Steak at Melville Castle hotel restaurant

The Brasserie

Fine dining, without the formalities


Dining at the Castle

The Brasserie Restaurant serves up delicious food that's truly fit for a King and Queen, with an emphasis on local and seasonal. Immerse yourself in the opulent surroundings of our castle hotel for a fine dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

To compliment your meal, you can choose from our eclectic choice of fine wines from around the globe. 

Serving times:

07:30 – 09:30 (Monday – Friday)
08:00 – 10:00 (Weekends and Bank Holidays)

12:00 – 14:15 (Monday – Sunday)

Afternoon Tea
13:00 – 16:00 (Monday – Sunday)

18:00 – 20.30 (Monday – Sunday)

Library Bar
12:00 – 22:30 (Open daily, only serves drinks)

Booking is essential (excluding breakfast). Room service is available for lunch and dinner for which there is a £5.00 tray charge. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menus are available.

Evening menu


Served daily: 18:00 - 20:30

To start

Butternut squash velouté £9.95
Melville Castle own duck ham, walnuts 

Diver-caught scallop £11.95
Pork belly, carrot and anise

Chicken liver parfait £9.50
Chicken rillette, mandarin chutney, sourdough brioche

West Coast brown crab £11.95
Cultured butter, Melville Castle sourdough

Heritage tomato salad £10.00
Burrata, smoked almonds, basil

Haggis bonbon £10.50
Neeps and tatties, whisky cream sauce 

Classic mains

Battered Haddock £17.00
Triple-cooked chips, crushed peas, tartar sauce

7oz beef burger £17.00
Demi brioche bap, Melville burger sauce, onion rings, French fries

Mushroom and pesto roasted vegetable and goat's cheese burger £17.00
Demi brioche bap, Melville burger sauce, onion rings, French fries


Pine nut and herb-crusted cod £24.95
Pea and mint puree, braised leek, Ricotta and Parmesan tortellini, pickled cucumber

Mushroom risotto £19.00
Inverloch goat's cheese, sauteed mushroom, hazelnut truffle oil

Chicken Balmoral £25.95
Ayrshire hasselback potato, carrot puree, whisky sauce, baby carrots

Pan-fried venison £27.95
Potato and rosemary rosti, pancetta and plum-braised red cabbage, wild mushrooms, port jus

Prosciutto-wrapped pork fillet £24.95
Sweetcorn puree, wild garlic mash, chilli black pudding bonbons, apple crisps, jus


Classic Caesar salad £12.00
Parmesan, sourdough croutons, anchovies

Romaine salad £12.00
Blue cheese dressing, grapes, crispy walnuts


Fillet of beef £35.50

10oz ribeye £32.50

All served with triple-cooked chips, sticky beef rib, Caesar baby gem and a choice of: peppercorn or bearnaise sauces. Our steaks are sustainably sourced from pure-breed minimum of 180 days a year grass-fed cattle.


Chocolate fondant £8.50
Raspberry sorbet – this has a wait time of 12 minutes as it is cooked fresh
Apple and pear crumble £8.50
Ice cream 
Sticky toffee pudding £7.50
Served with butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream
Ice creams and sorbets £7.50
Selection of three Scottish cheeses £10.00
Prune chutney, grapes, Peter's Yard sourdough crackers
White chocolate coconut terrine £8.50
Mango sorbet, mango chutney
Filter coffee or selection of teas
Selection of petit fours

Dinner (GF)


Nocerella olives £3.00

To start

Homemade soup of the day £9.00

Heritage tomato £10.00
Burrata, balsamic dressing, basil

Hot smoked salmon rillette £11.00


Herb-fed chicken £24.00
Creamed potatoes, leeks, mushroom sauce

Fish of the day £24.50
Celery, Champagne sauce

Muchroom risotto £19.00
Inverloch goats cheese, sauteed mushroom

Pork belly £22.50
Polenta, fennel salad, salsa verde

All our steaks are sustainably sourced utilising pure breed cattle with a minimum of 180 days a year grass fed.

6oz fillet £35.50

8oz ribeye £29.50

All steaks are served with triple-cooked chips, sticky beef rib, Caesar baby gem and a choice of peppercorn sauce, bearnaise sauce or red wine jus.


Classic Caesar salad £12.00
Parmesan, anchovies

Romaine salad £12.00
Blue cheese dressing, grapes, crispy walnuts


Chunky chips £4.50
French fries £4.50
Caesar salad £4.50

Children's supper

To start

Fruit and vegetable kebabs £4.50
Nutella and chive crème fraiche

Prawn cocktail £4.50

Roasted tomato soup £4.50


Ham and egg £6.60
French fries

Sausage and mash £6.50

Crispy chicken Caesar wrap £6.50
French fries

Battered fish goujons £6.50
French fries, peas


Melville Castle banana split £4.50

Fresh fruit salad £4.50

Banana and chocolate pebble £4.50

All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other food allergens are present. Our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have an allergy, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information is available, please ask a team member for details. 

Everything else


Served Monday – Friday: 7:15 – 9:30; Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 8:15 – 10:00.

Full Scottish breakfast
Local butcher's pork sausages and bacon, tomato, field mushroom, tattie scones, haggis, black pudding, free range egg – fried, scrambled or poached

Vegan breakfast 
Vegan sausages, vegan haggis, field mushroom, tomato, tattie scones baked beans  

Grilled kippers  
Toasted oat, caper, lemon and herb butter

Scottish Smoked salmon
Toasted brioche, scrambled eggs

North Coast smoked haddock, poached                                      
Poached eggs 

Eggs benedict
Honey mustard roast ham, hollandaise sauce, English muffin

Crushed avocado and poached egg
Toasted sourdough, espelette pepper

Traditional Scottish porridge
Cream, maple syrup or whisky 

£15.00 per person

Book here on our website or by calling  0131 654 0088 for FREE breakfast when you stay.

Afternoon tea at Melville Castle hotel

Afternoon Tea

Three tiers of traditional finger sandwiches, a selection of homemade cakes, pastries and mini desserts, plus your choice of tea. Upgrade to a flute of Prosecco.

Cocktails in a row

Library Bar

Kick back in our eclectic Library Bar, where Old Fashioneds never go out of fashion. Relax and unwind with a drink in hand.

Request a Table Reservation

Please note: for tables of 8 or more, we ask for a pre-order and a deposit. Please call us on 0131 654 0088 to arrange
May 2023

Available Tables

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Gilmerton Road
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0131 654 0088

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