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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scottish tapas” (42 reviews)
“haggis” (74 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here for dinner straight after taking the platinum whisky tour. I had the veggie haggis pot,very filling and spicy , my husband had the belly pork. Fab food and fantastic friendly staff. Great value for money too. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to...More

Thank Pinkpanther31
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Extensive whisky bar. Atmosphere is great! We choose the mussels, tapas and cheese platter. Best Restaurant choice so far on the trip.

Thank Espohre
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Espohre, thank you very much for your review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your meal with us, and hope you got chance to try something from the bar too. Many thanks again, and enjoy the rest of your trip!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I wanted the perfect experience for his 60th birthday, my better half is a Malt Whisky enthusiast so going to the Amber Restaurant was the obvious choice. The food was absolutely excellent and service from the staff was exceptional. We had an...More

Thank Alexandra K
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for such a positive review, Alexandra, we really appreciate your feedback and hope you had a great time. We'll pass your kind comments back to the team who served you on the day. Hope that your husband had a lovely birthday! Many thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some of the finest food I've ever tasted and a very informative whisky tasting experiance after our meal . Not a cheap experiance but worth ever penny .

Thank Strawy123
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Strawy123, thank you for your review. It's great that you enjoyed your meal and that you had a good time at the whisky tasting too, it sounds like you had a fantastic time. Thank you again, and please do visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dunner for 4 here last night which was good. Most probably better for groups as part of the whisky experience. My cullen skink was very very salty being a salt lover i was ok but others would find in too much ditto the ham...More

Thank scottishfoodlover013
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for leaving us a review - we're pleased you enjoyed your dinner overall, particularly the meat and seafood! We'll pass your comments on to the team, but in the meantime, many thanks for visiting us and hope you can stop by again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bartender Andrew is very friendly and entertaining!!! I highly suggest this place to anyone!!!!! Just walk down the steps to the bar and order up.

Thank Jackshady
ScotchWhiskyExp, Public Relations Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jackshady, thanks for your review! Glad you had a great time chatting to our team, hope you can visit us again one day soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely would recommend!! Good service overall, a lot choices on whiskey s and not too expensive:)

Thank Alina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal in the restaurant. Starting out with the Scottish tapas, which were nice to share. We were shown an example platter before ordering, so we could see if it would fit with the rest of our meal plans.The cullen skink was...More

Thank Mirjam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Afternoon at the amber staff are friendly and extremely welcoming to all visitors. Well worth a trip as the selection of whiskey is out of this world with such a wonderful selection to choose from. Staff are always on hand to advise you if needed...More

Thank kiddy34
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After enjoying the gold experience, we needed some food, and were told that the Amber restaurant served great Scottish food. We were not disappointed. Didn’t try the drinks, as we had already had plenty, but it looked good! The bar had an impressive whisky selection....More

Thank chiccanadianchick
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
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
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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
14 January 2016|
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
6 June 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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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