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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, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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
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Stopped in for drinks. There isn't really a "bar" area so we sat at the main table. Their drink selection is okay. Just a heads up: they won't start a tab for you unless you order food. Thought about getting food, but they were out of fish and chips and nothing else sounded good. Overall a just... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Myself and my friends had a great evening here. The restaurant has a nice welcoming atmosphere. The staff are cheerful and helpful and the service was excellent. The food was presented perfectly and tasted just as amazing! I would definitely recommend this place and I will be going back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The service was incredibly slow, the waitress got our order wrong (twice) and failed to clear our table. The food itself was an embarrassment. "Nachos" were appalling and plain-tasting tempura prawns. The steak was ok but bizarrely served with warm salad and no onion as listed on menu. Would avoid at all costs.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The waiters were blind and deaf and the chef had no hands. But really, that's the only way it could have been worse. From the get go we were told to wait 20 minutes for a table: fair enough for a Friday night we thought. It was busy, another good sign we THOUGHT. But then... drinks were ordered- two diet... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Stopped in for drinks. There isn't really a "bar" area so we sat at the main table. Their drink selection is okay. Just a heads up: they won't start a tab for you unless you order food. Thought about getting food, but they were out of fish and chips and nothing else sounded good. Overall a just okay place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Yes, the place is old, yes the toilets aren't great.. Service maybe not the best, but done with a big smile and polite attitude, that is not so easy to find these days. But the food is amazing! For the price you pay it really is worth it! All plates came out looking great, like somebody cares about what is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had a nice meal here, and enjoyed their nice atmosphere. It was a great break to a very busy day touring, so getting the chance to relax and enjoy the food was nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had Saturday evening dinner here in a group of 4. Took a while to be seated, though plenty of free tables. The dining area itself was a bit cramped, and there was a bit of a language issue with some of the staff (we ended up with drinks of the wrong size, but no matter). A nearby table of English... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch my wife and I, so far the soup of the day is amazing, as good as any we have had anywhere, flavor herbs very nice. The main of beef and ale pot pie with mash and carrots, and a bottle of wine, well I'm About to explode, so good I cannot stop. In Canada we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

You were there in our hour of need you made us feel welcome thankyou. Having been turned down by almost every pub/bar on Rose street and some on George street you let us come in for a quick one before you shut the till down for the night. Absolute life savers. I should probably say we also we were a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

this a great resturant to eat in and the staff are freindly, and the food is good and clean and tidy, and you can fail to enjoy the food, and will go back again, as i could not fault the 1780 for eating in,

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

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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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