352 Castlehill, Royal Mile, 0131 225 5613
NEAR Two minutes to the Tattoo
The Witchery fulfils a lot of people’s fantasies about Edinburgh as a romantic and atmospheric city steeped in history. The building that houses the restaurant goes back centuries and the two dining rooms look as though they may have been there since the adjacent castle was built. Candlelight, oak panelling and beamed ceilings complete the picture. The food is classic with seafood platters jostling for space with fillets of Borders beef and steak tartare. The wine list has won numerous awards. One of a kind. Light lunch and supper menus are available at £12.95 for two courses.