Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience

(295 Reviews)
354-358 Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2NE
Scottish

Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £20

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday: 12:00 - 19:30
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience
4.7
(based on 295 reviews)

97%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • afternoon tea (20)
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  • large parties (56)
  • lunch (129)
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  • private dining (65)
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  • By Danielle O from Newcastle upon Tyne
    18 January 2020

    Food was amazing Service was perfect

  • By Rosanne & David D from New England, USA
    4 January 2020

    We visit Edinburgh yearly, & Amber is a perennial favorite. The food, the service, the knowledgeable staff who advise on pairings of whisky & food--all are outstanding.

  • By Kate K from Edinburgh
    1 January 2020

    Friendly and helpful staff. Haggis was very tasty. Good choice of wine

  • By Gary D from Edinburgh
    22 December 2019

    Overall excellent

  • By Carol P from Edinburgh
    23 November 2019

    My friend and I were celebrating our 50th birthdays. I've been to Amber many times, but this was her first time. Although it was a damp and grey day outside, we enjoyed a lovely lunch. The great food and fantastic service really brightened up our afternoon. The relaxed atmosphere and warm welcome added to the experience. I was delighted that my friend thoroughly enjoyed the lunch as much as I did. Thank you, Amber, you did not disappoint!

  • By Ruth H from Edinburgh
    19 November 2019

    The staff were amazing and had a good knowledge of the whiskies on offer. The rump steak in whisky sauce was delicious.

  • By Alan T from Ayr
    15 November 2019

    Nice venue, great menu, skilled cooking, fair price and very efficient, friendly staff. A good night out!

  • By Claudia D from Edinburgh
    26 September 2019

    Good food, excellent service. We very enjoyed the traditional dishes in a mir modern interpretation. They found out that it was my birthday, only being with my husband. And I got a little speech and a creamy shortbread!

  • By Joe N from Nottingham
    16 September 2019

    My partner and I have visited Edinburgh twice in the last year and both times we have booked into the Amber restaurant chiefly in order to eat their vegetarian haggis which we love. However, as we now try to follow a vegan diet, we would have preferred a vegan haggis option. We also felt that the menu could be expanded to incorporate a wider selection vegetarian and vegan options.

  • By Donnie L from San francicso
    9 September 2019

    Wonderful tasting food. Excellent service due to friendly staff. Attention to detail. Overall a great place.

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Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience
354-358 Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2NE