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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.

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

Sherry 07 June 2018
from Edinburgh

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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 662 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (485)
  • dinner (388)
  • luxury (372)
  • lunch (181)
  • business (121)
  • private dining (121)
  • views (87)
  • large parties (80)
  • entertainment (49)
  • value (36)
  • afternoon tea (33)
  • child friendly (26)
  • trendy (24)
  • breakfast (18)
  • al fresco (12)
  • ((((( 7 June 2018 by Sherry from Edinburgh

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

  • ((((( 13 May 2018 by Leann from Edinburgh


  • ((((( 11 May 2018 by David from MANCHESTER

    Enjoyed it immensely. Good service, great food and a very nice ambiance in the restaurant. I would recommend it to anyone!

  • ((((( 9 May 2018 by Daniel from Mexico City

    Very nice Vennison and foie gras

  • (((** 24 April 2018 by Nuno from London


  • (((** 3 April 2018 by Huw from RUSHDEN

    Location is super, the atmosphere very good, service attentive but slow. The food ifrom the ala carte menu is near 1 star michelin prices but average quality.

  • ((((* 1 April 2018 by Iain from Singapore

    The Witchery has been a favourite restaurant of ours for more than a decade. As always, the ambience, food, drinks and service did not disappoint. Thanks to John and his team for their hospitality.

  • ((((( 20 March 2018 by Melissa from Hertfordshire

    Absolutely enchanting
    A fantastic dining experience

  • ((((( 26 February 2018 by Sarah from Harrogate

    Only disappointment was lighting made it difficult to read menu and see the food

  • ((((( 30 January 2018 by Darren from Peterhead

    Amazing experience, really romantic place for my girlfriend and I to speak our first night in Edinburgh together, the service was superb and the food amazing!
    Will definitely come back again the next time we are in Edinburgh

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