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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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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
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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Ulverston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 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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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Had an excellent meal and looked after by lovely staff at the restaurant yesterday. Nice and cosy with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely go back and also recommend to others.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

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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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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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.