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Royal Mcgregor

#256 of 1,915 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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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 174
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    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
Really nice restaurant

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Leigh B
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Swansea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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357 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Got recommended to this pub by my tour guide. Told the bar staff that I was recommended but they seemed unfazed and didn't know who he was. Had two vodka sodas and Cullen skink which tasted overcooked. Would probably give it a pass next time

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South Bend, IN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Ate here for breakfast when we first arrived. I had the traditional Scottish breakfast which was very good. The staff were very friendly and food came out quick.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Simply delicious and filling, great fast service and a variety of dishes to chose from. In the City centre very quaint inside. Would recommend this!

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College Station, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Just ate here with my girlfriend - it was delicious. Though they messed up at checkout, they had a special - 2 large full Scottish breakfasts for £12. I highly recommend this restaurant for breakfast.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I'm a regular visitor to the McGregor and eat there whenever I can. It's a small relaxed place with warm and welcoming staff and I would highly recommend it to anyone and regularly do. A great little gem on the Royal Mile.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We went here after readng the reviews on tripadvisor, but have to say we were very disappointed with the food. We are not fussy eaters and I enjoy most meals but the food here quite simply didn't live up to expectations. The starters were ok (mussels for my wife, pate for me) but the mains were poor value for money.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Best place to have a luch or dinner. My partner and I also his sister felt very welcomed. Located on the Royal mile this place serves excellent food. Huge burgers and the haggis with whiskey sauce is heaven. Lovely homey vibe, not over priced at all for what you get. Now the service. I have eaten in many restaurants in... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My partner and I spent in Edinburgh a few days and visit this beautiful, cozy and very Scottish place last Saturday. The place was really busy but that wasn´t an inconvenient to get a seat. The members of the staff working there were very attentive, polite and good example of hard work. Even though the whole place was absolutely packed,... 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 - 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?