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Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience

#224 of 1,950 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Scottish
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354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
+44 131 477 8477
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We bring you the finest Scottish Food made from the best of seasonal...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The bar is perfect, very very much and good whisky's. Dinner was good

Scotch Whisky Experience has a bar, dinner room and a whisky shop. Everything you need to know, taste and see about whisky you can found here. We had several whisky’s at the bar, mmmm. Perfect advice and service. I even had a bottle of Glenfarclas 1966 in my hands. It smells beautiful soft. A drink... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Ronald V
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Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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378 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Scotch Whisky Experience has a bar, dinner room and a whisky shop. Everything you need to know, taste and see about whisky you can found here. We had several whisky’s at the bar, mmmm. Perfect advice and service. I even had a bottle of Glenfarclas 1966 in my hands. It smells beautiful soft. A drink was more then 65 pounds... More 

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brighton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

You need to book this place which is under the Scotch Whisky Experience and I am glad we did. For people who went on the tour above there was probably a better deal price wise but we had an excellent three course meal with wine and malt afterwards for £75 including service. we were slightly surprised at the early last... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I'm not a scotch/whisky drinker, and I still enjoyed The Whisky Experience. It was on my husband's bucket list, so I thought it was a whisky museum. Far from it. Tried several desserts and a flight of spirits selected by the experts behind the bar. They were very knowledgable and we enjoyed very pleasant conversation. Whisky bar is expansive with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A winters afternoon, exploring the Royal mile and Edinburgh castle, where else better to warm up and enjoy a hearty lunch. The Amber restaurant has the finest selection of scotch I have ever seen on a menu, truly astounding. Page after page of single malts, blends and rare tipples. This accompanied by tasty hearty food like the mouth watering Haggis,... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a fantastic time at Amber. Good starters, good wine, good venison and good desserts. And it was affordable. Also the staff was very nice and helpful. Definitely a place to go.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The cafe was empty when I visited having arrived after the lunch rush. Good service and great tasting haggis!

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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I came to the amber restaurant before seeing the whiskey experience, which is conveniently located right above the restaurant, meaning there is a huge range of genuine scotch whiskeys to chose from. The staff did not seem friendly at all, instead we were met by a frown from the waitress, which made me think she did not seem too happy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Party of 8 enjoyed a convivial evening with good food. Service was quite slow (2 other large tables in too) but this just gave us more time to chat. Interesting whisky choices too - great selection but sold out of a couple of popular choices. Def worth a visit.

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Cambs
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We weren't expecting too much of this restaurant as it looks pretty basic when you go in - but our meals were delicious. We definitely recommend the Scottish tapas, you have to try it to believe it!

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Walberswick, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

So many restaurants all appearing same. The Amber is open to the public, you don't need to take in the Whisky Experience. The food is honest and wholesome. We all had different plates and everyone had the same great quality experience. I enjoy the fish platter with a Glass of Chablis. The soup and the soda bread were made on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 477 8477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 59
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
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

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