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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 #224 of 1,854 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: 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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Darwin, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Fantastic menu with local fare, we enjoyed a three course meal for dinner prior to seeing the Edinburgh Tattoo. The meal was gorgeous, we were spoilt for choice and had a hard time deciding what to have. The entree I chose was a lovely bruschetta, not at all rustic, it was very refined. Between us we had lamb and beef... More

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I went to Amber restaurant at the recommendation of my host. My boyfriend and I went for lunch and I can honestly say we had the best meal of our lives. We decided to share the three course lunch menu. We started with "Scottish Tapas", all of which was fantastic. That was followed by monkfish and gnocchi, also delicious. At... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Went with my Wife for Dinner on Friday 15th August as part of the amber package which included seats for the Tattoo. My wife is an eater of very plain food with little or no sauces, the starter of smoked salmon and crab was not a problem in fact it was excellent but my wife was struggling with the main... More

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My boyfriend and i called in for some whisky during Fringe and were amazed to find it so quiet. It made a nice change of pace to sit for an hour and try some nice whisky and some cake. Firstly i ordered the chocolate and salted caramel tart which was lovely. We then went on to talk to the very... More

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

Thank you for this great review of Amber. We are delighted that you found a haven from the activity of the fringe, and enjoyed the talents of our onsite pastry chef! We will pass your kind comments about our bar team on to the whole team -so glad we managed to fulfil your quirky wish! More

Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

After a day hiking up and around the castle, this was a good spot to stop for lunch. The sandwiches are good, the price is not too high. I suggest finishing a meal with a tasting flight of scotch and a cheese plate. The service was efficient and the atmosphere was bright and busy. The servers really know their scotch,... 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 write a review of Amber -so glad you enjoyed your sandwiches, and what a great suggestion of how to follow it! More

Edinbane, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Enjoyable lunch with friends, food lovely and service excellent. Would come back if in the area. Didn't reserve so was pleased to get a table as a walk in.

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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 us. We like to think we're the ideal spot for lunch with friends, so we're delighted that this was your experience! More

Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My only complaint about Amber is that it was not open later than 7:30 pm except on Fridays and Saturdays. So this time when we were in Edinburgh we had lunch, rather than dinner. The food was excellent (I had a light plate of smoked salmon) and the range of single malts is exceptional. The young waiters (male and female)... 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 write this kind review of Amber. We are delighted that you enjoy visiting us when you are in Edinburgh, and we look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in town. Just one note - please be aware that the later time indicated on our website is for high season only,... More

London, England
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I ate there and really wanted haggis, we asked the waiter how big the the Scottish pots were and he said like a small main or big starter. Some of our party opted from mains and were served excellent meals, my main was the Scottish pot of haggis neeps and tatties that was very tasty but extremely small and should... 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 Amber. We regret that you feel misinformed about the size of your 'pot', but we are pleased that you enjoyed the quality of the food in general. Guests should be aware that the pots are 'mini' in nature, as they are intended either as a light bite, or for guests to order... More

Lerwick, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had our wedding meal in the Amber Restaurant on July 14th, we have eaten there on many on occasion and were delighted to go back there for our first meal as husband and wife. The restaurant has a cosy feeling and the staff are lovely and very helpful. Our meal was amazing, the restaurant catered for 46 people with... More

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

Congratulations again on your wedding, and thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted the celebration was a memorable one, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to relive those memories. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place to learn more about whisky and taste them. It wasn't that expensive in the bar. The Scottish Tapas tasted good.

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

We are very committed to helping people learn more about whisky -so we're delighted this was your experience. Thanks for your review. More

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