Europe Restaurants

The Witchery

Tel : 0131 225 5613Castlehill,
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
| last visit : June 2004

witcheryThis is probably the most traditional style restaurant I have ever been to.  No real surprise given the location right up by the castle in tam o'shanta tourist central.  I suppose this is what's expected by ageing American visitors when they go to a restaurant in little old Scot-Land.  The waiters are dressed in penguin, the menus in leather and the tables in linen.  The lights are low, the candles are red and the food is rich and heavy.  An anachrnism it may be but at The Witchery this insistence on staying put in the past actually works quite well and after a roast breast of Gressingham duck with buttered savoy cabbage, the Whisky list is extremely tempting.  If you're up that end of town and fancy a trip back in time, then dive in to this ancient cave for a reminder of restaurants past.

Food 7/10
Service 7/10
Atmo 6/10
Vege 6/10
Alco 9/10
Total 70%