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Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience

354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
+44 131 477 8477
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Ranked #207 of 1,859 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $59
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Saskatoon, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The haggis was amazing. It was given the 'gourmet' touch with a very nice whiskey sauce. As Amber is in the Scotch Whiskey Experience building, they have a few hundred scotches to try.

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Ash, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This "restaurant" is a nice looking one but the menu is severely small and the wait staff were more interesting in gossiping rather than actually doing their job. They had the option of wasting your money on trying whiskeys but like their tour upstairs, it's a waste of money. Don't go here.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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167 reviews 167 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We only had time to visit the bar section and sample the whisky and assorted cheeses. Bar tender was quite helpful and informative and the pairings were excellent. We only had a half hour before our Witchery Tour so we could only sample a small amount, but what we did try was superb. The lounge area was cozy and the... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The food was immaculately presented and delicious. We ordered the tapas, which had 5 samplings on the plate, the brie cheese side, single malt highland scotch sampling ( which we highly recommend especially the Ben Nevis), venicin carpaccio and fillet with potatoes. The service was great and the ambiance was perfect, just on the royal mile but very quiet and... More

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28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had the Taste of Scotland tasting menu as part of our Scotch Whisky Experience tour. A great sampling of scottish produce and well cooked cuts of meat and fish, a great dessert, and of course, great whisky!

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London England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We ate dinner at The Amber Restaurant prior to seeing The Tattoo. It was part of a package I had purchased and we were both delighted with what was on offer. To begin with we had a whisky tasting. I'm not a whisky drinker but really liked their suggestions. We had a three course meal (with choices), and wine and... More

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

What a lovely way to describe your night! We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience before The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and we really appreciate your kind comments about food, service, ambience and value. More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Prior to attending the Tattoo performance, we went to the Scotch Whisky Experience. A great education for someone who wants to learn more about Scotch whisky and the different areas of where the whiskies are made. Also, saw the largest collection of Scotch whisky in the world. After the tour, we were hosted to canapés and a Scotch whisky drink.... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review The Scotch Whisky Experience/Amber's hospitality. We are delighted that the experience was an enjoyable one, and added to a memorable evening at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. More

mid wales
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The meal was excellent and although I don't care for whisky it was interesting to learn more about it. I even managed to taste 2 of the 3 on offer! The collection of whiskies is amazing....so many bottles.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on The Platinum Tour & Taste of Scotland experience. We're delighted that you enjoyed it, and you are quite right, an appreciation of Scotch Whisky is not necessary to enjoy a meal at Amber! More

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went there for lunch, mainly to try haggis. Very friendly staff and helpful for suggestions. Tried soup of the day (cauliflower) and haggis and both very really nice. Finished with a slice of Amber-style carrot cake (i.e. whisky icing), nice but not moist at all. Provided that is next to the castle, prices were not particularly high. The view through... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to offer your thoughts on Amber. We're delighted that your experience was a good one. Fantastic to hear of another haggis convert too! More

San Diego
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Fantastic tasting food, very fresh and excellent service. The facility is new, modern and clean. Tried haggis here for the first time, and it's actually pretty good. The Scottish salmon is VERY good!

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

Fantastic to have converted yet another visitor to the joys of haggis! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope that you return to us when you are next in Edinburgh. More

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