Originally built in 1595, The Witchery by the Castle is situated in a historic building at the…
“Stylish seafood cookery just off Royal Mile” - AA Inspector
With views looking down towards Grassmarket and the George IV Bridge, Ondine is well positioned in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. This bright and welcoming seafood restaurant has gained a strong local following and it’s easy to see why. Sustainable seafood, prepared simply and with a sharp eye on big global flavours, is the main draw.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 82
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 15
- Wines over £30: 45
- Wines by the glass: 25
- Cuisine style: Seafood
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About the area
Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.
It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.
A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days.
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