Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience

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


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
(based on 288 reviews)

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  • lunch (124)
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  • 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.

  • By Henrik S from Arboga
    4 September 2019

    Me and my girlfriend dined here after taking the Scotch Whisky Experience tour. My girlfriend had a vegetarian meal for which both presentation and taste were excellent. I had a salmon dish, it looked a bit bland but tasted very good. Desert was delicious. Courteous and professional staff.

  • By Kay D from Jersey
    2 September 2019

    Lovely food, staff and location.

  • By Walter L from Hong Kong
    11 August 2019

    Good food. Good whisky pairing for the dessert.

  • By David G from Belfast
    31 July 2019

    Great food and service

  • By John C from Mississauga
    25 July 2019

    The food was not very appealing, menu only appeals to whisky fans.

  • By Stephanie C from Edinburgh
    21 July 2019

    The food was fantastic! Sublime.

  • By Janis M from Edinburgh
    14 July 2019

    Service wonderful - food excellent - a little hidden gem in Edinburgh. Perfect all around - thank you

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