Amber Restaurant


Amber Restaurant, 354 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 2NE

    Amber is a traditional Scottish restaurant located within The Scotch Whisky Experience on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh.


    Important access information – please read

    Please be aware that from 1 November until a proposed mid-May 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.


    Amber restaurant's menus combine the best of traditional Scottish flavours and ingredients in unique and exciting dishes to delight the palate.

    Our team of chefs source all of our food with a painstaking eye for quality. Our menus change with the seasons and all of our food reflects the regional diversity of Scotland's larder.

    Scottish estate bred beef and lamb, prime game, wild salmon and the freshest vegetables are all sourced with care and attention.
    Then behind the kitchen doors, Amber restaurant’s elite team of chefs carry out a delicious alchemy, creating the quintessentially Scottish menu.

    Amber is unique in its approach to providing fabulous Scottish cuisine matched with an amazing variety of single, malt, blended and Scotch whisky liqueurs together with exclusively designed Scotch whisky cocktails. A whisky sommelier is on hand every evening to give diners advice and guidance.  Our close relationship with Scotland's distillers offers us an unparalleled range of whiskies. Our traditional whisky bar stocks over 300 different single malts, blends, liqueurs or cocktails.

    Beautiful settings, atmospheric lighting and attentive yet unobtrusive service are sure to delight you and your guests. The Amber restaurant is also available for private dining and weddings.

    Why not combine a Whisky tour with dinner?

    Our new Taste of Scotland experience, gives guests a true taste of the best of Scottish cuisine. The Taste of Scotland Tour includes our Platinum Whisky tour followed by a food tasting experience in our Amber Restaurant. The Taste of Scotland menu offers sample sized dishes which will delight your palate! This experience is priced at £50pp. For full details please see

    Visitors can also enjoy the Taste of Scotland food tasting without partaking in the Platinum tour.

    Opening Times:

    Open from 10am for coffee and cakes
    Open for lunch from 12 noon daily.
    Last orders 7.30pm Sunday – Thursday
    Last orders 9pm Friday and Saturday



    Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Coffee shop open daily from 10am. Food served every day from midday, last orders 8.30pm (Sunday – Thursday), last orders 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Evening dining for groups of 20 or more. Please call 0131 477 8477 to enquire.

    Best for

    • Afternoon Tea
    • Business Lunches Group menus can be provided for business lunches if required.
    • Group Dining
    • Late Dining Last orders 7.30pm Sunday to Thursday. Last orders 9pm on Friday and Saturdays.
    • Lunches Our lunch menu offers a variety of Scottish starters, mains, desserts as well as soups and sandwiches. We also offer a group lunch menu and daily specials.
    • Romantic Meals
    • Sourcing Policy - Local, Seasonal, Organic All of our produce is Scottish.
    • Special Occasion We cater for a number special occassions, from informal wedding lunches and dinners, graduations, fathers day, mothers day to name but a few!
    • Whisky Selection Our traditional whisky bar is situated next to Amber Restaurant. Before or after your meal choose from over 300 different single malts, blends, liqueurs or cocktails. From novice to connoisseur, our whisky sommelier will help you to select your perfect dram. In the evening, the whisky bar is only open to diners and is a great place to peruse the menu whilst sipping a cocktail or to relax after your meal.
    • Wine By The Glass We do offer a number of wines by the glass (red, white and rose).


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available

    Dietary Options

    • Dietary needs can be accomodated Please let us know requirements in advance.
    • Vegetarian Meals available


    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled toilets
    • Level Access


    • City Centre Amber is located within The Scotch Whisky Experience, next to Edinburgh Castle on Edinburgh's Royal mile.

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome Large group bookings must be booked in advance.
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome Large group bookings must be booked in advance.
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Catering Available
    • Childrens Portions
    • Private Room (s) available Within The Scotch Whisky Experience we have a variety of impressive private dining rooms suitable for many occasions. The Amber Restaurant can also be hired privately for more than 35 diners. We can accommodate up to 80 diners in Amber Restaurant.
    • Tasting menu Visitors can enjoy the Platinum Whisky Tour at The Scotch Whisky Experience followed by a food tasting experience in Amber Restaurant. The food tasting includes a 3 course sample sized menu with a selection of bite sized Scottish tapas to enjoy as a starter, a taster of Scottish main dishes followed by sticky toffee pudding matched with a dram of Scotch Whisky. The whole tasting experience provides a true taste of the best of Scottish cuisine. The Taste of Scotland tour runs daily at 5.45pm (subject to availability). The Platinum Tour starts at 5.45pm, with the tasting experience starting in Amber Restaurant at approximately 7.15pm. Cost - £50.00 Includes: 1 ½ hour long guided tour A tutored tasting of 2 selected single malt Whiskies Extended viewing of the World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky Tutored tasting of an exclusive 21 year old Scotch Whisky Certificate of participation Boxed crystal Whisky tasting glass and a copy of Whisky Magazine 3 course sample sized m
    • Traceability / Provenance
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Cuisine Types

    • Scottish Amber restaurant's menus combine the best of traditional Scottish flavours and ingredients in unique and exciting dishes to delight the palate.


    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop We have a Whisky shop on-site selling over 300 Scotch Whiskies as well as Scottish gifts including shortbread, jewellery and quaichs.
    • WiFi Free WiFi available. Please ask our staff for the password.

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point Available on Johnston Terrace
    • Coach Parking Available on Johnston Terrace
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Paid Parking within easy distance Available on Johnston Terrace
    • Public Parking Nearby Available on Johnston Terrace
    • Public Transport Close By

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the ticket issuing point


    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements
    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • restaurant


    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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