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About Angels with Bagpipes

Angels with Bagpipes is a stunning restaurant on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. Mixing an atmospheric Old Town setting with chic and contemporary looks.

Choose from our full menu or fantastic 2 & 3 course dining offer

From Scottish beef, lamb and game to our fantastic seafood via our magnificent soft fruits, the natural products which are grown, reared and harvested here are in high demand from chefs all over the world. That makes our kitchen team very proud but they are equally keen for people to enjoy those delicious natural ingredients right here in Angels with Bagpipes in the Scottish capital.

The seasonal menus at Angels with Bagpipes showcase the finest Scottish ingredients in a number of ways. Some of the dishes represent modern Scottish cooking at its innovative best. Others reinvent old Scottish favourites in new and interesting ways.

343 High Street
Edinburgh, EH11PW
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Scottish, European

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Sunday 12pm - 9:45pm
Seasonal Lunch Menu 2 Course £17.50 / 3 Courses £21.50
Offer available 12PM-530PM everyday (Excluding December)

Festive Lunch Menu 2 Courses £26.00 / 3 Courses £32.00
Available from December 1st
Offer available 12PM-530PM everyday.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0131 220 1111

Website:
http://www.angelswithbagpipes.co.uk/

Executive Chef:
Fraser Smith

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Angels with Bagpipes Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (219)
Good for a Date (185)
Fit for Foodies (167)
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Good for Anniversaries (165)
Romantic (165)
Creative Cuisine (138)
Quiet Conversation (131)
Good for Birthdays (129)
Cozy (125)
Local Ingredients (102)
Tasting Menu (93)
Great for Lunch (85)
Pre/post Theatre (79)
Notable Wine List (72)
Authentic (66)
Neighborhood Gem (58)
Business Meals (55)
Seasonal (54)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Good for Groups (36)
Worth the Drive (35)
Casual (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Hot Spot (24)
Fun (18)
Healthy (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Scenic View (10)
People Watching (9)
Outstanding Value (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined 3 hours ago

Yearly December trip to Edinburgh always includes a meal at the Angels with Bagpipes top notch food and perfect setting 5th year now

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined a day ago

33 years together. Got a glass of fizz on the house. Food was excellent. Service was as good as Scotland always does. Fantastic night. Be back soon

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·Dined 2 days ago

My friend and I went here for our Christmas Day out and we were not disappointed. As soon as we walked in we were greeted and shown to our table. Decor is not fussy and the whole atmosphere is very relaxing. Staff were very attentive but not in your face. Food was beautiful, well presented and tasty. Never felt pressured at any time, able to sit and enjoy our coffee. Would recommend this place to friends and family and will definitely go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Tremendous dining experience. We had the tasting menu (one of us also had wine pairings) and were extremely pleased with the creativity, selection, and preparation. Food was very well prepared and the service was outstanding. Intimate atmosphere in the restaurant and the location was ideal. We will be back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Newcastle)·Dined 6 days ago

Superb food and excellent service. Haggis starter, venison main course and pressed apple for pudding were all well presented and tasted great. Would return without hesitation.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Good environment for a business meal, but clearly good for date night or a special outing. Ordered the tasting menu with wine pairing. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious and presented very well and the service was very good; would highly recommend coming here

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

It was my second time at Angels with Bagpipes and I already know that I will come back next time I'll visit Edimbourg ! What a delicious food and a nice place to have dinner !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

A very tasty meal - started with Haggis which was excellent, and followed with a vegetarian squash dish which definitely met expectations. Portion sizes are not huge but quite satisfactory and in fact perfect for allowing room for one of the wonderful desserts. This was our second visit and we were seated downstairs this time - ambiance not quite as nice as upstairs but very quiet and peaceful. Service was effective, not as personal as last time but perfectly fine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and great staff

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 (London)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing restaurant with an outstanding menu. We went for the 4-course tasting menu (plus additional cheese) with wine pairing. The value for money was excellent, the staff knowledge perfect, the quality of food sublime, location ideal and overall experience just what we were looking for. Highly recommended

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very nice restaurant and the food and service was excellent. When we arrived at the restaurant our table was not quite ready so the maitre d gave us a glass of prosecco which was a nice touch.
Overall a great evening and would recommend to others.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Angus)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I loved the food .... portions a sit too small tho

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent food, good ambience and very good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on December 5, 2017

As usual with this restaurant the food, wine and service excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

The restaurant itself is stylish and conveniently located right on the Royal Mile. The service is excellent - friendly without being obtrusive. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed the food. Would recommend having more than one course, three courses was just right. This was our second visit and I am sure we'll be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service. Best food I have had in a long time

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great location, great food and service and lovely atmosphere. Portions are not big but are good for lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were recommended by a friend and very glad we booked for our Christmas shopping trip to Edinburgh.
Great food, staff and personal service in a very relaxing environment.
Would highly recommend if you are looking for something special in Edinburgh.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Lincolnshire)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good but service was lacking. Waitress not around when you needed her and removed my plate whilst my friend was still eating...

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 (Newcastle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service and value for money. The flavours were exceptional and it was Michelin star quality

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

First time, amazing service and food. Will definitely be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Booked a table for my partners birthday, was greeted on arrival with a complimentary glass of fizz! Excellent service and excellent food! Had the beetroot starter was amazing, chicken as a main and the Shiraz wine my partner had was amazing also, definitely recommend for special occasions!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Booked this restaurant based on a friends mention of having been there and tried the 64 day aged sirloin steak, quoted it as “the best steak he’s ever eaten” and he is a veteran foodie.

So I booked it to take my girlfriend out for dinner on Friday night. Got a nice table and ordered the chatueubrieand £60 to share between 2, with a choice of 3 sides and 2 sauces. Ordered the chips, garlic portobello mushrooms, and green beans in garlic butter, with the peppercorn sauce and garlic butter sauce. We ordered the meat to be cooked medium.

I thought it tasted beautiful, everything was oozing with flavour and quality.

My girlfriend, who has literally eaten everywhere in town described it as the best piece of meat she has ever eaten.

Can’t argue with that when trying to impress a woman.

The dessert was generously portioned aswel. Parfait pear, we shared it and it was also very nice.

We also tried the mince pie martini, it was lovely, like a dessert in a glass on its own.

This is a hidden gem in a tourist hot spot, the locals should be getting more use out of this place

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was a pre-Christmas visit and the third time that we had dined at Angels with Bagpipes, luckily this time we weren't seated in the lower level where the office Christmas parties tend to be accommodated. Menu doesn't appear to have significantly over the intervening years so dishes should be perfect and as we are not regular diners the choices were ok

Tags: People Watching, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A truly wonderful meal, everything was just perfect.
My first time in Edungburgh and this restaurant enhanced our experience !

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Lovely setting & atmosphere. Haggis in particular was delicious!

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was my fourth visit and I was not disappointed. It is a very friendly place to go and we bought a voucher for a Xmas gift whilst we were there. The food was excellent and above all the place was nice and warm.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent meal. Thank you!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food and service. We did the tasting menu paired with wine which was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Delicious food. Not big portions but very tasty! Sweet service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Essex)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very good food, well presented and excellent value.
The tasting menu is worth a go.
Whilst you don't get the lengthy wine presentation you would in a Michelin starred restaurant (as an example - one of the reds was presented thus: "This is a Rioja, from Spain"), you do get great food and a price of £80 for 6 courses with wine was great.
A bit of flexibility would be nice (they present you with around 12 courses to choose from, but everybody has to have exactly the same courses, no variation at all - meaning the one with dietary issues or the fussy one gets to choose). But couldn't fault the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food. Efficient and friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Will definitely visit again! Great work guys!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a wonderful meal here. Steak was cooked to perfection and seasoned beautifully. Desserts to die for. Would definately visit again if I go to Edinburgh

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

2nd time we’ve been here. This time brought family and wow it didn’t fail to disappoint. Will be back!!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a great dinner with three other girls which they also enjoyed. Good feel to the place and the very attentive on the service. I’ve personally been 3 times before for different occasions and would highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent lunch as always. Attentive staff and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The pesentation of the food was lovely,and tasted good too !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Superb service, excellent location and some of the best food I’ve ever eaten!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very nice lunch,food delicious . staff very pleasant and friendly, lovely decor.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Casual
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