WHISKI ROOMS

4.5
1208 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.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1208 People Are Saying
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Disappointed
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately the restaurant accepted bookings despite shutting down. Nothing about this was communicated through open table as the booking still appeared to be on. Having arrived 30 min before closing down, we were not even allowed to stay for a drink. Would not recommend

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PaulaS
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn't actually have anything to eat but other customers did and their meals looked delicious.

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vipDavidR
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intended to go for quite a while and whilst some of the decor could do with improvement - everything else was excellent. Great service and excellent food quality. Of particular note was the perfectly cooked vegetables!!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely family meal to celebrate our son becoming a Chartered Accountant on 2nd October 2020. Waitress was lovely and food was excellent.

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StuartE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food, super service. Chicken main and Lamb shoulder main brilliant and smoked salmon was amazing. Apple tartin was soooo good. Ok costs for such good food, I’ve rapid more and eaten much poorer food elsewhere

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hayleyb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Salmon was really good but had a bit too much kale. The venison was excellent and was cooked too perfection.

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LesleyD
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food great service,seated quickly , would go back

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was ok but overpriced. Lovely looking place, long wait but waited roughly half an hour slot the staff polite and helpful

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DanielD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The food wasn’t great, it was awful to tell the truth. Service was ok, the place itself had a nice vibe but didn’t make up for the expensive dinner. Not a good example of Scottish food. To sum it up, take one look then run away.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good service
Tasty tasty food
Great boozer selection
Great location

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EmmaW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat out .. lots of choice on the menu, lovely atmosphere and fully enjoyed our meal .. made for the perfect date night !

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AlisonK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned to WHISKI for the third time in as many years and it fulfilled our expectations in all areas. Great place to eat and relax.

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IslaP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great drink options - would recommend!

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Moody
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and drink selection was fine but generally over priced. Service was ok, and I appreciate that the server discounted my whisky as it was an older age statement then what was on the menu; however, we went an hour without anyone coming by.

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ArleneB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night in Edinburgh had an amazing meal here would 100 % recommend great food and loads of choice at the bar

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Currans
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed your meal on set menu soup and main course delicious however the dessert was overly creamy. Would have preferred an additional choice for dessert. Wine slightly overpriced. Service great and overall enjoyed dining experience.

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ArneZ
State of Bremen
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good steak and pie, very good whisky tasting!
Very nice service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The mushroom soup is great, but the bread is a bit over toasted. Ribeye is fresh and fantastic, love it!

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Verrine
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice. Worth visiting. Service was outstanding and the food was delicious.

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Lfsfirz
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Geordie waiter pretty rude. It’s a whisky speciality place - my friend asked if he would recommend anything ‘like a talisker, so smoky and good?’ And he said ‘well for a start I don’t think it’s either smoky or good’- unnecessary comment. Then recommended just another more premium talisker at about double the price, and when my friend commented that he couldn’t taste much difference between them, he said “not really surprised after you ruined it with a great big chunk of ice”. And that sort of summarised the experience! He rushed us from start to finish whereas by contrast his female colleague was very nice and helpful. Definitely wouldn’t recommend going back. Food was quite nice and a beautiful setting but he dampened the entire experience!

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M123
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food with good friendly service, good choice of cocktails and of course Whisky

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TraceyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food from starter through to desert.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Restaurant a bit worn down however food and service excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desided to choose this place as a treat even though a little on the pricey side, I was expecting it to be good. And wasn't disappointed really good food and drink. Shame the innes & gunn was out on the draught but managed to fit in some wee dram. Very good place to dine out for a nice treat.

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KimH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the Whiski rooms, great service and a lovely ‘cosy’ atmosphere. A great selection of food, drinks and whiskies! Really enjoyed by both myself and my partner, and we even returned the following day for drinks. Would definitely recommend!

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ChristopherW21
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venison beautifully cooked with perfect grill marks and garnish and great atmosphere.

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JessieM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Myself and my partner had a great experience while on our holiday up to Scotland - we were met by a warm welcome from staff whom were all very friendly and had a great sense of humor. At first we went just for a few drinks and then upon discovering there is vegan haggis on the menu (my partner is vegan) it was a very easy decision as that is where we'd have our dinner that night if they had space for us to do so. We were surprised though that they were able to accommodate us that evening for dinner which was excellent as we'd all but given up finding anywhere else still offering vegan haggis (all closed temporarily due to the covid-19 situation). We returned a couple of hours later for dinner, upon which I informed one of the staff (a lovely and funny gentleman whom I'm afraid I never learnt his name) that we had in those two hour away become engaged after I proposed to my girlfriend (now happy to say is my fiance) and to my surprise he brought out a couple of glasses of bubbly on the house for us which was the nicest touch to such a special evening - thank you again so much for that if you read this!
The food was brilliant; I had the Scottish salmon which was cooked perfectly and the sauce/ jus and accompanying vegetables complimented the salmon perfectly whilst ensuring not to steal the show from the fish. The vegan haggis dish was also perfect; my partner absolutely loved it (and said it was the nicest, softest mash she's ever had). Our waitress was super friendly and lovely, and helped add to making the evening feel special - thank you :)
Overall it was the perfect evening and we had a brilliant experience here, and can highly recommend it to anyone looking to either go for drinks and experience different whisky's, and/ or for the amazing food, you can't go wrong :)

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Daisy
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Would visit again just for the chips!!

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MaureenJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual and in spite of COVID restrictions the atmosphere and staff were friendly and welcoming

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Ozer
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, lovely atmosphere, service was great. A very enjoyable place to dine.

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sarahc
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food- the steak and ale pie was outstanding and the white chocolate creme brûlée memorable! Very good staff service- would definitely recommend and will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, fab service from Kim, the food was really good, the rib eye steak just melts in your mouth and the whisky sauce is amazing, we asked for the recipe and Kim got it for us, would definitely visit here again for a lovely experience

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Sunny
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Lovely staff

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SamMJ
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, certainly the best meal we’ve had in Edinburgh.
The staff were friendly and inviting without being overbearing, and were highly knowledgable and more than able to make suggestions for the huge array of whisky they have available.

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Harvey
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really good traditional food will visit again if able once CoViD situation improves

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StephenP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Lovely place to eat but little expensive for what you get

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Shan
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
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 on 18 September 2020
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 on 15 September 2020
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.

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 1208 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.