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Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
+44 131 477 8477
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here for lunch after touring Edinburgh Castle. Very pleasant restaurant. I had the Brie and Chutney sandwich and husband had a cheese board with vegetable soup. Very good food and service. It was also a very relaxing, quiet break after the castle crowds.

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped in here after visiting Edinburgh Castle for a light lunch. Really lovely staff and great, very affordable food. Would have loved to come back in the evening as the menu looked great, but sadly time didn't allow. Liked the whisky bar adjoining and the fact that young children were welcome to join their parents while they sampled the wares.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I bought a platinum Taste of Scotland tour which included a fabulous meal at the Amber Restaurant. A must ! The whole experience was fantastic!!! Loved it x

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in to have a late lunch and was amazed at the menu, our meal and how friendly and efficient the staff were. Definitely a must do for lunch or dinner! We had a salad, "Strips of Campbells Gold beef, rocket, sunblush tomatoes and Auld Reekie cheese with a garlic dressing" and a "Smoked salmon and spring onion cream cheese"... More 

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location and delicious food, highly recommend the Scottish tapas which gives you a little taster of tradition Scottish dishes.

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East Lothian, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the first time prior to going to a concert. We were met by very welcoming staff who offered a jug of water while we persued the menu. A warm and welcoming atmosphere with comfortable seating and nice lighting. First courses arrived. My goats cheese was beautifully presented and tasted good. Another of the party had a tasty ,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great to taste some traditional Scottish food, it was delicious and very well presented! The staff were very friendly and helpful as we had a lot of questions about the menu.

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Marple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on our second day in the city and I can't recommend this place enough! We were slightly sceptical at first with it being at the top of the royal mile and having a whisky tasting experience - it could of easily been one of those highly rated (but really crap) tourist trap restaurants. The restaurant was warm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pre-booked from home our lunch table, it was ready and we were addressed immediately. Excellent service but mostly great food. Lunch prices very affordable and atmosphere informal. Totally enjoyed it. Extra stars for very kind and competent staff.

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were invited here by friends and were pleasantly surprised as I normally keep clear of restaurants in such a 'Tourist Area'. Coats were taken on arrival and we were immediately asked if we would like a jug of iced water [free]. Great start not trying to up sell mineral water. I had starter of Pheasant sausage which was really tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$59
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:30
Monday
12:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 20:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 477 8477
Description
We bring you the finest Scottish Food made from the best of seasonal ingredients. Experience Scottish food - full of character, flavour and above all authenticity. Menus change with the seasons and all of our food reflects the regional diversity of Scotland's larder. Enjoy our tapas and cheese platters at the Whisky bar, sit down and relax within the restaurant, or simply indulge yourself with a speciality coffee and homemade cake. Dishes can include: Haggis and Vegetarian Haggis, mussels with a Whisky sauce, beef with dumplings, Scottish smoked salmon, Scotch beef, Highland lamb, caramelised Apple and Whisky Crumble, Scottish Cheeses. OPEN EVERY DAY. Food is served every day from midday, last orders 8.30Pm (Sunday - Thursday), and last orders 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Private groups also catered for. Important access information - please read Please be aware that from 1 November until a proposed mid-March finish date, our lift will be closed for replacement. This will mean that Amber will not be accessible to wheelchair users during this period. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but look forward to welcoming wheelchair users in the new year, with our new improved lift facility

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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