Angels with Bagpipes
Romantic Royal Mile restaurant dishing up quality Scottish cooking.
A prime spot on the Royal Mile might suggest ‘tourist trap’ and an over-reliance on passing trade, but fear not – Angels with Bagpipes is something else entirely. The ambience is plush, relatively dark and cosy, and there’s a serious chef in the background. A compact, well-conceived menu leans towards dark meats, but there's nothing heavy about a succulent main course of venison, carrot, tonka bean, chicory and sprouts. Or the rabbit loin, wrapped in bacon with black pudding in the creamiest pearl barley sauce. Depending on the season, you could start with a small, beautifully presented haggis, neeps and tatties or possibly the city’s lightest crab and avocado mousse. After that, pudding may seem indulgent, but if tempted, try the apple compote with puff pastry, crème pattissière and vanilla ice-cream.
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 be the sort of romantic Edinburgh restaurant where Rabbie Burns might take Sofia Loren for a sophisticated date.
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- Private dining: Up to 30 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables
- Music on stereo: Jazz/Reggae
- Capacity: 70 (16 outdoors)
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 2010
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
- House wine: £22 per bottle