The Dining Room
- Telephone 0131 220 2044
- Opening times Mon–Wed 9.30am–11pm; Thu–Sat 9.30pm–midnight. Sun 11am–9pm (members only)
- Bar open Mon–Wed 11am–11pm; Thu–Sat 11am–midnight; Sun noon–10pm.
- Food served Tue–Sat noon–2.30pm, 5.30–10pm. Closed Mon/Sun.
- Pre-theatre times Tue–Sat 5.30–6.30pm
- Pre-theatre price £21.95
- Website www.thediningroomedinburgh.co.uk
Like a well-balanced whisky, the Dining Room marries flavours and sensory delights in the elegant surrounds of Edinburgh’s New Town.
The Dining Room sits on the first floor of an impressive Georgian townhouse which is home to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Open to non-members, this elegant restaurant has modern touches while remaining sympathetic to the building’s heritage. The menu du jour is extremely purse-friendly and a great entry point to chef James Freeman’s passion for blending flavours. The tasting menu is paired with an exciting range of wines and there’s the added bonus of matching with a dram from one of the society’s exclusive single casks. Roast wood pigeon is deftly cooked – rich, gamey, beautifully pink and set off by sweet red cabbage. The fillet of hake is sublimely seasoned, the chunky fish accompanied by delicately spiced soured carrot, while a nougatine parfait becomes a conversation piece thanks to the olfactory revelation that is the accompanying fruitcakey malt. Like a well-balanced whisky, this place marries intense flavours and sensory delights to produce the perfect gastronomic fusion.
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.
Text supplied by third party.
- Private dining: 8/18
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Nothing
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 2004
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 19 (20–25 whiskies per month)
- House wine: £27.50 per bottle
Events at this venue
There is 1 event at this location
Sorted by title / date & time
A Dram Is Worth a Thousand Words
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Home of the largest single malt, single cask collection, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society invites you to a three dram tutored whisky tasting like no other, in the company of our brand ambassador.
Wed 1 Aug
Thu 2 Aug
Fri 3 Aug
Reviews & features
Best Scottish restaurants in Edinburgh16 Apr 2018
The city's top Scottish restaurants prove there's much more to local food than haggis and whisky
Dynamic. Creative. Resourceful. Pleasurable. Scottish dining displays the joys and range of Scotland's plentiful larder, with a distinctive identity and attention to detail. Whether you're exploring the city's collection of Michelin stars or just…
Revamped Scotch Malt Whisky Society continues to impress3 Feb 2017
Refurbished club rooms for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in central Edinburgh remain a delectably dependable dining destination
With the glory of its malts and the serenity of its clubs, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society is something of a religious experience to its members. Thankfully, just like church, non-members are also welcome at the Dining Room restaurant and Kaleidoscope…
Where to explore the world of Scotch Whisky in Edinburgh16 Feb 2011
The best single-malt whisky tastings, tours and shops
The purpose of Scotch whisky is to give pleasure,’ says Charles MacLean in his Whiskypedia: A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky, and Edinburgh is the place to pursue this principle. You can literally immerse yourself in a whisky barrel at the Scotch Whisky…