Welcome to The Dunstane Houses

A breath of fresh Orkney air in the heart of Edinburgh

Why book direct
  • Best rates – we’re never cheaper elsewhere
  • Free room upgrades for stays of 4 nights or more (Nov–Mar)
  • Bottle of Joseph Perrier champagne with suite bookings
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Reduced rates for local attractions

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Royal Jubilee Package

An experience fit for a Queen. Enjoy the best of Dunstane Houses and Edinburgh this Summer.

Sweet or savoury, healthy or hearty – however you like to start your day, the Dunstane Houses delivers. The Ba’ Bar’s generous morning spread offers a help-yourself array of cereals, fresh fruit, juices and freshly baked breads and pastries. Scotland, of course, knows how to do breakfast and our Full Scottish is the talk of the town, with generous helpings of haggis, Ayrshire bacon, farm-sourced sausages and black pudding, and the best tattie scones this side of the Tay.

Enjoy breakfast in Edinburgh

Breakfast in Edinburgh just got a little sweeter. The newly refurbished Dunstane Houses have partnered with Heather Hills Farm, who produced some of the best honey and preserves in the world. Granted, we could be a little biased and exaggerating a wee bit here.

Heather Hills Farm

In 1945, a man called Athole Kirkwood built his very first beehive after having been evacuated to Strathardie during World War II. He was forced to stay with relatives, however he knew he would always return eventually.

Not long after, Athole began to build up his own business, however a harsh winter led to all 100 beehives perishing in the cold weather. Athole overcame this adversity and persevered, continuing to build the business into a honey making empire.

The unreliable Scottish weather makes this is a continual challenge for modern beekeepers, as for all the technological advances we’ve made, we sadly still can’t control the weather. However around 1300 beehives are moved seasonally around the Perthshire and Deeside countryside, by owners and brothers Mark and Bernard Noonan and their team.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

We have just relaunched our menus, which is now an all-day dining experience. Take a seat in the comfy Ba’ Bar and start with our breakfast menu. For those looking for a healthy option, try traditional Scott’s porridge with stewed caramelised apple and cinnamon or get your sugar fix with a selection of breakfast pastries.

Of course, all the old favourites are still here from the traditional Scottish breakfast to eggs cooked almost any way you can think of, Orkney smoked salmon with scrambled eggs or possibly a whole oak smoked kipper. The choice is yours.


All day dining in Edinburgh

Our all-day dining menu is served after breakfast, from 12pm – 9:30pm. It is made up of wee bites, such as artisan breads with balsamic olive oil and marinated olives or haggis bonbons through to the Dunstane burger, King prawn linguini and delicious pan seared beef fillet. All our dishes, breakfast and all-day dining, use the freshest ingredients sourced locally and from around the Scottish Isles.


To see our full menus, please click here.