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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

Absolutely magnificent place to indulge in history and culinary perfection

Vivienne 13 May 2019

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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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  • dinner (80)
  • romantic (75)
  • afternoon tea (70)
  • private dining (61)
  • luxury (57)
  • views (41)
  • lunch (32)
  • breakfast (18)
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  • (((** 22 May 2019 by Sarah from Morpeth

    A bit disappointing really, I expected more. The meals were not that well presented, everything was slightly overcooked & overpriced. We cancelled the second meal & went to Edinburgh instead.

  • ((((( 19 May 2019 by Mark from St. Albans Maine USA

    As a Ramsay descendant it was extra special to arrive at Dalhousie. Walking around outside taking in the castles splendor gave me the chills. It is beautiful. Inside we were greeted and immediately ushered to the library. The gentleman was charming, from his kilt and bagpipes, to his wonderful Ramsay stories. I earned a double handshake for being a Ramsay. The wall decor of Ramsay history was breathtaking. Once in the library, we ordered drinks and were treated to some tid bits that that were fabulous. I even drank the peas, and I’m not fond of peas. They were tasty. Once in the dungeon, we were seated and the waiter placed our napkins on our laps. The decor was awesome, armor, swords, and candlelight. Our starters of scallops were delicious and rich in flavor. My wife had chicken and I had grilled turbot. Both were wonderful. Dessert was strawberries and champagne. All I can say is that was the best dessert plate I’ve ever had, my description could never do it justice. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
    Mark Ramsay Sheriff

  • ((((( 13 May 2019 by Vivienne from DOLLAR

    Absolutely magnificent place to indulge in history and culinary perfection

  • ((((( 27 April 2019 by Greg from Sarnia Ontario

    Thoroughly enjoyed dining in the Dungeon Restaurant In addition to an excellent meal the service was superb and the location very special and unique Very much enjoyed staying at Dalhousie Castle and if ever lucky enough to be back in the area will certainly stay and dine there again Highly recommend this special place to all

  • ((((( 23 April 2019 by Ellie from Washington DC

    Wonderful Food and Atmosphere

  • ((((( 11 April 2019 by Andrea from Kirkwall

    We had a very nice evening, and our food was delicious. Our dinner was made even better by the very friendly and attentive staff. Particular favourites were the goat‘s cheese starter and the ginger sponge dessert.

  • ((((* 26 March 2019 by Melissa from Sydney

    Service, food and atmosphere were great.

  • ((((* 25 February 2019 by Margaret from Edinburgh

    Food was very good and in a nice location. Limited choice for someone with dietary restrictions. However, staff were excellent and the glass of prosecco for a special occasion was a lovely touch.

  • ((((( 21 February 2019 by Kristin from Trondheim

    Great atmosphere, quiet and comfortable. Servings were quick and efficient. Nice to do the waiting and ordering in the library in advance of being lead to the table in the dungeon. Love the halibut and the cauliflower soup! Could have excelled more on deserts, though. Would love to experience it again!

  • ((((( 10 February 2019 by Steve from Edinburgh

    The food was outstanding. I would definitely rate it alongside our favourite Michelin Star restaurant in London. The service was brilliant. We went for our 3rd wedding anniversary and the little extra touches were very well received. Good value for money

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