map placeholder

The Dungeon Restaurant and Orangery at Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle Hotel and Spa, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, EH19 3JB

(((() Scottish
Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30

In one word: perfect! This was our second Scotland trip and we wanted to go back to Dalhousie castle because it is a wonderful place to stay. The Dungeon restaurant is top notch, the food excellent, service impeccable and the staff incredibly friendly.

Bärbel Williams 11 May 2017
from Pressath

View all 103 reviews

The Dungeon Restaurant and The Orangery at Dalhousie Castle sit in a 13th-century fortress on the banks of the River Esk. The fine food from local produce has earned the venue 2 coveted AA Rosettes.

The Dungeon Restaurant menu offers gourmet Scottish and French dishes in the unique setting of the castle’s historic dungeons. The rich ingredients and exquisitely presented creations are befitting of the elaborate location, with dishes that include roast partridge with a purée soubise, served with creamed haricots blancs and pickled girolle mushrooms. Elsewhere on the menu, try loin of pork with crackling and apple and bramble compote, or the aromatic cod with pak choi, smoked mussels and lemongrass sauce. The Orangery offers a more informal alternative, with views of the river and surrounding woodland. The menu is a lighter selection of contemporary Scottish and European dishes, with the same commitment to quality, local ingredients.

Afternoon tea at Dalhousie Castle offers a traditional, sophisticated experience to match the unique setting. Alongside classic finger sandwiches, cakes, shortbread and scones, enjoy a glass of Champagne at one of Scotland’s most impressive dining spots.

Just 8 miles from Edinburgh city centre, Dalhousie Castle in Bonnyrigg is surrounded by idyllic countryside.

The Dungeon Restaurant and Orangery at Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle Hotel and Spa, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, EH19 3JB

Contact +44 1875820153
Website

Make a booking

See all restaurants in Edinburgh

Customer reviews for The Dungeon Restaurant and Orangery at Dalhousie Castle

4.4 (((() (based on 103 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
  • Food (((()
  • Value (((()
  • Ambience (((()
  • Location (((()
  • Service (((()
  • Drinks (((()

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (60)
  • dinner (43)
  • romantic (42)
  • private dining (33)
  • views (33)
  • luxury (32)
  • lunch (26)
  • breakfast (11)
  • value (10)
  • large parties (8)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 11 May 2017 by Bärbel Williams from Pressath

    In one word: perfect! This was our second Scotland trip and we wanted to go back to Dalhousie castle because it is a wonderful place to stay. The Dungeon restaurant is top notch, the food excellent, service impeccable and the staff incredibly friendly.

  • ((((( 28 April 2017 by DG from Whitburn

    Excellent food, especially the salmon and pigeon starters and the veal and lamb mains.

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Luis Battaglia from Buenos Aires

    Wonderful experience, we really had an unforgetable dinner.

  • ((((( 12 April 2017 by Gary Rosen from Agoura Hills

    Six days in Scotland eating at all the finest restaurants and The Dungeon was our favorite! You must enjoy the experience! Thank you for a delicious end to our vacation!

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by Alice Burnfield from London

    The food was exquisite - incredibly delicious and presented beautifully. We also loved the use of locally sourced seasonal ingredients, such as the starter with wild garlic, which was a real favourite. The meat on both mains (veal and lamb) was cooked to perfection too.

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Brian Wales from Edinburgh

    Excellent And fantastic setting Staff first class food was amazing

  • (**** 3 April 2017 by Sam Wright from Edinburgh

    This was very poor. The service was slow, the food was dry & basic. They brought the vegetarian fish. The cake stands were like drawers and were very dirty. It was a sunny day but they had no blinds in the conservatory area so it was far too hot. It was expensive for what it was and we were expecting a nice treat and were really disappointed. Don't go.

  • ((((* 3 April 2017 by Craig Philp from Rosewell

    Restaurant was slightly cold, service was excellent, food was very good, Stornaway black pudding dish was excellent, mushrooms with brioche was very good, chicken dish was good and slight criticism was the portion size of the Salmon dish. Desserts (Creme Brulee & biscuits and cheese) were also very good. Suggestion would be pre meal drinks in the library bar could be added to meal bill.

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Maria Sellors from Hull

    We had afternoon tea in the Orangery 20 years to the day we were married at Dalhousie. Absolutely fabulous spread of savoury and sweet treats, and plenty of it. Loved everything, from the ubiquitous cucumber sandwich to the Dundee cake and chocolate delight. Definitely recommend the food and experience. Only letdown was how difficult it had been to book. I must have phoned and left a message 10 times but nobody ever got back to me, so was very frustrating. But the tea made up for it!

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Jim Davidson from Livingston

    This was a Xmas gift to my parents who dined yesterday. Called to say they had a wonderful time with fantastic service. Piper remered my Dad from our wedding in 1999!!!! Many thanks for looking after them as they dined.

Nearly done! Please enter your details

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Your Contact Details

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Phone:
Change
* required
Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid phone number

Please email me the latest promotions and deals from

By completing this booking, you are accepting the Terms and Conditions associated with it.

Booking

Booking confirmed

An email confirmation has been sent to beth.thomas@bookatable.com

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Restaurant details

Book this restaurant again Close and return to restaurant

Sorry!

There was an error completing your booking.
This table is no longer available or cannot be booked at this time. Please search for a new table.

Nearby restaurants

Book this restaurant