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Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience

$$ - $$$European, British,
354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
+44 131 477 8477
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scottish tapas” (43 reviews)
“haggis” (74 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 727 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in for a late lunch after our visit to the Castle. It's very nearby. I really enjoyed that the server offers to pair your whisky with your meal, being used to this with wine, but not whisky! My husband tried the local ale....More

Thank CA_Carol
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to Amber for lunch to celebrate a family occasion and had a great experience. We were a party of 18 and the service was very good. Staff were friendly and accommodating and helped find something for the children quickly. They were efficient at taking...More

Thank h_g_s123_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good turn with the tour! The filet and the haggis were delicious. Good service, lovely restaurant, very decent prices as well.

Thank Terry T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food at this restaurant was exceptional! We both ordered the lamb for our mains and it was cooked to absolute perfection! The service was fantastic and the suggestions of whiskies to pair with each course by the waiting staff was a nice extra little...More

Thank Janineh24
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Janineh24, thank you for your glowing review! We're so happy that you had a great meal with us - the lamb is particularly good at this time of year, good choice - and that you enjoyed the whisky pairings too. Our team have all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were frozen as well starving after walking through the Edinburgh Castle. People were very friendly and receive us without any reservation. It was not as expensive as expected because of the clossines with the Castle!

Thank Marielena U
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Marielena, thank you for your positive review! This week has been unusually cold in Edinburgh, so we are very pleased you found us, and that you had an enjoyable experience. Thank you again, and enjoy the rest of your time in the city.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing lunch here - 2 families celebrating my husband's birthday. The food was beautiful and the atmosphere was casual and very friendly. My husband loved his free chocolate cake and whisky for his birthday. A hidden treasure in a very busy part...More

Thank Catriona2701
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a review Catriona, and happy birthday to your husband! Many thanks for visiting us for such a special occasion, we're glad that you felt looked after, and that you enjoyed your lunch. Please do come back and visit us again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great typical Scottish plates ! Service is great, products are good, and, above everything else, the whisky bar is huuuuuge! Nice place to go !

Thank Jonathan G
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Jonathan, and for your feedback on all aspects of your visit, we really appreciate it! Glad you had a great time, and please do come back and visit again soon. Thank you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had finished our tour of the castle and were heading down the hill to find somewhere to dine - and lucked across this restaurant almost straight away. The lunch menu looked good so we headed down the stairs to the restaurant. Staff were very...More

Thank JRBEIRE
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi JRBEIRE, thank you for such a thorough and positive review, we are very pleased you had such a good dining experience with us! Next time, why not try out the Taste of Scotland experience, a whisky tour upstairs in the main attraction followed by...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a marvelous meal here. At first, I thought it would be too touristy or focused only on whisky, but the restaurant is quite good. Locals were dining here too. Nice atmosphere and good service. Would like to return here again when I visit this...More

Thank Suzanne G
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Suzanne, thank you for your review! The restaurant has become something of a hidden gem among the locals here in Edinburgh, we're really pleased you found us and that you enjoyed your experience. Whisky matches so well with Scottish produce that it's only natural...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here after our trip to the Scotch Whisky Experience, and it was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Everything we ate was delicious, and we'd definitely come here again. In fact, I stopped in for a quick drink at the bar...More

Thank Traceyyt
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for such a great review Tracey, we're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit - not just to the restaurant but also on the whisky tour! Thank you for returning, hopefully we'll see you back again some day soon.

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that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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Questions & Answers
Kingstongirly
12 September 2016|
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Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi Kingstongirly, The Taste of Scotland Menu is a set menu, but just let us know in advance of any special dietary requirements (such as vegetarian) and we can prepare a special (and delicious) version of the menu for you... More
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PSPretiree
14 January 2016|
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Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi PSPretiree, I'm sorry it's taken us so long to get to your question. I am afraid I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but if you mean wearing the colour blue to dinner, then certainly that is entirely acceptable... More
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WilhelmHast
6 June 2015|
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Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi Wilhelm, I'm sorry this is probably far too late for you, but £25 would be average spend for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$59
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 477 8477
  • E-mail
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. 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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