Whiski Bar & Restaurant

Whiski Bar & Restaurant
119 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG
  • Telephone 0131 556 3095
  • Seasonal times Occasionally open till 3am.
  • Bar open Mon– Fri 11am–1am; Sat 9am–1am; Sun 11am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Thu 11am–10pm; Fri 11am–10:30pm; Sat 9am–10:30pm; Sun 9am–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.whiskibar.co.uk
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Whiski Bar & Restaurant

Scottish food and drink on one of the city’s most historic streets.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

Lined with an abundance of quirky mirrors and frames of proud Scottish depictions Whiski Bar & Restaurant is a playground for curious tourists enticed by an impressive collection of over 300 whiskies. From a menu studded with Scottish classics, a mound of haggis, neeps and tatties – bizarrely jutting with oatcakes – is clearly the go-to dish, inciting groans of both excitement and fear amongst the (unbookable) tables in the pauses from the live traditional band. A less obvious choice might be Atlantic salmon with lemon cream sauce, or a stuffed chicken breast which comes in a mushroom and tarragon sauce. There’s a small selection of wines, Scottish craft and world beers to wash it all down, but sampling the impressive selection of drams is clearly a must.

The List's rating






Ailidh Forlan visited Whiski Bar & Restaurant on 19 February 2019
  • High point: Whisky tasting flights
  • Low point: Dishes are a little heavy-handed
  • Notable dish: John Gilmour ribeye steak
  • Average price: £23 (lunch); £23 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Varied playlist
  • Live entertainment: Live music every night from 10pm
  • Capacity: 80 (16 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: Feb 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £24 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 2 events at this location

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Footstomping Traditional Scottish Music

Footstomping Scottish Music Join us at the multi award-winning WHISKI Bar and restaurant for a vibrant foot-stomping good time as we showcase many traditional Scottish music bands at WHISKI Bar during August. Toes will be tapping to our vibrant mix of instruments playing live traditional Scottish music – fiddles…

Thu 1 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Whiski Bar

Free / 0131 556 3095

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug

The Gorms

Upbeat Scottish/Irish music.

Mon 20 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 21:30 – 00:30

Fri 24 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30

Mon 27 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 21:30 – 00:30
…and 28 more dates until 2 Sep