The Castle Restaurant

The Castle Restaurant


0.5 miles
5 Castle Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JA
Identified as 'the place to eat in Kirkcudbright' by Hidden Places of Scotland within six months of opening, The Castle Restaurant is an easy setting for a meal with friends and family. The location is simply wonderful; sat directly opposite MacLellan's Castle, it provides an unrivalled spot to wine and dine.

The decor at The Castle is smart - spotless linen, sparkling glasses and fresh flowers are a matter of course. The staff are super-friendly and ensure diners have the best experience when eating here. The menu is modern but not flamboyant and dedicated to using local produce wherever possible. Favourite starters include Kirkcudbright scallops and duck breast marinated in honey and balsamic. Meat is treated respectfully here and there is a selection of duck, lamb, pork, chicken or Highland beef combined with such delicacies as flamed apricot, whisky cream or cointreau and cherries soaked in raspberries. The result is rich and flavoursome, and of impeccable quality. The sea bream is fresh and light and sits splendidly on a bed of spinach and pepper. For something less meaty, try the Parmesan roulade with roasted vegetables and delicious soft cream cheese.

The mid-week menu combines a selection of dishes from the main menu for a very reasonable £18.50 for three courses or £15 for two - available Monday to Thursday evenings. The wine list concentrates on good bottles in the affordable price range, with a selection that changes regularly. There's also a decent selection of beers and ciders for those preferring something different.

Despite its rather formal appearance, The Castle is warm, friendly and welcoming, with regular live music events, and music and dining during the Kirkcudbright Jazz festival. 'We like to think we have a relaxed atmosphere for everyone to enjoy', chef and owner Paul Wilkinson tells us. 'We wanted to create a place that is smart but friendly and where you can enjoy a quiet intimate meal or a good night out with friends'. The Castle Restaurant is a breath of fresh air on the local dining scene.
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Open: Mon- Sat 6.30pm-close (and occasional Sundays)

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