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Royal Mcgregor

#225 of 1,788 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Old Town
English, 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 - 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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 35
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  • 14
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  • 6
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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
Very good meal, fast service

We all enjoyed our meals. The traditional haggis, neeps, and tatties was very good! The only compliant we had was that they didn't substitute vegetables with our daughters meal as we asked (instead they gave her french fries), but they may have just forgotten since it was a busy night. It has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
jamss22
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Asheville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Asheville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We all enjoyed our meals. The traditional haggis, neeps, and tatties was very good! The only compliant we had was that they didn't substitute vegetables with our daughters meal as we asked (instead they gave her french fries), but they may have just forgotten since it was a busy night. It has a very lovely atmosphere and is in a... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The food was tasty and the staff was friendly. The flight of whisky was a fun tasting experience. The location was convenient to Old Town as it is right on the Royal Mile.

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Barcelona, Spain
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112 reviews 112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The location is terrific, just along the Royal Mile. The place is nice and service very good and friendly. I had the lamb chops and they were HUGE (another TripAdvisor user posted a picture, and that represents exactly what I got): three of them, well done and juicy. I can't say I love mint on my meat, but that was... More 

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Brockport, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Looking for a quick place to get dinner. We enjoyed the pub experience, service was quick and friendly.

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here hoping to grab a pint with some fish and chips and we're not disappointed. They have a great two- and three-course lunch menu in addition to their full menu. The haggis fritters with chili sauce were delicious, a nice Asian flair to haggis. Their fish and chips were spot on--perfectly crispy and everything we had hoped... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Restaurant was busy when we called in for dinner. Luckily got the last table. Good choice on menu. Recommend the fish and chips - and definitely recommend the Cranachan!

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Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had dinner at this small spot in the Old Town of Edinburgh last week. The food was good, but not an extraordinary menu. The one feature I wanted to mention was in their drink menu. It was our first night in Scotland, and we are not big drinkers but wanted to sample the local fare, and drink. The menu... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

On our first night in Edinburgh we picked this place on a gamble. We were tired, hungry,and just needed something. This place didn't disappoint. I had the fish and chips and the Mrs had the Angus burger and fries (chips). The batter on the fish was crisp and the fries were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside... More 

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Chelmsford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We always have breakfast here and are never disappointed. The service is very friendly and relaxed. Would recommend the Scottish breakfast and the pancakes, bacon and maple syrup.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food here was excellent! Plenty of traditional choices for tourists wanting a taste of Scotland but all with a modern presentation and taste. Great quality food for a very reasonable price. We pre-booked for a Saturday night and was a good thing as it was completely full when we went. Worth a visit

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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 - 49
  • Cuisine: English, 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

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.