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The Bothy Wine & Whisky Bar

5482 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Calgary Trail North)
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Ranked #138 of 1,958 restaurants in Edmonton
Cuisines: Scottish
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Calgary Trail North
Description: Utilizes local products, small, simple but delicious menu is designed to compliment various scotch offerings. Uses the Enomatic system for wines and champagnes, allowing the customer to have a glass of a wine when they may not want a whole bottle.
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72% Recommend
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The atmosphere is pleasant enough, the service is fine, the whiskey and wine selection is enormous and the food is fine. However there is nothing about The Bothy, from its strip mall location, to its furnishings and decor, to the quality and/or quantity of its food options, that justifies the prices being charged. Fourteen dollars for a sandwich at lunch?... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We both ordered the special which was a sea bass. It melted in our mouths...totally delicious. Also had appetizers and dessert which were ok but the fish was really outstanding. A bit pricey but if you want good food, this was very good food. Very nice presentation.

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We went with high expectations. I suppose in my head I imagined a cosy little place that you could find a corner in and sample a few drams on a cold night. Maybe a fire, some high backed chairs. You get the idea. While the selection of whiskies is pretty decent, the atmosphere of the place is lacking. The decor... More

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187 reviews 187 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

HUGE selection of scotch varieties, from chivas to $1000 bottles of Islay Red wine list is 1 page long, only 4 whites though Comfort foods with a Scottish twist, lamb curry, Mac and cheese with steak and peas etc Great service, sit at the bar and enjoy the accent!

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Edmonton, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I was quite excited when a friend suggested we meet at the Bothy for lunch. However, it was not quite what I expected. I found the menu to be both price-y and limited. $17 for a sandwich? $18 for a small meat pie or mac and cheese? I ordered the chicken pie with soup. The soup was purportedly vegetable but... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This place was a bit more classy than I was expecting. I think of the English or Scottish pubs as bigger venues with lower end scale food, but this was a nice surprise. Yes it was a small, intimate setting with a bar to sit at as well. Good ambiance for small or large groups. The wine selections are quite... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

What I liked best about this restaurant was the atmosphere,the fare and the service. Doesn't leave much to disappoint. A great place to just go and hang out. Sample a flight of wines. Taste some great cheeses and meats. All in a very relaxing and cozy atmosphere. The menu selections were also sufficient to satisfy our group. The presentation was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Love it, tiny intimate dining, knowledgeable servers. Great place to sit and taste the night away! Whiskeys, wines, cheeses, charcuterie platters, special mains to return to time and again.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Tucked away on Calgary Trail, I had driven past it every day to work without noticing it. You need to keep your eyes peeled, it sits discreetly off the side, just visible from the road. It's warma dn dark inside, all wooden furniture and stone floors. The menu is great, there's a cheese board, there's haggis, there's everything that I... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

First off - this was their 124st location, but I couldn't find it on here. -------- I wasn't expecting much going to a wine bar as I've been to them before but this place was different. The food was over the top and the chef in the back was really good for informing us on what was in each dish.... More

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