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The Piper's Rest, Edinburgh,

The Piper's Rest

4.4
4.4
14 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
Traditional Scottish Bar and Kitchen located in the heart of Edinburghs historic Old Town.
Serving up good quality food sourced from local ingredients, a wide range of drinks and good old fashioned Scottish hosptiality.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, European
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 10:00 am–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    0131 285 5240
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    The Royal Mile
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

What 14 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

14 Reviews
  1. SeanM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went at 5:30. It was quiet. Music doesn’t start until later that evening. Tried the steak pie from a recommendation. It was good. The whisky sauce is really tasty. We had the toffee dessert afterwards and it was very delicious. We paired the toffee dessert with a dram and they complimented each other very well. It started to get busy as we were leaving. We weren’t rushed by the staff who were very helpful and pleasant.

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  2. Macs

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and location. Good food and service too

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  3. Madeleine

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for a quality pub just off the Royal Mile, consider a nice dinner here. Regular pub food here…well prepared. The real draw of this place is the ambience. Dark wood, fun quotes and wall decor, friendly and helpful staff with nightly music (starting about 9:30; we were too tired, unfortunately). Had a nice, fancier dinner the night before but much preferred this place! I ordered a delicious hamburger. Husband ordered a Haggis Tower (which he loved) along with a meat pie (also loved)!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steak pie and super veg that really fed a hungry pair.

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  5. AnthonyP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely tasteful food served at a reasonable price.

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  6. Scottishpinup

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Starters were great. My husbands main was good but I ordered the rob Roy steak and for the price I was extremely underwhelmed. Music was great and good atmosphere. Very tentative staff but they need to communicate better. We were checked back by 3 different staff for the same course at one point and asked if we wanted pudding menus before our starters were even finished. Felt like I was being overly watched. Nothing a bit if communication cant fix.

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  7. AnnC

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were really disappointed, this restaurant turned us away, said we didn’t have a booking, and they couldn’t fit us in. Would not bother again, their attitude was appalling

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  8. JohnL

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly rated on "Trip Advisor', so gave it a try, wish I hadn't. The service and Ambience are good but the food is pretty poor. I had the burger which was tough and tasteless, the bun was dry and the sauce was awful. The chips were ok.

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  9. ElaineH

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were fantastic and great value for money. Sadly we visited with COVID restrictions so the atmosphere wasn’t great. I will definitely bust again when in Edinburgh, when things are a little more ‘normal’.

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  10. JohnB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One off our best experience of great food in a lovely restaurant I had the steak pie which was out of this world and deserts are really delicious with a great range of food to suit everyone would recommend to everyone to give it a try you’ll not be disappointed

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The Piper's Rest is rated 4.4 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Piper's Rest

3 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1QW

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    The Royal Mile
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 10:00 am–1:00 am
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Scottish, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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