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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 #218 of 1,915 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $59
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 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. 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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351 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 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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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had an excellent meal here, accompanied by whiskies recommended by our friendly Spanish waitress, on her last shift before returning to Malaga for Christmas. There is a very good menu and it is not expensive. We hope to return. There is a very wide range of whiskies, typically at about £4. You can pay a lot more if you... 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 leave this great review of Amber. We're delighted you enjoyed a 'wee dram' to accompany your meal, and will pass your kind comments on to the relevant team member. More 

Rennesoy Municipality, Norway
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were visiting the Amber with high expectations being more than 30+ colleagues staying in Edinburgh for a long weekend. In order to save time we had ordered the 5 course Scotch Whisky Experience: The menu comprised of five authentically Scottish specialties, all using the best seasonal Scottish ingredients available at £32.50 a head. The menu in detail here: http://www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk/pdfs/Scot_food_fort_menu.pdf... 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 offer your thoughts on Amber. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

was looking for a good place to eat on the Royal Mile. Amber Hit the target. Great Tapas choices. Smoked local Salmon, cheeses, incredible Tomato Leak Soup. Highly recommend

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

Thanks for taking the time to review Amber -we are the home of Scottish Tapas, so we're really pleased you enjoyed your light lunch here. We hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The food and service were fantastic, I had an Angus beef stew, the beef itself was so tender and the broth/gravy was so rich and delicious, I only wish I had more bread to mop it up. Overall a place with great atmosphere and food to match.

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

Hi Sam, thanks for this great review of Amber, we're delighted you enjoyed your experience! More 

Hertfordshire
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102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Lovely soup to start served with good bread, just warmed us up a treat. Mains were pretty good, partner said his steak was excellent, they willingly changed my dish around for me as I can't eat so many things these days and served me with a lovely meal. Wine was good too and the salted caramel and pecan pie disappeared... More 

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

Thanks for leaving this lovely review of Amber. We pride ourselves on looking after our visitors' individual needs, so we're delighted you found this to be the case. We look forward to welcoming you the next time you are in Edinburgh. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The staff are very pleasant and friendly. The menu is well devised and cooked fresh. Cakes are good value and very tasty. Good coffee and the whisky bar is a sight to behold. Would recommend strongly. You can easily spend a couple of hours in the place. Worthwhile going upstairs for the tour too! Had a gold tour yesterday so... More 

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

Hi Andrew -thank you so much for this excellent review! We are biased, but we couldn't agree more - combine a visit to The Scotch Whisky Experience with a visit to Amber and the benefits stack up! We're delighted you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to welcoming you again at some point in the future. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The food was delicious. The lunch menu for only 9 pound is rather cheap. But the plates big and the soup before delicious. We went there twice it was so good. The service was so la la. The Spanish girl did not know what the special was this was shortly before closing for lunch! The whisky selection enormous and the... 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 give us your feedback on Amber. We're delighted that you enjoyed your food (and whisky), and found the experience represented excellent value for money. We are renowned for excellent service, so we regret that in this instance this aspect of your visit did not quite meet your expectations. More 

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Additional Information about Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience

Address: 354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 477 8477
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 59
Cuisine: Scottish

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