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|Address:||352 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Central Scotland EH1 2NF|
|Tel:||0131 225 5613|
|Price: £40.00||Wine: £15.95||Champagne: £40.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-4pm 5.30-11.30pm|
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According to the mini guide ‘Edinburghs best restaurants’ the Witchery has a “world-wide reputation for sensational food in the most indulgent setting”. The guide introduces Scotland’s best-known restaurateur, James Thomson, who according to Scotland on Sunday (in 2003) has. . . “a reputation others would die for”. The rest of the ‘guide’ is simply self aggrandising promotional brochure for Thomsons other two lesser known restaurants and rooms clearly designed to fool tourists. Unfortunately however, the Witchery does not live up to it's glowing reviews of itself. The dining room is dramatic and the location ideal for hungry visitors to the Castle but the food is just about passable and completely overpriced. My suggestion is to ignore the hype, consultant the Red book and eat at 21212 instead. The Witchery is a tourist trap!