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Angels with Bagpipes

4.7
4.7
3657 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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Booked 5 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Sparkling

  • Prosecco Superiore, Biologico Brut, Prapian Estate, Veneto, Italy

    • 125ml£8.00
    • Bottle£36.00
  • Collet Champagne, Brut NV Champagne, France

    • 125ml£12.00
    • Bottle£68.00
  • Bollinger Champagne, Special Cuvee, Champagne, France

    • Bottle£90.00

White Wine

  • Verdejo, Mesta, Organic, Central Castile, Spain

    • 125ml£4.00
    • 175ml£6.25
    • Bottle£24.00
  • Pegoes, Selected Harvest, Peninsula de Setubal, Portugal

    • 125ml£4.50
    • 175ml£6.50
    • Bottle£25.00
  • Viognier, '1753', Chateau de Campuget, Languedoc, France

    • Bottle£35.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Ibbotson Family Vineyards, Marlborough, New Zealand

    • 125ml£6.90
    • 175ml£9.00
    • Bottle£37.00
  • Chardonnay, 'Ad Hoc Hen & Chicken' Western Australia

    • 125ml£7.20
    • 175ml£9.50
    • Bottle£40.00
  • Gavi de Gavi, 'Roverto', Michele Chiarlo, Piedmont, Italy

    • Bottle£44.00
  • Chablis, Domaine Jean Goulley, Burgundy, France

    • Bottle£58.00
  • Pouilly Fume, Chateau de Tracy, Loire, France

    • Bottle£63.00

Red Wine

  • Tempranillo, Mesta, Organic, Central Castile, Spain

    • 125ml£4.00
    • 175ml£6.25
    • Bottle£24.00
  • Monastrell, White Skulls, 'Time Waits for No One' Murcia, Spain

    • 125ml£5.50
    • 175ml£7.50
    • Bottle£29.00
  • Rioja Reserva, Ondarre, Rioja, Spain

    • 125ml£5.80
    • 175ml£8.00
    • Bottle£32.00
  • Brouilly, Olivier Ravier, Beaujolais, France

    • Bottle£34.00
  • Cotes du Rhone, Domaine de la Solitude, Rhone, France

    • 125ml£6.30
    • 175ml£8.50
    • Bottle£34.00
  • Malbec, Piattelli Vineyards, Salto, Argentina

    • Bottle£39.00
  • Barbera d'Asti, Cipressi, Michele Chiarlo, Piedmont, Italy

    • Bottle£51.00
  • Barolo, 'Tortoniano', Michele Chiarlo, Piedmont, Italy

    • Bottle£90.00

Rose Wine

  • 'gris Blanc', Gerard Bertrand, Languedoc, France

    • 125ml£5.40
    • 175ml£7.00
    • Bottle£28.00

Last updated: 5 February 2022

What 3,657 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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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. J

    Jomarie

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I celebrated our anniversary in Scotland and had dinner here. We had Chicken Liver Parfait and Haggis for starters which were superb! The Venison Loin and 12-hour Braised Beef were also worth its value and the Mascarpone Mousse absolutely wrapped it up! The staff were very much warm and welcoming. I only wish a touch of something celebratory have been added to the table since it was asked during the reservation. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful dinner here and would definitely dine again in the future. :)

  2. AC

    AlexC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our first booking had to be cancelled due to my falling ill. The restaurant was very understanding. Our meal was outstanding.

  3. GJ

    GerJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Kind personell, very good food, excellent wiens and splendid presentation.

  4. RJ

    RachelJ

    Edinburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal. It was our friends first time and they absolutely loved it. Delicious food and wonderful service.

  5. DG

    DorisG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing night from start to finish. Food was outstanding we will certainly be back.

  6. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All aspects of the experience were fantastic, from the food and drinks to the service, would definitely return 10 out 10

  7. R

    Radmila

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and excellent service. The best restaurant to visit in Edinburg!

  8. K

    Kate

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal we have had in a long time. Delicious food and drinks. The staff were so helpful. One of us had the lunch menu which was great value for the quality of food. We will definitely be returning in the future .

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere

  10. CW

    ColinW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    This was our first visit to Angels with Bagpipes, I chose it to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service was excellent, the food was very good and the ambience was pitched at the right level. We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience, we will definitely be back when we visit Edinburgh again.

  11. j

    jejimel

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, great wines and top notch service. Had a really lovely dinner there

  12. LB

    LouiseB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service would highly recommend a visit x

  13. KP

    KimP

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, cocktails were excellent, and the staff was great. Would definitely eat there again.

  14. J

    Jase

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cannot recommend this place enough. The service was impeccable. The food outstanding. Overall an amazing experience.

  15. SA

    StephA

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This restaurant is a great little find! We had an amazing meal here. The staff were very attentive. It’s not cheap, but the food is worth it! The only criticism we have is that there could’ve been a little more choice for a vegetarian. On the whole though, a great experience and well worth a visit.

  16. BM

    BelindaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I waited over 6 years to return to Edinburgh and a revisit to Angels with Bagpipes was a "must do". I was not disappointed. Same superb food, great wine list, seamless service. I hope I don't have to wait another 6 years to visit again. 10 stars!!!

  17. A

    Ailsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, food and cocktails . Highly recommend

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning food and service was fantastic. Will definitely return when in Edinburgh

  19. LL

    LisaL

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Angels and Bagpipes was delicious. The olive appetizer was the best olive I had ever eaten. The cod was as fresh as could be. The service was top notch. Great place for dinner if you are looking to upscale it a bit.

  20. p

    paulinec

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent friendly service. Delicious food. The pistachio cake was a highlight

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service! Amazing food! Will recommend to anyone visiting.

  22. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were pleasantly greeted on our first visit to the restaurant,the waitress who attended to our table was very pleasant,and immediately put us at ease,there was no rush for us to order ,and we were given ample time to choose from the menu ,and wine list ,a very pleasant experience and we hope to visit again in the future

  23. H

    Helen

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely service from all staff . Food absolutely delicious . Thank you

  24. GE

    GinaE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic food and wonderful service. I highly recommend — but book well in advance!

  25. TD

    TomD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Was here four years ago and had a great experience; today was no different. It was a bit more casual, but the food was terrific, service was attentive without being intrusive, and I'd recommend it highly to anyone who wants an above average meal that, while not cheap, doesn't break the bank.

  26. AF

    AndreaF

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious modern Scottish food, very attentive service.

  27. m

    mikew

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, friendly staff. The steak was so tender I didn’t need use my steak knife at first.

  28. F

    kellyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came from Brighton for partners 50th and absolutely loved the food 🤗

  29. AT

    AlliT

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great night, the level of service was excellent from the greeting from all the. Staff to our waiter. Food especially good, enjoyed the wine choice too. Will def be back.

  30. LS

    LynS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Food was good. I didn’t like the room downstairs no ambiance about the room and felt in need of decoration which is in contrast to the upstairs part of the restaurant. The floor and decor was tired and looked grubby. Food itself was fine but my beef was slightly dry and could have done with more gravy.

  31. KF

    KellyF

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful night out. Friendly staff, amazing food.

  32. CB

    CarolineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Made our last night in Edinburgh perfect. Excellent, thoroughly enjoyed it, perfect Ginbiscus cocktail, delicious food and lovely, welcoming staff. (Husband said best venison he has tasted). Thank you Angels & Bagbipes.

  33. J

    J2022

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really enjoyed our meal at Angels with Bagpipes. Friendly staff, lovely food and great background music!

  34. c

    christinem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, beautifully presented. Limited menu so it needs to change regularly if you are a frequent diner. Staff well trained and very courteous. Wine list is limited and would prefer selection of better wines by the glass . Would definitely recommend

  35. PW

    PeteW

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautifully presented and infused meal. My first taste of venison … simply outstanding.

  36. AG

    AnnG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very professional yet kind service. Delicious food, well composed and tasty.

  37. AM

    AngusM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great experience. Me and my partner had just got engaged so we were celebrating. The staff couldn’t have been better and the food was out of this world. Highly recommend!

  38. JG

    JoanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic food - and good variety. Service excellent and did not feel rushed / very relaxing. Highly recommend.

  39. SB

    SueB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely food and excellent presentation. Sauce with cod rather salty, but will return

  40. FF

    FoodieFan

    Edinburgh

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely food and attentive and friendly service. Recommend a visit.

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 3657 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 5 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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