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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Eating, Drinking and Being Merry

The Dunstane bar and kitchens are able to cater to parties of any size, whether for a formal black-tie dinner or a casual Champagne brunch. Our menus are designed to showcase the best produce that Scotland has to offer, with specialities sourced from both the Orkney Island coast and the farms and forests around Edinburgh.

In Dunstane House, The Ba’ Bar can play host to drinks parties, afternoon teas and informal, lounge-style dinners; whereas over the road in Hampton House, The Stroma Lounge can be set up for long-table banquet-style events, canapé receptions and buffets. Flooded with light, The Garden Conservatory makes an excellent venue for casual coffees or afternoon tea, as well as a base for outdoor barbecues in the gardens, subject to the whims of the weather.

The Dunstane chef has developed suggested menus for all kinds of event, whether it’s a Champagne and canapé reception, a buffet lunch, or a full three-course dinner. Please note that because our food philosophy is strictly seasonal, some dishes may not be available year-round. Our kitchen is nothing if not flexible, however; so if you have special requests or requirements just let us know and we’ll develop a personalised menu to match.

The Dunstane Houses’ wine and drinks lists have been compiled to complement our food offerings (you’ll find we have one of the most extensive selections of whiskies and craft spirits in Edinburgh), and once you have chosen your preferred food options, we’ll work with you to select the ideal wines, ales or cocktails to match your menu.

Table plans, place settings and printed menus can be provided for exclusive-use bookings at no extra cost, and we’re happy to cater to special requests – from live bands and DJs to pipers and Highland dancers – just ask.

A Little Something Extra

The Dunstane Houses offers a number of dining and drinking options for exclusive-use parties. Guide prices per head are listed below.

  • Champagne reception with canapés – £35
  • Champagne high tea with sandwiches, snacks and sweet treats – £45
  • Cocktail party with personalised cocktail and canapés – £55
  • Summer Pimm’s party with bottomless Pimm’s, canapés and strawberries – £28
  • Black-tie dinner (three courses, with wine and Champagne) – from £75
  • Barbecue with wine/beer – from £45
  • Whisky/wine/gin tasting with nibbles – from £25

As always, if you have something specific in mind that isn’t included in the above, just let us know and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

For information on our events packages please see our events brochure

In-room extras

If you’d like us to perk up your guests’ stay with an in-room surprise or two, we’re more than happy to oblige. Any of the following can be provided at the supplementary prices below:

  • Handmade Scottish chocolate £12
  • Chocolate-dipped strawberries £12
  • Fresh fruit basket £15
  • Bouquet of fresh flowers £45
  • Platter of Scottish cheeses £15
  • Romantic turndown service £20
  • Late check-out £30


For more information or to organise a show around please contact Samantha on [email protected] or call (+44) 0131 3376169