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The Witchery by the Castle
The Royal Mile
EH1 2NF Edinburgh, United Kingdom
New Town/City Center
tel: 44 131 225 5613 / 44 131 225 0976
fax: 44 131 220 4392
Lunch: noon-4p M-Su, Dinner: 5p-11:30p M-Su
NileGuide Expert tip:
Be sure to book guest rooms a few months in advance. For a knock-down price at the restaurant, ask for the light lunch or theatre supper menu.
The Witchery is considered by many to be one of Edinburgh's best restaurant-hotels. It is located in a historic 16th century building at the top of the Royal Mile. Look for the gilded metal sign and prepare yourself for a lavish dining experience. Angus beef and lobster are the hallmark items of the menu and the restaurant boasts a comprehensive (and pricey) vintage wine list. A three course meal without wine typically will cost less than 50 British pounds.
Summer allows for idyllic al fresco dining in the downstairs Secret Garden. The food has won many coveted awards and deservingly so. To enjoy the Witchery experience for a knock-down price, ask for the light lunch or theatre supper menu.
Guest rooms feature Gothic décor and antique furniture and low, red lighting sets the romantic mood - you'll feel as if you are truly staying in a castle. So if you're feeling particularly indulgent, stay the night - Just be sure to book a room a few months in advance.