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Whiski

#105 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Old Town
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119 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
+44 131 556 3095
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10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Columbia SC
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first stop at a Scottish restaurant and Whiski's did not let us down. The food was good as was the atmosphere and the wait staff friendly.

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Thank RRobison58
Texas
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the venison and it was excellent. Cooked medium just as requested. Really nice and comfortable interior. Lucia was waitress and she was great. Definitely worth the stop!! And right on the Royal Mile!!

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1 Thank Cheezman
Sofia, Bulgaria
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there for dinner. It was overclouded but they let us stay in the bar, have a beer and wait until a table is free. We had a steak, haggis, soups and some beers. There was live music after 10 pm. A pleasant place as a whole.

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1 Thank Silviya D
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the weekend in Edinburgh and went for tea on Saturday night. The food was great and portion sizes good. Felt really satisfied couldn't eat all my dessert . Wasn't overpriced considering the location would recommend it, very lively and friendly.

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1 Thank Elainethepain
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food (and drinks) was awesome, but the service was not the best. Try the venison and (of course) the whisky and enjoy a quality meal right on the Royal Mile!

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Thank bnettmd
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came late on a Friday. They were packed and their kitchen was closing in 15 min, so we came back the next day. Their food was delicious. We had the haggis, cullen skink, chicken, and fish. Everything, especially the haggis & cullen skink, was amazing! I kept ordering cullen skink everywhere we ate all over Scotland, and this one... More 

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1 Thank Teresa V
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried the Haggis for the 1st time at Whiski, shared the "haggis neeps & tatties" with my husband & we both liked it. we went there twice during our visit to Edinburgh, once for lunch & another for dinner to enjoy the live music.. their food is very good, the fish & chips, the garlic bread with cheese ,... More 

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1 Thank Sally R
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went to Whiski over the weekend following seeing reviews of it on Trip Advisor and we were quite frankly baffled as to how anyone likes this place. When we arrived we were shown to a table by a grumpy waitress who was clearly annoyed to be working Good Friday. When we went to order the waitress... More 

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1 Thank Emma L
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a great experience at Whiski this past week in Edinburgh. It was our last meal of the vacation and did not disappoint! They were quite busy when we arrived but the staff kept us in close mind and we had a table within 20 minutes - despite a packed dining area. We enjoyed the Fish and Chips, Scottish... More 

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1 Thank Gina L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We visited last night. It was live band evening. We did not know the bar/restaurant and it was our first time. We will deffinitely be back as the service was outstanding. Foreign waitress, poss called Lucy, has delivered service above and beyond our expectactions. She was fast and funny and very friendly. She recommended some food and whisky too which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 556 3095
Description
WHISKI Bar & Restaurant is a multi award winning venue specilaising in fresh local Scottish produce. Award winning whisky range of over 300 whiskies and delicious fresh food is on offer all day. Add in LIVE Scottish musics every Night - FREE and you have the "ultimate Scottish experience".

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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