Whiski Bar & Restaurant

Whiski Bar & Restaurant
119 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG
  • Telephone 0131 556 3095
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11am–1am.
  • Food served Sun–Thu 11am–9.45pm; Fri/Sat 10am–10.30pm; Sun 11am–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.

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Whiski bills itself as the home of hearty meals and traditional Scottish food, which is true to an extent: the à la carte menu is filled with choices such as venison rump, haggis towers and Scottish salmon. On the surface, it has all the makings of a strong Scottish venue, but in practice it is a bit of a tourist pleaser: the simple food it offers is expensive, and there isn't much in the way of inventive cooking. That said, the chefs do work with locally sourced produce, with daily fresh deliveries from butcher J Gilmour, fish courtesy of Neptunes and haggis from the one and only MacSweens. If you want a simple meal with a Scottish feel, and don't mind paying a premium for a central location, Whiski is a good choice.

  • High point: Locally-sourced produce backing up a traditional Scottish menu
  • Low point: Even light options, such as the sea bass, come swimming in oil
  • Notable dish: Haggis tower
  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: live music every night from 9.30pm
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: Feb 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £20 per bottle