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The Dungeon Restaurant and Orangery at Dalhousie Castle

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

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

Wonderful food amazing staff were excellent

Helen Haining 25 February 2017
from Dalkeith

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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

Contact +44 1875820153

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Customer reviews for The Dungeon Restaurant and Orangery at Dalhousie Castle

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  • afternoon tea (55)
  • dinner (36)
  • romantic (36)
  • views (29)
  • luxury (28)
  • private dining (27)
  • lunch (26)
  • breakfast (10)
  • value (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 28 February 2017 by Janet Akbas from Musselburgh

    The afternoon tea was just lovely. The staff were friendly and helpful (they've clearly got recruitment and training right which is refreshing). We had such a relaxing visit, would definitely recommend it (and indeed will go again!).

  • ((((( 27 February 2017 by Susan Lumsden from Edinburgh

    First time visit to Dalhousie Castle and was most impressed. The high tea served by delightful and helpful staff in the conservatory made our afternoon complete.

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Helen Haining from Dalkeith

    Wonderful food amazing staff were excellent

  • ((((( 24 February 2017 by Elizabeth Mackinlay from Stirling

    We came for afternoon tea and enjoyed the variety of fare presented to us. Everything was lovely and fresh and very tasty. Staff were friendly and attentive and the surroundings of the Orangery were very pleasant.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Kathryn Westbrook from Edinburgh


  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Shonah Cameron from Roslin

    Lovely afternoon tea with my friend. Friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by George Niedzwiedz from Scottish Borders

    Warm and friendly. Clean and tidy. Excellent choice of fancies. Better than Prestonfield hotel.

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Wendy Pollock from Edinburgh

    Food was amazing as always although service was a little slow but this is unusual. Staff are friendly, good wine list and all reasonably priced

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by GC from Edinburgh

    We went for afternoon tea and it was delicious. The staff were all friendly and very helpful.

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Clare from Innerleithen

    Amazing Afternoon Tea.
    Only issue was that we booked for 4pm but we're not advised restaurants closed at 5pm. Staff member was great and let us stay until 5.30pm befiretellibg is they closed at 5pm.

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