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Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience

354-358 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE

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

The food was amazing. Quite a find. The chef is very talented and the staff made some fantastic drink recommendations that paired well with the food. We ordered both the regular and the vegan tasting and all the food was a 10/10. This is the best meal we had on our trip to the UK.

Noreen 14 April 2019
from Miami, FL

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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

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4.7 (((() (based on 277 reviews)
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  • ((((* 31 May 2019 by Patrizia from Varese

    It was good

  • ((((* 27 May 2019 by Mark from Appleton, WI

    Delicious food! Service was a little slow.

  • ((((( 26 May 2019 by Janice from Polmont

    We have been regular visitors at The Amber over the years and always enjoy our meals there. We were celebrating my husband’s 70th birthday and the food, wine and whiskies were excellent. We had a selection from the Menu ie steak, lamb, duck, sea bass, sea trout and the children's Tapas for our three year old granddaughter. Everything was cooked to perfection and the service excellent. Thank you to Billy and his team. (Sorry I have forgotten the other Manager’s name).

  • ((((( 9 May 2019 by Kim from Lafayette, Ca

    Really enjoyed our dinner with friends at Amber; the location near the Castle is evocative; the ambience very comfortable and warm, the service attentive, food excellent, and the ability for the whisky-lovers among our group to pair their dinner with whisky was fun. The haggis 'small pot' was the best haggis we've had, and the duck and lamb were among the best we had on our extended trip to Scotland. Highly recommend Amber.

  • ((((* 29 April 2019 by Magda from Edinburgh

    It was amazing time with my husband. The dinner was a surprise for his birthday :) Everything was as I planned. Food was delicious and we were excited of trying different kind of whisky. I can recommend this place.

  • ((((( 14 April 2019 by Noreen from Miami, FL

    The food was amazing. Quite a find. The chef is very talented and the staff made some fantastic drink recommendations that paired well with the food. We ordered both the regular and the vegan tasting and all the food was a 10/10. This is the best meal we had on our trip to the UK.

  • ((((( 8 April 2019 by Joan from HALIFAX

    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, food was excellent and the service very good.

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Murray from essex

    Staff friendly, great atmosphere, fantastic food and incredible whiskey. Brilliant

  • ((((( 6 March 2019 by Miss from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Myself and 3 friends visited Amber having reviewed a number of authentic Scottish restaurants in the area. We arrived around 6pm and greeted by a team of very friendly and attentive staff. Each of us chose the 'Taste of Scotland' menu (1 vegetarian) which was stunning, and great value at £36. Beautifully presented dishes and fantastic flavour combinations, each item explained by our waiter who also gave us a whiskey tasting tutorial!
    Wine list was varied and reasonably, and the whole experience was flawless, laid back and highly enjoyable.
    I will definitely recommend!

  • ((((( 26 February 2019 by Susan from Edinborough

    This was an amazing place to eat and drink , the food was fantastic, the staff were amazing , which is so important , the whisky selection was amazing.
    we had Venison and two pots for main course and it was , I have to say the best meal I have had in a long time

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