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.
  • Email
  • Website www.whiskirooms.co.uk
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Whiski Rooms

Warm, sociable surroundings in which to sample traditional Scottish food and a wee nip.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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A short stroll up the Mound rewards you with the twinkling, inviting windows of the Whiski Rooms. Inside, there’s a friendly bar and separate restaurant with exposed brick wall, dark tables adorned with a thistle and large framed photos of whiskies to remind you of the importance of wetting your whistle. The menu thoughtfully reminds you, too, with mains such as the classic Scottish dish of haggis, neeps and tatties, helpfully paired with smoky and fiery whiskies such as Ardbeg Uigeadail. To start, the mushroom soup with truffle oil is thick, creamy and full of flavour, while desserts tick many of the traditional boxes to satisfy the sweet-toothed diner such as sticky toffee pudding and cranachan, served here with a deconstructed twist. Attracting tourists, locals, couples and groups of all ages, the spread of the menu from Perthshire venison to haddock and chips ensures that everyone is well-fed, and with a broad horizon of whiskies behind the bar for your next wee dram, well-watered too.

The List's rating
6.6

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Elaine Reid visited Whiski Rooms on 20 January 2018
  • High point: The array of whiskies
  • Low point: Tables for two are a bit neat
  • Notable dish: Rump of Perthshire venison
  • Average price: £12 (set lunch); £23 (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: Mix of modern popular music
  • Capacity: 78
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £22.95 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 3 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.

Tue 17 Jul

£25 / 0131 225 7224

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Wed 18 Jul

£25 / 0131 225 7224

Thu 19 Jul

£25 / 0131 225 7224

…and 246 more dates until 28 Dec 2019

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 21 Jul

£30 / 0131 225 1532

Sat 28 Jul

£30 / 0131 225 1532

Sat 4 Aug

£30 / 0131 225 1532

…and 84 more dates until 21 Dec 2019

Whisky and Chocolate Tasting

Whiskies are paired with chocolates for an indulgent tasting of delicious flavour combinations.

Sat 21 Jul

£30 / 0131 225 1532

Fri 3 Aug

£30 / 0131 225 1532

Sun 5 Aug

£30 / 0131 225 1532

…and 5 more dates until 26 Aug