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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 good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scottish tapas” (36 reviews)
“haggis” (67 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 676 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I have visited the Amber bar at the Whisky Experience a several times when visiting the great city of Edinburgh. Neither my wife or I would confess to being Whisky drinkers but we have always had great trials of some very nice...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Professional staff, friendly and patient, (Christie P. particularly stood out, hope this reaches her, thank you). I am always wowed by the food, it seems to get better every time. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here. We asked for some advice on the whisky as we wanted to try something different. Staff were very helpful and helped us select four whiskies. We had the fish platter and the cheese platter which were also lovely. Great fun...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined in September with friends. Food and service were great and loved the scotch flight sampling. Bartender was super friendly and helpful with sampling choices. Only damper on the experience was finding my jacket stolen from their coat rack.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very yummy, I had a salad and the sweet potato soup, it was fantastic!! My husband had the pork belly and enjoyed it very much. Service was good, it was a bit pricey, but no more then anything else we had in...More

Thank Tonya M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1st time visit to Edinburgh, and new to the Whiskey scene. So we came across this place literally just walking around the town. We only wanted a drink, so we went straight to the bar, where we were informed that we had to prebook the...More

Thank MayhemTommo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had made reservations to have dinner at Amber after our tour of the Scotch Whisky Experience. There were some items on the menu we didn't understand and our server was very gracious about answering our questions, even bringing out a "pot" to show us...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had lunch here on a busy Saturday in Edinburgh - it didn't feel too busy, the food was served fairly quickly and was lovely and fresh! They were very accommodating of serving different bread to suit dietary requirements!

Thank enyaj-d-
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is great restaurant to visit if you are ever in Edinburgh. The food was fantastic & the scotch selection was second to none. I had the Haggis & my wife had a chicken sandwhich which were bot excellent tasting I highly recommend it.

Thank varmasingh
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

There are as many brands of whisky as you can imagine and you can taste them for a little price. Yes it sounds really good and it really is. I just didn't have the time to try trial package 5 whisky for 25£ but I...More

Thank Faruk Umut K
Nearby
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
...More
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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