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.

Whether you’re looking for a light bite or full meal, a full Scottish breakfast or afternoon tea while you relax with the papers, the Ba’ Bar is your first port of call. Located in Dunstane House, our elegantly laid-back all-day dining lounge and bar offers a seasonally changing menu of Modern Scottish dishes – all crafted from the finest produce the Scottish Isles have to offer, paired in symphony by our very talented Head Chef, Anthony Howard.

Where are you from, Anthony?

I am from the seaside town Blackpool, England

What were you up to before you came to The Dunstane?

Working hard, and learning my trade in several establishments, some overseas and some right here in Scotland. Most recently I worked for a cruise company called Seaborne, and then a restaurant named Six by Nico here in Edinburgh.

What do you like most about The Dunstane and how is it different from where you were before?

I love the family feel between each member of staff, I think it is very unique this way in that it is very hard to come across a place where everybody is reading from the same script.

What are you enjoying most about your new role?

Mostly I am enjoying writing menus, and experimenting with food and dishes, and trying to drive the standard of food higher and higher. And to create something that will hopefully excite guests and to give them an incredible experience.

What’s your favourite dish on the menu?

I love my lime cured mackerel dish, the freshness and colour of the mackerel itself, and the vibrant colours that come with the whole dish.

Describe your perfect day in Edinburgh. What are your favourite things to do and/or places to visit?

A perfect day for me would be to cook a nice lunch for my girlfriend and me at home, then to head out for a walk around Edinburgh’s city centre. Followed by a movie at the Dominion theatre, a dinner at any number of the vast amount of nice restaurants Edinburgh has to offer, and then to top off the day, a couple of hours and drinks at The Stand comedy club.

What are your favourite restaurants/bars in Edinburgh?

I am very fond of the Kitty Oshea’s Irish bar as I have a lot of fond memories with my friends there,and there is always live music on the weekends. And my favourite restaurant in Edinburgh would be Soba, I am very partial to abit of street food and their street food menu never fails.