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WHISKI ROOMS

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1171 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
Award Winning Whiski Rooms is located just off the Royal Mile on the prestigious mound. Our restaurant serves food all day which is freshly prepared using the best locally sourced produce. We have an extensive cocktail list, wine, and craft beer and a great whisky selection.
Whiski Rooms has a reputation as being one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh, one of the best Whisky Bars in the world, the first Ardbeg Embassy in the UK, a whisky and gift shop, and a tasting room for daily whisky tastings.
Whiski Rooms is located off the Royal Mile in the city centre looking over Princess Street where you will experience traditional Scottish food.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Dine Local: 3 courses £25

Sep 4-30, 2020·Daily 12:00-22:00

From Taste of Scotland menu

What 1171 People Are Saying
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Shan
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant sitting up off the Royal Mile, good selection of food. The restaurant has a nice warm friendly feel and the service was great and food tasted great!

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Gmac
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

So, we went to the Whiski rooms on Friday as I'd always passed it and thought it looked so cosy and cute. I can say there was nothing cosy or cute about any of it on Friday. We arrived and the place looked gloomy,in need of a makeover and resembled what can only be described as 'an old mans pub'. Both main doors were wide open, which i kind of understand because of COVID, but it made the place chilly and as there were doors on both sides of the restaurant, you couldn't escape the breeze no matter where you sat.

The cocktails were brilliant and couldn't be faulted, but the food left a lot to be desired. I ordered the mac and cheese and my partner got the steak pie. We couldn't finish either because the steak pie was dry and salty and the mac and cheese had a weird bitter aftertaste that tasted like a few scoots of hand-san had been added.

Overall, we were disappointed with the experience won't be back :(

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitresses where outstanding and the food was top class definitely going back

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Sandysoo
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We have been here before & I booked it for my husband’s birthday. When booking I requested a window seat & as I never had any reply to the contrary I thought this was fine. When we arrived, a man with an Irish accent greeted us & took us to a table. I politely explained that I had requested a window table & he became quite agitated & muttered something about the window tables being for 4 people. It was difficult to make out through his mask. He then gestured towards another table nearer the window & said we could sit there & before we could sit down he then said ‘oh just sit at the window then’. I was quite taken aback at his abrupt manner & I don’t know if he was having a bad day but he certainly lacked in the customer service department & to be honest it made us feel uncomfortable. I had not made any fuss just merely pointed out a request that I had made when booking. Although the waitress was lovely & the food good, our experience on this visit left a bad taste in our mouths. It has put me off coming back.

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Oliver
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great personable and attentive staff with a good knowledge of the menu and whisky collection - we had a very enjoyable evening

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LexuriA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was professional and attentive. The food really tasty and good portions

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Alison
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Taste of Scotland menu 3 course for £25 was delicious and very good value. Limited tables due to covid 19 precautions but we had booked in advance. Excellent service, very efficient and our meal was served very quickly. We would certainly go back as it was one of the nicest meals we've had.

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Auds
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cannot fault anything at this place. the food is amazing and great value for set menu. Quiet because of current climate but not uncomfortably so.......first time we have been here but we will definitely return soon and wouldn't hesitate recommending it to anyone!

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EuanR
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I have been here for food and drinks a few years back and was looking forward to coming back again.
Service was abrupt even though not busy, not very welcoming staff, shown to a table and left to it.
The whisky has rocketed in price compared to before, with whisky flights containing nothing incredibly special upwards of £30 for 4 single measures - that means one, for example, offering a Balvenie Caribbean Cask alongside some other supermarket available whiskies was £7 a measure.
The food was the biggest disappointment. My wife ordered fish and chips - the fish appeared to have been frozen and was still cold through the middle. Peas seemed to be the same. I ordered steak and although ok, it was very pricey for what it was.
So after not being asked how the food was at any point by staff, and being mightily underwhelmed, the finale was the 15% service charge the card machine suggested we added for the lacklustre experience.
Shame, as it was a beautiful place in the past, I hope this is feedback that can see the Whiski Rooms return to its former glory for excellent attentive and knowledgeable service, fine quality food and a place that serves the locals, not somewhere that traps the tourists wandering off the Royal Mile in the future.

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BrscnTnl
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good selection of whiskies including committee bottlings of Ardbeg. Cozy place. Definetly recommend for a good drams

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ALANR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal, lovely location, attentive staff. Will return

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Lou92
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food is lovely but atmosphere was ruined slightly by a waiter being abruptly rude a few times to another couple opposite us

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HayleyF
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very nice would recommend and would definitely return.

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annmaries
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful. Very well organised. Great celebration!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, had the set menu, good value and superb tasting Scottish grub! Highly recommended.

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AmandaH
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food staff very friendly felt very vivid safe. If you wanna try whisky they do flights too which were great

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly warm service with nice food. Cullen Skink to start and Rib eye steak for main. Both were tasty and well portioned. Followed by Cranachan. From the offer menu, good value

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ClaireL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, great service and a lovely atmosphere. Would certainly recommend for any occasion.

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KateM
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a delightful experience. Ambience was lovely, food sensational. Highly recommended. Very busy Saturday night so maybe more staff required as we had to wait a while for food and drinks, the bill etc. It didn’t bother us though as it was such a lovely dining experience. Very enjoyable.

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AnnieB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was brilliant (Didn’t catch his name), had a good joke with him and food was exceptional! We chose it as a lunch stop but it would have been ideal for a 3 Course evening meal. Had the Cullen skink which was amazing and Perthshire lamb shoulder - Highly recommend!

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MichalS
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Typical Scottish meals worth to try.

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VickyG
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was out of this world, had starters and mains and both packed a punch, service was prompt. Overall had a very pleasant dining experience

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ColinB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very pleasant birthday meal. The ambiance felt a bit touristy (We're locals), but the food was good and the service impeccable, friendly and spot on.

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JulieB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lots of lovely vegetables with delicious salmon. Venison also excellent and starters were tasty

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vipaaaaa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible when we visited. The waiters are a bit rude.

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Berkshire
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food, great setting and delicious cocktails.

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Balthazar
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great Scottish fare and plenty of Whiskey flights to choose from. Try the Haggis spring rolls for starters and venison as main dish.

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CatA
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Staff perfect. Lovely atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, will definitely be going back

KM
KirsteenM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal would definitely go back next time I am in Edinburgh

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Marilyn
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent but felt overpriced. Service was good overall. Good atmosphere.

JM
JacquelineM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant meal salmon starter- Lamb Shoulder excellent - white choice creme bruelee

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DanielD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bloody brilliant. Awesome food. Hats off to the chef!!

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AnneB
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely find would definitely recommend, the food was very good quality and very reasonable for Edinburgh prices. Lovely ambience and attentive staff, will def visit again when in Edinburgh.

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ChristineD
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Had lovely meal Staff efficient except for 1person Asked me to move my coat from seat to let other customers sit down My coat was sitting same place when previous customers where there Slapped the bill on table when he seen my Husband put his jacket on We didn’t even ask for the bill yet Felt as though we were getting pushed out for other customers not very pleased

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KirstenM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The fish and chips and pie were really nice but the burger was average and the mash was tasteless. The main problem was that the door was open the whole time we were eating and we were very cold. We asked the waiter to close it and he did but he didn’t seem happy about it. We wondered whether it was for extra ventilation and would appreciate if it was but if that were the case the tables around the door should not be booked, it is Scotland after all!

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LizaH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service wasn’t great and the food, although nice was quite a small sized portion.

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Karen
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A welcoming restaurant with a lovely welcome, food was excellent

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OswaldoC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people the place and the food are amazing We will come back

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AlanB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Lovely food but overpriced for what it is. Atmosphere is upmarket pub.

FAQs

WHISKI ROOMS offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 225 7224.

WHISKI ROOMS is rated 4.5 stars by 1171 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.