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Angels with Bagpipes

4.7
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3408 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 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 3408 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seated downstairs. Quiet room with a few tables.
Waitress was lovely professional and very attentive.
Food was good.
Overall lovely evening had.

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DarrenB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and yet again the food was amazing would definitely recommend

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RosH
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and well priced for the standard. Good location and dealing with all Covid requirements very smoothly. Would definitely recommend.

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Annonymous
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Professional and clean. Small portions but rich food, so still felt full by the end of the meal.

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JenniferS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well worth the wait from March. First time out since lockdown and I felt safe in Angels. Staff were great, food amazing.

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service a fab dining experience would highly recommend

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Blair
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Excellent service from friendly staff
Well organised and appropriate COVID mitigation procedures in place
Highly recommend

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BlairR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved our visit, everything was excellent.
Only thing that would have been nicer would be a bit background music but obviously that's outwith anyone's control at the moment.
We will definitely be back.

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PamelaS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely meal food tasted great well presented and good selection on the menu. Covid 19 restrictions in place felt very comfortable staff very attentive.

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ColinC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time we have dined here, still excellent food and fabulous service, definitely will return

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Drew
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints with food, service, ambience etc.,

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FionaC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food in what felt like a very safe environment with screens between tables. Helpful, friendly waiting staff but the lack of background music, as decreed by government, definitely impacts on ambiance. I would have thought that the measures taken to separate diners, safely, would be sufficient to allow music to be played.

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Marcus
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the "private room" area which made it that bit more special. Really enjoyed it.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely restaurant. Food was good. For starter I had the beef carpaccio which was excellent really! I had beef fillet as main and I must admit that having asked for a rare fillet, it was ever so slightly overcooked for my taste. Which left me a little dissapointed.
Cheeses for dessert were ok, standard. The wine (Rioja Reserva) was lovely and complemented the food nicely.
The ambience was too quiet but you can't fault the restaurant as they need to follow current Covid19 regulations.
So overall, it was a pleasant experience. Would definitely go back but only once it can be enjoyed at it's full potential with a bigger menu and some background music!

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LindsayG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was really good and food was amazing. Would have been even better with some vegetables with our mains (maybe we missed side orders..). Was great they extended an expired voucher due to lockdown and would definitely go back.

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CliveB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food.Very nice place.Staff very friendly

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italiaphile
London
30 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant relatively hidden on the Royal Mile where we had a great (and very safe) welcome and experience. The menu is comparatively short with a strong Scottish theme but everything on it appealed. Food was beautifully presented and portions just the right size leaving room for three great courses. Good wine list. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive.

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AngelaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round! The food and wine was top notch... even the coffee was the best I had throughout my holiday. 3 course meal for 2 and a bottle of wine came to just under £100. Mention to the waiting staff too!! Best in the business... thank you for your service. I would recommend this to anyone.

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KarenB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful intimate restaurant with outstanding food which was reasonably priced. The staff were fantastic and very friendly, nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend Angels with bagpipes.

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LisaL
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing find this restaurant was we loved everything about it. The second you walk in you are warmly greeted and the staff are attentive with perfectly timed service. The food was utterly fantastic and I would definitely recommend.

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john
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was a little too quiet when we arrived but better once a few more people arrived. Food and service was great!

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ElliotB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great meal and establishment is well set up for social distancing.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Used a voucher which has a restricted menu but still enough choices for a lovely meal with excellent quality and service.

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SarahT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious and service was great - throughly enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back! Delightful 😀

A little disappointed that no notice of our Wedding celebration was given. We had noted on our booking that we were there for our Honeymoon and just got married two weeks ago.

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MargieJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at our favourite restaurant on Saturday with friends that had travelled from London. The food was excellent as always.

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ValerieB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal out since March and I was a bit nervous about how it would be. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, food came promptly and it was socially distanced without being weird.

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Amanda
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere. Attentive and friendly staff. We will return at another time.

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MrOwithMrsO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful food wine list was a bit expensive though. Service exactly how you want be. Good Covid measures. And although it was really late booking (9.15) there was no rushing you to finish. Highly recommended and would be back.

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RachelJ
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the pandemic Angels with Bagpipes continues to provide a superb (and safe) dining experience. The food is beautiful and so flavoursome. The service friendly and following all the necessary precautions required in these strange times. Always a divine experience, it’ll hopefully be not too long until we’re back in the company of the Angels crew.

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AnneB
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, not the cheapest but well worth it. Great ambience and good customer service.

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AleemT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Food presented well. Venue nice and clean

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place, lovely to have a drink in the street. Not sure why they don’t have quiet music on in the background within the restaurant. Food and Service was good - would reccomend!

Angels with Bagpipes
Responded on 2 September 2020

Hi, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Unfortunately the government have released a new rule where no background music can be played in any restaurant or bar - this is why we don't have any quiet music on at the moment. We hope to see you again in the future. Many Thanks, Lyndsay FOH Manager

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kerib
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff were very welcoming. The restaurant was very clean and social distancing was in place. There were clear plastic screens between tables but they were not in any way obtrusive.
The food was excellent. very tasty and well presented.
We had a lovely evening and would thoroughly recommend it.

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SianJ
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Enjoyed everything and portion sizes just right for us

Would definitely recommend

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MattH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding with very helpful well mannered staff.

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Richard
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is good, a little over pricey for its own estimation. As good as this food is and I stand by that its totally a place I would go again now that I know what to expect. But I think they're charging a little over their ability to deliver. You can get as good quality at other restaurants in the area for less money.
The food was brought in a
timely manner, the staff were accommodating, it's hard to pinpoint where this place fails TBH, other than price. The menu is fairly standard and is well presented, but when you start to push the upper limits of the price banding of upper-medium prices. It should always be done so the customer feels they found a diamond in the rough, not a rough in the diamond.

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TomR
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable service. Food was superb and lovely quiet atmosphere. I went twice in the week I visited. Steak great, haggis superb, chocolate ganache was outstanding, pork belly was good but not memorable. I highly recommend.

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Daniela
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and when we asked what wine would be recommended with each course the staff member clearly knew what he was talking about. Me & my husband had all 3 courses which we have not done for a long while. You was not over faced by each course, but the quality over powered the quantity. We went for my 40th Birthday and was great treat would higher recommend this place.

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was truly outstanding. Certainly helped with the coronavirus inconveniences.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality for a reasonable price. The staff were very friendly and took all the necessary Covid precautions.

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