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The Witchery, Prestonfield House, and the Enchantment of Theatre


This Spring experience the ultimate evening in Edinburgh with a blend of culinary excellence and theatrical magic. Either before or after the curtain falls at the iconic Edinburgh Playhouse, guests can choose between James Thomson’s two outstanding establishments: The Witchery and Prestonfield House for a dining experience fit for royalty.

The Garden room,Prestonfield House, Edinburgh..2021.Photograph David Cheskin.

James Thomson’s The Witchery is the most spectacularly atmospheric dining destination in Edinburgh. Now in its 5th decade, the stunning décor, unique antiques, legendary food, and award-winning wine list have ensured The Witchery has become a much-loved, renowned Edinburgh institution. It invites guests to indulge in the rich baroque surroundings of the original oak-panelled dining room, or amongst the elegant candle-lit charms of the Secret Garden dining room, both adorned with antiques and originals. Its unique features include a hand-painted ceiling and a secluded terrace, enabling guests to dine in the utmost luxury. Open from noon till 10:30 pm, seven days a week, it promises to enchant at any hour.

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The Witchery Inner Sanctum, Edinburgh.04.07.2021

Alternatively, Prestonfield House beckons with its regal allure and historic grandeur. Nestled just moments from Edinburgh’s bustling city centre, this 17th-century estate offers a retreat into luxury. Within its hallowed halls lies Rhubarb Restaurant, a culinary gem that epitomizes decadence. Feast on gourmet delights crafted from the freshest seasonal Scottish produce, including rhubarb grown on the estate since the 18th century. Rhubarb’s sumptuous ambience and gourmet offerings are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Make an evening in Edinburgh truly unforgettable with a seamless fusion of culture, cuisine, and luxury. Whether guests choose The Witchery or Prestonfield House, prepare to be transported on a journey of culinary delights and theatrical wonder.

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