WHISKI ROOMS

4.5
839 reviews
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Scottish
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  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
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.

Special Offers

2 courses £12 or 3 Courses £15

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 10 January 2019

Ends: 31 March 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00

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HW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had our last night in Scotland’s dinner here. The service was fantastic which continued to show us the incredible hospitality of the people in Scotland and team at Whiski Rooms. The whisky pairings with each meal was a gem.

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d
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Second visit - very different from my first visit in January. This time I got terrible service, the food was poor and the visit had a sting in the tail.

Undercooked, soggy haggis in spring role with nothing to contrast the taste was a bad start. Salmon was bulked out with tasteless mash and a few scraps of veg, The fish was overcooked, Tarte Tatin was burnt, the pastry was rock solid. There was no rush to clear our plates, no refill for our water bottle or any offer of more wine or spirits. The room was unpleasantly packed solid and staff stressed to the point of being rude...but it got worse. Out of the blue as I was trying to order coffee they said there was a 2 hour occupancy limit and they needed the table back. I don't book at restaurants with such ludicrous rules. I was furious at being told about it at the end of the meal. It's a silly, avaricious practice. One waitress said I should have been told when I sat down - I wasn't (I would have walked out). The man who took my money (over £100 for 2 with wine) was particularly smug and censorious - he said it was in the email confirmation - it wasn't - I checked (I had booked through Open Table).

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CB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service, a warm atmosphere and the food was excellent. The wine was a little bit expensive but as we were celebrating it was OK for a special occasion.

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AP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table of 5 ,we were in a quieter part of the restaurant, I was there with my wife and close friends,we wanted to splash out ,and celebrate absent friends,and we weren't disappointed, special shout out to Martin,who looked after us .food was excellent and choice of wine varied and reasonable for good restaurants in Edinburgh.We would have no hesitation in recommending this venue and if we are back in Edinburgh we will visit

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LN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere, the food was delicious and the service was so friendly.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, good food and great service and nice ambiance.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have come here quite a few times when in Edinburgh. The food and service is outstanding and is definitely a must have whiskey and food experience.

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MF
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely braised lamb! Another in the party loved the venison.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cannot fault staff or food. Only disappointment was a bunch of noisy rugby fans in the restaurant at the same time. Although staff were very apologetic because of this. Would we visit again, yes 100%

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AC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The table we were sitting at was near the door, unfortunately customers kept leaving the door open so it was very cold. Best ask for seat away from the entrance.

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B
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here on numerous occasions and it never disappoints - food is great, a little bit different, and the people looking after you are the best; attentive, interested - we'll be back .

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JY
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went to Whiski Rooms for our anniversary dinner. The food was excellent, however we were made to feel rushed by the host on a number of occasions to give our table back by a certain time which detracted from the night. As this was brought up no less than 3 times, I felt like I was clock watching the whole time and could not relax and enjoy the meal. For 2 courses 2 people we were just shy of £100, so for only an hour an 15 minutes spent in the restaurant I don't feel like it was good value.

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JY
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really exceptional food in a great location close to the Old Town. Would recommend and will be back!

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KG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked for a birthday celebration for a family member - staff were excellent and looked after us; including helping me to arrange a cake and whiskey recommendations. Food was excellent too - we will be back!

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L
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our second visit. A lovely meal, steak cooked exactly as requested by all 4 of our party.
Have to say the service was fantastic and our waiter was very attentive.

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MC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch. The only thing I was disappointed with was I had mentioned it was my daughters Birthday and thought there might have been some mention of this. In other restaurants, previous years, ive had a plate with happy birthday in chocolate written on it with a small cake, chocolate or a glass of processo. It didn’t spoil our experience but would have been nice.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was terrific. Menu varied and interesting. Scotch collection on offer was amazing. Service was super friendly and accommodating. Place is very old. There is an “old smell” to the place as others noted. But not too intrusive, adds a bit the ambiance.

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FB
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed everything about it, food was delicious and service first class.
Our server, Sam, was friendly, extremely helpful and made us feel relaxed about taking our time over everything.
Would definitely go back. Couldn’t fault anything.

Fiona Brogan.

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MH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was really good and the food was excellent. Really enjoyed my meal i had the venison and it melted in the mouth. Will definately return!!

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KB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Edinburgh for my 50th birthday and wanted to book somewhere nice for the Saturday night. I booked The Whiski Rooms in advance from reading reviews online and it didn't disappoint. We order a couple of rib eye steaks and a couple of beers and the steaks were really good. The service from the moment we walked in to our table service from Alia was timely and very pleasant. The atmosphere was very relaxed and i loved the overall feel of the place. For city centre dining it wasn't overly expensive and if we are ever in Edinburgh again i would definitely consider returning.

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DS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, plenty of choice, great service, value for money. Thank you

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MD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal starter , main & desert. Food was excellent and presentation also first class. Very warm welcome from staff also. And the Whiski cocktails were fantastic

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LM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Place was a little cold but thryy turned on thr radiator as soon as we mentioned it. Fantastic cocktails too.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The lamb was so tender, I was happily surprised! The atmosphere was very cosy

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R
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Price of a bottle of wine was ridiculous. Music was a tad too loud.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, delicious cocktails and a lovely waiter! Perfect for pre theatre dinner and drinks

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SB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visitors and catching up with friends over lunch. The restaurant was busy but we were allowed to take our time over a drink in the bar before being shown to our table. The room could be noisy at times but nothing that made it too difficult to hear what we were all saying. Service was friendly and efficient and the staff regularly checked to make sure we were happy with everything. We all left saying we'd go back. Saturday lunch for 4 with drinks was £200 which presumably could be considerably cheaper had we gone on a weekday to enjoy the Set Price menu. I did therefore mark it down a little for value but overall a good experience.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

To begin with, despite having booked a table we still had to wait to be seated.

My partner and I both ordered the fish - exceptionally dry. The chips had no flavour. And when I asked the waiter/waitress for BBQ sauce, they returned with HP Brown sauce and said when asked why I was given brown sauce, they only had HP BBQ Brown Sauce... it’s made with tomato and vinegar... that’s total opposite.

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XZ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is in nice location, just off the Royal Mile and very cosy with unique interior, friendly and welcoming staff. I had a lovely dinner with candles, delicious meal ( sirlion steak and a good wine( merlot) . You can also have whisky taste - 4 shots different whisky, prices vary depends of the whisky selection. I would recommend it to everyone who visit Edinburgh.

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RB
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Kim took great care of this American with no knowledge of whisky. She arranged a wonderful tasting flight for me and the fish and chips were top notch.

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience at this very welcoming restaurant. Our server Samantha was wonderful.

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KC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service what’s not to like. Areally lovely evening

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N
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really really delicious, lovely place - will definitely be back

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KM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a brilliant meal. Lovely food and wine. Only thing, and it sounds ridiculous, but the crackers for the cheese could’ve been better.

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JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food with a lovely astmosphere. We booked an early dinner before heading to an event and The Whiski Rooms didn’t disappoint.

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JW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I thought it was ok, but not exceptional.

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OT
Italy
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Eravamo alla ricerca di un buon whisky quando abbiamo scoperto questo ristorante. Ottima scelta!

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good location
Fantastic food and friendly service
Haggis Spring rolls a must

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JG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic night with excellent food and wine. Really good value and really great ambience- highly recommend

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived we were greeted warmly by the manager. We exchanged a bit of friendly banter with him as he showed us to our table in the window. Our waiter Lukoss was very helpful and charming with a good sense of humour.
We enjoyed a superb lunch from the set lunch menu 2 courses £12 or 3 courses £15. The food was freshly cooked and delicious. The portion sizes were generous too. All in all we had an excellent meal for 3 with superb service which was also great value for the money.
We will definitely be back again.

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