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The Witchery by the Castle

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We booked in for a early meal and decided to opt for the theatre menu what a mistake the starters were both so cold straight from the fridge they were cold starters but too cold! The main courses came out the patty was to rare we should of been asked how we would like it cooked so it went back...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there in the past. Was a good experience. BUT THIS TIME what a difference. No value, and they could not wait to clear tables even taking drinks before we had finished. It was a special occasion really looking forward to the visit, but they had us in and out in less than one hour. Food very average. But beautiful...

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1Thank Phillip S
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here once before, years ago and loved it. I was taken on the 9th January as a surprise birthday treat. We opted for the 3 course set meal and both had salmon as a starter - that was all that was on the plate salmon - it was really nice though. The main courses were lovely I had...

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Deventer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to have dinner. Traditional Scottish dishes are available but also more regular dishes are possible. I like the platter with fresh sea food, cheese platter. Wine list is also excellent.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the witchery twice, the first time was long ago so I can't trust my memory while the second time was at dinner with a friend. We loved the place, it's one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever seen, but I can't warmly recommend the food as I was not impressed. Anyway, I'll definitely give it...

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Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I dined in the old part of the restaurant. I believe the restaurant is a bit overrated. It didn't meet our expectation, or close to it. Food is just average but is expensive. I was a bit annoyed because I was sitting close to where the servers would get the food and they hit my chair every...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I researched restaurants around Edinburgh and this restaurant come up. It wasn't ranked really high on edinburgh so we didn't think much of it. However it was suggested that it was a nice restaurant and ranked top 10 on a few blogs to eat in edinburgh. When we came to the place we was surprised how nice it looked during...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard people mention how amazing this restaurant was, so we decided to try it out. We went on a Saturday night and I didn't book until the day before and by this time there were only bookings available after 10pm, this suited us fine but something to bear in mind if you'd prefer to eat earlier. We chose...

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1Thank FF29
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed in the Heriot suite. We also ate dinner in the Old Witchery Dining Room. We've stayed in your hotel several times (in the Library, the Inner Sanctum, the Vestry and the Old Rectory). It had been about two years since our last stay. We've also eaten at both of their venues a dozen times of more over...

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Blyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Frequent visitors of Edinburgh and many times had passed this eatery and longed to go in. Finally after years of peering through the window we bit the bullet and booked a table. Great food, great service, great location and all reasonably priced so job done - give it a go.

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Additional Information about The Witchery by the Castle

Address: The Royal Mile | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Price Range: $530 - $724 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Witchery by the Castle 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“I would love to stay here but unfortunately Its way over my budget”
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“The Old Rectory has a view of the Royal Mile”
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“The Turret Suite is large but up three flights of stairs. If you can manage them it is well worth the effort!”
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“Every room is beautiful!”
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  • Flowers smelt lovely!
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