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The Witchery by the Castle

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

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

The waiter mixed up our order with another table, however this didn't detract from the experience. The waiter was very polite and sweet about the whole thing.

Yvette Graham 18 February 2017
from Thames Ditton

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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
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Customer reviews for The Witchery by the Castle

4.4 (((() (based on 571 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (429)
  • dinner (334)
  • luxury (331)
  • lunch (161)
  • business (115)
  • private dining (95)
  • views (81)
  • large parties (78)
  • entertainment (43)
  • value (31)
  • afternoon tea (26)
  • child friendly (24)
  • trendy (20)
  • breakfast (16)
  • al fresco (11)
  • (((** 27 February 2017 by Graeme Baldwin from Edinburgh

    Lovely dining room experience and great waiting staff. Food was very salty overall though and as a result overpriced.

  • ((((* 27 February 2017 by George Pullar from Edinburgh

    Quality

  • ((((( 27 February 2017 by Sharon Mainwaring from Swansea

    Wonderful meal and service was excellent. Have wanted to dine here for many years but was never able to organise. Will definitely be back on our next visit to Edinburgh.

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Anne-marie Walker from London Borough of Barnet

    Beautiful setting. Very welcoming. Excellent friendly service. We shared lamb Wellington with delicious sides all washed down by good bottle of Malbec. Great assiette des desserts. Second visit to The Secret Garden and looking forward to many more as son in first year at Edinburgh Uni.

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Christopher Poole from Moffat

    Gothic romantic candlelit deliciousness!!

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Claire Cosgrove from Edinburgh

    Food very good. Good atmosphere (perhaps a tad on the dark side) Extensive and impressive wine list but also some lowered priced options.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Yvette Graham from Thames Ditton

    The waiter mixed up our order with another table, however this didn't detract from the experience. The waiter was very polite and sweet about the whole thing.

  • ((((* 17 February 2017 by Nigel Staniforth from Leicester

    Wonderful dining experience. It was a delight from start to finish.

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Trudy from Dunbar

    Food excellent. Ambience great. A mis take was made on our bill but that was quickly rectified.

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Glenn Rowe from South Shields

    My experience at the Witchery was superb.Excellent service and delicious food.My highlights were: Perfect mash and an outstanding Shiraz ... I have already recommended to my friends all over the world.

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