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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

Absolutely wonderful food and drinks.
The staff were the best part of the place-an absolute credit to the place!

Rachel Kynes 09 February 2017
from Belfast

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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
Reservations +44 1313440058

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Customer reviews for Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience

4.6 (((() (based on 129 reviews)
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  • dinner (102)
  • value (54)
  • lunch (53)
  • romantic (40)
  • private dining (31)
  • large parties (29)
  • trendy (29)
  • luxury (27)
  • business (19)
  • afternoon tea (13)
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  • child friendly (10)
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  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Andrea from EAST YORK

    Fantastic food and service! A firm favourite when in Edinburgh.

  • ((((( 9 February 2017 by Karen Fox from Stirling

    The food was really nice and the atmosphere was perfect for a nice meal out. I took business colleagues from Germany here and they were complementary of the food. I would highly recommend it.

  • ((((( 9 February 2017 by Rachel Kynes from Belfast

    Absolutely wonderful food and drinks.
    The staff were the best part of the place-an absolute credit to the place!

  • ((((( 1 February 2017 by Val Ferguson obe from Bo'ness

    What a fabulous venue and the food was excellent. The Scottish tapas were inspired and the sea bass and beef dishes were outstanding. The highlight for our party was the extremely hospitable welcome from each member of the team. The attention to detail throughout was commendable and the friendly, efficient and courteous approach by every member of staff was a joy. We will definitely return and will recommend this restaurant to our friends. Thank you all for a memorable evening.

  • ((((( 28 January 2017 by Anthony Rix from St Albans

    Right from the start the staff were great even though we arrived late having mixed up our times. They were very helpful, explaining dishes on the menu we were not familiar with and even bringing samples for us to try. We were even allowed to combine dishes so that we could both try them. The food was excellent and reasonably priced.

  • ((((( 22 January 2017 by Karen Brown from London

    Great food, very reasonably priced whiskies with staff who were very knowledgeable about them

  • ((((( 17 January 2017 by Paul Wilson from Preston

    The ambience of the Amber Restaurant was perfect & the food was excellent.

  • ((((* 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.

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