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Welcome to The Witchery

Scotland's most famous restaurant

James Thomson’s The Witchery by the Castle is the most spectacularly atmospheric dining destination in Edinburgh.

Now in our 5th decade the stunning décor, legendary food and award-winning wine list have ensured the Witchery by the Castle has become a much loved Edinburgh institution. Dine in the rich baroque surroundings of the original oak-panelled Witchery or among the elegant candle-lit charms of the Secret Garden. There are also 9 theatrical suites - perfect for those looking to stay in the most indulgent settings. Lavishly decorated, our suites scream romance with a capital R! Whether you stay or dine The Witchery is an unforgettably magical experience.

We are open all day from 12noon - 11.30pm (last reservation), 7 days a week.  We hope to see you soon.




COVID-19 - last updated 19th February 2021

In line with the latest Scottish Government directive, the Witchery will sadly remain closed at this time.

While we are deeply saddened by the impact of Covid-19, the health and safety of our guests and employees remains our highest priority.

If your reservation to stay or dine with us is affected by the latest restrictions we will be in touch with you soon.

Thank you for your support, we will be watching updates from the government closely and hope to be able to update soon about our reopening as soon.

We look forward to welcoming you back and please keep safe.
With very best wishes from us all at the Witchery by the Castle

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