Whighams Wine Cellars

114 reviews

13 Hope Street, EH2 4EL

New Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: Scottish, Seafood, Bistros & Brasseries

About Whighams Wine Cellars

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Wigham burger and fries with Bloody Mary sauce

    Beautifully presented and delicious best i've had in Edinburg. Excellent service, great atmosphere
    - dined in restaurant 03/09/2016
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 5

    Service: 5

    Value: 5

    Great ambience & service

    A Saturday evening during the festival in Edinburgh is always a difficult time to book a good restaurant. We were so pleased to get a booking at Whighams and it did not disappoint. None of this "tables back in 2 hours", we could relax and enjoy our dinner. The food & service were both excellent and we had a lovely bottle of wine at a reasonable price. Will be back again.
    - dined in restaurant 20/08/2016

Lively bar bistro in Edinburgh’s West End

Whighams Wine Cellars have been going strong as a bar bistro in Edinburgh’s West End for over a quarter of a century but the building dates back much further. Originally a wine cellar for a Georgian townhouse, it sits just off Charlotte Square, one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious addresses.

A mix of old, candle-lit vaults and an airy modern dining area, Whighams is popular for lunchtime business deals, after work drinks and, of course, sit down seafood feasts.

Seafood feast

The Whighams seafood platter, a selection of langoustine, oyster, clam, tiger prawn, shrimp, mussel, smoked mackerel and trout, has long been a favourite in the Edinburgh wine bar. Seafood lovers can also indulge in Cullen skink soup, smoked Scottish salmon and oysters, fresh from Loch Creran.

If seafood doesn’t float your boat then Whighams has plenty of other options. Try the Ayrshire baked honey and mustard ham salad or the ever popular rare roast beef salad made with silverside from the Buccleuch estate. On cold Edinburgh nights, the beef and ale casserole with broccoli mash will keep the chill out.

As you might expect, the wine list is strong on European classics and Whighams offers forty wines by the glass.

Central transport links

On the edge of the New Town, Winghams Wine Cellars is around a fifteen minute walk from both Haymarket and Waverley train stations and situation on the West End side of the city centre. Buses and taxis are both easy to find nearby but car parking is more limited.

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