Normal Opening Hours: Members' Room
We're open Sundays: 12.30pm-10pm.
Bar Menu Extras:
Sandwiches: 12pm-5pm Mon-Sat
Sunday Roast: 12.30pm-3pm Sun
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
About The Vaults
Our very first home, The Vaults are located in the historic Leith area of Edinburgh. Dating back to the 18th Century, the building is one of Scotland’s oldest commercial premises, originally used as a wine warehouse. For many members, The Vaults, with its leather sofas, roaring fires and friendly ambience, remains the heart and soul of the Society.
The table would have benefited from a tablecloth.
I booked one of the SMWS's rooms for a staff away day. For our small work event we were provided everything we needed (coffee, a flipchart and projector) immediately and seamlessly. This was noticeably more affordable than other, purpose built venues around Edinburgh. The staff went out of their way to help us, the service and facilities were outstanding from start to finish, and I could not recommend the venue more highly. The whisky is good too.
Excellent meeting venue, our guests loved the style and uniqueness of the vaults. Friendly and helpful staff made the event a huge success. Many thanks once again SMWS team.
Very professional and friendly staff. A nice place to take visitors to the city.
I could not fault the service and hospitality of the team at the Vaults who made our Board meeting a day and evening to remember. Many thanks!
Excellent afternoon for a family get together, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.
Another great evening entertaining Clients.
This was a great birthday celebration. And Jan did a wonderful tasting! Thank you all!
Used the Tasting Room and Members Room - event ran very well and service leading up to event was well organised
Great venue yet again. Thanks to all the staff.
Great venue for a team development training event.
It was easy to manage the booking from Canada. Everyone was helpful. The tasting with James was great and it was fortunate to be there with the live music after the dinner. The whole party was happy with their dinner and accommodations. Fantastic evening overall.
We enjoyed the evening at the Vaults very much, Thank you! The only point we were a bit disappointed was the complicated way of organizing the menu. A little more flexibility would be wishful. You can not expect 10 people to all like to eat exactly the same menu for dinner.
I was pleasantly surprised by the menu. I have eaten in the bar before and yesterday’s menu was an improvement.
Good value for money, although would have expected the room charge to be dropped as it was a large booking, and we have been members for 35 years!
Helpful, polite and knowledgeable staff in a fabulous environment made for a really special evening. A carefully considered selection to fit my budget provided a range of flavours and a great introduction to malt whisky for my guests.
Great evening of food and laughter in the beautiful tasting room. Staff friendly and good humoured. Nothing too much trouble. Reservation and menu choices booked by internet. Great chef. Thank you 😊
Our party of 10 enjoyed a relaxing lunch on Tuesday with excellent food and service in beautiful surroundings. The Vaults is a truly unique dining experience in Edinburgh.
Es war ein schöner Besuch im Rahmen der Villa Konthor Schottlandreise. Olaf hat uns toll in die Vaults eingeführt. Unsere Gruppe hatte viel Spass. Einigen hat es so gut gefallen, dass Sie auch Mitglieder der SMWS werden wollen. Viele Grüße Robin
Staff were great.
We had an excellent evening here on the 28th. The food and service was excellent as was the atmosphere and and general helpfulness of the staff in making the arrangements. Many thanks Anne
Meal was excellent and the surroundings as beautiful as ever. The open fires were perfect. Food was excellent as was a local beer and a dram. The free mini of whisky for the Mothers' Day special was a nice touch.
Wonderful Mothers day meal and the members room was the perfect location
Another excellent evening, enjoyed by everyone. It was a first visit for most of the guests - and a first taste of whisky for some. They will all be back for more!
We had our wedding reception at The Vaults on a Monday when it was closed, so the venue was essentially private. The food was outstanding, wine excellent, and the tasting after dinner was also top class. Staff were brilliant and the kitchen nailed the food perfectly, our day couldn't have gone better. I can't thank the staff enough, it was a flawless experience and all our guests loved it from start to finish. Thank you!