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The Witchery by the Castle

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF

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Main course: £23
Food spend: £37
Opening hours
Open daily from 12:00 to 23:30.

Service was fantastic, surroundings beautiful, food superb

Maggie 21 December 2018
from Whitley Bay

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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

4.3 (((() (based on 682 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (497)
  • dinner (404)
  • luxury (382)
  • lunch (188)
  • private dining (128)
  • business (122)
  • views (89)
  • large parties (81)
  • entertainment (50)
  • afternoon tea (37)
  • value (36)
  • child friendly (26)
  • trendy (26)
  • breakfast (18)
  • al fresco (13)
  • ((((( 16 January 2019 by Karen from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Fab restaurant food was amazing staff very attentive ant the ambience of this restaurant is fantastic would definitely recommend.

  • (**** 28 December 2018 by Margaret from Kinross

    We’ve been coming to the witchery for many years and unfortunately we found the food very bland. We wanted something special but the food was the opposite. It’s such a beautiful restaurant but I don’t think we will be returning.

  • ((((( 21 December 2018 by Maggie from Whitley Bay

    Service was fantastic, surroundings beautiful, food superb

  • ((((( 16 December 2018 by Lynda from Carlisle

    Beautiful food. Very atmospheric. A different kind of resturant.

  • ((((( 4 December 2018 by Aileen from Dundee

    It is so easy to book using this site.

  • ((((* 4 December 2018 by Joanne from Newcastle upon tyne

    Enjoyable ambience and lovely food and attentive staff.

  • ((((* 16 November 2018 by Kate from Amble

    The food is always tasty and interesting at the Witchery.

  • ((((( 13 November 2018 by Peter from New York City

    This is a truly beautiful and romantic restaurant. The service and food were very good but the ambience here is the restaurant’s best feature.

  • (((** 26 October 2018 by Wilford from Tucson

    The Restaurant was beautiful... The staff was friendly, our server was not very knowledgeable, just kept telling us "oh that's good". DIdn't say why or add anything to the meal. The Beet appetizer was an outstanding dish as was my wifes entre', the Pumpkin lasanga was a standout. I had the Venison, nothing special. Could've been Venison anywhere.

  • ((((( 17 October 2018 by Louise from Cambridge

    Lovely romantic evening, food was superb!

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