Food - Drink
Scotland's The Witchery Restaurant Carries A Dark History
The Witchery restaurant in Scotland boasts views of Edinburgh Castle in an area that has provided the backdrop for notable events in Scottish history. With opulent dining spaces with red roses, antique candle lighting, and tarot murals, The Witchery is full-on gothic — but that's not why this establishment has its name.
The Witchery is named after the women accused and burned as witches in Scotland under King James VI's rule. It is said that more women were sentenced to death in the restaurant's area than in any other location in Scotland, but the restaurant itself is now serene and refined, with afternoon tea often served inside a "Secret Garden."
At The Witchery, you can feast on oysters Rockefeller, lobster Thermidor, and foie gras while basking in the gothic surroundings. For those who want to sample a dram of whisky or two without wondering how to get home, the restaurant offers nine luxurious and romantic living suites, with elegantly draped beds and bathtubs for two.