WHISKI ROOMS

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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.

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25% Off Food

...25% off food from Sundays thru 5:00 pm on Fridays.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. No interjunction with other offers. Excludes set menus. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 13 January 2020

Ends: 29 February 2020

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:30-22:00
Fri 12:30-17:00

What 1035 People Are Saying
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NV
Surrey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 8 and were given an alcove to ourselves.

Amazing food and friendly waiters. Great atmosphere, would highly recommend

NE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Ambience and service were excellent, cannot fault them at all. Food on the other hand was "ok" we ordered the Charcuterie board and that was fine but we then ordered steaks and they were a real disappointment, no seasoning on either one, an undressed salad and frozen chips. If you are going to charge this much for a steak especially one of this quality (meat quality far outweighed the chefs ability to cook it) then it needs to be good not "ok" Wetherspoons can cook a steak like this for half as much.
Overall it was a let down, as City visitors we read some excellent reviews and some of the other dishes coming out looked great but we wouldn't return based on our experience.

OT
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, really beautiful and cosy. Brilliant food - we had the Valentine’s Day specials of sea bass and lamb cutlets and they were cooked to perfect! Would highly recommend a side of dauphinois potatoes! Service was great and friendly.

P
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was u sure about booking not particularly wanting a tourist venue but read lots of good reviews and we had a really lovely experience.
The service was excellent, such a nice guy, funny and helpful!
The Food quality was perfect, the salmon beautiful, the lamb so tender. The cocktails, old fashion, delicious! The price was on the high side, but I guess this reflected the location but we couldn’t fault the food. Thanks for a lovely night.

S
Edinburgh
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal. Food and wine amazing. Even got a candle in the ice cream for my birthday!

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleased to recommend lovely food and friendly service

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food, great service!

m
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real authentic Scottish treat. Couldn't think of a better place to experience Scottish flavour during a shirt break to Edinburgh. Excellent

OT
Morayshire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time I’ve been here, and it never disappoints. Lovely food in a really nice restaurant

M
Edinburgh
19 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend from Australia for haggis. It was very quiet but the staff were fantastic and the food was excellent. My friend had a wonderful experience

OT
Osaka
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, Alis!

b
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good dinner, extremely nice service

p
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very quiet when we visited, but it was 3.39 on a very windy January afternoon. Had the two course lunchtime menu. Very tasty and good value for money. Would certainly go again .

NW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The best fish and chips i ever had.Making such a simple dish outstandingly delicious is not easy i think!

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was lovely very cosy and warm. Food was delicious and very filling we couldn't manage a dessert. The thistle cider was very nice would highly recommend trying it.

EL
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT. The service was amazing, with our waiter being very attentive, topping up glasses, including water, replacing the ice and constantly keeping an eye on us, without being in our way.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner here for Burns night on our weekend away in Edinburgh, food was good but felt quite rushed as hardly any gap between starter and main courses.

SK
Wales
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meal in the lovely whiski rooms with exceptional service and fantastic ambiance. Will definitely return soon!

D
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience at the WHISKI rooms - both with a tasting and then a meal. Sean was great as our host at our whiskey and chocolate tasting - very informative and entertaining - he was obviously very well informed and passionate about whiskey - really made it a great experience. Our meal was lovely, service very good, environment and ambience good. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

P
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The (traditional or vegetarian) haggis with whisky sauce seems to be a favourite - and justifiably so.
The cocktails are rather modest in size for their price.
Service attentive and quick.
The 25% discount on food was not applied so make sure you insist if you got one.

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I booked this restaurant because the menu looked good and they offered a wide selection of whiskeys. Ultimately however, this place is a bit of a tourist trap. The food was okay, decent, but nothing I would rave about or remember. Service was nothing special, and the general atmosphere was a bit "underwhelming", perhaps the other diners felt the same as we did. There are pubs in the area ordering similar food of better quality, at a better price.

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed dinner on holiday. We had a delightful young waitress and an attentive bar staff that made for a very special evening.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Gentleman working probably as the manager (or waiter lead) of this place wasn’t too friendly.
Waiters were nice though.
I also think the place is overrated in regards to the food.

EF
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food waitress was very nice and recommended dishes on the menu. Will be returning my only moan is that the restaurant was cold it could have done with some extra heating as it was cold and wet outside. Apart from that worth a visit

ZW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was good food and service although place looked dirty, floor, table bases, shelves and toilets were not tidy.

AF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We came here for lunch with two young children. It was nice a quiet in the day. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious!! The only negative is that the set lunch menu was not on that day and this was not communicated online but other than that we have no complaints. It was a really lovely experience and we would eat here again.

IC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent (with the only cavate that an order was slightly wrong). The sirloin steak with Ardbeg sauce is my new favourite...

A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Delicious food & whisky. I was disappointed to find out that the kitchen was next to the toilets but luckily it was after I had eaten.
It explains the few tiny mosquitos flying around in the restaurant area.
If wasn’t for that I would’ve given 5 stars.

NR
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff and great value for money... Food was of a very good standard.

H
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice food. Shame the vegetarian haggis wasn’t home-made for the price. Ambiance was lovely, staff were very friendly.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Post torchlight procession

j
London
28 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Centrally located. Reasonable food and friendly service. Given location very busy which impacts on how quickly food arrived. But clean plates all around!

BW
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. Great presentation as well as delicious. The service was delightful. Would look forward to returning when/if ever in Edinburgh again.

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, the service was great same as the view.
The food was very delicious, especially the lamb starter

J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were disappointed in the selection of scotch. For dinner, we had fish and chips. It was tasty but we had much better at other restaurants at a far lower price. Overall, I think the place is a lot of hype and you can do just as well finding a small local restaurant with ambiance and a more local flavor.

c
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

There was nothing wrong with the food, but it it was by no means memorable. We had the Cullen Skink at The Doric the day prior, and at a pub somewhere in highland earlier this year, so our expectations were high, but the Cullen Skink at this place was rather mediocre, not as rich or flavorful.
My ribeye: I asked for medium rare but got a medium. Sure I could have asked for a new one but it was just too much of a hassle and I didn't want my son to wait for me to eat or for us to eat separately. It was thin and dry, not the thicker cut and juicy steak I was hoping for.

The service was great, on the other hand. Our server, Peter, was very friendly and attentive. It's not his fault at all the food was just meh, but he definitely made things better.

I wouldn't say avoid this restaurant, because all the food was edible good quality. It just wasn't impressive for my taste and as a foodie I want every meal to be a memorable experience.

M
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food at the Whiski Rooms was the worst we had in Edinburgh. A £19.99 lobster mac and cheese was overcooked, boiled pasta with overcooked fish (which I’d have said was crayfish rather than lobster) and runny, bland, under seasoned sauce (assume from the water the pasta was boiled in). The steak and ale pie was completely inedible! A very sweet sauce full of mustard, it tasted like they had mixed salt with sugar! The steak was so tough I couldn’t chew it. Neither of these meals were eaten and were refunded. My husband ate his meal, though only due to the fact that he knew the chances of getting something else after 9pm during the Christmas markets was slim to none. His lamb was slow cooked but completely overdone, and the sauce was like water! We had sides with the first two meals but had to demand that we would not pay for them as we had nothing to eat them with, we weren’t even offered condiments. All in all the meal (one that was consumed), plus a bottle of average wine and 2 cocktails came to £85!!!! A very expensive night considering only one out of three of us ate something. I think this place is a tourist trap that on a good day produces average food, and on a bad day produces food that is completely inedible! The fact that the restaurant is decorated very elegantly I think helps them to get away more than they potentially should. Would not recommend at all.

WHISKI ROOMS
Responded on 30 December 2019

Unfortunately you didn’t like two of the main courses but I do appreciate you enjoyed the venue, service and starters so thank you for explaining this to other readers on Tripadvisor. Your bill was heavily discounted and most of the food that you had eaten and enjoyed was also not charged for as a goodwill gesture. We try our hardest to deliver great food and service to our guests but for your party we didn’t so I can only wish you more success elsewhere in the future.

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NV
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! Service was amazing thank you stacey!! And we got a wonderful table as it was my sisters birthday! Couldn’t recommend the place highly enough !

IK
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served by courteous and friendly staff with a good knowledge of what they were serving. Very Scottish in feel and menu. Loved it.

NS
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok however if I am paying £30 for a steak I would like it cooked the way I asked for it to be cooked. The young girl who waited on us for most of the night was excellent, but I can’t say the same for the gentleman who spoke to us when I questioned the frozen grapes served with my cheese and the lack of any crackers with the cheese. Eventually he brought some celery and some extra crackers and basically threw it on the table. Maybe it’s just me but if a party is spending £500 I would expect better service! Disappointing to be honest.