WHISKI Rooms Bar & Bistro

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681 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 681 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

When seated, we were by the door which was quite draughty. We asked if we could change table but the restaurant was fully booked - however, when a table through the rear of the restaurant became free we were moved which was excellent.

The food was lovely and the service was really great.

I would book this restaurant again.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

This was the 2nd time in the space of a week that we dined here. We enjoyed it very much the first time, and it was very convenient for the Assembly Hall where we were going later to a concert. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent as was the wine. We were also recognised by our waiter, Lucasz, who was delighted to see us and we were very happy to be served again by such a charming and cheerful young man. Can whole - heartedly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Very recommendable restaurant, good food, good atmosphere, good service, a fantastic experience if you want to taste Scottish food.

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

The character of the Whiski Rooms is fantastic but........
One of the waiters was extremely loud when he was talking to customers. If the restaurant had been busy his voice might not have been heard. A large group of men came in after the other customers left and it was great. No loud shouting or anything distracting. Our waitress was very attentative and pleasant.
The food was great and I would recommend the restaurant for the food and it’s whiskys.

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4.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Pre concert dinner on a Saturday evening. Great service, tasty food . Highly enjoyable. Superb selection of whisky.

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Ate at Whiski Rooms before a concert at Edinburgh Castle. Food was delicious, good menu to choose from.

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Took my in laws there to show them Scottish cuisine and they loved both the haggis and the fish and chips. Brilliant food and great service. Totally recommended.

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2018

Booked an early table (6pm) because we were going to a concert at 8. Our waiter, Lucasz, was charming and very attentive. Our food was excellent (had the venison) . The South African shiraz was lovely and an excellent match with the venison. We ended the meal with coffee (Americano) which was also very good. We were finished in good time for the concert. Very happy to recommend this restaurant and we will be back!

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

After a slow start with service for drinks everything them went very smoothly food was amazing and good value, also had s great buzz in restaurant would definitely come back

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Wonderful night, food was delicious and the staff were so lovely. Will definitely return X

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Excellent menu of traditional Scottish including full steak selection. Have a suggested whisky per entree which is always a plus! Had Salmon, lamb and lobster Mac n cheese after we finished off a healthy size charcuterie. All accompanied with good whisky, they have a full bar as well. Has 2 eating rooms, area that you would want a reservation or sit in the other room which more a casual bar setting. Great views down into the park

Whisky store connected which has an extensive inventory for purchase.

Recommend going here

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4.0Dined on 3 July 2018

Terrific place, I highly recommend. We were in a huge hurry and they accommodated us very well. The venison was good as was the haddock.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

The food was gorgeous and the staff were very attentive.

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5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

A delicious meal, with great ales and of course a phenomenal selection of whiskies - the flights here are carefully chosen, and the waiter clearly explained everything.

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Visiting from Sydney. Had a great evening. Lucas looked after us very well. Another highlight of our time in Scotland.

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Great place for business or team dinner.

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Great place

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Very nice place, good ambiance, very friendliy service. We had a really good time, tasty meal and excellent whisky.

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4.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Lovely place for dinner in Edinburgh, or even just some light bites and whisky tasting. We were waited on by Kim who was very friendly and helpfuland, sharing some local knowledge on things to do for the rest of our stay in Edinburgh.

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3.0Dined on 19 June 2018

I had read Whiski Rooms had among the top-rated haggis in Edinburgh. It was good but not exceptional. I will say the portion was quite handsome and the needs and tatties were tasty. There was whiskey sauce though I could not taste the whiskey. The restaurant is conveniently located on Cockburn just down from the top of the Royal Mile and can be accessed by several closes. I went on a Tuesday night in June and it wasn't all that busy. Service was attentive. Look out for the suggested whiskey pairings as they cost more than you think.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Lovely restront quality food lovely staff and service

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4.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Great traditional food done in a modern way. Fantastic whisky list to match the wonderful food. Remember to leave some room for the amazing deserts.

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Muy buena comida, el servicio un poco lento, el ambiente algo ruidoso.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Fantastic Food . Excellent service .
Kim was superb

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Great place to taste whisky. They bring a flight of four small glasses on a placemat that has information about each one you taste. Our server, David, was very knowledgeable about whisky and helped us learn more . Good food, too.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

First visit and will definitely go back. Food was excellent and service could not be faulted. Tables outside for a pre dinner drink were ideal on a warm sunny evening

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4.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Great whiskey flights and yummy entrees (aka european for appetizers) but mains should have been higher quality given the locale, quality of drinks and the price. Fish and chips were not as crispy or flavorful as expected, and sea bass was a bit tough. Also the sticky chocolate dessert not so sticky and cake not moist - forgettable. Very unfortunate considering the quality of everything else and the lovely presentation. But, the haggis spring rolls are to die for. Service and atmosphere equally stellar.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

This is a fun casual restaurant with a great selection of Scotch whiskeys and creative cocktails. This is high quality Scottish pub food mixed in with servers who know their stuff about whiskeys. You would be hard pressed to find an establishment in Edinburgh that serves such great comfort food with such an extensive whiskey menu.

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4.0Dined on 28 May 2018

Great service and food. Whisky taste was really good. The price is fare.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Friendly welcome...called ahead to say we running slightly late , no problem at all moved booking back for us.

Friendly efficient service not overpowering....food and wine both first class....enjoyable evening many thanks

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Whisky flights are pre-set to eliminate anxiety over pairings! That was a nice option I didn’t see many other places. We split the haggis bon bon, I had the salmon and my boyfriend had the ribeye. Both of us agreed it was the best meal we had on our vacation. Andrea was awesome and let us go into the shop to purchase some of the whisky we tasted even though the shop was technically closed. They took their time to pack it with bubble wrap to make sure it got back to Ohio in tact.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Had a fabulous meal and great service from Andrea will most defiantly be back
Steak was perfect the wine was spot on and to top it all the desert was heaven.

Dont pass this one up

10/10

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Would definitely reccomend this place for a special occasion or for to someone visiting the city. Great location and interior and always seems busy with a buzz. Our Waitress was great and really helpful and knowledgeable about the menu.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Had lots of fun tasting 2 flights. Whiski Rooms conveniently located off the main Royal Mile so didn’t seem touristy.

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Excelleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeent

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Amazing restaurant, fillet steak was unbelievably good. Lukasz our server looked after us gave us hints and tips on what to eat and where to go later in the evening. 5 star service would definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Great venue, food and service. I’ve been many times and never been disappointed

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