Welcome to Amber Restaurant at The Scotch Whisky Experience
Amber is a paragon of all that's good about Scottish food and drink - Best of Edinburgh
Amber Restaurant provides sumptuous and modern Scottish cuisine in a stylish casual-dining environment. Our service team are friendly, efficient and quietly knowledgable in a way that does not distract from the menu. Of course, we also have a vast selection of Scotch whiskies available.
Our chefs create delicious locally sourced dishes that have been garnering accolades for over 10 years - making us the perfect venue for you to discover Scotland's larder.
** You’ll find Amber Restaurant and Bar in our Whisky Bond from Monday 13 January 2020 until Sunday 23 February 2020 whilst we undergo some improvements and refurbishment. Join us to enjoy excellent Scottish food made from the best of seasonal ingredients, including our famous Scottish Tapas and Taste of Scotland tasting menu which will run throughout. Our operating hours will run as usual - please see below.
In celebration of Chinese New Year and Burns, we will be offering Chinese inspired tapas on the 25th January and a special Burns themed Taste of Scotland menu from Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th January.
Please note Amber Restaurant will be closed on Sunday 12 January. **
Opening hours & Contact details
Our bar and coffee shop open every day from 10am
Food orders begin at 12pm.
Tel: 0131 477 8477
Recent diner reviews
Stellar birthday dinner party
My father just turned 70, and wanted to celebrate his birthday over in Scotland, so my wife and I went with him and my stepmother, and some friends who live in the UK joined us at the Amber for his birthday dinner. From my very first communications with Lina, who went out of her way to help me set everything up, to our amiable host Thomas, and of course, the virtuoso whisky sommelier, Andrew, who paired whiskies with our dishes all night, and all the other excellent staff whose names I didn’t catch, the service was spectacular, all the way through to the end of the meal. As for the meal itself, between us we had tapas, mussels, haggis, stovies, cullen skink, lamb, haddock, puff pastry wellington, a raspberry parfait, and rhubarb creme brûlée. Everything we had was delicious, and at the end of the night, despite my sudden fear, the bill was shockingly reasonable. It was a really wonderful evening, a great birthday dinner party, and we are very grateful to all the folks at The Amber who helped make it so perfect.
Second to none
We’ve visited the Amber Bar and Restaurant many times and never had a bad experience. The range of whisky available is incredible and the food is so delicious – coming here is one of the things we look forward to the most when we come up to Edinburgh! But the most wonderful thing of all is the staff who just make the experience second to none. Everyone in the bar and restaurant are so welcoming, knowledgeable and one of the best things of all is that everyone is so enthusiastic! We love all of the awesome recommendations and we learn more every time we visit.
The best place to drink whisky in Edinburgh
The best place to drink whiskey in Edinburgh. There are numerous choices of whiskey from Scotland. A bar tender there is very kind and knowledgeable, and he kindly helped me choosing the right whiskey for me or learning about Scottish whiskey. And the bar is really reasonable! If I come to Edinburgh again, I would definitely go there. Thanks for lovely whiskeys and your advice!
(Google review, 2018)
Where to find us
You'll find Amber Restaurant and Whisky Bar downstairs at the Scotch Whisky Experience. Situated on Castlehill, at the top of the famous Royal Mile and next door to Edinburgh Castle, Amber is a perfect stop off for lunch, dinner or light refreshment as you explore the city.