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1780 Restaurant

167 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland (New Town)
0131 255 1446
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Ranked #1,080 of 1,859 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: New Town
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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Easterton Wiltshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Having walked the length of a crowded Rose Street looking for somewhere to eat that wasn't full or closed we stumbled across pub restaurant with available tables somewaht suspicious we entered. We recieved a warm welcome and the standard of friendly service was excellent throughout. Our meal was of a high standard and reasonably priced. I was very taken with... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just had dinner in this restaurant I am so glad I never read the reviews on here first we both had steak my lady had blue cheese sauce I had the Diane the steaks were cooked to perfection the beer was fresh clean and service was attentive but not overly I think the staff must have changed after reading some... More

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United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a lovely meal in this restaurant with my boyfriend the weekend just gone! We both loved our food and will DEFINITELY BE BACK when we return to Edinburgh in January! Staff were absolutely lovely, funny, polite and helpful! :)

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Dont waste your money at this place! I ordered the mozzarella and tomato burger....sounds nice but was crap! Dry bun, one slice of tomato and a vege patty...that was all!! Not even a sauce or butter on the bun. Went to McDonald's on the way back to the B&B. Wish I checked the reviews before going in

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The service was terrible. With lots of tables still having previous dirty dishes still sitting, a group of 4 were seated before us despite coming in after us. One of our mains, the steak, arrived with another mains tartar sauce. The food is served on a wooden chopping block and as unique as it might be, not every dish is... More

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Cumbernauld, Scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stopped by for a drink & ordered 1 coffee, 1 portion of cheesecake, 1 pint of lager & 1 cola. 20 minutes later we asked the waitress where our order was to be told they had no cheesecake left - no apology given or the whereabouts of our drinks so we got up & left. Couple at the next table... More

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Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Not only were they out of most of the whisky advertised, they admitted that they had more "somewhere" but hadn't yet updated their list of what was available. Our food took an hour to arrive and what finally did arrive, was an incorrect order (2 of 4 dishes) and then what had been advertised as a "Chicken Caesar Salad" was... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

With only a few hours left in Edinburgh before our train back home we looked around for a table in a pub on rose street. Many full (due to start of football season) but found this one not showing the football and so had a free tables. As we waited to be seated we saw waitresses going past with food... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We ordered lunch special, the appetizers were really good. Main course was average. Fish & chips - over battered, by the time it showed up it was soggy - was sitting on top of greens! The fish - I think was defrosted.. Overall the clam sauce was over salted. Mash & sausage was average

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We took a pot luck choice and it didn't work out very well. Although empty when we arrived service was disorganised, our order came in fits and starts and one main was missed. When it came, the food was ok with the steak baguette the best choice but the overcooked chicken burger was poor. There are better choices nearby.

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