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Royal Mcgregor

#250 of 1,952 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

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Visitor rating
  • 183
    Excellent
  • 138
    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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
David A
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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372 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Dublin, Ireland
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23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We arrived in Edinburgh around 12 noon,so after we checked in. we headed up the royal mile and came across the Royal McGregor where we had a late lunch of haggis for me, salmon guijons for hubbie followed by fish and chips. Hubbie has an island whiskey flight which he really enjoyed as it was very cold out. The two... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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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 - 47
  • 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?