Good Hotel Guide Review
By the gates of Edinburgh Castle, James Thomson’s spellbinding restaurant-with-suites is sited within 16th- and 17th-century buildings. There are dramatic nooks and crannies, fine carvings and rich tapestries. An indulgent Scottish menu is served in candlelit dining rooms under a painted ceiling, with such dishes as roast loin of Cairngorm venison, creamed kale, pommes dauphine, garden vegetables, bitter chocolate oil. French windows open on to a secluded terrace. No lounge, but each of the eclectic, Gothic-style bedrooms has a bottle of champagne on arrival, a bath made for sharing, a huge four-poster, high-spec technology. Sybarites can have a breakfast hamper delivered to the room. See also Prestonfield, Edinburgh (main entry).
The Royal Mile
131 225 5613
all year except 24/25 Dec.
2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, terrace.
in public areas.
not under 16.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B from £345. À la carte £50.
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