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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 #210 of 1,836 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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English first
Lerwick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Tucked away not a stones throw from Edinburgh Castle is a real gem of a place. The food is fantastic and the staff are so helpful and knowledgeable. Reasonable prices for excellent food and the chance to taste some amazing whiskies whatever your price range. The staff definitely know their stuff and are proud to share their knowledge. Most of... More

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I didn't have a full meal at the restaurant, but enjoyed some very nice smoked salmon and an array of good whiskies at the bar there. They stocked over 300 single malt from different distillers. Their prices were very reasonable, a lot of tourists, but didn't feel that touristy. Enjoyed a good two hours' reading while enjoying my scotch and... More

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Shetland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was also at the Amber restaurant for the wedding meal and had the duck terrine which was superb. Then the roast beef with mustard mash and spinach purée and though I thoroughly enjoyed it, it was rare which is not to everybody's taste. The Creme brûlée was lovely and very rich. The service was first class and the waiting... More

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

Thank you for your feedback on the recent wedding celebration. We really appreciate your kind remarks, and we're delighted that you enjoyed your experience. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My partner and I had never been to Amber before and being involved in the Whisky industry for some time I thought it might be about time I tried it. This June (2014) we were in Edinburgh for the Royal Highland Show and came to Amber one night, the food was absolutely exceptional, easily the best I have had in... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this excellent review of Amber. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your meal, and even more so that you brought friends with you for a second visit! We do hope to welcome you again for more delicious locally sourced food (and indeed whisky!) when you are next in Edinburgh. More

Edinburgh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went as part of a wedding party and was not impressed at all. I had carrot and coriander soup to start, it had no croutons as stated and the soda bread was brick hard, even dipping it in my soup didn't soften it. My main course was beef which I can honestly say was the worst beef I have tasted,... More

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Yorkshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lovely little restaurant departure from the corporate norm of pizza express and hut etc I totally recommend the haggis it's yum on a summers day as well as a winter one, staff are friendly atmosphere is cool

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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 feedback on Amber. We totally agree with you about the merits of haggis -a delicious delicacy whatever the season! Perhaps if you come to us again you will try it matched with a 'wee dram' of Scotch Whisky? More

Portland, Oregon, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The selection of whisky, of course, is great. So is the beer. The Innis & Gunn was recommended, and we were thrilled! Decent sandwiches so we'd have room for dessert. OH MY! The Millionaire's brulee was AMAZING and the cranachan was excellent.

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

Thanks for your review -especially your endorsement of our delicious desserts! We try to make Amber the ideal spot for a light lunch (or indeed a heavy one), so we're thrilled we hit the mark with you. We look forward to welcoming you again when you return to Edinburgh. More

Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our family did a scotch tasting tour, followed by lunch in the restaurant. I am a convert to Speyside Single Malt Scotch! The lunch menu is enticing and the selection of beer, wines and scotch was good. While the restaurant was busy, service was quick and very pleasant. We hope to return some day!

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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. It sounds like a good time was had by all! We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience, and we hope that you return when you are next in Edinburgh. More

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