The Witchery's restoration of historic buildings dating from 1595 and 1636 shows a passion for long-term conservation and giving historic buildings a useful and sustainable future. In 1990 we were awarded a Sunday Times / Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Regeneration Award for the sensitive creation of the Secret Garden dining room from an abandoned schoolyard behind the Witchery dining room.
Throughout the Witchery you'll find that we've incorporated masses of architectural salvage and used traditional materials - oak, leather, stone, lead and slate wherever we can. Our use of antique furnishings and period textiles in the dining rooms and suites is recycling at it's best.
We recycle whatever we can, including paper, card, tins and plastics, hundreds of tons of glass wine bottles. We were among the first restaurants in Edinburgh to send all of our food and organic waste for composting. We are committed to the Green Tourism Business Scheme.