The Green Room

19-25 William St, Edinburgh EH3 7NG
$$ Mediterranean

We are a quality wine bar in West End with an extensive wine list.
A bar where business people meet for meetings as well as socialization.
All bookings are for inside tables.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

We usually save spaces for walkins.
Please call us on 0131 2251358 if you will be late since we only hold tables for 15 minutes.

Business Info

  • Address: 19-25 William St, Edinburgh EH3 7NG
  • Cross Street: Stafford
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Wine Bar/Shop
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01312251358
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

Photos

The Green Room - Inside
The Green Room - Outside

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Table Booking Monday - Wednesday hours 14:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
Monday - Wednesday Opening hours 14:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
Monday - Wednesday Opening hours 14:00 - 23:00
Thursday
Tues-Friday opening hours level 2 14:00 - 23:00
Italian Wine Tasting 19:00 - 21:00
Friday
Tues-Friday opening hours level 2 12:00 - 0:00
Saturday
Friday Saturday Opening hours level 2 12:00 - 0:00
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.75 out of 5 stars based on 383 votes

Overall: 10/10
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May 18, 2024
Peter B.
We attended the champagne tasting event and it was really super. Lovely event with great food and fantastic service.

Overall: 10/10
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May 14, 2024
Susan S.
Great evening at champagne tasting, faultless wine, food and hosting! Probably best to turn music off at wine tastings.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 29, 2024
Edward A.
Lovely friendly staff and delicious wines!

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Jan 24, 2024
Angela H.
The wine, nibbles, super-friendly owner and staff are all wonderful. I also recommend the monthly wine club—excellent wine selection and great fun! I’ll be back!

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Jan 20, 2024
Diane W.
Had a great night.

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Nov 27, 2023
Ute S.
A lovely warm and friendly space with a fabulous selection of wines.

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Oct 10, 2023
Suzy B.
Excellent wine tasting!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
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Apr 05, 2023
Rosie C.
Fantastic night. Wine super and Ghislain was so informative and knowledgeable about all the wines. Met lots of great people and the food so complimented the wine Staff as usual were very friendly and efficient and Elenor was there with her usual lovely smile. A wonderful evening and will certainly be back for all the excellent value for money wine tasting. I love the Green Room for the great wines and ambiance

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2023
Maggie M.
Very special! We were made most welcome by Helena. Lovely atmosphere, wine & sharing board.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 18, 2023
Scott D.
French Fridays at the Green Room! Great food and a great price, enjoyed with some exceptional wines.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 19, 2023
Gordon T.
A great night with fantastic service from our Spanish waitress

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2022
Gilly M.
Great atmosphere, tasty food, friendly staff, fantastic selection of wines.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 23, 2022
Anna L.
My first Steak tartare and it didn’t disappoint. My friend said it is better than the Ivys.

Overall: 10/10
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May 13, 2022
Miriam H.
The Spanish waitress was brilliant, attentive, good chat without being intrusive and very knowledgeable. Will be back.

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Dec 09, 2021
Ewen F.
Love the Green Room!

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Nov 12, 2021
Jon B.
Always welcoming and an excellent range of wines by the glass.

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Sep 04, 2021
Heather S.
Excellent service. Quality choices

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Jul 30, 2021
Colin W.
Great place great wine and excellent cheese and ham platters. Spoilt by a waitress who’s customer service skills were non existent. No welcome or shown to table, no engagement just surly, kept over attending to one specific table not sure why !! Wasn’t happy when I didn’t have my phone ready to pay contactless, she went away leaving the card machine on my table and I had to go and find her so I could pay. She wouldn’t last five minutes with the attitude she displayed if she was working for me. Put all that aside the green room is excellent

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Jul 08, 2021
lise A.
The environment during those difficult times of Covid felt very safe , but more importantly the warm welcome and knowledge from Ghislain were second to none . Will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 08, 2021
Jaime V.
Great ambiance. Great cocktails, and great wine recommendations!

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Jul 07, 2021
Merrick P.
Really lovely place run by lovely people, well worth a visit!

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Jun 02, 2021
Kate M.
Pleasant atmosphere. Good choice if wine. Service very slow. Didn’t have anyfood

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May 27, 2021
Steven R.
We just had a few drinks and it was lovely and quiet and efficient. Highly recommended for a drink in the centre of town.

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2021
Marjory G.
Great time. Great service. Great wines!

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 18, 2024
Shirley M.
We didn’t have any food so I can’t rate that. The staff, as always, were just lovely - professional, friendly and welcoming.

Overall: 9/10
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Nov 19, 2023
Audrey S.
We had a lovely meet up with neighbours for drinks and crisps (only) although some sharing platters were available. There was a fine range of European wines (preferred) and we were able to buy 500ml of our choice. Service friendly.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
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Apr 07, 2023
Chris H.
Wonderful staff, great wines and nice ambience!

Overall: 9/10
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Jun 20, 2021
Grace G.
A lovely place for a catch up over beautiful wine

Overall: 8/10
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Dec 25, 2023
Abi S.
We had a lovely evening. My friends were a little late arriving but the staff were very relaxed. The cheese board was amazing. Watch out for prices on the wine menu, they have a 500ml price on the right column and the bottle price is the first column. Easy to be confused. Having said that the wine was really nice.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Dec 23, 2023
Christine D.
Everything was good except for the background music which was too loud, and made conversation more difficult as the evening went on, and the bar got busier.

Overall: 8/10
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Service: 8/10
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Mar 11, 2023
Tracey M.
First visit and definately be back great chilled bar and wine was lovely. Great hosts. Was a bit weird for our 1st hour as they seemed to play only 4 or 5 songs in a loop which was a bit irritating as we felt like we were in groundhog day but when bar got busier suddenly music changed and it got easier to relax!will try food nect time too as looked good

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
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Oct 29, 2022
Jennifer A.
Nice surroundings, great service, quiet enough to chat easily, nice wine. Food was nice but a wee bit expensive for the amount provided (maybe that’s a sign of the times). Overall great and just what we wanted.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
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Sep 05, 2022
norrie h.
The olives were superb. The pitta wrap was good, but adding chips to them? Also, the heading says ‘Wraps’ but its actually a pitta bread. The pitta was delicious but when I booked I just looked at the word ‘Wrap’ and assumed it was a traditional one ie - soft tortilla. Also, I booked 1230 assuming lunch, then we get there and the kitchen doesnt open till 2? I dont know if this was stated anywhere when booking online, I didnt see it. thanks Norrie

Overall: 8/10
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May 24, 2021
Tracey G.
Very pleasant for an evening drinking good quality wine with a friend.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 6/10
Jan 07, 2024
Dave N.
Great staff but the food was not as enjoyable as other wine and cheese venues we have eaten at. The table was small and difficult to eat at clumsy with the cheese, charcuterie and drinks: 4 people. Very expensive compared to our other experiences. I would go back for a drink but not for the cheese / charcuterie unless we got a bigger table and maybe some forks to help with the knives provided.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 27, 2022
Yvonne N.
Menu at restaurant was completely different to website. Not a huge choice, out of two options at 6pm and plate was basic. Our sausages weren’t cooked, had to return. Bar service and music great. Would go back but not for food.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 17, 2021
Mary C.
Our table was away in a corner so we got none of the atmosphere. Otherwise we had a lovely time.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 5/10
May 25, 2021
Karen C.
Regulars at Di Vin so thought we would give this a go. Very disappointed in cheese and meat platter - not a patch on Di Vin. You really need to up your game on this. We might come for wine but would not spend £30 on 8 pieces of uninspiring cheese and a very average meat platter again here. Appreciate you may be taking your time with interior but still has a bit of an "old mans pub" feel about it. Needs some inspiring décor and better lighting. Overall, we'll come here if Di Vin and L'escargot wine bar (west end) are full, but would not be first choice. Improve, and we'll be back!