The Witchery by the Castle

(724 Reviews)
Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2NF
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Top offer

Afternoon Tea

Offer available Monday to Friday only from 3pm-4.00pm(last sitting) Please select Afternoon Tea session from drop down box.


Main course: £23
Food spend: £37

Opening hours

Open daily from 12:00 to 23:30.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Witchery by the Castle
(based on 724 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (39)
  • al fresco (13)
  • breakfast (18)
  • business (124)
  • child friendly (26)
  • dinner (434)
  • entertainment (52)
  • large parties (81)
  • lunch (199)
  • luxury (400)
  • private dining (136)
  • romantic (522)
  • trendy (27)
  • value (37)
  • views (94)
  • By Daksha K from Edinburgh
    6 October 2020

    Service was fantastic. It was an amazing experience. I'd recommend this place.

  • By Lindsay A from Lauder
    19 September 2020

    Such a beautiful atmospheric restaurant. The service from start to finish was wonderful. The food was the star of the show tho just incredible

  • By andrew cooper C from witney oxon
    8 February 2020


  • By Virginia L from Morpeth
    31 January 2020

    Fabulous as ususl. Beautiful luncg very filling

  • By Kim K from Leeds
    25 January 2020

    The service and food were amazing as always! We visit here every time we come to Edinburgh.

  • By Mr andrew G from Grange mouth
    7 January 2020

    We had a lovely meal before going to the theatre

  • By Andrew W from Edinburgh
    2 January 2020

    Fabulous venue amazing service and delicious food Highly recommended !

  • By Adrian A from Carlisle
    29 December 2019

    Disappointing - the location history and building are great - the food was very disappointing - very bland and drastically overpriced for what was put on the plates - this was not a fine dining experience sorry

  • By Robert D from Edinburgh
    21 December 2019

    Great food, great service!

  • By Denise H from Edinburgh
    16 December 2019

    Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere

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The Witchery by the Castle
Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2NF