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AA Notable Wine List 2018-19
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Confident Scottish cooking in magnificent surroundings

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At a glance

All day dining
Private dining
Wines by the glass

This 16th-century merchant's house by the gates of the castle makes a strikingly atmospheric, even Gothic-looking restaurant. The cooking follows a contemporary route built on Scottish traditions, with the kitchen using quality native produce. Seafood gets a strong showing, and puddings are worth a punt.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 11.30
  • All day dining

Chef

  • Chef(s): Douglas Roberts

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Traditional Scottish
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 14
  • Wines over £30: 650+
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Starter from: £9.50
  • Main course from19
  • Dessert from: £7
  • 2-course lunch from: £22
  • 3-course lunch from: £27
  • 3-course dinner from: £40
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Steps for wheelchair: 5
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 110
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 60

Getting here

Top of Royal Mile at gates of Edinburgh Castle.

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Nearest train station

Edinburgh Waverley
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