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Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience

#228 of 1,928 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
+44 131 477 8477
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We bring you the finest Scottish Food made from the best of seasonal...
We bring you the finest Scottish Food made from the best of seasonal ingredients. Experience Scottish food - full of character, flavour and above all authenticity. Menus change with the seasons and all of our food reflects the regional diversity of Scotland's larder. Enjoy our tapas and cheese platters at the Whisky bar, sit down and relax within the restaurant, or simply indulge yourself with a speciality coffee and homemade cake. Dishes can include: Haggis and Vegetarian Haggis, mussels with a Whisky sauce, beef with dumplings, Scottish smoked salmon, Scotch beef, Highland lamb, caramelised Apple and Whisky Crumble, Scottish Cheeses.The opening times stated by Tripadvisor are incorrect. OPEN EVERY DAY. Food is served every day from midday, last orders 8.30Pm (Sunday - Thursday), and last orders 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Private groups also catered for. Important access information - please read Please be aware that from 1 November until a proposed mid-March finish date, our lift will be closed for replacement. This will mean that Amber will not be accessible to wheelchair users during this period. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but look forward to welcoming wheelchair users in the new year, with our new improved lift facility
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous food!

We weren't expecting too much of this restaurant as it looks pretty basic when you go in - but our meals were delicious. We definitely recommend the Scottish tapas, you have to try it to believe it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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369 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We weren't expecting too much of this restaurant as it looks pretty basic when you go in - but our meals were delicious. We definitely recommend the Scottish tapas, you have to try it to believe it!

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Walberswick, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

So many restaurants all appearing same. The Amber is open to the public, you don't need to take in the Whisky Experience. The food is honest and wholesome. We all had different plates and everyone had the same great quality experience. I enjoy the fish platter with a Glass of Chablis. The soup and the soda bread were made on... More 

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Northumberland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Helped broaden my knowledge of Whiskey and I hope to have the exact same experience on my next visit to Edinburgh.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Booked this restaurant in preparation for the whisky experience tour Wonderful meal in an immaculate environment with, wonderful staff

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

4 sandwiches all very underwhelming with their side of lettuce. For the price I expected at least a nice salad on the side. Service by a couple of young girls who forgot everything they were going to do and were extremely useless. Not a comfortable atmosphere because of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Sampling some of Scotland's finest whisky in a great location with a bar man (Steve) who knew more about whisky than you could imagine! A must visit for a whisky tasting session!

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ScotchWhiskyExp, Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this review

Hi Thomas, thanks for leaving such a great review, and for your kind (and accurate!) comments about your bar man on the day. We will pass them on. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The bar man was excellent - extremely knowledgeable and friendly, helping me pair veggie cheeses with great whiskies and explaining the difference between Scottish and International varieties

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ScotchWhiskyExp, Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments on our bar man; we will pass them on to the team. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Myself and my partner visited in December and from start to finish it was amazing. There were a number of vegetarian options and it was fun to choose from their book of whiskies. The service was also impeccable.

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ScotchWhiskyExp, Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, thank you for leaving such a lovely review of Amber. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much, and we do hope to welcome you again on your next visit to Edinburgh. More 

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386 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great restaurant and whiskey tour experience too. Friendly staff. Good choice of food which is delicious. Plenty of whisky choices!!!

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ScotchWhiskyExp, Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed yourself -thanks for this review. More 

Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Trendy modern venue with friendly staff. Pleasant menu choices at acceptable prices. The sharing platters are great choices for lunch. Only negative: couples are placed in poorer seating positions on the 'off-chance' several groups of 4 will arrive at the same time!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 477 8477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 59
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

We bring you the finest Scottish Food made from the best of seasonal ingredients. Experience Scottish food - full of character, flavour and above all authenticity. Menus change with the seasons and all of our food reflects the regional diversity of Scotland's larder. Enjoy our tapas and cheese platters at the Whisky bar, sit down and relax within the restaurant, or simply indulge yourself with a speciality coffee and homemade cake. Dishes can include: Haggis and Vegetarian Haggis, mussels with a Whisky sauce, beef with dumplings, Scottish smoked salmon, Scotch beef, Highland lamb, caramelised Apple and Whisky Crumble, Scottish Cheeses.The opening times stated by Tripadvisor are incorrect. OPEN EVERY DAY. Food is served every day from midday, last orders 8.30Pm (Sunday - Thursday), and last orders 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Private groups also catered for. Important access information - please read Please be aware that from 1 November until a proposed mid-March finish date, our lift will be closed for replacement. This will mean that Amber will not be accessible to wheelchair users during this period. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but look forward to welcoming wheelchair users in the new year, with our new improved lift facility
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?