Steak at Melville Castle hotel restaurant

Fine dining…

…without the formalities


Dining at the Castle

Our 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 complement 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 Every day

Afternoon Tea
13:00 – 16:00 Every day

18:00 – 20.30 Every day

Library Bar
12:00 – 22:30 Every day, for drinks only

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.



Served daily: 12:00 –14:15


Melville’s bread selection £4.75
Flavoured churned butters, balsamic oil

Mixed olives and bar nibbles £5.50
Salted corn, wasabi nuts, salted broad beans


Homemade soup of the day £9.00 (V) 
Melville’s handmade bread 


Crispy battered haddock £17.00
Triple-cooked chips, crushed peas, tartar sauce

Melville pork and beef burger £17.00
Brioche bun, Melville homemade burger sauce, sliced tomato, baby gem lettuce, onion rings, fries

Wild boar burger £19.50
Brioche bun, Emmental cheese, Melville homemade burger sauce, sliced tomato,  baby gem lettuce, onion rings, fries

Mushroom and blue cheese burger £16.50
Brioche bun, Melville homemade burger sauce, sliced tomato, baby gem lettuce, onion rings, fries

Spicy cauliflower pakora £10.50
Chilli onions, crisp salad, pakora sauce

Melville Castle sharing board (for two people or more) £27.50
Selection of charcuterie, cheeses, smoked fish, breads and dips

Grilled Scottish langoustine tails £18.50
Six tails, black garlic and lemon butter     

Smoked duck breast salad £19.50
Pickled red onions, apple and walnut salad, blackberry jam


Sticky toffee pudding £7.50
Butterscotch sauce, popcorn ice cream

Selection of British and continental cheeses £11.00
Prune chutney, grapes, sourdough crackers

Filter coffee or selection of teas £5.00


Served daily: 18:00 - 20:30


Melville's breadboard  sourdough, focaccia, onion roll £4.50
Garlic brown butter, olive oil,balsamic

Olives £3.50


Soup of the day £7.50
Melville's bread

Filo-wrapped local haggis £11.50
Spaghetti of potato, turnip puree, whisky jus, potato crisp

Applewood and lavender smoked duck breast £12.50
Pickled red onion, blackberry jam, apple and walnut salad

Edinburgh gin and orange cured Scottish salmon £13.00
Honey mustard mayonnaise, seared orange segments, micro leaf salad

Heritage tomato salad £10.85
Creamed goat's cheese, peppered rocket, balsamic dressing

Smoked haddock and potato chowder £9.00
Chive cream, pastry net


Melville Castle pork, three ways £26.95
Crispy slow-roasted pork belly, pancetta-wrapped pork fillet, pulled pork bon bon with a celeriac and potato puree, roast carrots, Calvados jus

Pan seared fillet of seabass £27.00
Peppered samphire, saffron and mussel chowder, parmentier potatoes

Mushroom and thyme-crusted venison loin £29.50
Game cassoulet, buttered savoy cabbage, herb mash, redcurrant jus

Cashew-crusted chicken breast £27.95
Mango and coconut butter sauce, sticky rice, wilted spinach

6oz Wild Boar Burger £26.50
Skinny fries, homemade Melville burger sauce, tomatoes, onion rings, baby gem lettuce

Salt-baked fennel and feta strudel £24.95
Blushed tomato salsa, spun potato, basil oil

Roasted cauliflower steak £22.00
Smoked cheese and leek sauce, puy lentils, roasted red pepper


8oz Scotch fillet £38.50

10oz Scotch ribeye £32.50

Steaks are served with Pommes Pont Neuf, a flat cap mushroom, grilled vine tomatoes and a choice of sauce or butter.

Sauces and butters
Pink pepper sauce, original Diane sauce, blue cheese sauce, garlic butter, mustard and thyme butter, and chipotle butter.

All our steaks are sustainably sourced from pure-breed cattle which have been grass fed for a minimum of 180 days


Truffle mash £4.50

Melville garden salad £6.00

Parmesan and chilli Pont Neuf £5.85

Caesar salad £6.20
Croutons, salted anchovies, traditional Caesar dressing


Rich chocolate torte £8.50
Rum-macerated blackberries, salted caramel ice cream, crunchy hazelnut praline
Poached peach melba £8.50
Peach sorbet, raspberry and honey coulis, white chocolate shards
Melville sticky toffee and date pudding £7.50
Rich toffee sauce, popcorn ice cream, whisky fudge
Selection of ice creams and sorbets £7.50
Melville cheese board £11.50
Selection of five local cheeses, prune chutney, grapes, sourdough crackers
Strawberry cheesecake millefeuille £8.50
Strawberry coulis, clotted cream, strawberry powder
Filter coffee or selection of tea
Served with our own selection of petit fours
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. 

Children's supper

Served daily: 18:00 - 20:30


Sausages and mash £6.50
Peas, gravy

Chicken goujons £6.60
French fries, peas

Fish £6.50
Chips, peas


Chocolate brownie £4.50
Vanilla ice cream

Sticky toffee pudding £4.50

Ice creams and sorbets £4.50


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, poached egg, hollandaise sauce, English muffin

Crushed avocado and poached egg
Toasted sourdough, espelette pepper

Traditional Scottish porridge
Cream or maple syrup 

£17.50 per adult
£12.00 per child (12 and under)

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
September 2023

Available Tables

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