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Royal Mcgregor

#239 of 1,967 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Old Town
English, Scottish
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154 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
+44 131 225 7064
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are a wee Whisky Bar & Restaurant with Grand food on Edinburgh's famous...
We are a wee Whisky Bar & Restaurant with Grand food on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile!
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 188
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Little gem on the royal mile

We were looking for somewhere not to dear for a snack and drink on the royal mile. And stumbled across this place and we weren't disappointed. Friendly informative staff. Lovely fresh food and a great range of drinks. Its only a small place put packs a bug punch. Thanks

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Marc L
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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380 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We were looking for somewhere not to dear for a snack and drink on the royal mile. And stumbled across this place and we weren't disappointed. Friendly informative staff. Lovely fresh food and a great range of drinks. Its only a small place put packs a bug punch. Thanks

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We came here after the great reviews and I have to see we were not disappointed. Not just the food which was superb and the drinks a good selection of wine and whisky, but the excellence of the service from the staff. This has to be Edinburgh's real gem.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our first meal in Edinburgh and we weren't disappointed! Stopped in for dinner upon a recommendation and loved it. The restaurant isn't overly big but more than makes up for it by having that small-town pub feel...which is why the family and I loved it. The food was great, the beer cold, and the staff very friendly.

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wales
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were recommend this place by a local Scotsman (wearing a kilt) While out exploring Edinburgh The place was really friendly With some local characters We had Haggis neeps and tatties to eat which was really nice And would definitely recommend

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Taken to the restaurant by a friend who had previously used it. I was not disappointed. I had a starter of Cullen Skink. Lovely creamy soup while my son and our friend had Haggis fritter with chilli sauce, for mains my son & I had the steak and ale pie, absolutely superb as was the salmon wellington which my friend... More 

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London
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169 reviews 169 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Really lovely atmosphere. Hugely welcoming friendly staff If you visit Edinburgh go here and have this haddock and potato soup they can Cullen skink or something. Fantastic. Onion rings among the best I've eaten. Husband loved his haggis fritters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We just arrived in Edinburgh and were looking for a nice place to sit down to grab a nice lunch. As soon as we entered we were greeted warmly by the bartender. Such a wonderful lil French woman, who promptly sat us and took our drink order. They have 3 fine pump ales, several bottles choices, and a good selection... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stopped by quickly for lunch. Great set menu options. The Leek soup and Fish and Chips were very good and fresh. Free wifi. Very attentive waitress from the bar. Nicely styled pub. Bathrooms down stairs ok, but being renovated at the moment. Surprised they took Discover Card.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Me and my family often visit Edinburgh one of our favorite places to eat is the Royal Mcgregor this place is worth a visit, peak times it is really hard to get a table as it is a small place with only so many seats but this adds to its charm. I had the Haggis nips and tatties with rosmary... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here and had a thoroughly nice experience. The burgers are delicious particularly the venison ones toped with haggis. Probably one of the best burgers we have ever tasted. We also tried the whisky taster menu and were not disappointed. A great selection and nicely presented. A great Scottish experience! Would definitely return again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 154 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7064

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 48
  • Cuisine: English, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

We are a wee Whisky Bar & Restaurant with Grand food on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood 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-flavored 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.