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A Romantic Getaway For Two: Edinburgh's Most Intimate Dining Experience

Let Edinburgh charm you as you fall under love’s spell in the historic and beautiful capital. Make every moment a cherished memory as you set off on a romantic getaway together in Edinburgh where the allure of Old Town beckons, promising a romantic trip to suit any couple, no matter the time of the year. At The Witchery, voted the UK’s most romantic hotel, our timeless charm will sweep you off your feet from the moment you step into our decadent suite or iconic dining rooms in the heart of Old Town. As one of the most romantic places to stay in Edinburgh, we are offering romance up on a platter. 

Read on below to find out more about what you can expect on your romantic break in Edinburgh. 

Discover Romantic Edinburgh Together

In the heart of Old Town, there are plenty of sites, activities and streets to explore and fill your days on your romantic trip to Edinburgh. Wander hand in hand through Dean Village as you take in one of the city’s most visited, and beautiful viewpoints in the picturesque corner of Edinburgh along the Water of Leith walkway. For more stunning viewpoints in Edinburgh to enjoy together, visit our article here.

Spend a morning shopping for hidden gems on the iconic Victoria Street, stopping off at Armchair Books to grab some first editions for your collection or take a rest at the Milkman, where you can enjoy thoughtfully sourced and speciality coffee together. Explore the history of Edinburgh and visit Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, the Scott Monument and more to fill your days with special moments. 

When the day is done and the sun slinks back over the horizon, join us for a candlelit dining experience you won’t forget in our historic dining rooms where every moment is a treasured memory to enjoy together. 

Romantic Dining in Old Town 

The Original Dining Room

Elevate your romantic weekend away in Edinburgh with a decadent meal in our historic dining rooms. Indulge your senses in the opulent surroundings of the Original Dining Room, adorned with rich baroque décor that exudes timeless elegance. This historic space, with its ancient oak panelling and tapestries, transports you to a bygone era, setting the scene for a romantic break in Edinburgh. Painted ceilings, meticulously depicting the Auld Alliance and Edinburgh's Royal past, come alive in the soft glow of countless antique candlesticks. As you dine, let the historic stone walls whisper tales of the building's remarkable four hundred years of history. Intimate, gothic and utterly decadent, a meal enjoyed in the Original Dining room will whisk you away with an air of romance that you won’t find anywhere else. 

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is Edinburgh's most atmospheric dining room, illuminated almost entirely by the soft glow of candlelight, and steeped in the storied history of Edinburgh. Diners are enveloped by walls that have borne witness to centuries of Scottish heritage, adorned with opulent tapestries and intricately carved oak, all enhanced by the flickering dance of candle light. There is no grandeur or charming spot for an intimate dinner for two. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the room with light in the day and cast the glow of the city’s light by dark, creating an ambience of elegance and intimacy for two to enjoy together. 

Award-Winning Menu

Showcasing the finest Scottish ingredients, our award-winning menu and wine list promise a symphony of delicate and tantalising flavours that you can indulge in. Enjoy meals to share such as our Red Deer and Haggis Wellington with Kale champ and bashed neeps and Cote De Boeuf served with Roscoff onion, celeriac gratin and Bordelaise sauce. To end your meal on a sweet note, enjoy delicious classics like our Apple Tarte Tatin, an irresistible combination of caramelised apples and buttery pastry. For chocolate lovers, our rich Valrhona Chocolate Torte is a must.

Once the meal has come to an end, retire to your luxury suite and unwind surrounded by snippets of Scottish history and utter decadence.

Gothic Charms and Decadent Suites

With decades of history that you can find celebrated throughout our suites, hide away with us and enjoy an intimate and unforgettable city break together. Our suites are each unique, beautiful and ambient, with everything you need to spend some quality time together. Sink into roll-top baths with room for two and enjoy a glass of Champagne as you toast to a weekend well spent, making memories in Old Town Edinburgh. 

The Library Suite:

An opulent, rich and library-styled suite on the first floor, The Library has a dramatic book-filled bathroom entered via its secret door from the gothic bedroom and is filled with antiques. The perfect suite for booklovers or those seeking a little whimsy on their romantic break in Edinburgh. 

The Inner Sanctum:

The Inner Sanctum is loved for the antique four-poster bed draped with tapestries, masses of curios, uniforms and collectables. With window seats for gazing over the medieval Royal Mile, novel-raised dining area, a study bedecked in tartan and a richly decorated bathroom featuring an antique bath, this suite is as luxurious as it is spacious. 

The Heriot:

Named after the founder of the nearby George Heriot's school, this second-floor suite looks south over the Old Town towards the glorious 17th-century building that is Heriot's today. It is easy to understand why it is thought to have inspired Hogwarts. A sumptuous four-poster bed, complete with a grand gothic headboard, is lavishly draped with embroidered green and gold velvet hangings. The Heriot's bathroom features a free-standing roll-top bath, a dramatically painted ceiling and gilded and mirrored gothic panelling.

Discover all of our stunning suites here, and start the planning of your romantic break in Edinburgh.