Monday-Friday 1200-1500 / 1800-2100
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
About SMWS - London
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) is an international members club that bottles the world’s widest selection of exceptional and rare single cask, single malts for discerning whisky lovers from all corners of the world.
We like to think of ourselves as unconventional, adventurous – and a lot of fun.
This weeks home dining experience is a delicious 3 course menu highlighting the delicious flavours of our in venue dining experience. Again we pair each course with our amazing whiskies which have been expertly selected by our Whisky Host team.
We are sorry but this restaurant is not currently accepting online reservations through ResDiary.
The meal was amazing as were the paired drams,especially A dark abyss of bliss which I did try to purchase a few weeks ago but was very disappointed with that side of things to which I sent an email and received no reply back. I at least have now been able to sample it.
The dessert was very disappointing. The rest of the food was very average. Whiskies for majority of the home dining are speyside heavy- at first I was giving it a chance that maybe they compliment the food and I'm just not getting it but no, they don't compliment the food and it just feels like that its whiskies that wont be in demand otherwise and a good way to get rid of them. The food not being up to scratch has tipped me over to write this review.
This was a gift from my Sister and her husband for my 65th. A click and collect just at the tail end of lockdown May 2021 . The process of validating the certificate was simple. It wasn’t too clear at all on choice of food until I called and realised it was a set menu, with an added YouTube video by their chef on cooking and presentation. That was an excellent way of presenting this during lockdown and turned what I thought was going to be a takeout into a home cooked gourmet meal. When collected it took two minutes to uplift and then off home to cook. Excellent food and way too much for two but that’s what you pay for. The package came with 3 large unbranded but well described malts as part of the deal - yet to be tasted. I was extremely impressed by this as a gift and would recommend it to anyone looking for good Scottish Fare and excellent service . I look forward to the restaurant opening to sample the atmosphere. The set up, from what I could see looked stunning.
Have now had this experience a number of times and each time it improves
Brilliant home dining experience with just enough DIY components to make you feel like a culinary genius.
Super quality foods and delicious drams!
Yet again the menu smashed it out the park for a home run. The salmon starter was superb with the whipped cod’s roe and preserved lemons stealing the show. The main was triumphant a beautiful rib eye steak with all the trimming topped off with an indulgent creamy artichoke purée that I would happily of eaten a bowl of on its own. The dessert one word - WOW - a diabetic coma on a plate a chiox bun filled with caramel creameaux topped with salted peanut praline on a puddle of hot whisky and chocolate sauce. With blood sugar to the max I gave the 2nd had to my son who was instantly transported back to his 3 year old self with a massive grin on his face. SUPERB well done to all and especially the chef of the evening - oops that was me 😁
This was a Home Dining Experience in Edinburgh, Queen Street.
A sumptuous home dining experience from the SMWS in George Street, Edinburgh. I was a little late collecting the meal but the staff were extremely understanding and courteous. The cooking/assembly instructions were clear, concise and straightforward (the on-line video was especially helpful). The food was absolutely delicious and the paired whiskies complimented the flavours perfectly. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a few home dining experiences during lockdown and this was certainly one of the best. Not the cheapest but considering the quality and range of the menu, worth every penny. Looking forward to having the full SMWS experience in the near future.
A lovely meal with good instructions and an easy pick-up
We had a meal delivered to our home. The menu had changed from the initial offer and the main course was disappointing, the Port being dry and hard. The deal included a voucher which was advertised as use able against food, drink or a subscription. The voucher suggests otherwise (subscription only) however I am hoping it can be used for a lunch.
Had the Meal at Home so some don't apply. Excellent food and accompanying whiskys. Easy to prepare. The videos are a great idea.
Tasty, varied and good sized portions. Whisky with each course? Well, why not?
Lovely meal, drink and supporting videos
Third time; brilliant every time.
Delivery was prompt and food arrived very well packaged. So easy to prepare. Food itself was exceptional and the best 'at home' dining we've experienced this year. Compliments to the SMWS chefs we were blown away by the quality and taste of the food (and superb preparation). The paired whiskies were also superb and went so well with the food. SMWS please keep this 'at home' service going it's brilliant and we shall be re-ordering again soon!
This was a most welcome gift, the food was excellent and easy to prepare.
Our first dine-in box was unfortunately delivered to the wrong address. Sarah and the team at SMWS were brilliant and arranged for another one to be sent. The meal was delicious! Easy to prepare and more than enough for the two of us. It felt like a proper night out and a real treat, especially paired with the chosen whiskies. We’ll definitely dine with SNWS again.
Food combinations not as good as usual
Delicious food and whisky pairing ! A lovely experience at home
My husband already a member and we love the food and atmosphere both in Queens Street and The Vaults. Any visitors to Edinburgh are treated to a visit and a dram, which they love. Yesterday we had an Itison meal, which was delicious and looked good (the video is a great help with that). We loved the paired drams too. Can't wait to get our next box! Thank you.
Cooking instructions very clear and easy to follow. Quality of food was excellent. Whisky descriptions great fun as usual. Whisky's enjoyable. Still trying to come up with an idea for the woollen insulation. Pet rabbit up the road has the straw in this bed. :) Thank you for the experience, looking forward to being able to pop in to Glasgow again.
This was an absolute treat. Fabulous food. Brilliant service.
Fantastic meal...made a birthday celebration very special!!
The home dining menu was absolutely delicious. It was made even easier by the ‘how to’ video and extremely comprehensive preparation notes, although really it couldn’t have been easier. The generous portions meant we were too full for dessert which we’ve saved for today. Delighted with our meal, such a treat!