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Angels With Bagpipes

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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343 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PW, Scotland
+44 131 220 1111
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great seasonal lunch menu with varied choice, good value, fine dining. We visited Edinburgh for the day and this restaurant was recommended to us. We were so pleased it was. Friendly, helpful staff and a delicious lunch.

Thank Peejayandnotduncan
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have found my new favourite restaurant in Edinburgh. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed. The ladies who looked after our table to the rear of the restaurant were sublime. I am just sorry I didn't get the name of one lady. I will email the restaurant separately. The food was amazing, my husband had the Christmas set... More 

Thank Rachael W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Might have had something to do with booking ahead or it being St Andrews day evening, but we were seated in a lovely private alcove above the main floor overlooking the high street. Great cocktails, good selection of wine. Superb seasonal menu, cooked to perfection and prettily presented. Friendly service, a great night.

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Athens, Greece
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We choose the menu with 4 small plates with the relative proposed wines,the experience was very very pleasent ,the service polite and the food excellent .

Thank nikos1894
Lincoln, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had no expectations when it came to dining in Edinburgh, but the surprises just kept coming. Here at Angels with Bagpipes we might as well have been in San Francisco or New York when it came to upscale, latest cooking techniques, and beautifully presented dishes. We are talking small plates with tiny items presented like a painting. I had... More 

Thank Sandra P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

delightful meal, ambience, service on the Royal Mile. Definitely one for a special occasion rather than a tourist refill. Makes really good use of Scottish ingredients but thankfully no chicken Balmoral within sight .

Thank george f
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Close to the perfect meal, could find no fault. Service was first class as were the surroundings, very relaxed atmosphere adds to the eating experience. We started with the Beef Tartare and Crab followed by the Chateaubriand to share. We followed with the Peanut Butter Brownie accompanied with the recommended desert wine, fantastic combination. Close to perfect well always leave... More 

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Ayr, Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my first visit here. This is an absolutely beautiful restaurant and the service was lovely. Food was fantastic. I had goats cheese to start, lamb for my main course then chocolate and peanut butter brownie for dessert. Everything was cooked perfectly - the only small gripe was that portions were tiny! Could have eaten it twice!

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband had the 3 course set lunch here and all of the food was delicious. It is fine dining, with fine dining portions, but that was perfect for us. The staff were friendly and attentive, and the service was very efficient. £21.50 for a 3 course lunch and the food is of a very high standard. Great... More 

Thank Camby84
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've looked forward to visiting Angels with Bagpipes for some time. The location is great, opposite St Giles Cathedral, on the Royal Mile. The chicken liver parfait was delicious, along with the venison and the presentation was outstanding. It could be rated nothing short of five stars - credit to the kitchen. The problem we faced was that my guest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$34
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 343 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 220 1111
Having opened on the Royal Mile in 2010, Angels with Bagpipes has quickly established itself as one of the best Scottish restaurants in Edinburgh. Mixing an atmospheric Old Town setting with chic, contemporary looks, Angels with Bagpipes was designed to fit perfectly into its Royal Mile setting.

Pride in fresh, seasonal, Scottish ingredients is what defines Angels with Bagpipes and makes us one of the top Scottish restaurants in Edinburgh. Open through the day and evening , we are the perfect spot for a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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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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