If you find yourself on Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile and in need of sustenance and a ‘wee’ dram, then seek out this highly acclaimed bar at number 119. Choose from over 300 malt whiskies (all available by the nip) and tuck into some traditional Scottish food. Served all day, the menu makes good use of Scottish Border beef and daily deliveries of seafood from local fishermen. Typically, try Cullen skink; Haggis tower with neeps and mash; or smoked salmon penne pasta; then cranachan (a blend of whisky, oatmeal, cream honey and raspberries) for pudding. Come for the traditional Scottish music in the evening – The Whiski is famous for its fiddle music.
Closed: 25 December
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 11am–1am (Saturday and Sunday 9am–1am)
Lunch: Monday to Thursday 11–10, Friday to Sunday 10am–10.30pm
Dinner: Monday to Thursday 11–10, Friday to Sunday 10am–10.30pm