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Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience

354-358 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE

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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

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

Contact +44 1314778477

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Customer reviews for Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience

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  • ((((( 4 January 2019 by Maria from Ireland

    Excellent attentive staff, varied menu with good choice for vegetarians. All the dishes we were served were flavoursome and good sized portions.

  • ((((( 1 January 2019 by Christoph from Mülheim

    Schöne Auswahl an lokalen Speisen, die scottish Tappas waren wirklich gut, die Bedienung äußerst freundlich.
    Über die Whiskyauswahl muss man nicht viel schreiben, die ist mehr als ausreichend, auch wenn es Wünsche gibt, die nicht erfüllt werden können, wie sollte das auch gehen?

  • ((((( 26 November 2018 by Py from Brh

    Got the vernison, lots of fantastic tender meat ( eat at an other restaurant an other day, got 2 tiny slices...), and a fantastic dessert, parfait..Kind service, and an ambience nice, not too posh..
    We will come back!

  • ((((( 23 November 2018 by Margaret from Edinburgh

    The staff were friendly and efficient, the ambience was good and the seafood and meat platters, which we had, were excellent and good value for money.

  • ((((* 16 November 2018 by Niva from Coventry

    The restaurant staff were amazing. No fault in the service provided. We had a table booked for 7:30pm but they were able to accommodate us early when we requested it. The tapas was really tasty. The fish ordered for the main course was very bland and could have had a sauce to accompany it. The parfait for dessert was just like it's name, perfect.

  • ((((( 3 November 2018 by RM from Edinburgh

    Fabulous from start to finish. Exquisite food, friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. A complete winner.

  • ((((( 29 October 2018 by Patrick from Geneva

    Perfect. Scottish tapas and Salmon was very good.

  • ((((( 10 October 2018 by Jeannie from Taipei

    Great selections of whiskey

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  • ((((( 17 September 2018 by Brian from Monroe

    Amazing dining experience in a cozy environment right in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.

    Friendly and knowledgeable staff go above and beyond to make dining experience memorable and enjoyable.

    Highest quality food and an amazing whisky shelf make me wish I could dine here weekly.

    The crusted goat cheese starter dish and Shetland mussels pot were particularly flavorful and expertly prepared. The Asparagus and Pearl Barley Risotto was superb. I’d visit again even if that were the only dish on the menu. And the sirloin was cooked to perfection.

    The staff’s whisky recommendations for pairing elevated the meal even higher.

    If you get to Edinburgh, visit Amber. You won’t be disappointed.

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