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. 

A Valentine's Meal to remember

Romance your Valentine with a perfect evening of exquisite cuisine in The Brasserie Restaurant. Available 10 – 14 February.

£75.00 per person

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 (exc. breakfast). Room service is available during lunch and dinner. Please note there is a £5.00 tray charge. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menus are available.

Valentine's Meal Menu

Six courses of fine dining

Cream of cauliflower veloute
Oyster beignet, roast cauliflower and wild garlic salad

Confit chicken terrine
Fricassee of three-cornered leek 

Elderflower champagne sorbet

Chateaubriand to share
Dauphinoise potatoes, Jerusalem artichoke, bernaise sauce

Pousse café

Valrhona caraïbe chocolate tart
Cherry sorbet 

Full allergen information available upon request.
We cannot guarantee that our dishes do not contain traces of nuts or seeds.

Evening menu


Served daily: 18:00 - 20:30


Melville’s bread selection £3.50 

Nocellara olives £3.00 


Hand carved smoked salmon £10.00
Horse radish crème fraiche, Keta caviar, chestnut blinis

Aged beef tartar £10.50
Confit egg yolk, pickled mushroom, rapeseed dressing

Homemade soup of the day £7.00 
Melville bread (v)

Heritage tomato salad £9.00
Basil, fresh Burrata, smoked almonds (v) 


Butter poached chicken £18.50 
Smoked potato, Scottish girolles, leeks, sauce supreme

Baked fillet of salmon £18.50
Ayrshire potatoes, saffron rouille, broad bean & rocket salad 

Melville salad £14.00
Crispy bacon, avocado, walnut wedge  

8oz Fillet steak £34.50
Beef dripping chips, sticky short rib, beer braised onions, rocket & parmesan salad, Chimichurri sauce 

Pea & broad bean risotto £15.50
Sheep’s curd, preserved lemons, toasted almonds (v) 

Black Isle battered haddock £16.50
Triple cooked chips, crushed peas, tartar sauce 

7oz Beef burger £15.50
Mull Cheddar, brioche bap, Melville burger sauce, onion ring, French fries, rocket & Parmesan salad 

Caesar salad £12.00 
Croutons, Parmesan, anchovies 

10oz Ribeye Steak £29.50
Beef dripping chips, sticky short rib, beer braised onions, rocket & parmesan salad, Chimichurri sauce


Chunky chips £4.50 
Garden salad £4.50 
French fries 34.50


Scottish berry trifle £6.50
Fresh cream 

Dark chocolate pebble £7.00 
Salted caramel, tonka bean ice cream 

Lemon tart £7.00
Rum roast pineapple, coconut sorbet 

Cheeseboard £14.00
Selection of Scottish cheese, prune chutney, grapes, Peter’s yard sourdough crackers 

Full allergen information available upon request.
We cannot guarantee that our dishes do not contain traces of nuts or seeds.

Dinner (GF)


Nocerella olives £3.00


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 served with triple cooked chips, sticky beef rib, Caesar baby gem and a choice of:

Peppercorn sauce
Bearnaise sauce
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


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


Fruit and vegetable kebabs £4.50
Nutella and chive crème fraiche

Prawn cocktail £4.50

Roasted tomato soup £4.50


Mains 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 & chocolate pebble £4.50

Everything else


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

Full Scottish breakfast
Pork, local butcher sausages & bacon, tomato, field mushroom, tattie scone, haggis, Black Pudding, Free Range Egg cooked to your liking: 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

Smoked salmon
Scottish smoked salmon, toasted brioche, scrambled eggs

Poached smoked haddock                                      
North coast smoked haddock, poached eggs 

Eggs benedict
Honey mustard roast ham, poached egg, hollandaise sauce, english muffin

Crushed avocado, poached egg, toasted sourdough, espelette pepper

Traditional Scottish porridge
Served with cream, maple syrup or whisky 

£15.00 per person

Book here on our website or by calling  (0)131 654 0088 for FREE breakfast when you stay.

Afternoon tea at Melville Castle hotel

Afternoon Tea

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

Library Bar

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
February 2023

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Melville Castle

Gilmerton Road
EH18 1AP
0131 654 0088

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