The Dining Room

28 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 1JX
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The Dining Room
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
28 Queen Street
Edinburgh EH2 1JX

Tel: 0131 220 2044
email: [email protected]
Mon 12-2.30pm,
Tue-Sat 12-2.30pm & 5-9.30pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
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About The Dining Room

The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street welcomes new faces and old friends with traditional fine dining paired with culinary invention, expertly prepared by our chef James Freeman. Enjoy distinguished flavours with personable service in our relaxed, refined Georgian dining room.

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Great place, great food and of course great whisky from SMWS.

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

Food, Drink and Staff were too notch

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Lovely meal, relaxing atmosphere and attentive and knowledgeable staff. Top notch.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Really enjoyed our meal.Very special.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

I visited the dining room for my birthday. The kaleidoscope bar, the members room and the restaurant were all fantastic. The staff were helpful and exceptionally knowledgeable and really enhanced the experience. I've already recommended it to friends and will be back the next time I am in Edinburgh.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

A really lovely evening with fantastic food, very generous paired drinks, and knowledgeable, friendly staff. We both felt like we were really treated, and would love to return again.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Wonderful food and excellent service in beautiful surroundings!

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Excellent food and very attentive service.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

First time at The Dining Room and it was brilliant. Food was exquisite and service impeccable. Atmosphere was exactly right - not stuffy at all! Will heartily recommend.

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Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to know that you have a pleasant time in our restaurant. We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards

Responded On Tuesday, 02 July 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 26 June 2019

The food is knocking on the door of Michelin Star, but without the price tag. Not a cheap night out, but great value in a stylish and relaxed environment.

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Thank you very much for your feedback, you have made us a very much compliment. We hope to see you very soon. Best regards

Responded On Saturday, 29 June 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

Excellent, as I would have expected. And the guy helping me with my whisky purchases was excellent too. I'll be back.

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Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to have been able to meet your expectations. We look forward to seeing you. Best regards

Responded On Saturday, 29 June 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Lunch dining and not too busy but still had a very nice atmosphere.

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Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again very soon in our restaurant. Best regards

Responded On Saturday, 29 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Very friendly staff - thanks again for your service and professional recommendations.

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Thank you Andre Jost it's always a pleasure to welcome you to our restaurant. Best regards

Responded On Saturday, 29 June 2019
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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

La salle est magnifique, haut de plafond avec de grandes fenêtres qui donnent sur les queen gardens. Le menu a la carte était excellent. Nous l’avons accompagné d’un whisky pairing qui accompagne chaque plat. Les whisky sont forts mais les explications sont intéressantes et pertinentes.

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Bonsoir, Nous sommes heureux d'apprendre que vous avez passer un bon moment dans notre etablissement. Nous sommes ravies d'avoir pu partager nos connaissances avec vous. Nous esperons vous revoirs lors de votre prochain voyage en Ecosse. Cordialement.

Responded On Saturday, 29 June 2019
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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

The service, food and drink was first class.

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Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a pleasant time in our restaurant. I hope to see you again soon. Best regards

Responded On Saturday, 29 June 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 20 June 2019

Good meal, good service, will be back

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Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to know that you have a pleasant time in our restaurant. See you soon Best regards

Responded On Saturday, 29 June 2019
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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

Lovely lunch. Very quiet restaurant. Not much atmosphere. Quite expensive.

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Thank you for your feedback, do not hesitate to come see us from Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 14:30 with a menu du jour, three courses for £ 21.95. See you soon Best regards

Responded On Saturday, 29 June 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Had not visited before, but brought visitors from the US who wanted a "whisky tasting". Food was great, whisky was great, setting was perfect. Will definitely come back again, on our own and with friends!

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Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear that you have had a good time in our restaurant. See you soon. Best Regards.

Responded On Friday, 21 June 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Service is too slow. Our server was very willing and well informed. Is the problem the result of too many tables to look after given the geography of the the dining areas? The food is really quite exceptional; where else in Edinburgh is serving razor clamps at these prices. John.

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Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to learn that the service was too slow for you, it is true that you arrived at 12:30 to be left at 14:30, usually we have two hours for an appetizer, an starter, a dish, a pre-dessert, a dessert and coffee. We always listen to our customers, so next time do not hesitate to tell us that you have a imperative horraire and we will be happy to do everything to satisfy you. I hope to see you again. Best regards

Responded On Friday, 21 June 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The ambassadors were very helpful

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Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that the Ambassador was able to serve you. See you soon Best regards

Responded On Friday, 21 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Excellent service. Excellent cuisine. Wonderful Whisky & Dine experience with very well matched combinations of Whiskies with specific courses. Highly recommended!

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Thank you very much for this nice comment, thank you for the team of the dining room and the kitchen team. It made us very happy. See you soon Best regards

Responded On Friday, 21 June 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Very good food and service!

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Thank you so much. I hope to see you again soon. Best regards

Responded On Friday, 21 June 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Toller Abend mit gutem Essen und einer schönen Atmosphäre. Freue mich schon auf das nächste mal.

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Vielen Dank für Ihr sehr nettes Feedback. Ich freue mich zu hören, dass Sie keine gute Zeit mit uns haben. Ich hoffe, wir sehen uns bei Ihrer nächsten Reise nach Schottland wieder. Beste Grüße

Responded On Friday, 21 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Wonderful opportunity to taste “The Water of Life” in an elegantly relaxed atmosphere. Service was impeccable and the tasting divine.

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Thank you very much for this very nice review, we are happy to have been able to meet your expectations. Best regards

Responded On Friday, 21 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

We had lunch with old friends who (like us) are knowledgeable about food. We had different dishes but everyone was delighted with their choice. The lamb probably was the star. Staff went out of their way to provide exemplary service

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Thank you for your feedback. The chef makes it his priority to choose local and fresh products, we are happy to hear that you have found it on the plate. Best regards

Responded On Friday, 21 June 2019
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