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–10pm; 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.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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If you happen to be stumbling around the Old Town looking for a bite to eat, Whiski is an easy option for quick food. Although it’s split between bar and restaurant, no bookings are taken and the prompt staff turn tables over pretty quickly. They're proud of their Scottish roots, and the menu is full of traditional, no-nonsense dishes such as Cullen skink, smoked mackerel pâté, and steak and ale pie. Fishcakes lack much flavour beneath the breadcrumbs, and the serving of spicy tiger prawns, while succulent and sweet, is somehow dwarfed by its tiny bowl. The ribeye steak is nicely presented and accompanied by a generous helping of chips, roast vine tomatoes and mixed leaf salad. However, their signature dish, the haggis tower, is a disconcertingly monotone construction, with a couple of thin oatcakes protruding from the stack at odd angles. In contrast, the bar is colourful, and stocked with over 300 whiskies, a good selection of beers, and hosts live music every night. But you'll pay for the privilege of its central location.

The List's rating
6.4

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Murray Robertson visited Whiski Bar & Restaurant on 12 March 2018
  • High point: A good choice of Scottish dishes
  • Low point: Not much bang for your buck
  • Notable dish: Ribeye steak
  • Average price: £10.50 (lunch); £24 (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
  • Live entertainment: live music every night from 10pm
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: Feb 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £21.95 per bottle

Events at this venue

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The Gorms

Upbeat Scottish/Irish music.

Fri 22 Feb

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30

Mon 25 Feb

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 21:30 – 00:30

Fri 1 Mar

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30
…and 53 more dates until 2 Sep