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1780 Restaurant

167 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland (New Town)
0131 255 1446
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Ranked #968 of 1,836 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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1 review
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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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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Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Wandering round Edinburgh not sure where to go and stumbled across this place. Lovely decor, relaxed atmosphere and great food . Definately recommend 😀

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've eaten here twice now and both times it has been excellent. Staff friendly and relaxed and the foot is fresh and fast. Excellent beer too - definitely one to try.

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Useless staff who didn't know what they were doing and we're not very friendly. Food order was totally wrong, and the well done steak was nowhere near well done! Pepper sauce tasted like cheese, when we questioned it we were told it was pepper sauce, waitress said she would check and came back with a different sauce saying it was... More

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Sunderland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had the Lunchtime Special here yesterday. £9.95 for two courses. We had spicy wings and haggis spring rolls to start, then mussels and fish and chips for the main. Absolutely fantastic sticky, spicy wings and peppery haggis. Will definitely be coming back.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were looking around the princess street area for a meal and found this place just off the main drag. Down a little side street were plenty of pubs & restaurants but we chose this as it had a kids menu. The staff were lovely, very cheerful and welcoming nothing was too much trouble. The food was very good, I... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited 1780 on Sunday following the Edinburgh Marathon. 2 runners, my wife and 2 kids. Had been expecting a relaxing experience after a gruelling day. Initially, we had to get changed out of running gear, so we asked the staff if this was ok and went to the bathroom and changed, my wife ordered the drinks. About 10 mins... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This was a family friendly pub/restaurant with a good variety of pub food and kids menu. Friendly service and good ambience.

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Angleur, Liege, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We went there tonight to have a drink. All the dishes seemed so tasteful that we decided to give it a shot. The fish & chips and the haggis were great. Our son had a delicious burger. The waitress was very kind even when the place was about to close.

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