Whighams Wine Cellars
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
For the past 30 years, Whighams has been serving ﬁne wine and delicious food in the beautiful setting of Charlotte Square’s 19th-century cellars. Occupying the basement of one of Edinburgh’s private Georgian New Town residences, and with a rich history of supplying Edinburgh’s gentry with their favourite tipples, Whigham’s Wine Cellars is a spacious, award-winning venue ﬁt for all occasions.
Heading up a team of enthusiastic, dedicated and professional staff, founder Nicholas Henderson ensures that the venue provides exceptional service and that all customers feel welcome. The cosy, atmospherically lit setting contributes to the ambience that affords the Wine Cellars’ customers with a relaxed dining experience. From intimate snugs to more spacious dining areas, the venue’s decor marries contemporary and olde-worlde styles to help its patrons escape the bustle of daily life.
Naturally, Whighams boasts an impressive selection of wine, which can be enjoyed by the glass or by the bottle. Prices vary to suit all budgets, and this international list offers something for all palates. Sparkling wine and Champagne is also available to satisfy cravings and enhance celebrations, while classic cocktails such as the refreshing Kir Royale and delicious Bellini are offset by exciting creations such as the Raspberry and Peach Mojito and a delightful Martini ﬂavoured with Earl Grey tea. As if you weren’t already spoilt for choice, a wide range of beer, cider, spirits and soft drinks is also available.
When it comes to the food offering, Whighams’ menu is a real crowd-pleaser. Cullen skink, crispy coated calamari with soy, sesame and chilli dip, and Whighams’ ﬁshcake with homemade tartare sauce and herb salad are just some of the tasty starters on offer. Freshly shucked Loch Creran oysters with shallot and raspberry vinaigrette, and sumptuous Shetland mussels are popular among seafood-lovers. Hearty, comforting mains include the traditional rare roast beef salad with horseradish-buttered potatoes. Bar snacks double up as tapas dishes with a Scottish twist and include chipolatas drizzled with honey and thyme, miniature ﬁsh and chips, and roasted mini chorizo sausages with grilled sourdough. Conclude your meal with a tasty dessert, and you’re sure to be planning your next visit in due course.