Whiskers Wine Bar & Bistro

4.8
147 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro
We serve a seasonal, monthly menu and pour delicious wines and craft beers. We're incredibly passionate about our food and use quality, locally sourced produce where possible. Our menus include dinner, a daly set lunch, weekend breakfast and our well-loved Sunday roast menu. Our bar and bistro is a relaxed environment where you can enjoy an excellent meal or perhaps just a few drinks in the bar over a plate of cheese and charcuterie. We look forward to your visit.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 147 people are saying
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Em123
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here are so lovely. The human touch makes all the difference in restaurants. The food matched the warm welcome of the serving team, we had the steak and the venison which were both delicious and cooked to perfection. The only thing I would ask the team is please can you increase the pudding selection on the menu by one or two, as a huge pudding fan I would have liked a little more choice.
Value wise I expect alcohol in restaurants to have a decent mark up and be twice as much as you’d pay in the shops but the wine was about four times the normal shop retail price which we thought was excessive. The member of the team in charge of wines does know his stuff and makes some good recommendations though which is always nice to have. Overall a good experience and we would definitely eat here again.

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DavidS
Inverness
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb quality food. Had potato salad (don't be fooled by the simple terminology, it was a gourmet delight) then delicious ravioli and gorgeous chocolate crousillant. Great service, friendly, bit of banter and totally professional. Hungarian white wine, clean and classy. A definite gem of an experience.

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LewisSS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If visiting three times in ten days makes me a regular then I must be. A great place to go for drinks and snacks, brunch or full Sunday lunch. Service is great, food (and wine) excellent and the ambiance pleasant and relaxed. I live part of may time in Stockbridge and will certainly visit Whiskers when I'm back in town.

KM
KathrynM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and presented beautifully.
Our waiter was brilliant. He made us feel so welcome and we had a giggle at his jokes. Such a lovely evening! Thank you Whiskers 😊 💓

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Fatboygettingslimmer
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good with some interesting choices. We thought it was a little bit pricey.
Service was a little slow but this did not unduly concern us as the environment was comfortable
We were only slightly surprised at the end of the meal when we asked for the bill to be told they needed the table straight away. Obviously we were about to leave anyway and we hadn’t been told they wanted the table.
As I always say, if you need the table back, let me know and ensure you serve me in good time

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AndrewM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch and drinks! Great service on top too.

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jacquelineS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here and we met for brunch. Great range on the menu, could have eaten all of it but I chose the french toast with crispy bacon. It was delicious, light and fluffy toast, tasty bacon with drizzled syrup. Just what the doctor ordered. Coffee was good and strong. Will be going for lunch soon !

GW
GeoffW
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always. Tasty, well-cooked food, friendly efficient service even when very busy. Good range of beverages. But shush, don't tell everyone or we'll never get a table!

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Emma
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun, relaxed evening. The servers were very helpful at advising on wine choice.

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, nice chilled out place and very good service

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Snails
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly service. Fabulous sparkling wine recommendation. Exceptional knowledge about the menu (e.g. vegetarian cheeses). Would definitely return.

JW
JohnW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb cooking with great attention to flavour and texture. Super atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was on 100%, great wine selection and tasty board of cheese. I will be back definitely.

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StephanieF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday steak night was such a good offer
The steak was delish and the wine was very very good standard given it’s included

GW
GeoffW
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well distanced tables and face-masked staff gives a reassuring start. Good menu range for all courses, wide drinks choice, tasty, well-cooked food served efficiently, but without hurry. What's not to like?

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vipstuartp
London
28 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an exceptional meal here; really high quality of cooking, beautiful Trout starter and Beef Tartare, and lovely Tomato Salad followed by a simply outstanding Cod with Pearl Barley Risotto, Fillet of Beef and Venison Loin.
Wine list had an interesting selection; good value from £25 upwards for a pretty decent bottle.

This is really good cooking, one of our best recent experiences in Edinburgh.
The room itself could do with a bit of modernisation but the service was very good indeed.

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IlonaJ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant welcome, perfect table, excellent service, food and wine. The perfect ambience for supper with friends!

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Kyrissean
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Highly recommend the Sunday lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was lovely. Service was not so great, we had empty drinks for ten minutes or so, which happened twice throughout the meal.

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GabrielleC
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was the first time there, the manager and waitress were really friendly, very good service. Wine a little pricey but the food was superb. The whole evening was fab, highly recommended it.

KR
KateR
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food. The cod was delicious. Will definitely be back

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sharonm
London
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just ok, service wasnt great had to try & catch their attention to get additional drinks etc, food was good but not exceptional, so overall just ok.

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LaBa
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff are thoughtful and kind. Staff throughout were welcoming and considerate, they do a good job of feeling Covid safe. Any question answered and help with menu items.

As you might expect, we were particularly impressed with the wine, but the food is also very well cooked, balanced and seasonal! Delicious cured trout and venison if it is still around when you visit.

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GordonW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 6 and we had 2 x steaks, 2 x venison, 1 x sole and 1 x cod. Everyone was delighted with their choices. The Rioja that came with the steaks was lovely and others enjoyed the Merlin beers including the non alcoholic option.

Desserts were also much enjoyed as was the cheese board.

Some people might find that they need to add a side order of potatoes, chips or salad but that depends on appetite.

We loved our cosy alcove and the waiter was excellent.

Overall, it was everything we could have wanted and represented excellent value.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant ! The staff were excellent, friendly and very attentive. Food was best we’ve had for a long time and very good value for money. Would highly recommend and we’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good wine and food. And a lovely, relaxed vibe. The quality was surprisingly excellent for the price. Highly recommend this lovely spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic trip

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DerekG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming service from all staff. Pleasant dining experience with really good food and presentation. Would highly recommend.

KM
KathrynM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Whiskers.
We enjoyed the first visit that we couldn't wait to bring our friends for a meal when they were over visiting from Ireland.
The food was epic! So fresh and everything so delicious. The staff are very polite and accommodating and made sure we were happy at all times.
We will definitely be back as resident's of Stockbridge this will definitely be a regular visit for us. :)

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Becsofdunbar
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Good location and friendly staff. Portion sizes were disappointing based on cost.

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LesleyS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Whiskers didn’t disappoint. Food was delicious at a very reasonable price. The service was excellent and we were very well looked after. Dog friendly also which is a great bonus.
Highly recommend.

RS
ReviewS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was expensive and not amazing but not bad.

Service wasn't very warm. Felt uncomfortable.

Wouldn't go back

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ARMedi
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drink selection and the staff are Uber friendly. Would 100% recommend.

MW
MeganW
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and ambiance. Great for a family meal or special occasion

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Oliveb
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The choice of food was great as was the wine.

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LouiseG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dining experience- girolles on toast was superb as was the venison.
Wednesday night, steak night was great value for money and excellent choice of wines. Would recommend highly 😌

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jenna
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night here. Attentive and fun staff, divine food and an excellent wine choice. Will definitely be returning.

LK
LesleyK
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place is overpriced and the food is not that great.Not even a bread roll to accompany a tomato salad.
Not for me.

JE
JENNYS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very comfortable dining area, well spaced out with an easy level of back ground noise. Friendly, attentive staff serving well presented and very tasty food. We will definitely be returning.

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Ruby0023
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food and quite the best meal I have had for a very long time. Scallop ceviche was outstanding as was the rabbit loin and to finish the peach tarte tatin with banana ice cream was divine. Staff were a delight and overall a first class evening with seriously impressive food.

FAQs

Whiskers Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 147 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 reservations at the moment.