Having been brought up in Pitlochry returned to take a relative for lunch. Particularly poignant for him as he worked in the Castle for 30 years when owned by Hydro Electric Board and was enthused to see its development and managed some reminiscing as well.
To the detail, good menu choice which was possibly my downfall. Retrospectively felt I ordered wrong dish. Both had soufflé starter which was light and tasty. I had the loin of venison which was good but not exceptional and felt the overall portion size for price was a bit disappointing. In contrast the Asian monkfish dish was outstanding......my error....wish I'd had this....really hit mark.
As designated driver, was restricted to one glass of wine when could have easily enjoyed the ambience of venue with a bottle or two. Felt the prices for glasses on high side but wasn't completely surprised.
The service throughout was pleasant and attentive.
Not sure if as a new venue any fixed price menus been considered but would potentially be a fair alternative. Will be interesting to see price ranges once Sandemans fine dining opens as for Brasserie with most mains between £15 and £22 and steaks higher and burger £13 other than keeping riff raff away may prove to pricey to get any repeat local clientele....maybe that's the agenda?
As an Edinburgh resident that visits area regularly I will return and would recommend for special occasions but not for a cheap lunch.