If anyone, anywhere, asked me what my favourite city in the world was I really would have to answer with Edinburgh. There's no place in the world with as much culture, food, entertainment and down right amazing people.
As part of the Travelodge Flaunt Your Haunt campaign and as part of a new series of my favourite whisky places to visit that aren't distilleries I'm going to start today with a look at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society members rooms at 28 Queen St.
Until fairly recently this city centre location was only open to members and guests, although the restaurant downstairs, The Dining Room at 28 Queen St is also owned by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and has always been open to the public. This has changed recently with non-members now alllowed access to the fabulous facilities and whisky in the members rooms (certain restrictions apply to specific bottlings, members get preferential prices and non-members are not permitted to purchase full bottles).
With a bar stocked, not only with a wealth of single cask single malt whiskies, but also with gin, vodka, a fabulous wine selection and a great range of craft beers.
The food in the members rooms (bar area) is produced in the restaurant below and is genuinely some of the best food I've ever had, never mind in a bar situation. The burgers are fabulous and the side of chips, which comes with a honey mustard dip, are simply the best chips available anywhere.
With an enviroment thats comfortable and relaxing yet well presented and with knowledgable and enthusiastic staff The Scotch Malt Whisky Society members rooms at 28 Queen St really are somewhere I would suggest any visitor to Edinburgh should not miss, even if you don't like whisky.
Busier at the usual Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings, it's usually peacful enough during the midweek days to enjoy a cup of coffee and a light lunch away from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street whilst only being a 2 minute walk from it.
I can't recommend this warm and inviting place any more than i have already, if i'm in Edinburgh I do everything i can to spend some time in here and I think you should also.
With a Travelodge only 2 doors away, there's no other excuses for not being able to visit Edinburgh and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society members rooms.
This article forms part of the Travelodge #FlauntYaHaunt (Flaunt Your Haunt) campaign.