Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar & The Dining Room
Just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and The Royal Mile, and situated in a grand Georgian townhouse, you’ll find Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar and The Dining Room restaurant, both run by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar offers an unrivalled array of around 150 single cask whiskies, as well as a carefully selected range of rare proprietary malts. This gorgeous venue was once for members only, but now Kaleidoscope offers the public the opportunity to sample their enticing whisky. While whisky is the main attraction here, there’s also an extensive selection of cocktails, wine, Champagne, draught and bottled craft beer. The Dining Room presents a modern Scottish menu of beautifully refined dishes with French influences. The service is exceptional and the restaurant now caters for 65 covers, but this in no way inhibits the relaxed and informal atmosphere at this newly refurbished venue.
The à la carte menu features delightful dishes such as the veal sweetbread starter with crispy tongue, wild garlic foam and Parmesan potato purée, and lobster cannelloni with fennel purée, orange and tarragon cream. Next, perhaps tuck into loin of venison accompanied by game pie, pickled red cabbage, roasted root vegetables, prune compote, and venison jus infused with Earl Grey tea – a truly wholesome treat. Alternatively, opt for the five-course taster menu of wonderfully fresh dishes, each of which is matched by complementing whisky or wine. A new and unique bespoke Champagne table is also available to accompany the five-course taster menu, when booked in advance. Each dish is paired with Charles Heidsieck Champagne.
The Dining Room has beautiful views of the surrounding area and provides an unforgettable dining experience – perfect for whisky-lovers and foodies alike.