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Witchery by the Castle
The Royal Mile

Edinburgh and the Lothians

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"In this jewel-box setting Lord Irvine would be green with envy"- The Sunday Herald
"The perfect lust-den! " Dannii Minogue, Cosmopolitan

The Witchery's spectacular and indulgent suites are perfect for those looking for a stay in the most theatrical and magical of settings. Hidden in an historic building on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, Cosmopolitan described them as one of the seven wonders of the hotel world and they frequently feature among lists of the world's most wonderful places to stay. The Witchery's latest & 8th suite, the Heriot, has just openened inspired by the nearby George Heriot's School, thought to be JK Rowling's inspiration for Hogwarts.

Each of eight lavishly decorated, theatrical and antique-filled suite features Bose sound systems, CDs, videos and books as well as cable television, direct dial telephones and mood enhancing lighting. A continental breakfast, chocolates, mineral water, newspapers and a complimentary bottle of champagne are included within the room rate (from £295 per suite per night).

The suites are available for guests to arrive from 3pm and you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departure at noon. Lunches and dinners can be reserved in either the Witchery, Secret Garden or nearby rooftop Tower Restaurants, or at Rhubarb - The restaurant at Prestonfield.


Ratings/Awards: AA 5 DiamondsWine
Spectator Red Award of Excellence
La Ina Most Civilised Retaurant Awards
Macallan/Taste of Scotland Restaurant of the Year
AA two rosettes
Number of Rooms: 8
Number Ensuite: 8
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Credit Cards Accepted
Special Diets Catered For -By arrangement
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities - Galley kitechens in 4 rooms
Open All Year - Except Xmas/Boxing Day
Tourist Board Inspected
Building of Historic Interest
TV in Rooms
Satellite TV

Sample Menu:

Chilled watercress and potato soup £6.95
with roast salt cod

Terrine of Loue Chicken, puy lentils and seared foie gras £12.95

Tian of Fife crab £8.95
with mango, cucumber and opal basil

Veal carpaccio £9.95
with salted capers, roccola and lemon

Plum tomato, basil and parmesan salad £6.95
with aged balsamic

Crevette, rosevale potato, anchovie and broad bean salad £10.95

Small Steak Tartare £9.95
seasoned raw fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef with a fried quails egg

Platter of Scottish seafood & crustacea for two with half lobster £35.00
Lobster, oysters, langoustines, clams, mussels, crab and smoked salmon with whole lobster £50.00

Scottish Rock Oysters served on crushed ice with Tabasco and lemon
Six £7.95
Nine £10.95
Twelve £13.95
We suggest that if eating oysters guests avoid spirits and drink alcohol in moderation


Grilled Portobello mushrooms £2.95 Organic green salad £4.95
Garden peas a la francaise £2.95 Parmesan and pine nut mash £3.50
Hand cut chips £2.95 Goats cheese, rocket and tomato salad £5.25


Chilled watercress and potato soup

Crab, mango and basil mayonnaise with toasted sour dough

Warm baby leeks with vinaigrette


Roast salt cod with chouxcrout and pomme cocotte

Jambonette of corn fed chicken with puy lentils and parmesan mash

Grilled goats cheese with buttered spinach and tomato confit

Pave of Aberdeen Angus fillet £28.95
with chanterelles, baby spinach and seared foie gras

Chargrilled ribeye of black gold beef £19.95
with pont neuf potatoes, roast baby vine tomatoes and bearnaise

Roast Atlantic cod £17.95
with a confit of new potatoes and clam vinaigrette

Goats cheese ravioli £13.95
with a confit of plum tomatoes and parmesan mornay

Roast rump of black faced lamb £18.95
with truffled baby leeks and parmesan mash

Wild salmon poached in goose fat £18.95
with chouxcrout and pomme cocotte

Feuilletés of morels, garden peas and spinach £14.95

Large Steak Tartare £19.95
seasoned raw fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef with chips, crème frâiche and fried quails egg

Platter of Scottish seafood and crustacea with half lobster £35.00
Lobster, oysters, langoustines, clams, mussels, crab, and smoked salmon with whole lobster £50.00

Available from 12 noon-4.00pm & 5.30pm-6.30pm & 10.30pm-11.30pm

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