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The Dungeon Restaurant and Orangery at Dalhousie Castle

7.3/10
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Dalhousie Castle Hotel and Spa, Bonnyrigg, EH19 3JB BonnyriggSee map

Average price £35

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  • Average price £35
8oz Prime Borders Rib Eye or Sirloin Steak, Slow Roast Tomato, Field Mushroom, Watercress & Homemade Rustic Chips
£26.5
Choice of Blue Cheese, Béarnaise or Pepper Sauce
Our Homemade Borders Beef Burger with Brioche Bun, Homemade Rustic Chips, Fried Onions, Tomato Chutney (With Bacon or Cheese)
£15
Corn Fed Chicken Kiev, Sauteed Potatoes, Braised Leek
£17.8

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Ratings & Reviews

7.3/10
based on 23 reviews
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Quality of food :7.5/10
Service :6.5/10
Setting :7.5/10
  1. Stephen S.
    Stephen S.
    • one review
    3.5/10

    Reasonable food served by humorless automatons in a disappointing environment. The lounge is like an old folks home with piped Scottish musac. Restaurant is decorated with rusty armour. So expensive for what it is. We were deeply disappointed.

  2. Danny G.
    Danny G.
    • one review
    10/10

    An excellent venue, so special, a treat for our son & his wife from Dubai. The Dungeon Restaurant was so well set out, the service was excellent & the food was exquisite.

  3. Nicolle M.
    Nicolle M.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    When we booked up there was no mention that it was a set 3 course meal. In fact I could read the menu on this app and everything was individually priced. Not the case upon arrival. Very confusing place. No explanation of where to go and had to head back to reception twice to be told to go to the lifts (turned out it the lady meant we should turn left). No members of staff around to give us any guidance as to what we should do. We waited for about 10 mins and were eventually asked what drink we would like. We still didn’t know what was happening or if we were in the wrong place. The waiter eventually took us down to the Dungeon. We are not regulars and have no idea what to do/where to go etc. It really needs to be made clearer as two in our party felt uncomfortable and wanted to leave. The food was nice enough but certainly not value for money.

  4. Tonya G.
    Tonya G.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    I enjoyed my entire evening. It started in the library with cocktails, very relaxing. Then down to dinner. The food was very tasty, abd porrions were a perfect size. I ate too much ordering 3 courses!! Tge staff was curious & attentive. It was a bit from where i was staying, so taxis were needed. Otherwise great

  5. Carina R.
    Carina R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very different experience. Good that you get to have a drink in the library first and plenty of time to look at the menu. You feel that you are special all night long.

  6. Anthony f.
    Anthony f.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent meal, restaurant is fantastic would highly recommend

  7. Marko B.
    Marko B.
    • one review
    10/10

    This was a fantastic experience for us. Its located in the old stables of the Dalhousie Castle. You are asked to arrive 30min early to the library bar, a quaint library in the castle that has extensive collection of scotch as well as other cocktails to have a drink, small bites, and place your order. You can choose between 2/3 course price fixed options as well as a cheese plate. You are then taken down to the “dungeon” that is perfectly candle lit and decorated with armor and other armory pieces. Service was impeccable and food excellent. Price was very reasonable. Definitely an experience we will remember and highly recommended for anyone staying at castle or nearby area.

  8. Coleman W.
    Coleman W.
    • one review
    10/10

    I arranged this dinner for the four people in our party who had been traveling for 17 days as a unique end to our vacation. I took a chance on the restaurant, being a stranger in the city and country. I was not let down. We all agreed it was a unique and exceptional experience from the setting, service to food.

  9. Mette M.
    Mette M.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    Excellent food and service in The Dungeon Restaurant - a little to cold in the Orangery. We recommend some plants to make it more like an Orangery and an internet connection. The internet did not work at all.

  10. Anthony D.
    Anthony D.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    The food was ambitious but missed the mark. The service was very poor. Our wine order was never taken. No one ever came to check on the table to see if we were satisfied or needed anything. Dessert was served with no offer for coffee or tea. I asked for a coffee and waited 10 minutes and had to just eat the dessert. No one ever came back to the table. This was our anniversary dinner and it was completely ruined by this poor service.

  11. Mark Ramsay S.
    Mark Ramsay S.
    • one review
    10/10

    As a Ramsay descendant it was extra special to arrive at Dalhousie. Walking around outside taking in the castles splendor gave me the chills. It is beautiful. Inside we were greeted and immediately ushered to the library. The gentleman was charming, from his kilt and bagpipes, to his wonderful Ramsay stories. I earned a double handshake for being a Ramsay. The wall decor of Ramsay history was breathtaking. Once in the library, we ordered drinks and were treated to some tid bits that that were fabulous. I even drank the peas, and I’m not fond of peas. They were tasty. Once in the dungeon, we were seated and the waiter placed our napkins on our laps. The decor was awesome, armor, swords, and candlelight. Our starters of scallops were delicious and rich in flavor. My wife had chicken and I had grilled turbot. Both were wonderful. Dessert was strawberries and champagne. All I can say is that was the best dessert plate I’ve ever had, my description could never do it justice. Thank you for the wonderful experience. Mark Ramsay Sheriff

  12. Vivienne A.
    Vivienne A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely magnificent place to indulge in history and culinary perfection

  13. Greg P.
    Greg P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Thoroughly enjoyed dining in the Dungeon Restaurant In addition to an excellent meal the service was superb and the location very special and unique Very much enjoyed staying at Dalhousie Castle and if ever lucky enough to be back in the area will certainly stay and dine there again Highly recommend this special place to all

  14. Ellie R.
    Ellie R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Wonderful Food and Atmosphere

  15. Sarah B.
    Sarah B.
    • one review
    6.75/10

    A bit disappointing really, I expected more. The meals were not that well presented, everything was slightly overcooked & overpriced. We cancelled the second meal & went to Edinburgh instead.

  16. Andrea F.
    Andrea F.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a very nice evening, and our food was delicious. Our dinner was made even better by the very friendly and attentive staff. Particular favourites were the goat‘s cheese starter and the ginger sponge dessert.

  17. Margaret O.
    Margaret O.
    • one review
    7.75/10

    Food was very good and in a nice location. Limited choice for someone with dietary restrictions. However, staff were excellent and the glass of prosecco for a special occasion was a lovely touch.

  18. Kristin F.
    Kristin F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great atmosphere, quiet and comfortable. Servings were quick and efficient. Nice to do the waiting and ordering in the library in advance of being lead to the table in the dungeon. Love the halibut and the cauliflower soup! Could have excelled more on deserts, though. Would love to experience it again!

  19. Steve W.
    Steve W.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was outstanding. I would definitely rate it alongside our favourite Michelin Star restaurant in London. The service was brilliant. We went for our 3rd wedding anniversary and the little extra touches were very well received. Good value for money

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