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1780 Restaurant

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167 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LS, Scotland
0131 255 1446
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 80
    Very good
  • 38
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  • 22
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  • 29
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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
Dinner

Fantastic would go again huge portions and lovely food we shared a starter deep fried haggis with whisky sauce which was to die for when our mains arrived I was glad we shared a starter my rib eye was cooked spot on rare with a peppercorn sauce the chips were beautiful as was the salad my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Gavin H
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swindon
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent an enjoyable time in Edinburgh with my Son on a boys weekend. Both nights and afternoons we frequented the 1780. Great atmosphere and central setting. Best asset is definitely the staff tho`. Will deffo be back.

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Thank Bilko323
swindon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic would go again huge portions and lovely food we shared a starter deep fried haggis with whisky sauce which was to die for when our mains arrived I was glad we shared a starter my rib eye was cooked spot on rare with a peppercorn sauce the chips were beautiful as was the salad my girlfriend had chicken and... More 

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Thank Gavin H
Leyland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We had the set menu at lunchtime the food was excellent and staff very friendly. The inside is very old but very clean and tidy.

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Thank David A
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Every time I visit Edinburgh I come here to eat. The food is fantastic. I can only rate the haggis neeps and tatties as its so good I have never chose anything else and am always too full after to order a pudding. The whiskey sauce you get with the meal is the best thing ever can't rate it enough.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We walked in off the street and restaurant was empty however we were warmly greeted. Food and wine were really nice and service was efficient & staff friendly. Will definitely return when back in Edinburgh.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Canadian in PV
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

old style pub excellent mussels and ale pie lots of food, I think there were 60+ mussels in my Bowl! Our waitress was very friendly

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Thank Carolinapv
Humshaugh,hexham United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Staff unwelcoming ,not efficient ,food tasty however,toilets downstairs dreadful ,customers were not greeted well upon arrival,

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Thank Louise A
Cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Called in on a Saturday lunchtime with friends. Seated quickly, staff attentive, food good and reasonable. Definitely go

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Thank Onlinebabe
Wrea Green, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Our visit started with a warm welcome from a server - but rather deteriorated when, asked whether they served cask ale, I was offered Guinness or Fosters. Walking with the server to the bar, I was able to find two Caledonian craft ales, and ordered a good craft lager, Three Hops. Rather sadly, 30 minutes later I heard the same... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Tasty lunch, friendly service, reasonable prices. Fortunately not too busy since the tables seemed to be fairly close to each other. In a busy restaurant, it might have felt a little cramped. Despite this is definately worth a visit.

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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: British, Pub, Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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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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