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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scottish tapas” (35 reviews)
“haggis” (67 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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354 Castlehill | The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 669 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had lunch here on a busy Saturday in Edinburgh - it didn't feel too busy, the food was served fairly quickly and was lovely and fresh! They were very accommodating of serving different bread to suit dietary requirements!

Thank enyaj-d-
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is great restaurant to visit if you are ever in Edinburgh. The food was fantastic & the scotch selection was second to none. I had the Haggis & my wife had a chicken sandwhich which were bot excellent tasting I highly recommend it.

Thank varmasingh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are as many brands of whisky as you can imagine and you can taste them for a little price. Yes it sounds really good and it really is. I just didn't have the time to try trial package 5 whisky for 25£ but I...More

Thank Faruk Umut K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Edinburgh Castle for several hours. Tired and hungry and looked for a restaurant to just sit down to rest. Amber happened to be located just right in front of the main entance of the castle. Food was good. Atmosphere was relaxing. Nice place...More

Thank Lolofans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is a part of Scottish Whiskey Experience complex, it's located in very busy touristy area, near the main entrance to Edinburgh Castle. When you enter the restaurant all the rush disappears, the atmosphere is relaxed and calm. We had meat platter for starter...More

Thank nasuella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, the location is perfect if you are visiting the Castle. While the restaurant is located in an extremely busy area, once inside you go downstairs to the restaurant and it was amazingly calm and quiet there...a nice change from the throngs of people...More

Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hats off to the knowledgeable staff at The Amber the whiskey bar is awesome Suru is very good and friendly with all, we then had lunch in the restaurant which was to die for the salmon starter was brilliant so fresh and haggis neeps and...More

Thank MikeHYorkshire
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We stopped here for lunch after Edinburgh Castle (just steps away). The place was full but we were given a reservation for 1/2 hour later which I'm glad we took. Fine simple food - carrot soup, mussels, serious brown bread, Scottish cheese and chutney plates...and...More

1  Thank midwesterner6
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

A group of 8 went here. We had to split into two groups to be seated. The food was decent and the drinks wonderful! I had a hot tottie with my meal and a flight of dessert whiskeys after. Really enjoyed the flight! One of...More

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I was late in booking for Military Tattoo tickets for my wife and son, and didn't find any tickets. What was available are the packages, and after studying our options, we decided to try the Amber Experience package which includes dinner at Amber's which is...More

Thank BatmanSuperman
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
14 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
6 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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