Angels with Bagpipes
Romantic Royal Mile restaurant dishing up quality Scottish cooking.
This modern room with expansive window overlooking Roxburgh Court comes as a pleasant surprise after entering such an imposing tenement building at the heart of the Old Town. Their al fresco seating, with a romantic outlook directly across to St Giles, is limited but much sought-after in the warmer months. As location dictates, the menu plays heavily towards those looking for a taste of Scottish produce and tourists will no doubt be happy with the four-course tasting menu which provides creative twists on traditional, local flavours. Chef Fraser Smith more than raises the bar however, hoping to attract the local crowd too. A rump of lamb is competently cooked alongside kale and a potato terrine, but the meal shines at either end with a smooth chicken parfait punctuated by cherries to start and an equally pleasing dessert to finish: chocolate pudding paired with a tangy passion fruit curd and a cloud of creamy coconut foam, which happily encompasses fine dining and comfort eating in one.
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
- Capacity: 70 (16 outdoors)
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 2010
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
- House wine: £23 per bottle