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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 15
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  • 25
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Wholesome pub grub

Wholesome pub grub. Reckon this is worthy of a 3.5. Steak pie had a nice pastry topping and was fill of meat. Vegetables accompanying it were definitely seasoned (think whole salt cellar). Hubby had haggis which looked pretty horrid but he thought was really rather good! Service quick and friendly.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
MikeJen07
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wholesome pub grub. Reckon this is worthy of a 3.5. Steak pie had a nice pastry topping and was fill of meat. Vegetables accompanying it were definitely seasoned (think whole salt cellar). Hubby had haggis which looked pretty horrid but he thought was really rather good! Service quick and friendly.

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Oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

First night in Edinburgh and we just found this place near our hotel. Excellent friendly service and food was really good. And as mentioned others portion size is large.Value for money excellent as well. Definitely recommend for low key meal out.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Me and my wife were looking for some luchtime scran, instead of our usual lolling about deciding where to go, we walked onto Rose street and this pub was the first one we saw. So we ventured inside. Being Valantines day we though we may not get a seat for reservations etc. However a board near the door told us... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Found this place by accident but was well worth the visit. Great service, atmosphere and the food was great too. We had nachos to start which was a well sized portion followed by the burger which was also huge but tasted great! Would definetly recommend to friends and would visit again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Soaking wet on new years day we found this place in a rush to get out of rain. Very friendly waitress. We had 3 courses all for 25.00. We were very pleased with all of the food except for the gravy with sausage and mash, it was far to runny. But all in all a nice little place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

First impressions when walked in I thought it needed up dating .. We ordered our food I had sea bass my partner had the steak when it came we was pleasantly surprised and it taste lovely then we had the white choc and raspberry cheesecake that was gorgous we wish we'd ordered one each I would recommend to go ..

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San Fernando, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch in the bar - starter and main course for £9.95, with a good variety of dishes to choose from. The staff were very friendly and although we were a little surprised by how quickly the food arrived, we didn't feel rushed at any point.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I've never had haggis before this visit but now I'm hooked. This place is great. Even so, I went back for more of the same the next day. The service is smashing. The waitress was lovely and very helpful. The food was amazing. I need more haggis in my life and this is the place to go to.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Nachos and Garlic Bread to start - took more than 20 minutes to arrive. Tasty enough but did not include Jalapenos as per menu. Steak Pie and Burger for main course - reasonable service - Burger looked ok .. BUT...pastry on pie was BLACK - when asked for another the same pastry minus the burty top was presented. On further... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Popped in for some lunch on a Saturday afternoon and wish we had not bothered and saved the money. The waitress misunderstood nearly everything that was ordered and this process took a good 15 minutes (there were 9 of us but we were not ordering complicated drinks or food). When the drinks finally arrived two of the group were disappointed... More 

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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
  • 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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