Not in your wildest dreams did you think that you’d find a home where you can get together in the city centre with fine Scottish food, craft beer, and barrels of Scotland’s finest malt whiskies squirrelled away in an Edinburgh Old Town cellar, all under one roof. Wake up and smell the roses, Wildest Drams is just such a place, found on the High Street stretch of the Royal Mile, and offering you the warmest of welcomes, just for starters. While most all of the ingredients that go into the dishes made here are Scottish-sourced, Wildest Drams’ specialty is Scottish game – along with Scottish craft beer, and single-barrel, single-malt Scotch (and Scottish) whiskies.
Brilliant food and drinks. Highly recommend. Venison haggis starter epic. Buffalo burger superb and stouty toffee pudding off the scale. Will return very very soon.
Food was way better than expected given the location and reasonable price. 10 of us went and the Venison Haggis was by far the most popular and delicious to boot. The main courses didn't disappoint either. Staff were fun and attentive. Worth a visit if you are in Edinburgh.
It is not so easy to find, but when you are in you'll find great staff, great food and a nice atmosphere. Liked it very much!! Also great choice of beer and whisky.
Wildest Drams’ independent ownership extends to the independent ethos that prevails over all this Edinburgh Old Town restaurant’s operations. The team have lovingly sculpted a home in the city centre for their culinary paradise along the Royal Mile, undertaking all the renovation of its High Street premises themselves, and collaborating on a menu that represents the best of what they like to call modern-rustic Scottish cuisine. What is distinctive about Wildest Drams is their commitment to sourcing, direct from the farm, wild-shot game, rare-breed meat and poultry, and organically-farmed produce. It’s a philosophy that not only supports Scotland’s gastronomic community, but a philosophy that carries right through to flavourful, robust dishes that make a big impact when diners tuck in.
Wildest Drams menu is restrained, considered, and crammed with slight bites and starters, burgers famous in Edinburgh’s city centre, modern classics, sides and desserts. it should be noted that Wildest Drams’ tight network of suppliers includes many Scottish brewers and distilleries, many of whose products make it into dishes like their tomato and Irn Bru soup (no, you’re not dreaming), the Blood Revenge Stout-infused beef sausage and mash, the venison Bolognese infused with Old Engine Oil Ale, and the smoked duck salad with foraged leaves, hazelnuts and mango with a raspberry beer dressing. It’s bold dishes like these that draw a crowd to Wildest Drams’ Royal Mile premises, and the fact that they also run one of the Old Town’s most respected regular craft beer and whisky tastings means it’s even more imperative that you book well ahead to ensure your spot at table.