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The Vaults

The Vaults, 87 Giles Street, Scotland, United Kingdom, EH6 6BZ
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Opening Information

Normal Opening Hours: Members' Room
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Wednesday: 11.30am-11pm.
Thursday-Saturday: 11.30am-12pm.
We're open Sundays: 12.30pm-10pm.

Bar Menu:
Monday-Wednesday: 12pm-9pm.
Thursday-Saturday: 12pm-10pm.
Sunday: 12.30-8pm

Bar Menu Extras:
Sandwiches: 12pm-5pm Mon-Sat
Sunday Roast: 12.30pm-3pm Sun

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
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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.

Cuisine: Scottish
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

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 😊

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

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.

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Visited On Friday, 06 April 2018

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

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

Staff were great.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 March 2018

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

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

Wonderful Mothers day meal and the members room was the perfect location

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Visited On Friday, 16 February 2018

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!

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Visited On Monday, 08 January 2018

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!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 November 2017

We had a lovely lunch and some of us (non-drivers) enjoyed a few drams as well! The gang have asked if we can do it again next year as a pre-Christmas treat. It was perfect - and being in the wee room meant we didn't disturb anyone else (some of our group of oldies are deaf and tend to be a bit loud). Many, many thanks - to Amy-Beth, the chef, and the rest of the staff.

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Visited On Friday, 24 November 2017

An excellent night, thank you so much for accommodating us at such short notice!

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Visited On Friday, 20 October 2017

I genuinely can't think of a better place to book a tasting for a group of friends...their staff run tastings that can help anyone from a novice to a seasoned whisky fan appreciate their dram more fully, and the atmosphere is great.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 October 2017

Nowhere quite like The Vaults.

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Visited On Friday, 06 October 2017

It was awesome!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 October 2017

An excellent evening and a very special treat for all our European guests. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 September 2017

Just want to say thanks again for a wonderful evening and my guests thoroughly enjoyed everything! Big thanks to Jim for looking after us. I also want to say also a BIG thanks to Sean (I thinks that's his name) the young man with dark hair who was in the bar working during our meal. He did the Whisky tasting last time I was there and he was also superb! Just want to feed this back to you. So again Big thanks to Jim & Sean and for a great Whisky and Dinner Experience. Best Regards Eric Grandison

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Visited On Saturday, 26 August 2017

A fabulous night again!! With relatives and friends from the US and down south we were looking for something special and Scottish... totally filled the bill... the food was fabby. Much to-ing and fro-ing with so many involved but the booking team were really helpful. Used before and will definitely use again.. totally recommended!!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 August 2017

I arranged a whisky tasting for a conference that I was organising. The Society staff, food and whisky were all amazing and everyone in attendance thanked me profusely for organising it saying they had an absolutely amazing time and many stated their intention to visit me in the future so they can come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 August 2017

It was an amazing experience. Everything was perfect. Friendly service, amazing food, romantic ambience, very knowledgeable tutor for the whisky tasting experience. Big thanks to Amy, Jim And Jan x

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Food and Single Malts where excellent. Good Staff friendly and know what they are doing. Will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 July 2017

Blake and James looked after all of us very well. It was a fantastic evening. Everyone commented on the food and atmosphere and the whisky, of course. I think you've earned some new members too! Thank you so very much for everything.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Everyone at The Vaults provided an exemplary experience for my family and I for my mother's birthday. I plan on encouraging friends and colleagues to join the SMWS for an opportunity at fine whiskies, the experience of pleasant accommodations when visiting members' rooms, and the high level of service rendered by the entire Society staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 May 2017

thank you very much for being so accommodating, flexible and helpful, the staff were great

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Visited On Friday, 26 May 2017

We had a fantastic event at the SMWS and highly recommend this venue inclusive the staff & food

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Visited On Friday, 05 May 2017

Very helpful team, could not have done more to assist - even providing the tasting by their German-speaking ambassador, ensuring German-speaking staff were on duty and translating menus. My group loved it. Great service.

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