Whiski Rooms

Whiski Rooms
4, 6 & 7 North Bank Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2LP
  • Telephone 0131 225 7224
  • Seasonal times Festival: food served until 10.30pm; bar open until 3am
  • Bar open Sun–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am.
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Friday noon–4pm set lunch
  • Email
  • Website www.whiskirooms.co.uk
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Whiski Rooms

Inviting, cosy place to try classic Scottish dishes paired with whisky.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Perched high on the Mound, just minutes from the castle, the Whiski Rooms invites you in with twinkling lights and a warm glow. As the name suggests, whisky is a large part of the deal here, with a separate bar area to sample one of the hundreds of malts available. There are regular whisky tasting events and most dishes, including the desserts, come with a whisky pairing suggestion. Dining is informal, focusing on Scottish traditional food with a few twists, such as adding lobster to macaroni cheese; basically it's the type of food you might find in a gastro pub. Haggis comes in spring rolls as well as with the traditional neeps and tatties, a popular choice for tourists curious about the national dish. There’s a decent selection of steaks too, sourced from farms in the Scottish Borders, competently chargrilled and served with chips. Or try the Whiski burger, a juicy, smoky meat feast, full of flavour, though the plate could do with a side salad. Desserts are comforting and homely such as sticky toffee pudding or a cranachan rich with whisky.

The List's rating
6.8

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Yana Thandrayen visited Whiski Rooms on 21 February 2019
  • High point: Huge range of whisky
  • Low point: Table spacing is rather cosy
  • Notable dish: The steaks
  • Average price: £12 (set lunch); £27 (dinner)
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  • Private dining: Ardbeg Ambassador Room - 8 for dinner, 12 for drinks
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop music
  • Capacity: 78
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £22.95 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 2 events at this location

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An Introduction to Whisky Tasting

Drop in and learn all about nosing, tasting and what not with this informal introduction to whisky.

Fri 13 Dec

£25 / 01312257224

Sat 14 Dec

£25 / 01312257224

Sun 15 Dec

£25 / 01312257224

…and 4 more dates until 28 Dec

Whisky and Cheese Tasting

Whisky and cheese – if you've never tried them together, consider the possibilities of a peaty single malt meeting a briny barrel-aged feta. Try out different combinations in this tasting session as four single malt whiskies are paired with four different cheeses sourced from a local cheese monger. The fully hosted…

Sat 14 Dec

£30 / 0131 225 1532

Sat 21 Dec

£30 / 0131 225 1532