WHISKI ROOMS

4.5
1635 reviews
£25 and under
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.

Experiences

  • Burns Supper Menu

    £35.00 per person

    Jan 24 - Jan 30, 2022

    Burns Night is 25th Jan every year but this year we will have a special Burns Supper menu available all week to celebrate our national poet Robert Burns whose message of friendship and Auld Lang Syne lives on. Fancy a taste of Burns fayre? COCK-A-LEEKIE SOUP *** HAGGIS, NEEPS & TATTIES with our delicious whisky cream sauce (TRADITIONAL OR VEGETARIAN HAGGIS) *** WHISKI CRANACHAN *** A complimentary nip of scotch malt whisky to toast the bard *** Please Note: This is not a hosted Burns Supper and is a special offer menu in addition to our a la carte menu

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
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1635 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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RossW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff and great atmosphere

m
mk2saints
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Steak pie bland and the vegetable served with them bone dry, needs a sauce…

OT
OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal, fantastic staff and wonderful ambience. 10/10 will be back

IH
ImmyH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Had a great evening with friends but poor service from staff. They weren't rude as such, but weren't friendly either? Went for my birthday and booked a table as there were 8 of us from 3 households. Given the pandemic and it was a large booking, I assumed a table would need to be booked even if it were just for drinks. I also contacted the Whiski Rooms via email about the evening pre booking and they never mentioned booking is only for food. When we got there and told the waiter we weren't eating, they informed us that you can't book for drinks. I apologised and asked if we should move but they said it was fine. Whilst they said it was fine, we did get average service all night. Almost passive aggressive.

Still paid 10% service charge though as we hate to complain. Drinks were lovely and had a good evening still.

RH
RitaH
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Lovely dinner date x
We love the whisky rooms and are regulars and so was the perfect place for anew Years Day.
Lunch was beautiful, service great and would definitely recommend to everyone.

MS
MarianneS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We paid £85 per person for a standard meal + 1 glass of Proseco and 3 canapes.
For a new year's eve dinner, I would have expected at least a 5 course meal.

Except for this the food was good as usual and the staff very friendly also as usual.

Still in total disappointing...

MB
MichelleB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a new wee favourite. Can’t wait to come back .

ST
SamT
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, wonderful staff and a wonderful setting !

LW
LauraW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food delish as always but every time I come I am reminded of the toilet/cleaning chemical smell that slightly spoils the ambiance.

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Graham
London
14 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent taste of Scotland - great ambience and service, great food and whisky too of course

AD
AngharadD
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venue ambience was great, food was superb and staff were attentive but not too attentive. The decor was lovely inside too

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything- a must eat/ drink at venue when In Edinburgh.👍👍👍🥃🥃🍾🍾🍺🍺

AY
AdrianY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was excellent and my meal ( venison ) was delicious my wife who is a vegetarian didn't enjoy hers as much but I would definitely return.

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vipVirginia
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had walked past this gem hundreds of times but never gone in. Big mistake. Lunch with friends post Christmas, great atmosphere, great food and great service. We will be back.

MB
MargaretB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience with excellent food and service. Would highly recommend

IF
ImmaculateF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try restaurant. The old fashioned's are great. Try the staff recommendations for food, we tried the haggis spring rolls, haggis for mains, the lamb shoulder and the sticky pudding.. all were amazing.

LM
LewisM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner , great service and staff were super friendly . Will be back !

SL
SarahL
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. I wasn’t without a drink the whole time. Food was delicious and great atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting scotland this was the perfect scottish restaurant! The waiter was fabulous and recommended some great whiskys

HW
HayleyW
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant, friendly service and food was surprisingly excellent! Not a huge amount of atmosphere because it was quiet, but they'd had a lot of cancellations due to Covid and having been in for drinks before, it was definitely quieter than usual.

BW
BarryWhite
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went there for a date and we loved the food and service. The sticky toffee pudding is to die for.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely nice food!! We had a steak and a blue cheese burger and both were to die for!! Would definitely recommend!!

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Hannah
Denver
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The whiskey and mixed drinks were amazing. The staff was attentive and kind. The lobster Mac and cheese was heaven but the salmon was ok, nothing I'd fly across the world for. Overall, our experience was wonderful and we highly recommend having a meal here!

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AbigailSimpson
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal for our last night in Edinburgh. My Gingerbread Auld Fashioned was delicious and the food was so good. The whiskey tasting introduction was a great touch too. Great service and general vibe, will definitly return next time I'm in Scotland.

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PaulP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food and Amazing Drinks. Highly recommended.

BM
BarryM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.
Thoroughly enjoyable experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, and atmosphere

GB
GemmaB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a busy day in Edinburgh we were so excited for our meal at the Whiski Rooms and it did not disappoint! From the second we walked in we were greeted like old friends, service was outstanding and the food perfection. I will 100% be recommending to friends who are travelling to Edinburgh

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend, food and cocktails were great! Service was also great, we had a lovely time!

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Wends
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely venue and great food, would recommend a visit.

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vipCopthall
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great for evenings but slightly dark inside for lunch time when sun is shinning in Edinburgh.

AM
AngelaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and the service was faultless. Excellent meal - will be back!

HJ
HelenJ
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Scottish. Excellent food and service. We’ll recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at the Whiski rooms- loved the atmosphere and the food and wine was excellent

GR
GlendaR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our company of six , were extremely pleased with the food from the Christmas menu but we were disappointed with the price of the drinks .

SC
StevenC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a lovely meal the service was spot on we will be going back 4 star

MT
MarkT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, ambiance and attentive staff with a good drinks menu.

SM
SarahMbanks
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This meal was a birthday treat for my husband. The restaurant was jumping and the only reason I gave it a 4 overall was because of the noise level, we were having to raise our voices to chat (which isnt the best), it turned out it was actually quieter at the table near the bar where we were seated once we'd eaten. The ladies had the lamb and it was, at first sight, an unusual look but that did not detract from the taste which was absolutely delicious, we all marvelled at how fresh the vegetables tasted too. The men had a few whisky's and both were very happy with the huge choice. It gave them an opportunity to try something new which was the whole point of the evening. The price all in was actually excellent value for money, 4 mains, 4 deserts, 4 whisky's, 2 G&Ts, 1 bottle of prosecco and 4 beers less the service charge came in at £120 per couple. As they were super busy our server needed to be chased down a couple of times, which meant that we were a little rushed to fit in desert within the 2 hour table limit. The staff were great, friendly and courteous. Fortunately once we'd finished eating we were able to move to a table by the bar (which was quieter) so we could carry on and have a few more drinks to end a lovely evening. When we go again we will ask for a table by the bar (we agreed we'd rather have the odd bit of breeze from the door than have to shout at each other).

So, would we go again, and did we think it was good value for money?
Absolutely on both counts.

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Chris
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall it was good, the sauce lacked a little taste in the chicken but overall a good meal. Server was a little abrupt, not rude exactly but not friendly which was a shame..

FAQs

WHISKI ROOMS is rated 4.5 stars by 1635 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.