WHISKI ROOMS

4.6
1339 Reviews
£25 and under
Scottish
Award Winning Whiski Rooms is located just off the Royal Mile on the prestigious mound. Our restaurant serves food all day which is freshly prepared using the best locally sourced produce. We have an extensive cocktail list, wine, and craft beer and a great 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 Ardbeg Embassy in the UK, a whisky and gift shop, and a tasting room for daily whisky tastings.
Whiski Rooms is located off the Royal Mile in the city centre looking over Princess Street where you will experience traditional Scottish food.

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1339 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrennaN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the Whiski Rooms. It was my husband's university graduation and he'd always wanted to go so it was the perfect timing.

And it didn't disappoint! The food, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. Elegant and relaxed without feeling pretentious, and excellent value. We didn't feel rushed to get out for the next table, our servers were charming, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

(The only reason we gave 4 stars for the food instead of 5 is because we found the whisky cranachan dessert was good but a bit too sweet, and could have used more oats and less cream. Also hard to taste the whisky element at all. Beautifully made and presented, but maybe could use a couple of tweaks. Otherwise, it was all delicious and my husband said it was the best venison he'd had, and my veggie haggis was perfect.)

Thanks for a lovely evening!

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KatE
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came here during our honeymoon and had dinner and dessert. It was lovely and staff were very friendly. The service was quick and the food was absolutely delicious and tables were spaced out to create a quiet dining atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service

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Melandjake99
London
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and great service. We enjoyed our meal. Great mocktails

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JackieL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food but our starter of salmon three ways, although delicious was slightly overpriced.

Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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AnneW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The chicken I ordered was so tough I was unable to chew it. The waitress apologized but no discount, refund, or alternative was offered. I therefore had no dinner to speak of and had to make another meal as soon as I returned home.

The young waitress offered good service and was polite and friendly, but I would prefer not to be addressed as 'you guys,' please.

Music level and general noise level way too high, had trouble hearing my friends.

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KirstyD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Great service, choice and served our food very quickly. Will def be back.

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MarkH
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service really enjoyed the whiski experience. We had lobsters and cocktails and a great whiskey to finish. Wonderful stafff. Thanks so much

MB
MarkB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks and great staff. A must visit dinner location in Edinburgh.

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IainH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine, service, atmosphere and of course the whiskey at the end.

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IanJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic selection of great food with lots of gluten free options. The service was very friendly and efficient and excellent value for money. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

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PaulaF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely relaxing evening. Good atmosphere, service great and food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so lovely and the food and cocktails were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We booked for 3pm for my wife’s birthday. We both ordered fillet steak. One medium and one medium rare. My wife’s was only just medium (quite rare) and mine was very rare and full of gristle and sinew. I mentioned this to the waiter who apologised and said he would get me another one. The second one came back looking so much better but when I cut into it it was cold as though it had been cooked straight from the fridge. The waiter again asked if everything was okay and I told him about the steak. He again apologised and asked if I would like something else. He recommended the lamb dish which I decided to have and that was delicious. By this time my wife had finished her meal though. It was a shame as we had both been looking forward to eating at Whiski Rooms. They gave us a reduction on our bill as compensation. Everything else was fine just a shame about the steak.

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GaryN
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch at Whiski Rooms, staff great, food great but a bit quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with a warm welcome and had a lovely table. Food was beautifully presented, very tasty and absolutely value for money. Cocktails were very good too. Service was impeccable. Our first visit but won’t be our last

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RichardT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Haggis was excellent, the chowder was nice but the fish in it was scarce!

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BenL
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great place with excellent food and service from our waitress, Sophie.

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Kris
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly service and helpful staff. Highly recommend for Scottish cuisine and the whiskey.

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JaneF
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely meal. Excellent lamb dish.
Good service.

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KerryB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, rapid service in a lovely environment. Food was excellent and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food was wonderful

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Proudy
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We visited as a family on Saturday 10th July. This was our third visit and we were not disappointed. Great service and great food in a fab setting. Love the whisky flights and the whisky food flavours. We will be returning.

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CathyA
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beautifully presented meal by very attentive and friendly staff.

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EmiliaP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, not too crowded and with proper Scottish feeling. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the cocktails were great :)
I hope I will be back

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DeborahP
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice place for lunch on Saturday afternoon. Decent selection and something for everyone, not the cheapest main courses but the food was very good and decent sized portions. The staff were also very attentive and friendly. I had an issue with my Lobster Mac n Cheese (delicious) which they sorted out to my satisfaction. As the restaurant wasn't jampacked on the Sat afternoon we were not chased away after a few hours which made a huge difference.

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GedSki
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent evening meal at this centrally located (off Royal Mile) restaurant. Staff were courteous and helpful and the food was excellent. The atmosphere was lively without being intrusive. can fully recommend this outstanding eatery.

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JulietM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was exactly as expected and was very nice and the Service was excellent

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LammyP
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, and delicious cocktails. Great service too, would recommend.

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KarenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal. Food was extremely delicious. The staff were so welcoming and attentive at the right time. Would highly recommend. Everything about this restaurant was excellent

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Yasmin
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were really friendly and the food was delicious

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Louisa
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Booked for a birthday celebration for my whiskey loving hubbie. The food was delicious, served nice n' hot, & very well presented. The chap that served us was attentive although not very friendly. No recognition of the big birthday celebration at all!

I wouldn't say the staff were unfriendly, but they were not friendly - disappointing as I had hoped we would spend a full evening trying different whiskey's - that was the whole point I chose this restaurant for my husband's big day.

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BarisA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Brilliant place! Definately will be back. Really nice experience with outstanding service.
I chose to eat ribeye for £26 which was too fresh and chewy, that price deserves a better quality, longer-aged meat. But the haggis springroll and the home made plum sauce was a very good match! Hats off to the chef on that item.! Next time I'm there I'll go for a burger.

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GemmaD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, good service and the lady great with my 4 year old little girl

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SteveH
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and friendly service. Try the whisky selection! Recommended.

LH
LesleyH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab food, great service very enjoyable as we have previously experienced. Looking forward to our next visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always lovely.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our visit was early evening. We arrived 15 mins earlier than booked but this wasn't a problem. Slight mix up regarding our booking, but soon sorted. (booking advised)
Friendly staff, covid restrictions adhered to and given a choice of seating.
Menus given along with water at our table & time to peruse menu.
We asked for time to chill & have a couple of drinks before eating.
It must be noted that this was an evening supper, rather than a main dining experience. ( We had a 3 course lunch 5 hours earlier)
This being said, the trio of salmon, cheese board & a bowl of chunky chips was not only delicious it was just right to fill us up.
My good lady had 3 glasses of sauvingion & I treated myself to a couple of pints & two very nice but different whiskies. ( my reason for my visit )
The food was delicious but it was secondary to the whisky & ambiance.
Our bill was 30% food & 70% drink. But this was a personal choice for this visit.
The table adjacent to ours had lobster which looked absolutely amazing.
However, for us this was a treat after lockdown and was made all the more special by the food & the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We arrived late as we got the time wrong (which of course was our fault) the man was rude and dismissive.

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saras
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, charismatic and knowledgeable staff - and the head chef catered for my sister who has dairy, gluten and egg allergies by creating elements of her dish that weren't even on the menu. So impressed!!

FAQs

WHISKI ROOMS offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 225 7224.

WHISKI ROOMS is rated 4.6 stars by 1339 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.