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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

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  • ((*** 8 June 2018 by Pamela from Edinburgh

    Very disappointed with the restaurant. No complaints about the service, but the quality of the food was a big let down. The lamb was tough and bland. It was obvious it had been overcooked. Certainly not worth £19. My friend complained her wellington tasted more like a bridie, and complained to the restaurant manager who didn't charge her and took her complaint to the chef. The restaurant manager was very nice, and tried to rectify the situation by taking a further 10% off the bill. Expected so much more, but the standard of food was poor and I won't be hurrying back.

  • ((((( 6 June 2018 by Lara from Hanover

    Very friendly, helpful staff
    Nice location
    Really great food
    Any time again

  • ((((( 25 May 2018 by Alexandra from Yverdon

    The restaurant is very elegant, right near the exit of the scotch whisky experience. The stuff is very nice and helpful. For choosing whiskeys, we got very good advice and we really enjoyed the taste.
    Food is amazing, and if you try the whisky sauce, it's just great!
    Must absolutely try the tapas, there are 2 sorts of haggis (normal and vegetarian) that are absolutely delicious.
    Everything is cooked perfectly.

  • ((((( 24 May 2018 by Louise from Edinburgh

    I requested a quiet table and was very pleased with the table we were given, in a corner of the main dining room. The staff were friendly, the food was well presented and tasted good, and the whisky selection was amazing, covering a wide range of styles and prices. The beef salad was very good, as was the smoked salmon starter. The restaurant was busy, and we had to chase up ice for the whisky once, but overall we were well looked after.

  • ((((* 22 May 2018 by Hattie from Virginia Beach

    Delicious food, extensive whisky and beer selection. Comfortable seating. Service was a bit slow, having to wave for our server more than once.

  • ((((* 20 May 2018 by Darren from Edinburgh

    It was ok, service was good. Menu was quite limited, the choice of whiskies tastings was not very large considering other establishments we did go in the past in Scotland

  • ((((( 15 May 2018 by Jakub from Plzen

    Lovely Sauvignon Blanc from new Zealand:)

  • ((((* 12 May 2018 by Cayley from Canada

    The one waiter we had was very knowledgeable about there scotch menu. The food was good but I find you go for the scotch experience .

  • ((((( 6 May 2018 by Joana from Porto

    Food was great, the service was attentive, all in all an amazing experience!

  • ((((( 1 May 2018 by Patrick from Perry

    Excellent food and service. Nice to see vegetarian options. Lamb stories were terrific!

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