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“Good to chill” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Angels With Bagpipes

Angels With Bagpipes
343 High Street, Edinburgh EH11PW, Scotland
+44 131 220 1111
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Ranked #88 of 1,900 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $23 - $42
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Having opened on the Royal Mile in 2010, Angels with Bagpipes has quickly established itself as one of the best Scottish restaurants in Edinburgh. Mixing an atmospheric Old Town setting with chic, contemporary looks, Angels with Bagpipes was designed to fit perfectly into its Royal Mile setting. Pride in fresh, seasonal, Scottish ingredients is what defines Angels with Bagpipes and makes us one of the top Scottish restaurants in Edinburgh. Open through the day and evening , we are the perfect spot for a quick lunch or a relaxing dinner.
Mold, United Kingdom
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“Good to chill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Just popped in for a drink - lovely sunny day with tables outside.
Nice bottled beer and really helpful staff.

Visited April 2013
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Durris, Scotland
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“Our automatic choice for pre-theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Although we live about 100 miles away, we have been dining fairly regularly at Angels with Bagpipes on our visits to the nearby Festival Theatre. The table d'hote menu is outstanding value for money. On our most recent visit, we enjoyed startes of hot-smoked salmon terrine and a pork/foie gras terrine with mains of perfectly cooked blade of beef and ever-reliable fish and chips, completed by a light bread and butter pudding with armagnac sauce. A three course meal for around £17, of such quality, is almost unbelievable. Service has always in our experience been friendly and efficient, and we shall keep the restaurant as our default setting for this area of Edinburgh.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Good quality modern Scottish cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Went as part of a table of four for a business meal during the week. Booked on the day with no problem. We arrived early and table wasn't ready but we were invited to take a seat in the comfortable bar area. My international clients hadn't had lunch so the restaurant kindly provided some bread while we waited. The ground-floor seating area was small but not cramped and had a nice ambience. Service was knowledgeable, courteous and timely. Food was creative and tasty. I had a pork belly with braised cheek and black pudding croquet and a toffee-apple sauce for my main, which was great. Final bill was by no means cheap but felt more than reasonable for the meal we had enjoyed. Will aim to return.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Great location, great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Booked this online after trawling the internet to find a nice restaurant in a central location on the royal mile that wasn't fully booked on a Saturday night... Came across this one and decided to give it a go... We weren't disappointed.
Starters were tasty but not earth shattering but the main course was fantastic, I had the pork belly which was cooked to perfection and full of flavour, the sides we ordered to accompany were also fabulous, all in all this is a little gem of a restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Worth trying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The ambiance and decor is nice–though not perfect. The pork belly entrée is worth trying, especially if you've never had pork belly. The service is above average, though not as superb as in some finer restaurants.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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