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, 5–10pm. Closed Mon/Sun.
- Pre-theatre times Tue–Sat 5–6.30pm
- Pre-theatre price £29
- Website www.thediningroomedinburgh.co.uk
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
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All Senses Ahead!
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will be bringing a true taste of Scotland to the Fringe, with an all-encompassing sensory feast that celebrates the best of our culture. Within a beautifully restored Georgian building, guests will be treated to an unforgettable evening of three course…
Tue 20 Aug
Wed 21 Aug
Thu 22 Aug
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. Alcoholic drinks involved. Audience Participation, Other
Sun 18 Aug
Mon 19 Aug
Tue 20 Aug
Reviews & features
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
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