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1780 Restaurant

New Town
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free
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167 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland
0131 255 1446
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Gilford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Maybe OK to call in for a cool beer but to eat! Well there is no organisation on that front, we walked out as the whole experience was a disaster. I'm not going into details but OMG they ain't got a clue, please go eat somewhere else

Thank Dan F
Stockholm, Sweden
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had very tasty haggis in this restaurant. When doubtful regarding what beer to have the waiter offered me samples of various beers where I locked on the Maclachlan's Ale, which prove to accompany the haggis very well. Happy with the main dish I added a dessert, consisting of strawberry and raspberry crust with cream, which was as generous as... More 

Thank Anders E
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike the recent posters - we had a fabulous experience at 1780 - - and on a Friday night! The service was both prompt and attentive. We had 1 starter, 2 mains and 1 dessert and everything was way above average! The attention to detail with the food was more than I expected from a restaurant that probably caters more... More 

Thank Javakwn
Mississauga, Canada
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on a Saturday night without reservations and they squeezed us in. They did not do us any favours. Our order and drinks were promptly ordered then the wait began. We got our appetizers well after our second pints then we had to search for the waitress. An hour and a half later and still no entree's we left.... More 

Thank Talorcan
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the decorations, I liked the character, I even liked the host. I even liked the food, my starter of pigeon breast was very tasty. I was looking forward to my Haze with watercress and chickpeas- I wish I got it, but I might have grown old faster. The tasty mouthful I got, and the fact I am a... More 

Thank Islay G
Huntsville, Alabama
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We dined at this local restaurant last night with a group of 50. I can't speak to the menu as our meal was chosen for us. The Scottish type stew was nicely prepared. The meat tender and the sauce savory. I little disappointed that the side item was fries, not what I would choose. However it seems that fries cater... More 

Thank Nixontravel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The food was excellent the Scottish platter is beautiful, I really enjoyed my visit to this fester aunt great ambiance

Thank kennykivlin
Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

A perfect meal on Rose street close to some great bars like The Black Cat and Dirty Dicks. The place is nicely decorated and the food was really tasty! A must if your in the new town!

Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Ate in here late afternoon on Sunday. We had passed on the Saturday night & the place was absolutely chocca, really quiet when we were in though. Not a huge choice on the menu but we both ordered the burgers. They were lovely when they arrived, proper chips as well! Great service, really enjoyed it.

Thank mickylou2015
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this wee place along rise street, centrally located with some great pubs around it. Enjoyed a special pigeon starter followed by a lamb burger. Both were tasty, well priced and nicely presented! Service was friendly and efficient- got some great recomendations from our waitress on what to do in Edinburgh. Will definitely be back in the festival to... More 

Thank Joshua A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.
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