One of our great early quests was to the Whiski Rooms, where we discovered exceptionally good soup. It was so impressive that it was our choice for Xmas Lunch that year. I’d never got round to visiting their nearby sister bar, but rectified that, today.

A traditional dark wood and green leather place, it has a nice pub feel to it. Located on the High Street, it certainly has to cater to a tourist market, but is doing so in a way that’s accessible to locals and visitors alike.

Soup and sandwich

Soup and sandwich

I was in soup and sandwich mood, so was pleased to hear that today’s option was sweet potato and coconut. To this I added a smoked salmon and dill focaccia.

The friendly waitress soon brought them over. They were accompanied by a substantial salad, which was really very good, and nicely offset what on the face of it looked like a slightly steep pricetag.



The soup was very good. It packed lovely aromatic notes and had a wonderful creaminess to it. It was entirely pleasing.

The sandwich was pretty good, too, with plentiful smoked salmon nicely balanced by the dill and creme fraiche. It had been lightly toasted in a way that didn’t quite work for me, but this was a fairly minor quibble with what was otherwise a good dish.

So overall, much in the same way as its sister restaurant, the Whiski Bar & Restaurant is doing good work. It has a little bit of a tourist premium but you get good value for your money. I’d be happy to visit again and try more dishes from their menu.

Blythe scores the Whiski Bar & Restaurant
4/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: sweet potato and coconut soup; salmon, creme fraiche and dill focaccia

I drank: water

I wore: black and white

Total bill: £8.45

Square Meal

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Written by BKR