‘Whisky is liquid sunshine’, George Bernard Shaw once said.
And while there are many ways to enjoy a fine and sunshiny Scottish dram, we think that the best way is at the end of a first class meal.
Those wise folk over at The Dining Room 28 Queen Street obviously agree with us. That’s why they are inviting you on a three-course fine dining experience for two followed by a tasting of three whiskies.
Best of all, you will each get a souvenir glass to take home with you.
Meal for two with whisky tasting
You can be confident that The Dining Room 28 Queen Street knows a thing or two about a decent dram, as it is based in the grand Georgian setting of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
This Big Deal is for a three-course lunch or dinner and a three-dram tasting for two people, including two whisky glasses to take away.
The offer is super flexible as it available Tuesday to Saturday until the end of May, so you will have plenty of opportunity to plan your visit.
You can also buy multiples, meaning this would be perfect for a birthday or anniversary celebration, or to pair with a trip to the Traverse or Playhouse theatres (both a 15-minute walk away).
Elegant city centre setting
The Dining Room 28 Queen Street serves some of the capital’s finest food. Situated in The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s townhouse, the airy, contemporary dining space overlooks Queen Street Gardens.
The innovative Head Chef, James Freeman, is enthusiastic about featuring seasonal Scottish ingredients and foraged items in his dishes.
In other words, expect a true culinary adventure followed by expertly-selected drams…
Fine dining delights
Menus change regularly, but sample starters include the pan-seared Orkney scallop with chestnut puree, fennel, apple and Scottish leeks, or the terrine of Ayrshire pork, baby black pudding, compressed caramelised apple, tomato jam and homemade brioche.
Mains might feature the sole fillet with crispy Jerusalem artichoke, pickled white raisins, pear gel and chive beurre blanc, or the glazed cheek of Black Isle beef with polenta, roasted cauliflower and scurvy-grass.
Vegetarians can enjoy dishes such as the pithivier of pumpkin and chestnut with smoked pumpkin puree, red cabbage and sauce diablo.
A typical dessert could be the crowdie semifreddo with lemon curd and gingerbread.
The Dining Room 28 Queen Street in Edinburgh has earned enough positive reviews to be awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This diner loved their recent meal:
‘A wonderful visit. My boyfriend and I visited the Dining Room, opting for the early evening menu. The staff who served us were extremely knowledgeable about the food and drink, and were very professional. The food was both aesthetically pleasing, whilst tasting great. The decor is a lovely environment to enjoy an evening. We would definitely return.’
The quality cuisine in itself would be enough of a reason to snatch up this Big Deal, but throw in a three-dram whisky tasting session plus souvenir glasses and it becomes unmissable.
So if you have a celebration coming up or simply fancy dining in style between now and May, then head to The Dining Room 28 Queen Street for a truly special experience.