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Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience

354-358 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE +44 1313440058

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Main course: £12
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Sunday to Thursday: 12:00 - 19:30
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30

As usual, a fantastic meal for me and my entire family. I can't wait to dine here again on my next trip.

Robert Kotan 26 December 2016
from Peterborough

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Showcasing a cellar of over 400 malt whiskies alongside gourmet Scottish cuisine, Amber Restaurant is the pride of Edinburgh’s renowned Scotch Whisky Experience. Spectacular glowing glass cabinets contain the array of blends, offering a superb experience for both whisky connoisseurs and novices.

An eclectic range of dishes are served on the Amber menu, with Scottish tapas served alongside boldly flavoured main courses. Enjoy comforting pots of smoked seafood chowder, haggis, neeps & tatties and traditional lamb stovies, or griddled beef sirloin with whisky & shallot butter.

Whisky tasting menus offer a journey through Scotland’s most famous export, or seek a recommendation from the lengthy list from the learned staff at Amber Restaurant in Edinburgh. Paying homage to Scotland’s whisky heritage, bold dessert flavours include panna cotta with raspberry and whisky soup, or marmalade pudding with caramel sauce.

A truly revelatory experience, Amber teams an unrivalled cellar and supreme fine dining dishes. Edinburgh Waverley Station is an 8-minute walk away.

Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience

354-358 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE

Contact +44 1314778477
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Customer reviews for Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience

4.6 (((() (based on 122 reviews)
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  • lunch (51)
  • value (50)
  • romantic (37)
  • private dining (29)
  • large parties (28)
  • trendy (27)
  • luxury (25)
  • business (17)
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  • ((((* 16 January 2017 by Lesley Shields from Edinburgh

    Overall, the experience was great. The only small issue I had was with the blinds on the windows. As it was a sunny day, the blinds were pulled down but they did not actually block out the sunshine completely. When we arrived I just moved one seat along. However, as time passed, of course the sun moved and I needed to move around a little to avoid the sunlight in my eyes but it did not spoil our enjoyment of the dining and, as we were leaving shortly, it was not a major problem.

  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Jennifer Uhram from London

    The tapas whisky pairing was amazing. Staff is very knowledgeable and provided great recommendations.

  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Sandy Cornwall from Leicester

    Great atmosphere. Nice character front of house. Helpful, knowledgeable staff.Good size portions. Interesting menu.

  • ((((( 7 January 2017 by David Jubb from Reading

    A great experience. Good food, friendly service and reasonable prices. Will definitely go back!

  • ((((* 6 January 2017 by Laura Nelson from Santa Maria

    We really enjoyed this restaurant. I have coeliac disease and ordered the Beef Stovie (gluten free) and the Lemon Curd Mousse with Toasted Marshmallow and Blackcurrant Sauce (gluten free). Both were wonderful. My husband had the Butternut Squash Pearl Barley Risotto, Tomato Fondue and Cheese Shavings as well as the Highland Hot Chocolate. He didn't really comment on the Risotto but loved the Hot Chocolate. We were in a bit of a hurry and they were great about getting to us quickly. I didn't think this through though when ordering the Beef Stovie because it came piping hot out of the oven and I had to let it cool a bit before eating. Still it was really tasty. The Lemon Curd Mousse had a light lemon curd flavor and the Toasted Marshmallow reminded me of a meringue in texture but was a thin sheet and tasted like a marshmallow.

  • ((((( 6 January 2017 by Susanna Caragnano from Poggio Torriana (RN) Italy

    Due to my raving cold I could barely smell anything, but I managed to catch some of the flavours. Food and service were very good. Definetly will return with a clearer nose in order to take also the whisky tasting tour.

  • ((((( 2 January 2017 by Karen Henry from Stafford

    This was the perfect way to begin the new year. Exceptional food, fantastic service and the whisky was second to none. Can't wait to come back to Edinburgh.

  • ((((( 26 December 2016 by Robert Kotan from Peterborough

    As usual, a fantastic meal for me and my entire family. I can't wait to dine here again on my next trip.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Charlene Gruar from Dundee

    Fabulous place food was great

  • ((((* 22 December 2016 by Christine Jardine from Edinburgh

    Excellent service, enjoyed whisky recommendations

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