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167 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland
0131 255 1446
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, 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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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
o.k. place

had just drinks ,menu for food nothing special but ok seats outside to sit in a olde sttreet and watch the world go bye

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We walked all along Rose Street and couldn't find a restaurant available until we got to 1780 which was the last one, and we were not disappointed, although very busy we were soon given a table, service was quick and efficient, the staff were welcoming and very friendly. Food was great and also to get the lager that I first... More 

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orkney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

had just drinks ,menu for food nothing special but ok seats outside to sit in a olde sttreet and watch the world go bye

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Liege, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had been trying to get in other places on Friday evening for a table for 6..... This one was empty when we arrived. So we sat down. the drinks were ok, the wine too, the waitress was helpful and friendly, but the food was something to forget as soon as possible. The steak was overdone, the meat was very... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is quiet and pretty much what you'd expect a Scottish pub to feel like. I had the haggis and my wife had the risotto. We both enjoyed our meals but were not blown away. The service was good and their beer selection decent.

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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Perfect place for a nice dinner before hogmanay celebrations. Right across from a really good hostel. Well priced and delicious.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Recently ate here during our stay in Edinburgh as we were staying quite close to Rose Street.After walking back and forth past many of the Eating Places we decided to give this Place a go.We both chose to order the Rib Eye Steak and this was cooked to perfection which came with a nice Garlic Butter,Chips and Salad.Not too expensive... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had a lovely meal served by wonderful, friendly staff. Will definitely be back next time I visit Edinburgh

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had a lovely meal here and looked after really well. Would definitely visit again. Also left sunglasses behind and they kept them for me.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Liked the look of this place when we were walking around looking for somewhere to have lunch so we thought we’d give it a go. We ordered off the lunch menu which is excellent value for money, a starter and a main course for £9.95. The food was really good and the portion sizes were quite generous. I ordered the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We kind of wandering around the area and ended up picked this restaurant out of all of the rest. It turned out to be one of the wonderful lunch experiences we have in Scotland. The homemade tomato soup,chicken wings and mussels with white wine sauce were excellent!!! The room is decent size and quiet,staff are wonderful even being nice and... 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>  > 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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Staying in New Town

Neighborhood Profile
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.