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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

Lovely staff , excellent tasty food , reasonably priced.

Gill Montgomery 16 August 2017
from Edinburgh

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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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  • ((((( 23 August 2017 by Goretti Blimkie from Toronto

    Awesome dinner and wonderful service. Liz was exceptionally accommodating and very welcoming.

  • ((((( 21 August 2017 by Jay Johnston from London Canada

    We had enjoyed THe Master Class the previous morning and we were looking forward to our dinner here. After a long and exhausting day, a late reservation was all we could get. It could have been a disaster. It was anything but.
    My husband was in his glory. He was soaking up the ambience while trying three different whiskies. I had two. All five were different and our whisky steward as we all the other staff were highly informed and a delight. We thoroughly enjoyed the conversation and the welcome before a morsel was tasted.
    My husband ordered the neeps, tatties and haggis as an appetizer. I shared a little and was totally blown away at how delicious it was. So was he. I figured the main would be enough for me and boy, am I glad I did not order a starter. We both had the steak, cooked to perfection and very tasty. The entire meal was great.
    We were happy we had made our plans to come to Amber and intend to dine here again next visit to Edinburgh.

  • (((** 16 August 2017 by Pi from London

    It was ok
    The place was nice with a lot of staff paying attention to the guests.
    Bar was busy so we were waiting over 30 minutes to get one glass of whisky and only got it after chasing.
    Food was good but not special or impressive. The steak was good size however mine was too salty, my friend took steak as well and it was much better.
    All courses were average. They were tasty (besides the steak) but too expensive comparing to overall experience.
    I was asked if I wanted to change my dish for something else but I didn't want to wait for new option as we had all afternoon booked.
    Staff was helpful and attentive, so great plus for that.

  • ((((( 16 August 2017 by Gill Montgomery from Edinburgh

    Lovely staff , excellent tasty food , reasonably priced.

  • ((((( 5 August 2017 by Mathilde Fouche from Paris

    Everything was great! Staff was lovely and the food amazing! Scottish tapas were so good and allowed us to try things

  • ((((( 5 August 2017 by Carol from Edinburgh

    every year i do the Wallace or so package from the Royal Tattoo. this year we visited the preview show and therefore did my bookings myself. everything was more than welcome and had a great seating.

  • ((((( 4 August 2017 by Kevin Scott from Edinburgh

    The food was wonderful and experience delightful. Whiskey selection is the largest I have ever seen. Must try the "pots"! Traditional Scottish dishes (soups) served in darling cast iron pots. Mushroom and tarragon tart was fabulous. Service was exceptional.

  • ((((( 26 July 2017 by Tom Koogler from Union

    We had an Egg Salad Sandwich and a Pastrami Sandwich. Very relaxed environment. The Whiskey Experience was a lot of fun.

  • ((((( 25 July 2017 by Chad Crowell from Edinburgh

    Very nice and professional staff. The Scottish tapas and the cold seafood platter were very good. The salmon was a better pairing for Whisky than the herring.

  • ((((* 24 July 2017 by Petra from Oudenaarde-Belgium

    Wonderful food, friendly staff ... But a bit noisy due to slightly drunk neighbor.

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