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1780 Restaurant

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167 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland
0131 255 1446
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Located in Edinburgh���s bustling West End, the 1780 Restaurant...
Located in Edinburgh���s bustling West End, the 1780 Restaurant ��� formerly the notorious ���Bad Ass Bistro��� ��� is an eclectic little eatery serving up stellar modern European cuisine. Inside is an Aladdin���s cave of bric-a-brac, historical memorabilia and walls covered with a kooky collection of mirrors, and the artsy interior is complemented by an elegant and accomplished menu. The free wi-fi and delicious afternoon tea menu make this a perfect spot for business meetings at all times of the day, and theatre goers and shoppers alike love 1780 for its bustling atmosphere and smiley service. The hand-picked wine list at 1780 Restaurant is matched by a comprehensive whisky selection, and this is a wonderful choice for dinner parties, birthdays and special occasions.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The food is okay but the atmosphere is cool

If you're looking for fantastic food you may want to look elsewhere but the atmosphere in this place is pretty nice. Our hotel suggested this place when we said we wanted traditional Scottish food. My wife had the haggis, tatties and neeps and I had fish and chips. Both were decent but not the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Los Angeles, CA
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Decided to visit on Saturday 22nd August around 7 15 The restaurant was busy but the waitress said a table would be free in 20 minutes so we sat at the outside seating area and had a drink first Wasnt a problem at all, After around 45 minutes we got shown to a table and ordered our food We only... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We decided to visit here just because we wanted quick pub food before a show....waiting 45minutes for nachos to share was a joke and when we asked how it could take so long to get a plate of chips we got shrugged shoulders. Staff weren't helpful and seemed in a world of there own. When mains come out over 45mins... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped off at the last minute for lunch soup the best I have tasted any where. Would love to book for Christmas Day if they had accomadation

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you're looking for fantastic food you may want to look elsewhere but the atmosphere in this place is pretty nice. Our hotel suggested this place when we said we wanted traditional Scottish food. My wife had the haggis, tatties and neeps and I had fish and chips. Both were decent but not the best we've had.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Love the ale pie and the tenderness of the angus beef. The pictures framed are astonishing (Gérard Depardieu, oh la la). The ambience is cosy like a scottish pub should be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you want to experience good Scottish food, go there. Although of what everybody says about Scottish food, loved the vegetable soup and the ale pie with beef. Scottish beef is very tender and tasty. It's on Rose St, on New Town. Don't miss it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went here with the better half while on holiday in Edinburgh. With the local lager at £4.80 a pint I was hoping for a really special experience. The staff were fantastic and did well to get food as out as quickly as yet did considering how full place was. However, the Sea Bass was extremely salty and the mixed grill... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Four of us ate here on Saturday 15th August. Staff were friendly. Two of us had the haggis, neeps and tatties with whisky sauce! We are Scottish and proud of our national dish but not from this establishment Two of us had the steak pie which was very nice, my only complaint was that mine could have been served hotter.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stopped here for a late lunch thinking it would be rich in history given it was built in 1780. It doesn't have much character but it does have great food at great prices. I had a bowl of lentil soup and crusty bread filled followed by a plate of haggis, neeps (turnips), and tatties (mashed potatoes). It was delicious... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

One of the worst pubs ive been in. Chair collapsed whilst sitting on it. Told staff and they ignored us never replaced it. Food was sloppy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 167 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighborhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: 0131 255 1446

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Description

Located in Edinburgh���s bustling West End, the 1780 Restaurant ��� formerly the notorious ���Bad Ass Bistro��� ��� is an eclectic little eatery serving up stellar modern European cuisine. Inside is an Aladdin���s cave of bric-a-brac, historical memorabilia and walls covered with a kooky collection of mirrors, and the artsy interior is complemented by an elegant and accomplished menu. The free wi-fi and delicious afternoon tea menu make this a perfect spot for business meetings at all times of the day, and theatre goers and shoppers alike love 1780 for its bustling atmosphere and smiley service. The hand-picked wine list at 1780 Restaurant is matched by a comprehensive whisky selection, and this is a wonderful choice for dinner parties, birthdays and special occasions.

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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