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The Dungeon Restaurant and Orangery at Dalhousie Castle

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

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

Amazing atmosphere. Best service.

Carrie Gabaldon 16 June 2017
from Dalhousie Castle

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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

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Customer reviews for The Dungeon Restaurant and Orangery at Dalhousie Castle

4.4 (((() (based on 108 reviews)
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  • afternoon tea (62)
  • dinner (47)
  • romantic (47)
  • luxury (37)
  • private dining (37)
  • views (36)
  • lunch (27)
  • breakfast (13)
  • value (12)
  • large parties (10)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • ((((* 16 June 2017 by Johanna Rasmusson from Sweden

    I liked that we got to start upstairs with a drink and a look at the menu in the library. It Wasa nice sittning there Whitley our meal was prepared. During the evening we got two extra dishes besides the ones we actually ordered - the apetizer upstairs, and the lovely one before dessert. Those were much appreciated surspises. The food and drinks we're absolutely FANTASTIC and the staff very friendly. The taste and quality of the meat was excellent! However, the Dungeon was so hot! This was quite irritating, and brought down the experience quite a bit at the ens. You definitely need to install fans or air-conditioning. If not for your guests, then for the staffs sake!!!! If not for the heat, you would be given 5 stars. Might I also add, we had afternoon Tea aswell, it was a beautiful display of great taste.

  • ((((( 16 June 2017 by Carrie Gabaldon from Dalhousie Castle

    Amazing atmosphere. Best service.

  • ((((( 8 June 2017 by Ashley from Yorba Linda

    Love the detail in decorations

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Donny Martin from Friendswood

    Food was good/ my dinner was a bit cooled off on arrival but overall good

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Kim Cathcart from Charlotte North Carolina US

    The Dungeon dining experience as awesome. We were a party of 5 and it was so much fun. We all noted it as a highlight of our time in Scotland. The food was fantastic. I am a vegetarian and loved all the vegetarian options. The Risotto was amazing. The ambiance is sensational , you really feel like you are in a dungeon with the stone walls, low lighting, and decorations but the dining is high level at the same time. The service was great. Everything at the castle is done with a high level of customer service. The team that works there is fantastic. We enjoyed our stay , overall experience at the castle, and the Dungeon restaurant. We ate in the Orangery as well and that was beautiful and serene. We had wonderful sunny weather during our stay so looking out over the green fields with the sun going down was perfect for dinner and the breakfast service was great too. Take a bow you are doing a fantastic job all around.

  • ((((( 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.

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