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WHISKI Rooms Bar & Bistro

4.4
623 reviews
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£25 and under
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Scottish
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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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Entertainment


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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Special Events & Promotions
We run whisky tastings every day including Introduction to Whisky, Whisky & Chocolate, Whisky & Cheese, Premium and Bespoke Tastings to name but a few. Why not book a whisky tasting before dinner ?
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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 623 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very enjoyable night with good food and whisky. Lucas very attentive and good sense of humor. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Really enjoyed our evening here. The food was well presented and tasty. The ribeye steak was expensive but beautiful. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming with excellent friendly service. Would highly recommend.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The staff seem to be on a power trip, very arrogant! The food was nice but with the steak being a similar price to Kyloe, the quality wasn’t the same so we felt that it was over priced. Our starters came straight away and main course came quicker than we expected too, felt rushed and that they were needing the table back, even though we booked in advance. There are better places to go if you want to spend over £100 in less than an hour.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The service was very good our server being very attentive. Had the Cullen Skink to start - not the best was a bit too thin, needed more cream to the mix. Haggis /neeps/tatties ok but a bit pricey for this dish. Overall though it was a bit overpriced for what was served to our table.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Service seemed rushed. As soon as plates were down we were being asked for next course choice. Also waiter making crude comments about female diners did not help

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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

We went for lunch after visiting the royal mile and it was the perfect setting! The menu is authentic Scottish but with something for everyone! The venue is beautiful and very light- just perfect!

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4.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Prettige ontvangst en zeer vlotte bediening. Lekker eten voor democratische prijs. Alleen de tafels zijn aan de kleine kant en staan dus overvol tijdens het eten.

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Really good haggis! Lovely meal, friendly staff and good selection of Scottish food and drink!

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Great food and drink selection. Staff we're very welcoming, would recommend you book because they can get busy.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Great atmosphere and really delicious food. One of my favourite spots in Edinburgh.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Very lovely place,the whisky bar is massive and this is the place to taste and discover the finest drinks!
perfect place to eat too,good food and very nice staff,helpfull,funny and efficient.
Really,have a stop there and have a good moment!

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Food and service were excellent.

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2.0Dined on 21 March 2018

We found the service brusk to say the least. They were rushed, so we felt rushed. We were not asked if we were enjoying our meal.
My fish was odd. Never seen fish like it. It was rolled in a croquette shape! It was extremely dry and had no taste.
The two who had steaks seemed to enjoy. The chicken appeared to be slightly pink near the bone too.
The meal plus drinks seemed expensive to us. No starters, we shared deserts. 2 steaks, 1chicken 1fish. 3 beers 1bottle wine and 3 whiskies. £190!
On the positive side, we had a lovely table with a view. And we could see the waiter being friendly to a table of young girls!

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Fanastic good, excellent and friendly service, nice atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 19 March 2018

Very good food (steak and salmon), whiski and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Perfect meal for our first wedding anniversary, great food, exceptional service and lovely gin!

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Excellent place for dinner and drinks. Our server, Lukasz, was especially great.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Food was delicious, ambiance was pleasant, wait staff was exceedingly friendly!

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Very well presented and friendly atmosphere, food was exquisite and staff were friendly and helpful when asking questions.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Meal and evening as a whole was amazing! Really enjoyed it all. Service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Great service the polish waiter was very helpful and friendly
Ordered pan fried prawns which were delicious then
Chateaubriand beautiful and tender, the cherry toms that
Came with the salad were amazing . Flight 4 whisky selection
Was delightful.

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4.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Nice cosy and intimate room
Food simple, delicious and quite authentic. Service friendly and efficient

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

Once again a thoroughly lovely all round experience. A great place to find comfort in the freezing conditions.

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5.0Dined on 26 February 2018

Birthday lunch and it was fantastic. Tracey was friendly, efficient and helpful which made our dining experience special.

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4.0Dined on 25 February 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the food ,the steak was cooked to perfection,very nice ambience and friendly relaxed service .Would have no hesitation in recommending to others.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Only second visit to this little gem. Lovely honest food beautifully prepared hot and filling perfect on freezing day. Cullen skink did not disappoint and I can’t stop thinking about the joy of the Parmesan fries. The steak ale pie was apparently full of tender juicy steak and you could actually taste the ale. Fantastic waitress very intuitive to our needs. Couldn’t manage dessert unfortunately but we had coffee and mooched around the whisky shop . Nice way to spend a couple of hours .

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3.0Dined on 24 February 2018

good location, great service, friendly. food average and rather touristy ( with matching prices) but quick service and worked for us

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Very warm and welcoming bar/bistro. Staff were extremely helpful and very knowledgable about the menu and the vast selection of Whisky on offer.

Staff in the shop couldn't have helped out more when looking for that different Whisky to take home.

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

I booked the Whiski Rooms for dinner as my husband is a big fan of whiskey! He started dinner with a whisky cocktail which he enjoyed so much he is now going to recreate it at home!

Dinner was good, I particularly liked the haggis spring rolls which I had as a starter, hubby had smoked salmon three ways which he really enjoyed. My main course was lamb which was excellent although a little too large a portion, hubby had the venison which he said was OK although he hoped for a little more imagination from the chef. No room for pudding.... the wine was disappointing for the £40 price tag, have had better for that money elsewhere.

Service was good, friendly waiter and nice buzzy atmosphere.

Nothing wrong with the restaurant and I would go back but with so many options I probably won't...

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Amazing food & lovely setting. Service was exceptional. Our server, Lucas, was very friendly & a good laugh adding to our experience.
So many delicious options to choose from! The cullen skink is a deffo!!
Would 100% recommend & will be visiting again!

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Booked a meal here through Open Table, the reviews were great and they were absolutely right!
Outstanding steaks, delicious desserts, great wine and let’s not forget the wee dram we enjoyed to finish off the meal!

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Excellent food and wonderful staff. We enjoyed a wonderful first evening in Edinburgh in this restaurant with a nice atmosphere and good traditional food (and whiskey!).

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Came here with my partner. The food was delicious and well worth the money. The service was also very good and attentive. Will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Great chill out vibe with classy decor and great food. Would highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Some friends recommended the whiski rooms really enjoyed everything would def return

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Valentines dinner we expected casual dining and the place was perfect. Twinkly lights. Dark wood finishes amazing view lovely waitress. Started with Cullen skunk might be best ever tasted perfect balance of ingredients. Husbands steak was cold and he rejected it - staff professional offered replacement. As vegetarian I felt choice was limited as menu heavy on carnivore fare. Veg haggis was ok. Dessert & wine lovely. Will def go back though and soon

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Good service and the food was nice only thing wrong tables are to close u can hear next person's cinversation

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Stopped in for a bit of simple lunch and was very impressed with the freshness and presentation of the food. ordered from the set menu 3 courses for £15, worth it 👍

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Absolutely Fantastic food, great value for money , Waitress was very friendly , fabulous place for food and drink definitely recommending to friends and family who visit Edinburgh

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Beautiful menu beautiful food definitely will be back

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