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PRICE RANGE
£30 - £70
CUISINES
European, British, Wine Bar, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Stockbridge & Dean Village
0.6 miles from Princes Street Gardens
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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Such an incredible place with superb food and excellent service from Jelena. Honestly i never rated this place from the outside but im so happy we went in as it was just incredible. Cannot fault anything. Maybe it will be our regular from now on?...I'll definitely aim to go back oftenMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 December 2023 via mobile

In this day and age quality service is often lacking however, this place is an exception. The blonde Croatian waitresses was engaging, knowledgeable and made this such a great experience. The Italian chap was also knowledgeable, friendly and gave us some top quality cheese/wine. If...I had one gripe it’s that for a high price you get a very small amount of cheese but, definitely made up for by good staff and atmosphere.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

We had Sunday lunch at Whiskers from their fixed price menu. The food was excellent, service very good and excellent value for money. Recommended.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023 via mobile

I really wanted to love this place but they seemed so disinterested in us. We each had a glass of wine and had to literally flag the man down after being finished our wine for quite some time - who was busy cleaning glasses at...the bar just to get us our bill.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

This gem of a restaurant has eluded our party until now and boy, have we been missing out! The restaurant serves quality local produce in fully flavoursome dishes, which our party loved. Couple this with a lovely setting and attentive, knowledgeable service, and it made...for a wonderful experience. The £30 per head, 3 course lunch menu is exceptional value for money and we did wonder how they managed to serve such fantastic fare at this price point. Please get yourself along to Whiskers, as it is worth the effort!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Whiskers has an attentive and skilled staff that warmly welcomed us into a simple but warm atmosphere. We started with the Mushroom Spring roll where the slightly sweet sauce excellently accented the earthy taste of the mushrooms. One of us had the Guinea Fowl with...lentils while the other had steak. Both were cooked to perfection, tender, and flavourful. We finished with a lemon tart whose brisk, fresh taste was a perfect ending. Wine pairings for dinner and dessert were perfect.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

We always always have a fantastic experience in Whiskers. We usually go for a family Sunday roast and the food is faultless with generous portions and lots of fresh vegetable sides to share. The staff are warm, professional and knowledgable and happy to give recommendations...about the food or wine menu. Can’t recommend it enough!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

We walked from our nearby Airbnb Flat and enjoyed cocktails, wine and dinner including dessert. The restaurant was not busy and we were welcomed and seated by a very gracious host. Our appetizers were wood pigeon in a delicious cherry sauce. Main courses were Lobster...Tagliettere and a Roasted Trout in a light pea broth on top of sweet potato. We enjoyed an Old Fashioned and Prosecco with a glass of wine with the fish, paired by the owner. The wine menu is outstanding. Dessert highlight was a strawberry concoction full of flavor. Definitely give this spot a try.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 30 March 2023

Popped in for lunch without a reservation on a wet cold and windy Edinburgh Saturday recently. We were met at the door and then served by Miguel whose knowledge of wines is encyclopaedic. The food was very good and represented good value for money. The...ambience was also very good with tables well spaced apart. Would definitely go back next time we are visiting Edinburgh.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

Dinner with three friends turned into a memorable reunion. Lobster ravioli was the star first course. Difficult to pick a winner from the mains. The bouillabaisse, the lamb rump, vegetarian curry and rump steak were all delicious and well presented. The wine list is exceptional...both in terms of its range of interesting wines from boutique producers around the world as well as its pricing which encourages the selection of wines at the more expensive end. We chose a very good German blauburgunder which was a great expression of this grape. The sommelier is a very knowledgeable and passionate enthusiast who is a sad loss to the Green Room. He is to be congratulated on what has been achieved hereMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 February 2023

Enjoyed excellent food & wine. Menu is varied and portions are generous. Service was friendly & attentive without feeling that we were rushed. Mussel starter came with delicious bread and Guinea fowl mains were beautifully cooked & served with interesting accompaniments. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

Really enjoyable evening, food was outstanding, I had the venison was melt in the mouth and my wife had the sea bream which was so well flavoured. Staff were super attentive, really pleasant and very helpful with suggestions or advice. If you want a classy,...friendly, high quality experience, this is where you should head.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 January 2023 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at Whiskers. The food was outstanding, the wine choices were abundant and the service top-notch. I had the sirloin- cooked to perfection - and my husband had the Guinea fowl which was quite delicious. The smoked ham terrine starter was...great.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 19 January 2023

We are in the process of moving back to Edinburgh and are scoping out local eateries to find our foodie home. We love the Scran and Scallie which is a stone throw away but it is commonly busy and a little noisy. I spotted Whiskers...today and got an early table which is our preference. It was quiet but the greeting was warm, friendly and helpful. The food was - for Mr Fleetcat stunning - delicious scallops, amazing fillet steak and I didn't get a chance to try the passion fruit brullee as it disappeared in a nanosecond. I enjoyed the parsnip soup but maybe a tad sweet for my personal taste. The cheese souffle was ideal. This was a joy to find for when we move to Edinburgh later this year.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2023 via mobile

Staff are both professional and friendly. Reasonably priced given the high quality of the food. Starters were very tasty without being showy or pretentious. Second course satisfying roasts, perfectly cooked.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Yes in the bar area only so best to phone ahead.
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Whiskers Wine Bar & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5