Angels with Bagpipes

4.6
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3325 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 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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AndrewC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit - ten year gap! But if I lived closer this would be a regular place for me. Firstly lovely staff - secondly food of the highest standard - worthy of a Michelin star - in my opinion . We had the tasting menu with wine- the quality was outstanding ! Could not recommend this place highly enough.

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RachelG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasting menu and beautiful wine, had a great evening and would highly recommend

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Soapy
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food. Loved every bit of it and will be back...

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BTfood
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere of the restaurant was really comfortable and the food and service was exquisite. The best fillet steak I've had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommend

SG
SharonG
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, great service. I would have liked to see more of a selection of sides for my steak

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LindaB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most enjoyable evening with no pressure and courteous staff.

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CarolineC
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food & service . The only thing was the gentlemen of the party thought the portions were on the small side. Apart from that we had a fab night

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Skyblue2
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent
The venison just melted in my mouth

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JemmaH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were so lovely and the food was incredible. Myself and my mum had a brilliant time and I've been recommending already!
Fantastic :)!

The only small point I would say is that the toilets could have been a bit nicer for the price and location but they were clean so it's a very minor point.

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desm
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal in angels with bagpipes. Consistently excellent food and service and we recommend to friends too

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JessicaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, great location, went at 3 so was very quiet

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SimonM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal, friendly staff, what's not to like? My customers who came up from England had a lovely time.

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DesmondB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is extremely tasty, first time at this restaurant but will return next year.

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HannahC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

What a complete disappointment this restaurant was. From the horribly lit back room which felt detached from the restaurant (with tables positioned in corners and against walls to fit as many into the grim little space as possible) to the lack-lustre food that was horribly overpriced this restaurant was something of a disaster.
The menu is tiny and they have the cheek to try and pass a selection of it off as 'tasting menu' - utter nonsense.
I chose this restaurant based on other peoples good reviews but the experience I had was dire.
The only reason I didn't complain at the time was that the staff were clearly doing their best, but will certainly not be returning. Save your time and money and go somewhere else.

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Vince
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food was absolutely exceptional. The staff were very professional and very attentive. We did not feel at any time uncomfortable. The atmosphere was very relaxed. We would recommend Angels with Bagpipes to any of our friends.

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HelenS
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having visited a few times this place never disappoints. It’s always a lovely ambience with great food and service.

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JillG
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We enjoyed the service and surroundings however, the food was disappointing.

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MichaelW
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most definitely be back staff are a credit to this establishment

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AB59
Edinburgh
43 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I went for a late Valentine meal and chose different menues. My husband ordered a steak and I ordered fish. Their food is fine dining and well presented. The choice is special and we had 2 courses each with wine. This is a very good place for couples with romance in mind. Very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Thankfully had the set lunch menu....food was presented well...we were well looked after but still hungry after....very small portions...especially the main meal....more veg rather than a half carrot would be good ...maybe I'm not into fine dining...not sure we will be back.....very very quiet on saturday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kids bought it for my Birthday. It’s the third occasion I have dined here. Every time has been outstanding. Thank you

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AlixB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, friendly and helpful service.
Interesting menu with a few surprises.
Food looks beautiful and tastes delicious.
Venison was moist and tender with great taste.
Sorrel sorbet was a wonderful surprise.

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KarenD
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great friendly service. My gluten free needs were very well catered for and the whole evening was a real treat. I recommend the ribeye steak!

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Deborahh
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch at this lovely place, so glad we found it’s discreet entrance in the royal mile. We had 3 course set lunch which was amazing quality for the price. Choice of three for each course but they do a la carte too if desired. I chose smoked salmon pate with crisp breads which was very light and flavoursome. Husband had beef carpaccio which was very tender and had super dabs of sauce and herbs. His chicken main was one of the best he’s ever had. My risotto with goats cheese and beetroot sounded odd but worked superbly, the beetroot cutting through the richness of the cheese. Usually never have pudding but we both did as the standard had been so high. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable but not overbearing. It was very quiet but ambiance was very restful with nice view over the courtyard. Only slight issue was I felt very cold but that may partly have been watching the squally weather outside influencing me. We ate at Kitchin the next day and although it was all v smart I much preferred the food at Angels. Recommend to anyone looking for clever unfussy cooking presented without pretension.

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SteveC
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, we had lamb loin and venison which were both cooked to perfection.
Atmosphere was just right so you could speak without feeling conscious other people could hear you but you didn't have to shout.
Service was excellent and the staff were attentive. I requested the dessert from the special wine flight menu instead of the a la carte menu which did not cause a problem as would do in some restaurants!

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MaryS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with attentive staff. Food was of good quality, lovely quiet ambiance.

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Azhran
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Starter was far too salty, the rest of the food was outstanding, it was just a pity the side dishes came after the main which was pretty impractical..

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PeterH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

After hearing so many things about this restaurant I decided to try it with my partner , the lady who took us to our table wasn’t looking very happy because we arrived earlier than our booking . We ordered two cocktails the coconut one was ok the one with the tequila and black currant I would recommend you take it off the menu as the price makes it a total rip off. My partners risotto was very salty same with the mash potato that we were not able to finish. The sprouts were not tasting any of the cream just boring flavor. The fish and chips was nice. Service from the two waitresses was good. Wouldn’t return .

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IsabelE
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was okay but not especially good considering it wants to be a fine dining experience. the food was frankly forgettable. My wife had the Ribeye, over cooked from medium rare and under seasoned. I had the sole witch was bland. We have eaten at over 30 Michelen starred restaurants but we are not food snobs and don't mind a good pub, grill or basket of wings so it's all about the food and the quality of it regardless of any ratings but this was really just a forgettable meal. Too bad because it was Valentines day.

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Gill
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch first class food and wine ! Th quality of the ingredients and overall ambience was great.

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Nicnacphillips
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most fantastic meal and service was impeccable.
We would highly recommend this restaurant it’s faultless
We will be returning x

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James
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very chilled atmosphere but not too quiet, food was very nice and portions didn’t leave you hungry. Staff were very friendly and professional.

JM
JoshM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service for a Valentine’s Day treat with my wife. Lovely food, nice ambience. Would return and recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, friendly & great value. I’ll be back!

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victorW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible - Highly recommend. This was my second time at Angles with Bagpipes and I can't wait to be back in Edinburgh to visit again.

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SeanW
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected. A special restaurant with a very good menu. In the old part of the city and would happily return.

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normanw
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got this as a Christmas gift, staff were very attentive and pleasant. Food was excellent ,portions just right.

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Andy
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always choose tasting menu with matching wine. Pairing never fails with exceptional service.

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