Review on Angels With Bagpipes
Angels With Bagpipes is located on the busiest tourist street in the Old Town of Edinburgh, the historic Royal Mile, a short walk from Waverley Station. Dating back to the sixteenth century, the restaurant takes its name from the beautiful wood carving in the Thistle Chapel of the St Giles Cathedral across the street. The atmospheric dining room is decked out in glossy lacquer and crushed velvet with flickering winged angel candlesticks, an imposing bronzed statue and French windows opening out onto Roxburgh's Court steps. The leafy terrace lit by old lanterns invites lingering over a glass or two of wine, or a leisurely meal on warm summer evenings.
Menus change with the seasons and the kitchen under the leadership of Fraser Smith is committed to using the very best of fresh local produce, but typically you might start with haggis, neeps and tatties, pancetta and whisky sauce or beef tartare, mozzarella, rocket, bone marrow and quail egg. Main courses take in rump of Highland lamb, pea, sweetbread, anchovy and Romesco or Loch Duart salmon, fennel and lemon risotto and squid vinaigrette. To finish expect desserts in the shape of chocolate orange mousse, sponge, coco nib or parfait, tonka bean, apple, caramel and crumble.
The wine list brings together some great wines from all the major wine-growing regions, carefully balanced between the Old World and the New together with some top-end treasures along the way.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express