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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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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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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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 days 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 6 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as part of a package that also included the Royal Military Tattoo. Very friendly and attentive staff welcomed us. They did an excellent job during the whole meal. The food was delicious as was the wine accompanying it. We very much enjoyed...More

Thank Mats P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and great whisky! Staff was very friendly and even had some of the performers from the Tattoo perform after dinner. Menu was a nice variety of Scottish fare. Would have been nice if the food was identified or explained. Will definitely do again!

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous meal in this beautiful restaurant. I cannot recommend it too highly. The service, the knowledgeable waitstaff, the excellent and well-paired food; everything was great. It's a "special occasion" type of place. You won't be disappointed.

Thank CarolL986
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
12 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
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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