Scotch & Rye

4.4
421 reviews
£25 and under
American
Our style is industrial prohibition with a splash of steampunk thrown in for good measure. Find us on Queensgate and enjoy craft beers, vintage cocktails & some incredible comfort food!

Please be aware that all bookings are taken within current, up-to-date Covid-19 rules and regulations, including booking details being used for track-and-trace, bookings of 6 maximum from a maximum of 2 different house-holds. Masks must be worn upon entry and any time you are not seated. If you are exempt from wearing a face mask, please show exemption card upon arrival.

We look forward to hosting your safe, enjoyable dining & drinking experience.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 421 People Are Saying
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laurent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Disappointed no rhubarb liqueur for cocktails and my food was cold. High top seats were uncomfortable and kept sliding off. Service was friendly and helpful

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Lex123
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Nice drinks and food - also dog friendly which was nice. Service was okay. They told us they had no room when we tried to walk in despite it looking not too busy, so I checked open table and made a booking for 5 mins later and we were then let in.

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Chris
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The service was perfect. The chef has learn to kook. Iam a chef. I ordered a burger. The meat was deepfried and dry and very hard not to eat. A scandal to have a chef like this. I always say what i don't eat my self never leaves the kitchen

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GAIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I'm usually quick to praise but reluctant to complain. However, since I received the email specifically asking for feedback, I have taken the time to inform you of our issues.
My son had been staying with me a few days and wanted to treat me to a nice meal on his last night. We had previously enjoyed eating at Scotch & Rye on several occasions, before lockdown.
On arrival, we were greeted pleasantly and shown to our booked table. I confirmed with our waiter that 'eat out to help out' was still on.
Our starters were ok. We both ordered the ultimate corn dog for main but they were disappointing - they were warm but not nearly hot enough, the cheese sauce was very bland and the pulled brisket just looked and tasted yuck. The chips tasted of old cooking oil. We didn't eat much of it.
The waiter asked if we enjoyed and we said, no not really. He asked if we would like something else but we declined and asked for the bill.
So, the bill was full price for food and we assumed the 'eat out to help out' would be deducted at the till upon payment. However, no, the full price was asked for. I asked about 'eat out to help out' and the bill was then amended and the discount applied. It was quite awkward having to ask again, as I had already confirmed on arrival.
Anyway, to summarise, all the staff we spoke to were polite and friendly but the food was very disappointing and the 'eat out to help out' is brilliant but didn't like having to ask for it. You can do better!

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gelova
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was at a okay level, haggis popcorn was nice, the burger was a little dry for me, vanilla cakewas nice, but very sweet, cocktails we’re very good, definitely would come back for cocktails, the staff was friendly, one of the staff kept forgetting to bring salt and then sauces, so had to wait before starting to eat my food.

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KristinaB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Booked for dinner but been told that the kitchen was shut on arrival.

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NicoleB
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Smart place, friendly staff and decent food, £6 cocktails are rare in town but greatly appreciated 👏🏻 DJ was just arriving at 8pm love the atmosphere in scotch and rye

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello NicoleB, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! :)

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JeniH
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Both food and cocktails were excellent. Nice atmosphere and staff were lovely.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello JeniH, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was really good very helpful staff nothing was a bother upbeat friendly people and fun watching them making cocktails was very entertaining. The starters were very tasty but the mains were not what we expected. Corn dawgs the batter was very stoggy and quite sickly. The brisket with chilli and bacon corn dowg was bland. The big dipper was very spicy and it wasn't stated that it was spicy which it should have been on the menu. Taken the price of the burger I would of thought that it came with chips. We noticed when we were having our meal that one of our party kept getting little drips on her sleeve which came from the ceiling. The toilets felt very eerie, cold and the lighting not very good and the candle on our table wasn't lit.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, beautiful food, great service.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review!

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AdamGee
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scotch and Rye is always amazing been here many times now and the burgers are exceptional, service and overall atmosphere is also fantastic.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello AdamGee, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoy our exceptional burgers and I will be more than happy to pass on your lovely comments back to the team. :)

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RitaM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staffs are friendly, welcoming and attentive with us. The foods was delicious! I had baby back ribs and it was huge and tasted lovely! Everything was presented beautifully. It ws quite (we booked for lunch) and the ambiance is relaxing and romantic. The only thing is missing is a relaxing music to be played in the background. We will definitely come back again!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi RitaM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed our baby back ribs and our relaxing ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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CaroG
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food. If you are looking for a lively busy bar this is the place to be. We found the tables to be very tight and not much room between each one when bar was full. Staff were all friendly and chatty.

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RebeccaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Great food and service too

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gerryk
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our cocktails and our food staff on the ball couldn’t do enough back soon cheers Gerry 👍👏

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RuBe
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to have a few cocktails and some food..

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hello RuBe, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! :)

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GemmaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was here alot in the weekend. Friday we booked a table where we had a meal after somewhere else. The staff where lovely and got us a table booked for after our meal. Upon arrival staff were very welcoming. On Saturday I went with my sister and we had a lovely night where once again everyone was lovely even considering the large party that were seated behind us! Overall Scotch & Rye made my weekend great after a very busy and stressful week!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hello GemmaM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review and thank you for visiting us multiple times over the weekend! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with cocktails on Saturday afternoon. Excellent service and would highly recommend. 🤩

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GeorgeM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reserved standard table when booking but was shown to high top table on arrival, this was quickly rearranged. Service was quick but quality of food I would rate no higher than average. The disappointing thing was the restaurant was running a eat out to help out promotion similar to that held by the Government during November, however was presented with full bill at end of meal? When I queried amount, was given promotion discount.

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vipClare
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fab food thanks! Dog friendly too.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 4 November 2021

Hi Clare, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! :)

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Cat89
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

We booked ahead and were still given the table closest to the toilets. Food was pricy for what we received, burger was £10 on its own and was an extra £3 for a tiny portion of fries which were not worth that. Cocktails were okay, the menu was extensive and perhaps a smaller menu would allow the drinks to be fine-tuned and executed perfectly. We were handed a bill that we hadn't even asked for so we were aware that they wanted us to leave however it took another 15 minutes for someone to show up with a card machine. Overall, I was disappointed with most parts of the night except from a fantastic and enthusiastic male staff member who we didn't catch the name of unfortunately!

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The staff were lovely and I know because of circumstances they were understaffed but the food was such a disappointment. We ordered the corn chowder which to be fair was a nice flavour but the texture was awful. It was just full of sweet corn kernel skin and I was unable to eat even half of it. We also ordered nachos which were tasty but arrived cold, and the corn dawgs with cheese and bacon sauce. The sauce was just bland and the pork sausages an unsettling grey colour. Sweet potato fries were tasty but limp. The drinks menu is extensive and we did enjoy the cocktails we ordered. The setup was good and it would be worth going for a drink but wouldn’t eat there again.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service, cracking cocktails, what more do you want! Would definitely go back and will be recommending to friends that visit the area.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 1 November 2021

Hi RichardB, Thank you for leaving us a great review! We really appreciate it and are happy to hear you enjoyed both our good, served and cocktails! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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LeeW
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had the all you can eat wings which were very tasty and great value at only £10.
Service was very good

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 1 November 2021

Hi LeeW, Thank you for leaving us a great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our bottomless wings Wednesdays! :)

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RyanM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I booked this place as part of our honeymoon and it did not disappoint us! The food was cheap, but delicious, and the cocktails were to die for! Highly recommend Scotch and Rye to anyone looking to have good food in a rustic atmosphere.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 28 October 2021

Hi RyanM, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us during such a special occasion! We really appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you both back again soon. :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We visited Scotch & Rye on the last day of our NC500 trip. The place stood out to us when browsing online due to their ‘£6 before 18:00 lunch offer’ as well as the ‘Any cocktail £5 all day every day’ offer.
However, once there we asked the waiter about these offers, we’re told he wasn’t sure and that he would find out this information for us. He walked away, grabbed his lunch and sat right by us without coming back to us with the information.
We both ordered burgers & Cajun fries. The food was well presented, hot and really tasty.
I had two cocktails which were equally as good.
Once the bill came, I asked why the deals hadn’t been put on there and was told that they were all old deals. I did let them know that they were still online. We still paid the full bill with no qualms as the food and drinks were really nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Locale molto carino e staff gentilissimo. Buono il cibo. Ottima la selezione delle birre.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 28 October 2021

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! :)

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KateH
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great service & food was great! Wide selection of drinks

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 28 October 2021

Hi KateH, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it! :)

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Staff were incredibly lovely and helpful, the service was sharp and made us feel very welcome - but that’s all the positives we could muster from our visit. The menu was very limited, and the food we order was truly underwhelming. Ordered 2 burgers that were sensationally overpriced and completely tasteless, and that was adding extras on top of them. Ordered 2 cocktails - one fruity one which was good, but another one that I think was confused with a different recipe. We both love all animals, but felt it wasn’t right that dogs were welcome in a restaurant at that particular time of night… we were refunded without a hassle on the loaded fries we ordered as they were just awful. Thanks to the manager who was very understanding, and to all the staff who were going above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our visit as much as possible.

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erika
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !! food was delicious, cocktails were amazing and the staff were also amazing. 100% would recommend to anyone and can’t wait to come back.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 25 October 2021

Hi erika, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and cocktails and I will be more than happy to pass on your lovely comments back to our team. :)

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time at scotch, highly recommend

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 25 October 2021

Hi EmilyM, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very much looking forward to our meal at Scotch and Rye - we arrived on time to be told it would be an hour before we would be served a meal !!!!!! - this after having booked well in advance. We were told that they had a large party in- 14 people - why take our booking at that time then. We left of course having just driven from Glasgow we were rather hungry and not prepared to wait that length of time. Upon leaving I called and asked to speak to a manager - someone came on the phone - manager or not I don’t know. Their explanation for the huge delay was - not enough staff and broken kitchen equipment - I ask you - what a lot of nonsense. Perhaps they have never heard of phones or the courtesy of advising customers of their difficulties so that we could have had the opportunity to book elsewhere. Will certainly give this place a miss in future and will advise friends accordingly.

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CharleneB
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks was amazing staff really nice and making sure you are ok can't wait to go back

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 25 October 2021

Hi CharleneB, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review, we really appreciate it! :)

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StevenW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff made us very welcome :) will recommend to our friends

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 21 October 2021

Hi StevenW, Thank you for leaving us a lovely 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming both you and your friends back again soon! :)

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a meal last night. Absolutely loved the food, the cheese steak was lovely. Had a cool vibe, reminded me of Bars in the US.

Would definitely recommend.

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 21 October 2021

Hi RobertT, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our American inspired bar and cheese steak. We really appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! :)

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CMcT
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Such a good vibe similar to bar one but a bit darker lighting.
Prices are average. Good music.
Serving could have been a little quicker to order drinks etc but understandable on a Saturday night

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 18 October 2021

Hi CMcT, Thank you for leaving us your honest feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our atmosphere and I will pass on your feedback regarding our service on a Saturday night back to our team. Thanks again.

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jillt
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Good atmosphere
Friendly staff
Will defo be back

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 18 October 2021

Hello jillt, Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)

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AshleighC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had such a lovely meal at Scotch & Rye - very inventive cocktails and a great menu!

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi AshleighC, Thank you for leaving us a great 5-star review! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon for more of our inventive cocktails and food! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service - great atmosphere
Had a fab dinner and date with my husband

Scotch & Rye
Responded on 14 October 2021

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a lovely review. We really appreciate it! :)

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FrancesM
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Very disappointed as it was a special birthday lunch for our grand daughter. 4 out of 5 meals were cold. Had been recommended by a friend.

FAQs

Scotch & Rye does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Scotch & Rye also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01463 715374.

Scotch & Rye is rated 4.4 stars by 421 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.