Whiskers Wine Bar & Bistro

4.7
91 reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro
We serve a seasonal, monthly menu and pour delicious wines and craft beers. We're incredibly passionate about our food and use quality, locally sourced produce where possible. Our menus include dinner, a daly set lunch, weekend breakfast and our well-loved Sunday roast menu. Our bar and bistro is a relaxed environment where you can enjoy an excellent meal or perhaps just a few drinks in the bar over a plate of cheese and charcuterie. We look forward to your visit.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 91 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Emily
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening - excellent food and wine, great service and ambiance. Would highly recommend it!

CB
CraigB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place love it only grip as I get old is the Music a Little too loud. Otherwise fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine selection and great service

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Nikki
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointed with the menu. Lunch menu basic and the evening menu not much better with only 2 other dishes added. If you like fish and chips or steak and chips fine. If your looking for something a bit more exciting and varied this is not the place.

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BillyC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Everyone makes you feel welcome in whiskers. The ambience is warm and friendly.

DH
DebbieH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic bistro food and great service in a lovely atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, exceptional service and lovely friendly staff. Will dine again

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely attentive staff. We started our meal outside, which which was fine,but unfortunately had to sit next to very loud pretentious couple of men, who insisted on speaking extremely loudly about how wonderful they were for being professors at Oxford and now in USA. Boring and inconsiderate. We moved inside and the mood and ambience immediately improved. Food was stunning, and as previously stated excellent staff. Would highly recommend!!

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SuperJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great evening spent here. I would have given all 5 stars but we had to wait a little for our meal and our bread and olives which we thought would come well before our main came right before it. It wasn’t a big factor and the service staff were really obliging and friendly. They were just very busy which was good to see. The food was amazing and I’d thoroughly recommend it.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast and all the trimmings with plenty of gravy. All good quality and nicely cooked vegetables. Lovely American red to accompany the beef. All in all a superb Sunday lunch experience.

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bruntsfield14
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a Sunday Roast lunch,
Everything about the food was outstanding, Sometimes the restaurant can get some aspects of the food wrong but not in this case. Meat, roast potatoes gravy and vegetables were flawless

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LeighanneE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and food and wine was lovely. Very nicely priced too.

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ClaireL
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good brunch with excellent service. I do miss the coffee and croissants or toast that used to be a available on weekday mornings

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal in superb setting. The balance of service/waiting times was absolutely spot on. Cannot praise highly enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! And the staff were amazing!!

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JulieannS
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service will be recommending this place to friends and family and will be back next time we are visiting Edinburgh. James was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an exceptional evening. So pleased we chose Whiskers for our first night out after lockdown. The food was amazing and the staff were so very friendly and courteous. We will be back soon.

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DCPixie
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really delicious food and great service. Staff were genuinely knowledgeable about the wine which was nice and was a lovely place to come after so long with no restaurants!

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Broughy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine. Would highly recommend. Friendly knowledgeable staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Great breakfast in a wonderful local favourite.

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AngelaG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really enjoyable lunch at Whiskers. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Good suggestions on wine. Food arrived promptly and was very good.

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DavidS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it ..love it !!!! The food is just amazing, the team is brilliant; it's our favourite place to visit. We are locals and just love coming back to it .

LH
LynnH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely friendly place with amazing food. We all left very full and very happy. Thank you again to all the Whiskers staff

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TomM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding (Sunday roast) and the service even better. Can’t wait for my next visit already

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MoiraK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a very pleasant family meal. Food was excellent (not so keen on the non-alcoholic beer!) and service was friendly, attentive but not obtrusive. Ambience was relaxed but still conveyed a sense of occasion - looking forward to a return visit in the near future (hopefully with a glass of wine!)

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CaitlinN
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and a fab Sunday roast. Would defo recommend and will be back!

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ErinR
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch and a great set-menu. Very affordable and generous portions!!
Will go again.

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tkms
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the interiors and the quiet morning breakfast. The coffee was excellent, and the food was delicious. The waiter was very attentive. All very relaxing and pleasant!

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AnneP
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal out. Service was fantastic. The waiters were very friendly and accommodating and got us a table inside after a drinks booking outside. Food was lovely. Will definitely book again.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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EmmaH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and very knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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LesleyS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time we as a family could get together due to the restrictions. The staff were very attentive, the food was delicious and it was very reasonably priced.
I would highly recommend and we’ll definitely be back.

MB
MartinB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roast might have been too nice. Very very decent 🥳

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vipLinzi
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of drinks/food, friendly service and a nice spot outside if you can get one of the tables.

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Emily
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great selection of lovely wines and a great location. Just lovely!

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EllenS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really nice and good value.
Service was good, staff were pleasant

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast in a friendly relaxed atmosphere -get the french toast!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service was fantastic. A wonderful restaurant with charismatic and knowledgeable staff... as well as brilliant wine.

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PhilipR
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good 3 course lunch - excellent soup, very good fish and chips and tasty pineapple and mousse. Friendly service and excellent value

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LynneY
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We has a lovely experience during our “not quiet Christmas lunch “ with friends. The food and service were both impeccable. The subtle but effective COVID 19 measures made the experience feel safe and comfortable. Would highly recommend.

FAQs

Whiskers Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.