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The Witchery by the Castle

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

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

3course set menu very good. Roast Lamb cooked to perfection. Hake was very nicely presented with unusual accompaniment (sea sand wort). Staff could not have been better. Thoroughly recommended.

Grant Traynor 22 July 2017
from St Bees

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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

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Customer reviews for The Witchery by the Castle

4.3 (((() (based on 610 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (450)
  • dinner (356)
  • luxury (345)
  • lunch (168)
  • business (119)
  • private dining (108)
  • views (83)
  • large parties (79)
  • entertainment (47)
  • value (32)
  • afternoon tea (29)
  • child friendly (25)
  • trendy (22)
  • breakfast (18)
  • al fresco (12)
  • ((((* 26 July 2017 by C Bengtsson from Stockholm

    The room and the atmosphrere was fantastic! The service was good! The food was alright, not great as we had hoped.

  • ((((( 22 July 2017 by Grant Traynor from St Bees

    3course set menu very good. Roast Lamb cooked to perfection. Hake was very nicely presented with unusual accompaniment (sea sand wort). Staff could not have been better. Thoroughly recommended.

  • ((((( 17 July 2017 by Gary Hewitt from Irvine

    Attentive service but not invasive. Oysters Rockefeller were magical followed by Fish Bisque then the venison were all fantastical presented. Lovely ambience with a relaxing feel, couldn't have asked for a finer meal or venue before a fabulous gig with Wet Wet Wet ????????.

  • ((((( 11 July 2017 by David Brown from Temecula

    Excellent in all regards

  • ((*** 7 July 2017 by Dean Prober from Thousand Oaks, California USA

    The ambience was lovey, service was very good. The Sea Trout was quite tasty. The Venison was overcooked, exceedingly dry and the vegetables and potatoes were undercooked, tasted raw. This meal was very disappointing. Additionally, our starter was overcooked as well. Described below.

  • ((((( 6 July 2017 by `sine Davis from Mallaig

    Excellent meal - well paced - and excellent service.

  • ((((( 3 July 2017 by Alex O'neill-kerr from Northampton

    Stunning food in a historical setting

  • (((** 28 June 2017 by Adrienne Crockett from Edinburgh

    The ambience was great, service generally good but my friend was not asked if there was a problem when she left most of the dessert, food was average - flavour not stunning, cooking not amazing. Wine list impressive and the least expensive choices were very good.

  • (((** 26 June 2017 by Jean Butler from Bonnybridge

    While the restaurant was lovely, my husband and I both felt that the food and overall service was not very good compared to other restaurants. We were quite disappointed with our experience and won't rush back.

  • ((((( 26 June 2017 by Carina Farinaccio from Buenos Aires

    SUPERB!!!!!

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