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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

The entire experience was great. Food was outstanding. My wife at the vegatarian raveoli and shared only one bit with me, I dont blame her it was fantastic. Our waiter Alesander was one of the best. Attentive when needed, quick and personable.

Joseph S 10 September 2017
from Philadelphia

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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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  • afternoon tea (65)
  • dinner (58)
  • romantic (56)
  • luxury (45)
  • private dining (45)
  • views (38)
  • lunch (29)
  • breakfast (16)
  • value (13)
  • large parties (10)
  • child friendly (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • business (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • (**** 28 December 2017 by Norann Rozario from Lancashire

    Hi we have stayed at castle and dined there twice. However last Friday we were disappointed with our meal. The food was cold and service was poor. We did mention it to the waiter who said he would inform chef but we did not get a response. Poor value for money which is a pity considering the beautiful location

  • ((((( 5 October 2017 by Joan Hume from Gorebridge

    Only one word to describe the Dungeon experience SUPERB. The food was delicious and the service excellent. I have been quite a few times to The Dungeon as it is my favourite place to dine and have never any complaints. I have been to other restaurants which have a reputation for good food and service but in my opinion The Dungeon is the best.

  • ((((( 10 September 2017 by Joseph S from Philadelphia

    The entire experience was great. Food was outstanding. My wife at the vegatarian raveoli and shared only one bit with me, I dont blame her it was fantastic. Our waiter Alesander was one of the best. Attentive when needed, quick and personable.

  • ((((( 25 August 2017 by Nina Varghese from Boston

    Had a great time back at Dalhousie - my last stay was 23 years ago!! Great to be able to eat at the Orangery with my young kids. Great food, whisky and opportunity to eat here.

  • ((((( 23 August 2017 by Sebastian Ie from Australia

    Great service great food Fantastic experience !

  • ((((( 7 August 2017 by Kendra Rhodes from Peabody, MA

    The ambiance was fantastic. We loved that we would meet in the library for drinks/hors d'oeuvre then are brought down when the table is ready. The food was amazing, I think my favorite things were the ones you dont order (like the pre-dessert)

    The Orangery was fantastic also. The view was great, and the tea tower was so much fun, we did it both days. They were very accommodating of my shell-fish allergy also.

  • ((((( 2 August 2017 by Sheila from Edinburgh

    Hotel was beautiful unfortunately not pedestrian friendly from bonnyrigg. Afternoon tea was amazing and worth the cost and very friendly staff all around

  • ((((( 25 July 2017 by Eric Grieve from Dundee

    Excellent break, accomodation and staff, second to none, couldn't do enough to help you

  • ((((( 24 July 2017 by Pierre-louis Rivest from Joliette , CANADA

    Good experience

  • ((*** 14 July 2017 by Mark Iliff from Reading

    While we could see what they were trying to do, they didn't do it very well. The dungeon was swelteringly hot (on a mild day), the background music was decidedly foreground & obtrusive, the server served me - the only male in the party - first every time, and the billing process was chaotic. The food was good, but we'd expect better at these prices. Not impressed

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