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Royal Mcgregor

#268 of 1,824 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Old Town
British, Pub, 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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic pub experience

Excellent food and service. This establishment hasn't taken advantage of their Royal Mile location. Quality is superb. Ordered haggis and cheese platter. They source their food locally. Kim was our server, she was sooo personable and attentive. Our table was next to where the other dishes were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Susan W
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and service. This establishment hasn't taken advantage of their Royal Mile location. Quality is superb. Ordered haggis and cheese platter. They source their food locally. Kim was our server, she was sooo personable and attentive. Our table was next to where the other dishes were set for pick up. Everything looked delicioius.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Called in for lunch and both had the cheeseburger. It was delicious & very filling! Service was superb. We were served by a young Canadian girl. She was very friendly and chatty. Would defo recommend a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very reasonably priced food and it was lovely too! My first haggis experience (I had crofters chicken stuffed with haggis). The whiskey sauce was amazing! A huge range of whiskey on offer...I would recommend though, that they have a bit of information about each of them on the menu, as I was a bit lost when choosing! Still though, a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Usually not a fan of pub food but loved this place! I had a lovely smoked salmon salad - light and tasty fare and a great beer. It was the perfect stop on our walk between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood House!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Decided on dinner here after other reviews on trip advisor. I went for the bbq ribs starter and my other half had haggis fritters both were excellent especially the haggis! Mains were quickly followed i had the highland burger its was loaded and a very filling but it was lovely. My other half had crofters chicken and it to was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I’m a visitor to Scotland and the Royal McGregor was recommended by a couple mates who’ve been in Edinburgh a while. Really glad I went. The whiskey selection was great and the staff were friendly and helpful even when I accidentally broke a glass. The only disappointment was that I’d heard the place was haunted but I didn’t see the... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Visited on Thursday morning for breakfast between shopping and sightseeing, it wasn't too busy and the service was just right- not too much interfering but we were well looked after. Portions were a good size and food was served promptly. The waitress seemed knowledgeable and advised my husband on a suitable choice of beverage. We will definitely be back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was a more modern-day pub but very nice. Service was very attentive. They are more than helpful in trying a sample of any beer you are thinking of trying. Fish and Chips was a generous potion and very tasty. The chicken sandwich could be enough to split. The side salads are a nice size. We plan on returning later... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited twice during our stay in Edinburgh and both times the food and service were very good. We had dinner one evening and breakfast which were both excellent. I highly recommend the haggis with whisky sauce! They have a large selection of whisky so we shared one of the whisky flights which was great, it came with dark chocolate... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Popped in on a lovely evening for dinner, wasn't very busy so was told we could choose a table. Waitress took our order including drinks, we assumed we would get our drinks straight away but we waited a good 10 minutes before asking if we could have them. The waitress was very blunt saying " they are coming, they are... More 

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Additional Information about Royal Mcgregor

Address: 154 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 225 7064
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 50
Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

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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 16 - 50
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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 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.
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