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The Witchery by the Castle

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF +44 1312689326

(((() Scottish
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
  •  - Edinburgh
Average
Main course: £23
Food spend: £50
Opening hours
Open daily from 12:00 to 23:30.

The Witchery was all I expected and more. The whole experience was to finish a week in a city that has a whole host of special places but this was the tops.

Les Tennant 10 June 2017
from Wolverhampton

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At the gates of Edinburgh Castle, The Witchery is a unique, distinctive restaurant with an enticing gothic appearance. The opulent interior and Scottish cuisine befit its status as James Thomson's flagship dining venue.

Near to historic landmarks such as the Scottish Parliament, the Museum of Scotland, St Giles and the National Galleries, the Edinburgh surroundings of The Witchery have established it as a highly desirable destination for city locals, tourists and celebrities from around the world. Only ten minutes' walk from Princes Street, George Street and Edinburgh railway station, this enviable location is enhanced by the internationally renowned a la carte menu. Traditional Angus beef, lamb and game dishes are highlighted alongside seafood specialities ranging from Scottish lobster and rock oysters to smoked salmon.

A formal yet relaxed ambience makes The Witchery a popular Edinburgh for entertaining and impressing business clients, as well as for couples enjoying a special meal or groups holding a private function.

The Witchery by the Castle

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF

Contact +44 1312255613
Reservations +44 1312689326
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Customer reviews for The Witchery by the Castle

4.3 (((() (based on 602 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • romantic (444)
  • dinner (351)
  • luxury (342)
  • lunch (167)
  • business (118)
  • private dining (105)
  • views (81)
  • large parties (79)
  • entertainment (46)
  • value (32)
  • afternoon tea (27)
  • child friendly (25)
  • trendy (22)
  • breakfast (17)
  • al fresco (12)
  • (((** 26 June 2017 by Jean Butler from Bonnybridge

    While the restaurant was lovely, my husband and I both felt that the food and overall service was not very good compared to other restaurants. We were quite disappointed with our experience and won't rush back.

  • ((((( 26 June 2017 by Carina Farinaccio from Buenos Aires

    SUPERB!!!!!

  • ((((( 10 June 2017 by Les Tennant from Wolverhampton

    The Witchery was all I expected and more. The whole experience was to finish a week in a city that has a whole host of special places but this was the tops.

  • (((** 9 June 2017 by Jo Abernathy from Edinburgh

    Nice atmosphere. Food good but small portions & expensive. Staff not very attentive or friendly.

  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Laura Hunt from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Absolutely stunning surroundings, beautiful food, amazing service

  • (((** 21 May 2017 by Alan Wilson from Edinburgh

    Dinner in a historical environment

  • (((** 18 May 2017 by Sandra Hislop from London

    Food was fabulous, service was poor. Towards the end of our meal, the kitchen music blared out at us distrupting both
    our conversation and the soft restaurant background music. The staff cleared my friends playe while I was still eating.

  • ((((* 16 May 2017 by Graeme Mcfaull from Bath

    Fantastic venue and excellent food. Disappointing that several items on the menu were "sold out". Also the waiters were a bit arrogant and complacent at times, though generally good service.

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Christine Mcgowan-smyth from Edinburgh

    All was excellent although it was extremely pricey

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Alan Benson from London

    It was very nice. Great atmosphere, attentive service. Good quality food. Nice portion size

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