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Royal Mcgregor

#266 of 1,934 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Cowgate
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
  • 178
    Excellent
  • 137
    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
Most recent review
Overall a little disappointing

Had dinner here on a Tuesday evening, ordered from a good selection of mains and wines. Bottle was unceremoniously dumped on table, no offer to taste or pour. Food was good although the crackling on the pork was underdone. Then waited well over 30 minutes for the offer of dessert, far too late by... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Michael T
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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366 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Had dinner here on a Tuesday evening, ordered from a good selection of mains and wines. Bottle was unceremoniously dumped on table, no offer to taste or pour. Food was good although the crackling on the pork was underdone. Then waited well over 30 minutes for the offer of dessert, far too late by then. Similar wait for the bill!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife booked me in for a whisky tasting experience. It was great got to try types of whisky I had never thought of trying before :) Sadly on this visit we never tried the food however from what I saw I will be back to try some as it looked amazing

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falkirk, scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

visited in a large party on Sunday evening after the rugby. Got drinks etc no problem, but waited a while to order, then again on food, which resulted in us missing our train. I ate off the rugby special menu. The pigeon starter was nice, but puy lentils and pea purée were lukewarm at best. Star of the meal was... More 

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Loanhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I live in Edinburgh year round and I have tried every bar and resturant on the royal mile. Every time I go to the royal mcgregor I am treated like I have been in there family for years. There service is as fast as it can be and the food is FIVE STAR. I will continue to go there because... More 

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Kuwait
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100 reviews 100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Well, we didn't think the haggis were great, but this was a great place to try them. They serve a hamburger with haggis, which makes them a little more palatable to the uninitiated, and that's what we had. Hard to recommend them, though, other than as a thing to have experience. Otherwise, a very cosy pub with lots of locals,... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The food was so good here we actually ate here twice (unusual for us as we like to try different places typically). Home style, comfy food in a traditional pub full of friendly poeple. Really...what more could we have asked for?!

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Before we headed for the airport after our fabulous few days in Edinburgh, we dropped into here for some traditional haggis, neeps and tatties - and we wasn't disappointed. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. Recommended.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Services are good but food is just below average. Drinks are not really good too. We can actually do this at home. Will not recommend to others.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Another nice visit to this place. Service very good and food very nice and reasonably priced. The haggis neaps and tatties is excellent, as was the Chowder.

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Scotland
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were here for a surprise whisky tasting session, a surprise that I had organised for my husband. If I'm honest, I think we're walked past this place a million times and never noticed or gave it another thought but this is what I've come to call as a hidden gem right in the middle of the royal mile. Although,... More 

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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>  > Cowgate
  • Neighborhood: Cowgate
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 7064

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 49
  • 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?