectations. Excellent food and friendly service, superb value for money. Would highly recommend
  27. JC

    JohnC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch, fabulous service, great atmosphere. Delicious. Good wine
  28. AC

    AC101

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening at AWB, as always! Food and service outstanding. Such a great vibe about the place, inside and out.
  29. h

    huishengilove

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Environment is good, service is excellent. Location is fantastic, food looks amazing but a bit salty for me, but my husband likes it. Not expensive compared to same quality in London.
  30. SF

    SallyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a superb meal here with attentive and interested staff. Would definitely recommend a visit
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always make it a point to enjoy Angels with Bagpipes whenever we are lucky enough to be in Edinburgh. It never fails to please with both service and quality of food.
  32. AJ

    AndyJ

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to Edinburgh and Scotland, saw this place when the chef was on great British menu, wasn't disappointed with the food. Lovely food, great setting and good staff. Thank you
  33. DD

    DaveandDebz

    Aberdeen

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting for the 2nd time. The food was excellent. We both had the pate for starters which was super tasty. My wife had the braised beef which she thoroughly enjoyed. My fillet steak was also cooked to perfection. Service was first class. All staff made the effort to interact to make you feel looked after/recognised. They even managed to accommodate us with a table for drinks after our meal before we headed to the concert at the castle. Excellent experience. Well done guys! 👏👏
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food
  35. GK

    GordonK

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food in great location . Highly recommend.
  36. SA

    SharonA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food we’ll seasoned. Nice portion sizes. Great service not rushed. Well spaced out tables, music a little loud. Would definitely visit again
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal for us at Angels with Bagpipes. Service always excellent!
  38. CF

    ClareF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was innovative and delicious. Service was outstanding. Cannot fault anything.
  39. M

    Mark

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food, have been coming here anytime I am in town for years now.
  40. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Great quality and the lunch menu is amazing value! Will 100% be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Angels with Bagpipes is rated 4.7 stars by 3715 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Angels with Bagpipes

343 High Street, Edinburgh, EH11PW

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Old Town

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu 17:30–21:45 Fri–Sun 12:00–21:45 Seasonal Lunch Menu Fri–Sun 12:00–17:00 A la carte menu Thu–Sun 12:00–21:45

  • Cuisines

    Scottish, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

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