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The Royal Mcgregor

#130 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Old Town
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154 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
+44 131 225 7064
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Keep your mind open and try the Haggis Tower - it's delicious (and very filling). The staff were lovely, attentive, chatty, smiling. Besides the haggis this place is a pretty regular pub.

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Thank Cloud_Matt
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting the National Scottish Museum, we looked for a place to eat and found this gem. On the small side, but it was early and they were able to accommodate our party of four, including our toddler. They had a kids menu with a picture to color on the other side. Food was excellent, good sized portions, great selection... More 

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Thank Sarah P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great value full Scottish breakfast. Tasty and satisfying and well cooked with bacon sausage eggs potato scones beans and real thick cut toast, just absolutely yummy! And at £8.75 well worth it...and sweet attentive service...go on fill yer boots with the full Scottish you won't regret it!

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Thank cassyclaire
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here 3 times during our 1 week trip and tried many things on the menu. The overall food quality was great and we don't have any complaints. The portions were hearty and the service was prompt.

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Thank Fantabox
Philadelphia
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small dining area but very clean and staff were nice. Limited menu but this is never an issue so long as the food is good and plentiful - which it was. Vegetarian haggis was delicious with the whiskey sauce. Others in my party had cheese burger and steak and ale pie that both looked and smelt delicious and apparently they... More 

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Thank Hzgt123
Sacramento, California
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125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had steak sandwiches and Lamb Shank both of which were well presented and tasty. My husbands flight of scotch - Highland Fling - lived up to his expectations. My Boozy Hot Chocolate wasn't all that great. I should have tried the Hot Toddy instead!

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Thank VicCosentino
San Luis Obispo, California
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had the pork chop special, and I had the vegan curry. Both were OK, but the curry was better than the pork chops. This is one of those places that is, in fact, a nice little place with OK food. But because it's in an area frequented by tourists, it is reviewed more often, and more favorably, than... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in early (6 pm) which was good because the place filled up during the Thursday evening. The fish batter was crisp and nice, the veggie haggis delicious and the ale and steak pie smelled really good. To top it of we had sticky toffie pudding, a portion that was enough for three.

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Thank genbergjohan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want To taste Traditional Scottisch flavour this is the best place in Edimburgo! For the breakfast for the dinne. Haggis and Angus are the best!! The waiters are very kindly and the service too fast.

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Thank pulcelinus
St Helier, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good food, friendly atmosphere. Would really recommend the haggis and cranachan! YUM!!! It is a pub with food, so not right if you are looking for fine dining, but if you just want some lovely hearty food, this is the right place to go!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7064
Description
We are a wee Whisky Bar & Restaurant with Grand food on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

Neighbourhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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