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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

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!

Gary Rosen 12 April 2017
from Agoura Hills

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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

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  • dinner (41)
  • romantic (41)
  • views (33)
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  • luxury (31)
  • lunch (26)
  • breakfast (11)
  • value (10)
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  • child friendly (3)
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  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((*** 6 March 2017 by Helen Lindsay from Edinburgh

    Enjoyed the afternoon tea but was disappointed with the disability access. No handrails on stair no lifts and quite a little trip to the area. Very poor. Customer service was very poor, considering I had my oxygen with me. Could have been better.

  • ((*** 6 March 2017 by Macartney from Edinburgh

    Afternoon tea was delicious and well presented. Staff very helpful. However, it did not meet expectations regarding access and facilities. I use a wheelchair and ability to access the venue was checked twice, as was toilet facilities. Firstly there is a complete lack of signage on arrival to direct to the right area of the venue. Secondly, the disabled access was up a very steep, narrow, muddy path on the side of a hill with no railing or fence. Given the weather conditions, this made getting in very difficult. Also there is no disabled toilet. We discussed this with the duty manager who advised it was challenging to instal ramps etc as it is an old building (funny how they managed to instal the spa and swimming pool!). But he confirmed that we should not have been advised it was suitable for us.

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