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The Witchery by the Castle

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

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

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

Alan Benson 14 May 2017
from London

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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 597 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (441)
  • dinner (350)
  • luxury (340)
  • lunch (167)
  • business (118)
  • private dining (103)
  • views (81)
  • large parties (79)
  • entertainment (46)
  • value (32)
  • afternoon tea (27)
  • child friendly (25)
  • trendy (22)
  • breakfast (17)
  • al fresco (12)
  • (((** 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

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by Steve Cook from Aberdeen

    Fabulous from start to finish

  • (((** 2 May 2017 by Jane from Edinburgh

    I've dined at The Witchery several times and was always impressed. This time I wasn't... I thought the food was mediocre, small portions and the service was average. It was for a special occasion with friends visiting from overseas. So in all I was disappointed.

  • ((((( 29 April 2017 by Richard Alcauskas from Edinburgh

    Service was excellent; food was well prepared and tasty; setting was exquisite yet relaxing; only problem, coat check person neglected to return a collector Scotch Whiskey Experience glass when we collected our coats

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Anne Cross from Suffolk

    This was a dining experience on another planet, excellent service without being overwhelming, the lamb Wellington was melt in the mouth, a very special occasion made even more so!

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Sarju Goodman from Manchester

    Beautiful restaurant!! The food was delicious and the service was second to none.

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