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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 dinner for which there is a £5.00 tray charge. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menus are available.

Sample menus


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 bread plate (V) £4.90
Assorted freshly baked bread, herb butter, olive oil, balsamic oil

Olives £3.60


Smoked haddock chowder £8.50
Potato, leeks, onion, double cream, wild garlic oil, mature cheese scone

Thai-style steamed Shetland mussels £11.50
Fresh ginger, lemon grass, red chilli, coriander, coconut milk, lime

Soup of the day £7.90
Warm bread roll, butter

Soft-shell taco selection

Roasted corn, avocado, sweet potato (V) £10.25
Sweet corn, diced avocado, sweet potato, salsa, mayonnaise, pickled red cabbage salad

Spicy crab, avocado, roasted corn £11.95
Spiced white crab meat, coriander, lime, avocado, sweet corn, salsa, mayonnaise, pickled red cabbage salad

Breaded Haggis truffles and whisky cream £12.50
Creamy truffle mashed potato, turnip and whisky cream sauce

Traditional Greek salad £11.20
Plum tomato, cucumber, red onion, green pepper,  fresh mint, dried oregano, Greek feta


Pan-seared duck breast £27.50
Dauphinoise potato, rhubarb puree, romanesco, port wine jus

Tiger prawn and pesto linguini £25.60
Toasted pine nuts, parmesan, chilli flakes, roasted cherry vine tomato

Roasted chicken breast £26.00
Purple Jersey potato, leeks, hispi cabbage, chicken and grain mustard broth

Fish market catch of the day £POA
Please ask your server for details

Roasted Butternut and lentil dahl £24.50
Butternut squash, brown lentils, spinach, onion, garlic fried rice, poppadom, yoghurt, mint raita


All our steaks are sustainably sourced from purebred cattle which have been grass fed a minimum of 180 days a year

8oz Scotch fillet £38.50

10oz Scotch ribeye £35.50

Served with grilled mushroom, grilled tomato, skin-on fries plus a choice of sauces and butters: cracked peppercorn, blue cheese, port wine jus, garlic butter

Melville Castle Classics

Crispy beer-battered haddock fillet £19.45
Garden peas, skin-on fries, tartar sauce

Our own steak and ale pie £23.50
Seasonal vegetables, creamy mashed potato or buttered new potatoes

Smashed beef burger 8oz £19.50
Fresh ground beef, maple-smoked bacon, Emmental cheese, pickled gherkin, baby gem, tomato, our own burger sauce, skin-on fries


Truffle mash £4.50
Melville garden salad £6.00
Parmesan chilli fries £5.85
Caesar salad £6.20

Mac and cheese £6.20
Garlic bread £4.50


Red velvet and raspberry sponge £8.20
Raspberry sorbet, kiwi fruit coulis, honeycomb, fresh cream

Melville Castle stickytoffee pudding £8.00
Toffee sauce, salted caramel ice cream

Apple, cinnamon and meringue tart £8.50
Vanilla ice cream, spiced apple, sponge crumb

Rhubarb and strawberry panna cotta £7.85
Ginger parkins

Melville Cheese Board £12.50
Selection of five local cheeses, prune chutney, grapes, sourdough, crackers

Dark Chocolate and Sour Cherry Mousse £8.65
Dark cherries, Kirsch, chocolate biscuit, Amarena wild cherries

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 or intolerance, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information is available. Please ask a server 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: 7:30 – 9:30; Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 8:00 – 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
July 2024

Available Tables

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Gilmerton Road
EH18 1AP
0131 654 0088

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