Thursday, 26 December 2013

Lunch at The Witchery

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Some cities seem to do Christmas so incredibly well. London is a firm favourite but Edinburgh is coming in a close second. The rich history and culture along with a slight gothic spookiness is the perfect backdrop to some traditional Christmas decoration. My friend and I have talked about a meal at The Witchery for so many years, and finally decided this year would be the year we would take the hour and a half train ride up to Edinburgh to sample it. 

When I originally looked on the website to book a table, there seemed to be quite a few restaurants coming up, not just The Witchery. So I gave them a call for some advice, taking their suggestion of the original restaurant The Witchery instead of the sister restaurant The Secret Garden. She advised for our first visit, we would enjoy the original over any of the others. I was pleased with our decision, although The Secret Garden looked equally as nice, so I can't wait for a return visit very soon.

As well as a small restaurant, The Witchery is also a hotel. I imagine the rooms to be quite stunning. The restaurant, although very dark, is so cosy and romantic. And along with the stunning table decorations, made me feel as though I was in a set from Harry Potter. The set menus are quite reasonably priced and there is plenty of choice (although being pescetarian I do generally struggle). They have a large cocktail menu and the service is really 5*, I can't recommend it enough.

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Zara Lace Dress
Dior Rings
Jewellery World Gold Bangle *
Tom Ford True Coral Lipstick
Chanel Orange Fizz Nail Polish


  1. Stunning decoration! I loved the table setting as well, you are right, it does look like a fancy corner from Potter's world. xx

  2. I have to visit that place! And you fit in quite perfectly :) xx

  3. this place looks amazing! Hope you had a fab christmas!

    Hannah xx

  4. I love the witchery. I've been twice now, once to the original restaurant for lunch with my mum then tk the secret garden with my husband for my 30th birthday last year. The setting is just stunning. I dream of staying in one of their rooms one day. X

  5. Rubee - oh me too, I would definitely like to stay in one of the rooms. And a trip to the Secret Garden is on my list for next year too x

  6. oh wow, it looks like such a beautiful restaurant, especially with those christmas decorations up everywhere. i hope you had a wonderful christmas lovely. :)

    little henry lee

  7. What a beautiful location! Hope you had a very merry Christmas :)

    Maria xxx

  8. Oh my goodness, what sumptuous gorgeous fun -- spooky without being corny; dark yet warm and festive! Your photos are perfect captures. I wish US restaurants cared about growing that kind of atmosphere. I would probably never want to leave The Witchery, although I daren't look at the menu prices!

  9. What a fabulous place, the amount of effort put into the table ornaments and decor does make me smile. I love the candlesticks!


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