Whiski Bar & Restaurant

Whiski Bar & Restaurant
119 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SG
  • Telephone 0131 556 3095
  • Seasonal times Occasionally open till 3am (Festival and festive season)
  • 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

Busy Royal Mile bar serving traditional Scottish dishes and offering an extensive range of whiskies.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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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
6.2

Menu

Cooking

Service

Ambience

Appeal

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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: £18 (lunch special plus dessert) until 5pm; £22.50 (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: Various
  • 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 5 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

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The Gorms

Upbeat Scottish/Irish music.

Mon 28 Sep

Free / 0131 556 3095

Fri 2 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

Mon 5 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

…and 132 more dates until 24 Jan 2022

Martin Andrews

Blend of rock, pop and blues.

Tue 29 Sep

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 21:30 – 00:00

Tue 6 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 21:30 – 00:00

Tue 13 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 21:30 – 00:00
…and 76 more dates until 29 Mar 2022

Old Dollar Bill

Scottish bluegrass and alternative country.

Wed 30 Sep

Free / 0131 556 3095

Wed 7 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

Wed 14 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

…and 67 more dates until 26 Jan 2022

Rantum Scantum

An eclectic mix of contemporary, Americana and traditional songs.

Sat 3 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

Sat 10 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

Sat 17 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

…and 75 more dates until 26 Mar 2022

Rantum Scrantum

Weekly traditional Scottish music gig that will have you singing along.

Thu 1 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 21:30 – 00:00

Thu 8 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 21:30 – 00:00

Thu 15 Oct

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 21:30 – 00:00
…and 71 more dates until 24 Feb 2022