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The Orangery

Cockpen Road | Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB, Scotland
+44 1875 820153
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“baguette” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cockpen Road | Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had booked a table at the Orangery for a birthday celebration. We arrived at Dalhousie Castle, and due to a lack of clear signage, walked up to reception. There was a woman on the phone who completely failed to acknowledge our existence. After waiting...More

Thank ABTrav43
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Our breakfast was nice nothing to shout about Continental Breakfast or Cooked Breakfast. The best thing was the service by one lady nice and pleasant.

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We had just had a morning of falconry and archery and were starving. I was disappointed in the smoked salmon sandwich. A promise of horseradish aioli but very little taste. Ham sandwich so so. Steak sandwich on a baguette was great, though

Thank Judy915
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We ate both breakfast and dinner at the Orangery. Service was slow and the food was average. We had a group of eight with diverse palates...no one had any major complaints about the food and at the same time no one was thrilled with their...More

Thank staceylv66
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Took my gran for a light lunch last Saturday. The orangery is bright and spacious with lovely views over the meadow. Unfortunately the seats and tables are looking very tired - i actually worked here 16 years ago part time and the seats/table were the...More

Thank Linsay R
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We ate here as a family for several meals at breakfast and lunch. The service was always friendly and the food delicious. Scottish breakfast was hearty and pastries were very high quality. A simple steak baguette was elevated to another level and the chips were...More

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We had dinner, our first night in Scotland. We were disappointed that the other touted Dalhousie restaurant was booked but very pleased with The Orangery. Food was fantastic (my son loved the braised beef cannelloni and he is a picky eater). My husband and I...More

Thank Alice H
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Had dinner one night and breakfast here twice. All meals were really good. Our girls are generally pretty picky eaters but even they were able to find things they liked.

Thank hucksquirl
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I had ribs with mashed potatoes, delicious! Very quick and attentive service. We had booked a table in advance and it was waiting for us. I would recommend it to anyone looking for quality food for reasonable price

Thank E1067JImartag
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were recommended to give Dalhousie Castle’s, "The Orangery," a try and booked a reservation for four on Sunday evening at 8pm following my conference in Bonnyrigg. We arrived early and enjoyed a look around the historic site [incredible location] before being seated in the...More

1  Thank Patrick M
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18 May 2018|
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Response from Wylda K | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. I would advise booking
24 May 2017|
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Response from Baraki16 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I couldn't find one but the breakfasts we had were very good and the quality of the food in the Dungeon was excellent.
Catherine N
27 March 2017|
Response from samoruk65 | Reviewed this property |
From memory I think breakfast was between 7-10am however the Castle will be able to confirm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cockpen Road | Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg EH19 3JB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Bonnyrigg
  • Phone Number: +44 1875 820153
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