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Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience

) #87 of 1,855 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ European, British,
354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
+44 131 477 8477
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 - 20:30All hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came across this restaurant after doing the Scotch Whiskey Experience. The food was very good and the waiters were attentive. We left feeling full and content.

Thank mushroomgoddess
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing selection of whisky on hand, but also great sandwiches and food here! We had a salmon sandwich and a chicken salad - both great! Friendly, interested staff.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a very pleasant lunch with friends! Delicious tapas and sharing platters filled with great Scottish food. The service was excellent and the bill reasonable. Coffee and cake are recommended to finish off. Friendly atmosphere and staff. Will be back!

Thank catherineryan2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go after the whisky tour. You can go for coffee and cake, a full meal, or to the whisky bar to have yet more whisky. The bar staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Do note: at about 1230-1300 the...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haggies (both meat and veggie) were amazingly tasty! Then Coffee with whiskey and you are completely done until the evening! Was surprised by the low prices!

Thank Elena M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Restaurant, enjoyed some lunch here after the whiskey tour. Found the staff happy and helpful. Food was lovely and reasonable too

Thank nmwarbs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the tourist location the food was really nice and good value for money. Service could not be faulted but the highlight of eating here is the whisky tasting menu to be enjoyed with your meal (unless you already know what your doing then they...More

Thank treading82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my friends is a whisky buff, so we surprised him with a meal here. The menu is not very extensive, but we all found something. The food was very good and the service second to none: knowledgeable staff and very friendly and efficient....More

Thank Pallion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and price. We have the soup and dessert. It was great. Place is clean and have a good variety of food and drinks.

Thank Mercedes P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amber is just outside the outskirts of the castle. Tried the whisky cocktails which were very good and they don't skimp on the alcohol. Went back the next day to try the tapas which looked really good but unfortunately they were fully booked, so never...More

Thank wanita01
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 & AnswersAsk a question
If we buy the 'taste of Scotland' package does the menu features options for vegetarians?
13 September 2016|
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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
Blue acceptable for dinner?
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
what is the price
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$25 - US$59
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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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