About Whighams Wine Cellars
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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.
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.