AA Award Restaurant with Rooms of the Year 2023/2024
November 30, 2023
We’re delighted to have been awarded the AA Award for Best Restaurant with Rooms in Scotland 2023/24 at the AA Hospitality Awards.
This esteemed award comes as a thrilling addition to our collection of awards and accolades over the last four decades since we opened our doors on Castle Hill. The vision of James Thomson, we’re proud neighbours to Edinburgh Castle and have had the chance to greet thousands of welcomed guests over the years. We look forward to what lies ahead in the future.
The Original Dining Room
Experience the enchanting ambience of our Original Dining Room, a snug and romantically adorned space exuding an alluring gothic charm. Featuring low, artfully painted ceilings and elegant dark wood furnishings, this dining room serves as the ideal setting for a romantic candlelit meal for two.
Savour our award-winning culinary creations and complement your unforgettable dining journey at the Witchery with a selection from our extensive wine collection, boasting 900 exquisite options. Indulge in Fresh seafood from local vendors, seasonal dishes and exquisite Afternoon Tea.
The Secret Garden
Bask in the gentle embrace of sunlight streaming through the arched windows as you delight in Afternoon Tea, savour a delectable Two-course lunch, or relish a lavish dinner within The Secret Garden. Originally constructed in 1990, this enchanting space was meticulously transformed into the exquisite restaurant you now behold, courtesy of the visionary James Thomson.
The Secret Garden's interior is adorned with a series of artfully painted doors and panels, which beautifully depict facets of Edinburgh's historic wine trade with France. This rich tradition is upheld by our extensive wine cellar, housing an impressive collection of 900 unique selections. Among our many accolades, we proudly boast the prestigious Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence.
Nine Unique and Glamorous Suites
Step into our enchanting realm of romance and wonder, and relish a getaway in one of our nine distinct suites, each offering opulence, romance, and extravagance. Featuring four-poster beds and indulgent roll-top baths for two, there's no better destination for a romantic weekend, rekindling the flames of connection in the heart of Edinburgh.
Every suite provides a distinctive and entirely indulgent experience. Among them, you can choose from The Library, The Guardroom, The Turret, and, notably, our most sought-after option: the Heriot and more. The Heriot offers a captivating view overlooking George Heriot School, the source of inspiration for Hogwarts in J.K. Rowling's beloved children's book series, Harry Potter.
In our magical haven, we've crafted an experience that caters to your desire for reconnection, offering an idyllic retreat to kindle, or rekindle, the flames of romance.