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Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Angels with Bagpipes, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Angels with Bagpipes

4.6
4.6
4137 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.
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

21:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–21:15 A la carte menu Daily 12:00–21:15
  • Phone number
    0131 220 1111
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Fraser Smith
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private room that seats between 12 and 18 perfect for hosting any intimate event.

What 4,137 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for fine wines

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Scottish

  • Edinburgh

    Great for fine wines

  • Edinburgh

    Scottish

4,153 Reviews
  1. Warbler

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, but not 'great'. The choices were limited. The staff are service were excellent. For the price, you can find better.

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  2. CiaranP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely lunchtime option. From the warm welcome, the amazing shared bites and deserts everything was efficient and well timed. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend.

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  3. MaxH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful hospitality. Small place, so make a reservation. Wholeheartedly recommend!

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  4. Rick

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was okay. Food portions were small and pricey. I wouldn’t mind if it was good. The oysters were salty and not good quality. The crab was minimal and served on mushy bread. The haggis had more of a liver flavor than you normally expect. The Caesar salad was good. The cocktails were okay but small. Would I go back? Not a chance

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  5. ScottM

    Edinburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying the new menu and it's a winner! Great mix of small, medium and large plates, some all new and taste delicious! Faultless food and great friendly service

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  6. KarenB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although the portions looked small our meal was so filling. The quality of the ingredients was notable and the food absolutely delicious. Staff were attentive without being obtrusive

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  7. JamesNe66

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Randomly picked for somewhere near the castle serving Scottish food. The haggis bon bons were delicious, the wine was good and the service friendly.

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  8. AmyB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was absolutely beautiful and it was a lovely little restaurant! Staff were all so friendly too.

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  9. MichelleS

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and we appreciated the sharing style so we tried most of the menu!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have chosen Angels with bagpipes to have our celebration lunch because of the proximity. We have sampled through few items on the menu and all been ready nice and beautiful presented. Delightful culinary experience. If you like to finish your meal on a sweet treat you would be better going somewhere else. Both desserts been unpleasant experience. The way how they been served was also quite bad. The venue itself was nice and bright. Good atmosphere overall and really attentive team.

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  11. StMe

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food, and the ambience is nice and quite romantic. The portions were perhaps a touch small but absolutely delicious, we especially enjoyed the haggis bon bons and the trout. A bit pricey for what it is

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  12. Anonymous

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was excellent but the server was not engaged with the experience. She said all plates are shareable which is not the case. You need to order a starter and main for each person which is fine but she should not be saying they are shareable and leading us differently. We had to order twice. She is costing the restaurant $$ by not promoting how and what to order. Perhaps she finds another engagement. Disappointing experience when the food is so good. Good luck.

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  13. WBA2023

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service - wee bit expensive

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful sharing experience. Exceptional food for a price that could have been more expensive. Intimate space and welcoming staff. Felt like a family owned high level dining.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very pleasant staff. Food average - limited menu.

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  16. Bluesman

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience (again) in this classy old town establishment.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place with great surrounds. Timely and delicious food that everybody loved. Great experience!

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  18. KathrynC

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and wines and whiskies. excellent service, very accommodating and friendly with a clear passion for the restaurant. loved our banquette table at the front. wouldn't want to be seated downstairs. food is creatively cooked and presented ad tastes superb. thank you for a super evening.

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  19. ChrisH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed the experience.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Have been before and food was amazing but we were very disappointed last night. Less food and more cost. Not much choice for GF. Food was lukewarm and sparse. Not the best birthday meal we have had here

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  21. JamieS

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch time menu and good choice of wine with attentive staff.

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  22. AudreyH

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fine dining experience and catered well for my dairy intolerance. Staff were lovely and helpful.

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  23. TommyMo

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and lovely service, the waitress was excellent

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  24. JeremyB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went after getting married at the city chambers, the food and staff was absolutely amazing. Would recommend to everyone!

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  25. DaleM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal with very attentive service. We will be back

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  26. Beck

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely fantastic experience :D Cheers

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  27. Christina

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place and atmosphere Very friendly staff Really good food Tasty and fabulous dishes Will for sure be back

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  28. Catherine

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I would 100% go here again & would highly recommend. The starters & mains were delicious. Felt alittle let down by the desert. It was a lovely relaxing atmosphere.

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  29. KieronRossett

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great but we were sat alone downstairs whilst tables were free upstairs. Wine wasn’t as cold as it should have been either. A little disappointed saved only by the food.

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  30. SteveG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would recommend if you are going to Edinburgh make sure you eat here

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  31. Papou

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Supporters du XV de France, nous sommes venus pour le match. Nous avons diner chez Angels with Bagpipes. Endroit très sympathique, plats bien présentés et de très bonne qualité. Nous reviendrons dans 2 ans... Merci pour tout ! Supporters of the XV of France, we came for the match. We had dinner at Angels with Bagpipes. Very friendly place, dishes well presented and of very good quality. We will come back in 2 years... Thank you for everything !

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  32. kayR

    Edinburgh

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant in the heart of the old town. Great food.

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  33. SCOTTISHHILLWALKER60

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstandingly flavoursome. Haggis starter was best we’ve ever tasted in a restaurant. Salmon main was very good indeed too. Good portion sizes too; we could not manage dessert! We were impressed with the wine recommendation and knowledge in general if our waitress.

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  34. AlbertoT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    La atención del personal fué excelente. Siempre atentos y ayudando en todo. La comida muy buena. El ambiente muy relajado y tranquilo.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scrumptious food really nice service was great no negatives Recommend to all

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  36. MichaelS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent restaurant which was very convenient to St Giles Area. We ate there two out of three nights we were in Edinburgh. The Fish was superb, as was the venison but the short rib less so. Highly recommended.

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  37. Aroundthecorner

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you guys for making our meal this week so delicious. We ate here on Hogmanay 2016 and wanted to return, we were not disappointed. Next time in Edinburgh, see you again🙌

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  38. DanW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant, lovely food,nice and friendly staff,definitely return

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  39. DawnA

    Spain

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our second visit to Angels with Bagpipes having rated it one of the best we had been to previously. The food was still good and service was good until we received our bill from the bar staff member. There was a service charge of over £52 and they had not deducted the £50 voucher we had disclosed at the time of booking and again on the night. We asked for both to be deducted from the bill so we could choose our own gratuity. The lady was not happy and her tone and manner became rude when she brought the updated bill back. We still left a large gratuity which was not acknowledged and we were not spoken to when we left and found our own coats on the way out. Such a shame as this will stop us returning.

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  40. GaleF

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the location, food, experience. Disappointing that the toilets feel very ‘back of house’ … the kitchen door should be kept closed as wash up areas never look the cleanest!! Our waitress was attentive and all the staff were pleasant. Will come back and will recommend to others

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Angels with Bagpipes is rated 4.6 stars by 4137 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Angels with Bagpipes

343 High St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 1PW

Additional information

  • Area
    Old Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–21:15 A la carte menu Daily 12:00–21:15
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • 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
  • Phone number
    0131 220 1111
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private room that seats between 12 and 18 perfect for hosting any intimate event.
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