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Royal Mcgregor

154 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland (Cowgate)
+44 131 225 7064
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Ranked #235 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $55
Cuisines: English, Scottish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Cowgate
Description: We are a wee Whisky Bar & Restaurant with Grand food on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile!
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We actually ate outside for lunch one day (make sure to order at the bar if you're sitting outside!) and came back 2 days later for dinner. The food is really, really good and if you're outside the scenery is great, too!

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los angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for a pint and lunch when sightseeing in Edinburgh. My husband and I had a delicious bowl of Cullen Skink (fish chowder), and our companion declared her steak sandwich to be excellent. The bread was delicious and our pints went down easily. As for the atmosphere, it is a typical pub.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was keen to come here because of all the great reviews but I have no idea how this place got four and half stars... I ordered steak and ale pie, when it came it was what I call a 'pie cop out' which was the meat part in a bowl with a circle of pastry on top. That's NOT... More

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Find it hard to believe anyone could have a bad experience here. Went for tea on a busy Saturday, couldn't rate the food and the service highly enough. Big portions and perfectly cooked. Although the pub was busy it had a relaxed and friendly feel about it, we would definitely go back next time we're in Edinburgh.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We dined at The Royal McGregor on our last night in Edinburgh, and I'm glad we did. The service was pleasant, and the food satisfying and delicious (pate starter, entrees of pork belly and a brie bridie). To top it off, we tried a crannachan for dessert, which is a Scotish item similar to trifle but ten times better. Finally,... More

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Oslo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Poor breakfast, coffe and service. It was definitely a disappointing start on our day. Go somewhere else.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great service. Greeted by very pleasant staff, all of whom were young but, unlike The City Cafe's coterie of sullen, hipster eejits, they couldn't have been any more polite or helpful. Good work on their part -- can't compliment them enough. Would highly recommend!

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Recommended to us by people vacating restaurant and we were so pleased to have found the Royal McGregor after searching for an authentic venue. The staff were very helpful and friendly and we booked again for our last night! Small venue but well worth a try!

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Recommended by our taxi driver, wonderful food. Friendly welcoming staff. We were quite late to arrive (just after 10pm) but they were lovely. Only minor issue which normally I would have sent back. Two of our meals were partially cold. Obviously plated the basics, gravy and veg and then put aside to wait for the others. The pork belly was... More

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Rakkestad, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had booked a table in advance, and I am glad we did! The food tasted excellent, an it was served likewise by a friendly young girl with a great sense of humor! Beacuse of the popularity of this restaurant, I would recommend to book a table a few days before your visit.

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