WHISKI Rooms Bar & Bistro

4.5
721 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
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  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Special Occasions
Award Winning Whiski Rooms Bar and Restaurant, great fresh Scottish Food, extensive cocktails, wine, craft beer and 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 on trade Ardbeg Embassy Whisky Bar & Restaurant in the UK, and winning Whisky Bar of the Year in Scotland in 2014/2015, and a tasting room and shop for daily whisky tastings.

All our food is locally sourced using the best produce serving great Scottish food, steaks from local butcher, haggis, local fish, Whiski Rooms is located in the city centre looking over Princess Street where you will experience traditional Scottish food.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Scottish, Steak, Fish
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 10am to 1am
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Phone number
0131 225 7224
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Ryan Turner
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Private Party Facilities
We can host upto 120 people for private parties. we have different areas which can be used for smalled groups. We are delighted to be awarded the status of the the first ever on-trade Ardbeg Embassy in the UK. This is a semi-private dining area that seats up to 10, great for leaving do"s, small celebrations and get-togethers.
Exclusive use of full venue is also available on request, groups up to 120 people.
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Private Party Contact
Michael Dickson: 0131 225 7224
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Parking Details
Paid parking available on the street and surrounding area.
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Public Transit
Lothian buses stop outside, numbers 23, 27, 41, 42. SHort walk from all other bus stops on Princes Street.
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WHISKY TASTINGS - We specialise in the finest Scottish Whiskies and offer daily whisky tastings from - An Introduction to Whisky, Whisky and Cheese, Whisky and Chocolate to bespoke tastings.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 721 People Are Saying
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LM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and just what we wanted to celebrate our engagement. Thank you!

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LF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Great food & service . Thoroughly enjoyed

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and drinks. Definitely recommend for an evening meal.

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K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, excellent whisky - would happily come back again.

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited with family from Arkansas, the atmosphere was lovely and the staff very welcoming.
Our food was superb especially the lamb and our guests from Arkansas enjoyed the haggis
Service was excellent but never intrusive or rushed
If your looking for good food , excellent service in a superb location just off the Royal Mile then this is the place for you

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AC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ambience was good, waiter lovely, but pie was not a pie

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TF
London
63 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. Great meal, very friendly and efficient staff and superb whiskies! My cullen skink was great as was my steak. My son's haggis burger was wolfed down. The mac'n'cheese defeated my daughter which is unheard of. My vegetarian wife didn't have the greatest choice to select from but what she had was very very good. The whisky flights were a real joy and an entertaining voyage of discovery.

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CT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asked for a window seat when we booked, and was happy to have our request honored. It was a chilly evening, and this spot was perfect for a cozy dinner. The staff was knowledgeable and helped us choose a whisky flight that was exactly what we were looking for. We ordered the salmon trio starter and it was delicious. We ordered steak and ale pie, and lamb for our main courses. Both were yummy, including the roasted vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes. We shared a lemon meringue tart that was excellent. Very happy with our visit to The Whisky Room.

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GA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

'Upscale pub' type of atmosphere, very good and knowledgeable staff (thank you Kim!), lovely comfort food like steak & ale pie, lamb, salmon, mac n cheese. Did a whiskey flight of five whiskeys from five different regions of Scotland for £25. All in all a very good evening!

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GJ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The waiter help us navigate local ingredients and options in a very helpful way. And made great suggestions it was fun. The ambience combined with great food is what made it an outstanding for us.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food. Loved the steak and ale pie

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SF
West Lothian
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat and drink. Would recommend. Near to the train station and near to the Royal Mile. Good atmosphere and friendly staff.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening with excellent food and wine, the staff very courteous and very good service, a lovely venue and highly recommendable

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s
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st visit but definitely won't be my last,the steak was brilliant and chips were awesome, also great selection of drinks and the server was very clued up on the whiskys

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s
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the friendly staff was very knowledgeable about the whisky selection

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JG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at the Whiski Rooms was terrific. My wife and I ate their twice during our seven day Edinburgh visit. The staff was friendly, the food was great..

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SB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful first meal in Scotland. Was recommend by the hotel. Had a great meal and met a nice couple. I ate haggis, was very good! Don’t want to know what is in it :)
Waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. Atmosphere warm and inviting. Perfect place for a larger group. Location was excellent and easy to find

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K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good quality Scottish food with excellent customer service.

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OS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as we walked threw the door til we left the evening was perfect. Nice friendly staff very professional. Would recommend this place without hesitation.

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RS
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, personnel food and ambiance. Will definitely propose to friends and family.

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LJ
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very good service at the table from a Young woman with lots of humour

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MM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious, service great and local beer/cider really good. It was very busy when we were having lunch so not much in the way of ambience, may be better in the evenings. Fish and chips were not a huge portion but still very tasty. Will definitely return - soon.

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HR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My husband and I visited Whiski Room while on our honeymoon in Edinburgh. The food was pretty good, service was ok but they did have the most delicious strawberry cider on the menu that made the visit all the worth it. If you are visiting any city in Scotland - make a reservation for dinner or else you won't be eating said dinner (we learned this the hard way after our first night in town).

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t
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great lunch. The steak and mushroom pie was particularly tasty and well presented.

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MM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Service friendly and efficient. Quality of food excellent

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ED
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable second visit to this centrally located restaurant with great views across the city. Good service, good food and good atmosphere.

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FM
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was exactly what you would expect of a typical Scottish Bistro style restaurant, service was good, staff were friendly, everything was good or very good, but nothing was truly outstanding. Good value for money.

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SS
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food , atmosphere and very helpful attentive service , arrived a little earlier than booked but they accommodated us within minutes, lovely table in the window .... perfect evening , thank u

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PV
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the atmosphere, service and food. It was the perfect for our first dinner out in Edinburgh.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff very knowledgeable about whisky and very ready to make some interesting recommendations. Haggis very good but sticky toffee pudding should not be missed.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three times in Edinburgh and I’ve visited the Whiski Rooms each time. It’s one of my favourite places to go in Edinburgh and a visit to the capital without a visit to the Whiski rooms would be wrong

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J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was extremely good but we waited an unacceptable amount of time after we sat down for our drinks order to be taken. Service did pick up during the meal.

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MM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the kind of place we were looking for - a good menu and decent selection of whiskies. Staff was pleasant and efficient. Food was tasty. Whisky choices were diverse and reasonably priced. Overall a great experience.

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AD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was lovely and the restaurant itself is beautiful. The staff were very kind, helpful and efficient and service was brilliant. The food and drinks are incredible - lots of flavour and lovely presentation. It cost more than what we would usually spend on a meal out, but it was a special occasion and felt like it was worth what we paid. Would definitely recommend if looking for somewhere to go for a celebration.

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OR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Immer wieder empfehlenswert, Qualität der Zutaten, Ambiente und das aufmerksame Personal runden das Ergebnis positiv ab.

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JA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

2 of us ordered Mac and Cheese which was tasteless and overpriced at around £14. My husband had haddock and chips which was ok but must be one of the most expensive in Edinburgh at £16.
Felt like this was a restaurant catering for tourists who don’t know where else to go, and priced accordingly.
Definitely won’t be back.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From Canada on holiday in Edinburgh. WHISKI rooms was a nice change from traditional pub fare. It was a slightly refined version of typical Scottish dishes. The haggis spring rolls were delicious and a nice introduction to the dish. Staff were very friendly and kind. Cocktails were very well done.

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NK
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A friend recommended the Whiski Rooms to us so we went there during our holidays in Scotland and it was really worth it! The food was delicious and the service extraordinary. The waiter literally read every wish from our eyes before we could even say something. The only con is that prices are quite elevated, but you really get a great experience for your money.

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CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!! Great atmosphere. Wonderful selection of food.

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RC
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this gem on our last night in Edinburgh. Had we found it sooner we would have certainly had at least another dinner. The food and portions were excellent as was the service. Would highly recommend if your looking for a good evenings meals.

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