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.
LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE - Friday 9 October 2020
In line with the Scottish Government’s latest restrictions, we will sadly be closed to non-residents from Friday 9 to Sunday 25 October inclusive. Hotel guests will be able to dine in the Secret Garden until 10pm with service limited to the provision of food and non-alcoholic drinks only.
We will re-open for lunch and dinner on Monday 26th October and hope to see you then.
With sincere thanks for your support and very best wishes from us all at the Witchery
Opulent eccentricity... flamboyant decor, attention to detail and cossetting service create an environment of pure decadence.