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The Witchery by the Castle

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The Royal Mile | Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NF, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After visiting the castle, had lunch here, very close. Good food but not amazing, interesting interior design, good service. The only problem is that, one waiter was not smart enough, after the neighbouring table pay the bill with cash, he said: do you want the changes? silly question!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at The Witchery and this was our first time here. We chose from the a la carte menu are were not be disappointed. The ambience is amazing - music is easy going and not pervasive, all the tables lit by candles only. The food was exquisite and we would recommend a return. It is expensive but you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole feel of the place is designed to make you and your group feel special. The food is incredible, the service impeccable and the decor suitably gothic. We all went for the theatre supper menus and it was excellent value, with all of us leaving after two courses feeling very well fed. The wagu beef burger was exceptional, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lunch with glass of champagne and wine. Excellent service and lovely surroundings. Worth a visit for a special occasion. Would recommend and return. Staff were very attentive and made you feel welcome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Witchery establishment was recommended to me by colleagues when I mentioned a trip to Scotland ..., Most people visit here for lunch or dinner..... I wasn't Ware there is a very old hotel turned boutique ... Definitely worth taking the advise and booking a overnight stay. Beautiful location on the Royal mile. and impressive building ....Stoney spril staircaseradi go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the set Saturday lunch with a bottle of Sauvignon, started with hot smoked salmon, and fish pie for mains....all tremendous, finished with two glasses Malbec and a shared selection of the Cheeseboard.....the Fish Pie was superb, full of large pieces of Salmon and Coley....roll on January 2017 !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with our friends today, what a wonderful time we had. We were looked after from the time we arrived until the moment we left. The food was fantastic, a menu to suit every taste. the surroundings well what can I say another world. We will most definetly be coming back but the next time it will be to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Turret room which is on the top floor of the building with views across the city and to the Forth. Not sure how many other hotel rooms in the country are like the rooms here. Each one is themed differently and when you enter the suite you imagine you have opened the door into a Sherlock... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could gush about the Witchery forever! We had an amazing post Christmas stay. Booking online was simple and uncomplicated. We arrived on a very wet and windy Wednesday in December. Our Christmas spirit still intact we blew into the reception and were welcomed at once with the full Witchery warmth! We were shown to The Sempill Suite down Jollies... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on the night of my wedding in the turret suite which is the hotels newest suite, it's separate away from the rest of the rooms and has lovely views across to fife and the Royal mile. We ordered the breakfast for the next day at around 2am (we arrived late as our wedding didn't finished until 1am) and... More 

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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-flavored 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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