Brasserie at Melville Castle

Melville Gate , EH18 1AP

Dalkeith & Surrounding, Midlothian

Cuisine: European, Traditional, Bistros & Brasseries

About Brasserie at Melville Castle

Atmospheric restaurant in country house hotel

Brasserie Restaurant is a much loved feature of Melville Castle Hotel on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Now a family-run hotel, the castle has a colourful history. Both Queen Victoria and Mary Queen of Scots have visited. As the name suggests, the Brasserie Restaurant and Cellar Bar are in the cellar of the castle. The vaulted ceilings and stone walls give the dining room a unique ambience while an open fire and candlelight keep everything cosy.

Contemporary Scottish cuisine

The kitchen brigade at the Brasserie Restaurant in Melville Castle Hotel like to use local produce in their menus. The dishes change regularly, depending on which ingredients are in season. Typical options might be the Borders venison with a red currant and Cognac reduction or the prime steak pie with new potatoes.

Hearty dishes like the house fish pie or the soup of the day are ideal after a walk among the castle grounds. Other choices, like the roast fillet of pork wrapped in pancetta or the smoked salmon and prawn platter, show a more sophisticated side to the menu.

Midlothian transport links and attractions

The Brasserie Restaurant is part of Melville Castle Hotel on Gilmerton Road by Dalkeith. The hotel is six miles – roughly a fifteen minute drive – from Edinburgh city centre. The nearest train station is at Eskbank. Local attractions include King’s Acre and Broomieknowe golf courses and Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World.

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