28 Queen Street
- Telephone 0131 220 2044
- Opening times Members Room & Bottle Shop: Tue & Wed 4.30pm–10pm, Thu–Sat noon–10pm. Closed Sun & Mon.
- Pre-theatre times Tue–Sat 5–6.30pm
- Pre-theatre price £29
- Website www.smws.com/about/…
Elegant first floor dining room in a Queen Street townhouse that showcases one of the city’s finest whisky selections.
Housed in a stylish Queen Street townhouse, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s elegant first floor Dining Room is the ideal accompaniment for a venue dedicated to Scotland’s favourite tipple. A whisky-lined foyer showcasing hundreds of independently bottled, single-cask malts leads to a cosy ground floor bar offering appealing charcuterie platters and a handful of familiar mains. Upstairs, a lunchtime and early evening menu du jour features North Sea cod with butter beans alongside a wonderfully rich Black Isle beef cheek with polenta and caramelised cauliflower. Complex whisky flavour profiles and a carefully composed wine list are cleverly matched to a generous five-course tasting menu that draws inspiration from well-sourced and foraged seasonal fare. Pan-seared Orkney scallop with fennel and chestnut purée kicks off a fixed price à la carte, alongside slow-cooked pork belly and sole fillet with pickled raisins and a velvety beurre blanc. A pair of private dining rooms and the upper floor members’ bar and snug completes the picture at a venue whose appeal extends beyond those who enjoy a wee dram.
Specialising in modern Scottish food and fine dining, The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street is a superb Edinburgh restaurant, set in the well-heeled New Town. Home to The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Dining Room sits in the ground floor of a beautiful Georgian building in the heart of Edinburgh city and the patriotic menu, expertly prepared by the Head Chef, James Freeman, offers a range of prime Scottish produce.
Boasting the world's widest selection of exclusive single cask whiskies available along with an extensive wine list, The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street offers a sophisticated menu with seasonal dishes, along with personable, unfussy service.
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- Private dining: 8/18
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: No music in the restaurant
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2004
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
- House wine: £27 per bottle
Reviews & features
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