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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 #213 of 1,901 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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Madera, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The largest collection of whisky in the world. Great tour guide and nice tasting. We had a lot of fun on the ride in barrels with videos until we got to the showroom and the owner's tour and tasting

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 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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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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Hertfordshire
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I ate here as part of a group so we chose from the group menu. I had tasty soup, followed by a gorgeous sirloin steak, a '99' dessert and a lovely dram of special whiskey. Food was plentiful and the service was excellent. I'd return in a heartbeat.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to Amber at the Scotch Whisky Experience at the top of The Royal Mile, and I was very impressed. We were there for a business lunch and were handled very well by the staff. The menu choices were appealing, and the quality of food very good. Good selection of wines, at reasonable prices. I particularly... More 

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Duliajan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been to this restaurant as a part of distillery tour. I really liked the service and attitude of the staff. Food presentation is beautiful that eventually made food taste better. (As an Indian I would have preferred spicier food).

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Good menu choice, also for vegetarians. The staff were very knowledgeable about the extensive choice of whiskies. Food provenance is given on the menu.

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

Hi Maria, thank you for your kind comments. We think it's very important to provide delicious and exciting dishes for all our diners, including vegetarians, so we're delighted you found this to be the case. We hope to welcome you again on a future visit. 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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