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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Took my girlfriend of 18 here for a Valentines Dinner, eating in the secret garden seating area around the back of the main building. I would recommend this area over the indoors if you are aiming for a romantic atmosphere. We were both genuinely surprised by how smart it was, despite already having high expectations. The service was impeccable and...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Staff amazing especially George who was our main waiter. Food was out of this world and was presented especially well. Will be back there next year for our xmas family day. Thanks to all at the restaurant staff as they were lovely and very attentive to everyone on the day. 😊

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It cannot be denied that this is a beautiful dining room, however, I think the Secret Garden is better. Our meal was delicious but my steak was £45..it was an incomplete dish without much garnish and no vegetables..which we added at a further cost. Sadly our bowl of 'greens' turned out to be undercooked chewy kale. Will have to re-think...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely ambiance, food delicious, great service. For mains we shared the Lamb Wellington, it was perfect. Great choice of wines, desert was decadent, loads of flavors. A really enjoyable experience. I would have no problem recommending this restaurant, go and enjoy.

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is very close to Edinburgh Castle and consequently has no car parking. To be world class the restaurant should have had valet parking. The Inner Sanctuary suite was unique and filled with interesting artefacts and antiques. The four poster bed was very comfortable; the gas fire and the classical music were welcoming, especially as it was snowing outside....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place. Dark mysterious interior. Lovely decor. Not too large inside or too noisy. Food was delicious. Staff very attentive but not overly so. Would definitely go back. In fact looking forwards to going back.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a bite to eat the early hours of the evening. We were having a weekend break in Edinburgh and happened to pop in to the restaurant to see if there were any tables. We were in luck. Despite us being very under dressed (we thought we were anyway!), none of the staff made...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very good dinner at The Witchery, but really think that for a restaurant of this quality - and at the price - it needs to up its game for vegetarians. The choices were limited and when they came tasty but just not that inspiring. That said we enjoyed a lovely starter - crotin on a spelt salad...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table for our special wedding anniversary. The location speaks for itself both in terms of where this restaurant is located and what you will get when you arrive. Staff were very attentive, we were accommodated by being shown to a booth and the food was delightful. If I were to offer any criticism it would be that...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lets start with the positives. My Wife and I booked a table here on the Thursday before Christmas 2016. This is a beautifully decorated restaurant set in a wonderful Street in the city centre. The ambience is wonderful and can make you feel instantly relaxed. The staff are very friendly, very professional and very knowledgeable. The menu sounds wonderful. Unfortunately...

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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: €386 - €531 (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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“All top notch”
 of 5 bubbles freddiebear2, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Old Rectory of choice”
  • The Bath
  • Old Rectory Room - dinning
  • View from the Tub
  • Old Rectory Suite
  • Old Rectory
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  • TV hidden
 of 5 bubbles Peterphones, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I've stayed in most rooms at the Witchery, and they are all fantastic but the 'Inner Sanctum ' is truly outstanding!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 828kaelyb, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The turrrent suite is up a winding steep stair case hence the name , not suitable for disabled people.”
 of 5 bubbles garymickle, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I would love to stay here but unfortunately Its way over my budget”
 of 5 bubbles c0rinne0901, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
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