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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

What a unique experience to dine in a dungeon. Food was delicious, great atmosphere, friendly and attentive wait staff with a nice formality for an upscale dining experience

Julia 06 July 2017
from Colorado

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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 (63)
  • dinner (52)
  • romantic (50)
  • private dining (41)
  • luxury (40)
  • views (36)
  • lunch (27)
  • breakfast (14)
  • value (12)
  • large parties (10)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (4)
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  • trendy (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • ((*** 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

  • ((((( 6 July 2017 by Julia from Colorado

    What a unique experience to dine in a dungeon. Food was delicious, great atmosphere, friendly and attentive wait staff with a nice formality for an upscale dining experience

  • ((((( 4 July 2017 by Michael Trueb from Dacula

    The food was excellent, and the staff friendly and helpful.

  • ((((( 3 July 2017 by David Gorman from Glastonbury, CT

    The entire staff was perfect and very friendly. The atmosphere and music was ideal for a fine dining experience. The food was exceptional. It was a very memorable meal. Save room for the amazing desserts. Each bite is to be savored.

  • ((((( 30 June 2017 by Peter Mcarthur from Vancouver, Canada

    We had an amazing dining experience at the Castle last evening to celebrate our daughter's graduation from Durham University. It was a magical experience that we shall not soon forget. The atmosphere, the food and the service were all superb.

  • ((((( 25 June 2017 by Alita Mcadory from Houston

    Exquisite luxury and castle intrigue made the experience at Dalhousie over the top surpassing our expectations

  • ((((* 16 June 2017 by Johanna Rasmusson from Sweden

    I liked that we got to start upstairs with a drink and a look at the menu in the library. It Wasa nice sittning there Whitley our meal was prepared. During the evening we got two extra dishes besides the ones we actually ordered - the apetizer upstairs, and the lovely one before dessert. Those were much appreciated surspises. The food and drinks we're absolutely FANTASTIC and the staff very friendly. The taste and quality of the meat was excellent! However, the Dungeon was so hot! This was quite irritating, and brought down the experience quite a bit at the ens. You definitely need to install fans or air-conditioning. If not for your guests, then for the staffs sake!!!! If not for the heat, you would be given 5 stars. Might I also add, we had afternoon Tea aswell, it was a beautiful display of great taste.

  • ((((( 16 June 2017 by Carrie Gabaldon from Dalhousie Castle

    Amazing atmosphere. Best service.

  • ((((( 8 June 2017 by Ashley from Yorba Linda

    Love the detail in decorations

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Donny Martin from Friendswood

    Food was good/ my dinner was a bit cooled off on arrival but overall good

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