Alright, one more haggis and then I’m going for a salad. So it better be a good one, right? Don’t worry. It’s a gorgeous one paired with an excellent whisky.
To wind down my haggis hunt, I’d like to toast this most hearty of dishes and the lovely city with a few words about the lovely meal had at Whiski Bar & Restaurant on the Royal Mile.
Before I get to the haggis though, allow me to say a few admiring words about my Whiski starter course. A nourishing bowl of cullen skink (smoked haddock soup in a creamy broth, £6.95) was the very definition of comfort food and an especially appealing way to warm up on a blustery winter’s night.
The soothing cullen skink set the stage for my mightily meaty main: the Haggis Tower. Made with MacSween haggis (or vegetarian alternative) and served with neeps (turnips), mashed potatoes and whisky sauce (£14.50), this haggis was the most satisfying of the ones I tried while in Edinburgh.
Pairing perfectly with both dishes was a dram of rich sherry cask aged Tamdhu 10 Year Old (£5.90) from the bar’s lengthy list of whiskies.
In addition to the great food and drink, I liked all other aspects of Whiski Bar & Restaurant. Service was friendly and swift. The setting was cosy. It seemed well suited for big groups, families (during family hours anyway), solo diners, locals, out of towners … everybody really. There’s live music most nights.
Whiski Bar & Restaurant is located at 119 High Street, EH1 1SG. Find out more at whiskibar.co.uk.
Thanks for sharing my Haggis Hunt with me. I’ll be back soon with one more round up post.