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Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience

$$ - $$$European, British,
354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
+44 131 477 8477
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  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scottish tapas” (44 reviews)
“haggis” (76 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience
1. Lovely lunch
"delicious food, highly recommend the Scottish tapas"
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2. So much lovely Scotch
"wonderfully stocked whiskey bar"
Kenneth S
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3. Great visit
"haggis neeps and tatties are just a pure flavor of Scotland"
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1 - 10 of 747 reviews

Reviewed today

I was here in a group and have to say the service was excellent, with friendly helpful staff. Great value at £16.95 for 3 courses, and good size portions. I started with the smoked salmon, soda bread and lemon dressing, and it was a huge...More

Thank Irene L
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

After enjoying the gold experience, we needed some food, and were told that the Amber restaurant served great Scottish food. We were not disappointed. Didn’t try the drinks, as we had already had plenty, but it looked good! The bar had an impressive whisky selection....More

Thank chiccanadianchick
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the Amber Whisky Bar for a few drinks and it turned out to be an experience, a journey. I guess it would have been just an usual Bar but for “ANDREW” who made it sooo nice and special with his information, knowledge...More

Thank Poonam309
Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I ate here the first night in Edinburgh, but had already planned to do the whiskey tour the next day. The restaurant is in the bottom of the building along with their bar. There are not a lot of tables so be...More

Thank Alice P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is connected to the whiskey experience which I highly recommend. The restaurant has nice choices from full meals to small plates. We had a small plate as we were having a major meal later. The choices of Scotch were extensive and the bar...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were served by Jamie who guided us in the tasting of some whisky. We enjoyed it so much we came back the next day. If you like something besides the whisky i can highly recommend the tapas they serve here, it is the best...More

1  Thank thomatski
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in for dinner after a long day of exploring around Edinburgh. Was having a tough time on which scotch to try and so they asked a couple of questions to help narrow it down. Told them what I usually like to drink and they...More

Thank wcb79
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a relaxing lunch here on our final day in the city. We tried vegetarian haggis and a beautiful cheeseboard. The wine was good too! It was quiet when we visited and service was good.

Thank GemZ77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have great selection of whiskies for a reasonable price. I have been in the bar a couple of times for a dram and I had great experience. My bartender Surdu (I hope I'm spelling his name correctly) was amazing. Unfortunately he was not there...More

Thank Viktor M
ScotchWhiskyExp, Manager at Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Viktor - thank you for your message and bringing your recent visit to our attention. Could I ask you to email me at marketing@scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk with the details and times in order that we can fully investigate and resolve the matter for the future. As...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Andrew was the best very helpful and even found a few Scotch’s that I enjoyed. My husband was overjoyed!

Thank misty320
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
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Questions & Answers
13 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi Kingstongirly, The Taste of Scotland Menu is a set menu, but just let us know in advance of any special dietary requirements (such as vegetarian) and we can prepare a special (and delicious) version of the menu for you... More
15 January 2016|
Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi PSPretiree, I'm sorry it's taken us so long to get to your question. I am afraid I'm not entirely sure what you mean, but if you mean wearing the colour blue to dinner, then certainly that is entirely acceptable... More
7 June 2015|
Response from ScotchWhiskyExp | Property representative |
Hi Wilhelm, I'm sorry this is probably far too late for you, but £25 would be average spend for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$97
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Edinburgh's hidden gem on the city's Royal Mile. We bring you the finest Scottish cuisine made from the best authentic seasonal ingredients. Home of the original Taste of Scotland tasting menu, Amber is where you can experience real Scottish food, full of character and flavour. Menus change with the seasons and always reflect the regional diversity of Scotland's larder. Enjoy Scottish tapas and cheese platters at the whisky bar, sit down and relax in the restaurant, or take a break with a speciality coffee and homemade cake. Our whisky bar stocks 450 different Scotch whiskies, available by the dram or in a flight. Restaurant dishes include our own unique recipe haggis and vegetarian haggis, other Scottish traditional delicacies like lamb stovies and cullen skink, fresh seafood including Shetland mussels and Isle of Bute smoked salmon, and indulgent desserts like rhubarb and ginger creme brûlée and raspberry cranachan parfait. Vegetarian and other dietary options available.
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