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The Witchery by the Castle

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

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

Everything was wonderful, but we especially enjoyed the beef for two.

Elizabeth 02 August 2018
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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

4.3 (((() (based on 671 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (490)
  • dinner (395)
  • luxury (377)
  • lunch (183)
  • private dining (125)
  • business (122)
  • views (87)
  • large parties (80)
  • entertainment (49)
  • value (36)
  • afternoon tea (33)
  • child friendly (26)
  • trendy (25)
  • breakfast (18)
  • al fresco (12)
  • ((((( 19 September 2018 by Linda from Sweden

    Lovely and special restaurant. Can absolutely recommend it! On the downside is that it would be absolutely impossible to get in with a wheelchair. From the beginning I booked a table for my mother and I, but she would not been able to get in to the restaurant nor the toilet.

  • ((((( 18 September 2018 by Hazel from Belfast

    Outstanding, perfect, amazing, beautiful with polite waiters, loved the knickerbocker glory, oh my it was perfect!

  • (((** 15 September 2018 by Larry from Sunderland

    Nice Atmosphere
    Excellent service.
    Scallops were very nice.
    Ribeye steak could have been better (not worth the price).

  • ((((( 18 August 2018 by Kim from Darlington

    Unfortunately we were a little limited for time as we had a show booked so only had two courses from the light lunch menu but what we had was excellent. The ambience was perfect and we enjoyed the whole experience. Our only minor criticism is that we ordered a bottle of wine on arrival and it did take quite a long time to appear. We hope to come again later in the year and take a little longer to enjoy our meal. We loved the biscuits and fudge with our coffee !!

  • ((((( 2 August 2018 by Elizabeth from edgefield

    Everything was wonderful, but we especially enjoyed the beef for two.

  • ((((( 29 July 2018 by Charles from Edinburgh

    Excellent service from start to finish food was amazing

  • (**** 7 July 2018 by S from London

    I’m afraid this was disappointing. Despite advising in advance that one of our party had a dietary requirement no real effort was made to cater for this. We dined at many restaurants during our trip and this was by far the worst experience- I had expected the best from a top restaurant. Based on this experience it’s difficult to recommend dining here if you have a dietary need.

  • ((((( 6 July 2018 by Evelyn from Fortrose

    Lived up to expectations

  • ((((( 25 June 2018 by Janice from Lisburn

    Very enjoyable experience

  • ((((( 7 June 2018 by Sherry from Edinburgh

    Beautiful restaurant! Oysters, fish pie, steamed vegetables all wonderful. Excellent service, gorgeous flowers and tables. A gem!

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