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Royal Mcgregor

#231 of 1,789 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Old Town
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, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, 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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Visitor rating
  • 190
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty food

Good location on the Royal Mile. Had to wait a considerable time for our food, but it was very tasty when it arrived. Had to ask for a dessert menu, as I think the sole waitress was struggling to cope with the customers. That said, she was very friendly and was obviously doing her best. Pub... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2012
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Hastings
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Good location on the Royal Mile. Had to wait a considerable time for our food, but it was very tasty when it arrived. Had to ask for a dessert menu, as I think the sole waitress was struggling to cope with the customers. That said, she was very friendly and was obviously doing her best. Pub lacked the atmosphere of... More 

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Mineral, VA
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30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Royal Mcgregor is a classic Edinburgh pub, right in the middle of the Royal Mile (ladies: read "shopping") The atmosphere is pure Scotland; the beer is cold and comes in big glasses and the staff all has that attractive Scottish brogue. We had lunch and found the food very good and representative of what we thought pub food should... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

had a wonderful dinner here and were able to sample all different Scotches. Service and atmosphere top notch.

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Scotland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We visited the Royal McGregor on the Royal Mile during the Festival this year and were lucky to get a table. Not sure they take reservations which is a downside but the staff were friendly. Had a great meal of Haggis Neeps and Tatties, pretty presentation of the meal instead of the usual ice-cream scoop of each. Others had the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

My recent trip to edinburgh actually introduced me to tripadvisor website, i do wish i knew about this rating system beforehand. The food, bar and staff here was spectacularly average, and the haggis was the blandest of my sray in edinburgh. File this one under only if your starving and having a pint nearby

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I had the best chicken burger I'd ever had. Nice and quiet place right in the hustle of the Royal Mile.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The Traditional Breakfast was very good and pretty big for what you're paying. I think they may have forgotten the haggis, but I really didn't notice at the time. Service was pretty good and they let me pay early just in case I had to dash.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Small cosy pub, expected the food to be OK, but it was excellent. We had chicken stuffed with haggis and salmon & cracked black pepper. We also had a side of chips which were some of the best we've ever had. Really crispy on the outside, nice and fluffy inside. Would certainly go there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Nice atmosphere, casual and laid back. Had the vegetarian haggis which was absolutely delicious, as was the cranachan. Service was good for most of the night, however one server became a wee bit grouchy. Loved the beer samplers as well. Would visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We had a delicious cranachan but weren't very impressed with the cullen skink, which was lacking in flavour and fish and had lumps of jellied cornflour in it (the bread was tasty though). The ambiance is good and the staff were courteous

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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 - 48
  • Cuisine: English, 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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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.