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The Witchery by the Castle

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

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Main course: £23
Food spend: £50
Opening hours
Open daily from 12:00 to 23:30.

Fantastic! One of my favourite restaurants anyway and we were not disappointed. Did have to ask for our champagne but apart from that the experience was spot on.

Sarah Nellyer 22 November 2016
from Dunfermline

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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

4.4 (((() (based on 522 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (397)
  • dinner (302)
  • luxury (302)
  • lunch (141)
  • business (110)
  • private dining (80)
  • views (78)
  • large parties (76)
  • entertainment (43)
  • value (25)
  • child friendly (23)
  • afternoon tea (22)
  • trendy (20)
  • breakfast (15)
  • al fresco (10)
  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Barrie Kennedy from Edinburgh

    Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Worth every penny.

  • ((*** 6 December 2016 by Christina Rogers from Manchester

    overall don't bother - atmospheric lighting meant too dark to read the menu or see to cut fat offr the meat! pork terrine waws densely meaty
    but short rib of beef sunk in a bowl of soy juice where you couldn't see
    cheese board had no blue - which was on the list but they had "run out"
    sitting on their laurels
    so disappointed

  • ((((* 4 December 2016 by Emma Mayard from London

    A great experience, food was fantastic... we had the pre theatre menu which was very good value. The staff were very proffessional but friendly, and the interior is lovely.

  • ((((( 3 December 2016 by Helen Grant from Windsor

    The food was amazing. I had the £36.00 set lunch. The waiters were very good and the Witchery remains the BEST.

  • ((((( 3 December 2016 by Alison Hyssett from Edinburgh

    Fabulous food and dining experience. Staff were outstanding.

  • (**** 1 December 2016 by Jeanette Holland from Castleford

    Even though the restaurant is lovely, the food was probably the worst I've ever tasted in a long time. Such a shame really because we were so looking forward to it.

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Kevin Clapperton from Loanhead

    very good food, superb service & atmosphere. would definitely recommend it

  • ((((* 29 November 2016 by Donna Sheringham from Edinburgh

    Very atmospheric in 'The Secret Garden' area, the Lamb 'for two' was beautiful, the fish pie was tasty and warming , the chips lovely. Staff attentive and friendly. Only problem, very draughty, it was cold outside (November) and very chilly inside. But great experience.

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Rosemary Farrar from London

    The Witchery is a beautiful restaurant. The decor blends reclaimed with the original c 16th interior. The service is faultless, the food excellent using good local ingredients and the wine list is impressive. A wonderful evening.

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Sarah Nellyer from Dunfermline

    Fantastic! One of my favourite restaurants anyway and we were not disappointed. Did have to ask for our champagne but apart from that the experience was spot on.

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