- 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–10.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–10.30pm.
- Average price £12 (set lunch); £22 (evening meal)
- Website www.whiskirooms.co.uk
Warm, sociable surroundings in which to sample traditional Scottish food and a wee nip.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Whiski Rooms by name; whisky rooms by nature. A triumvirate of rooms in fact – a shop, tasting chamber, and welcoming restaurant, dedicated to championing this iconic Scottish spirit from atop The Mound. Framed distillery advertisements from days gone by adorn the exposed brick walls, with assorted Scottish paraphernalia decorating the rest of the dark wooden interior. Catering to tourists and patriotic locals alike, the menu focuses on unpretentious Scottish fare, such as starters of haggis spring rolls, Cullen skink and cured salmon, though a main of slow-cooked lamb shoulder with potato fondant is energised by a particularly un-Scottish olive tapenade. Whisky sauces and chutneys are key components of the popular steak and burger dishes, while whisky pairings are recommended for choices like steak and ale pie and the ubiquitous haggis, neeps and tatties. Desserts aren’t left out of this whisky-fest – the inventively deconstructed cranachan still delivering that traditional boozy back note. For non-whisky drinkers there is a nicely varied wine list and an ample range of Williams Bros beer on offer.
- High point: If you love whisky then you can’t go wrong
- Low point: The food might not excite more adventurous palates
- Notable dish: Cranachan with vanilla cream, honey, whisky-soaked raspberries and toasted oats
- 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
- Capacity: 78
- Largest group: 81
- Open since: 2011
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £19.95 per bottle
Events at this venue
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Introduction to Whisky Tasting
Learn the flavour profiles of Scotland's four main whisky regions, and explore how the landscape has influenced the flavour of our national drink.
Sat 1 Apr
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…
Whisky and Chocolate Tasting
Whiskies are paired with chocolates for an indulgent tasting of delicious flavour combinations.