Ghillie Dhu

Is it too early to mention Christmas?

Why not book now for your festive gathering at Ghillie Dhu? Perhaps you have a university or work party to organise? Maybe you’re coming for a family or friends Christmas gathering? Choose from the option of having daytime festive lunch or later on for festive dinner in the run up to Christmas day, with a live ceilidh band, then also Christmas Day dinner. In addition, we offer a choice of Hogmanay celebrations to bring in the New Year and party ’til 5am! Our central location means it’s easily accessible for local hotels and transport links.

So what’s on the menu? Our tasty festive lunch comes starts at £26.95 for daytime meal with ceilidh band. Could you resist traditional dishes such as Turkey with date and apple stuffing, pork chipolatas and cranberry jus? Or how about freshly caught Sea Bass from Peterhead with tarragon and crab cream, potato gnocchi? Finish off with a Mull cheddar & Colston Basset stilton cheese plate or a wonderful Chocolate Truffle Cake with blackberry compote..

If you prefer a later on affair, the evening option of festive dinner has similar dishes to lunch, but in addition, you can also enjoy a succulent Sirloin Steak, with girolle, oyster mushroom sauce, dauphinoise potatoes and grilled tomato. Dinner starts at £29.95 and includes live ceilidh band, a glass of champagne and DJ to dance the night away to!

Christmas Day dinner is even more special; begin with one of our irresistible starters, such as Christmas Pork and Pheasant Terrine or Salmon Pastrami.. For a main course, tuck into the traditional Roast Turkey, sausage and cranberry stuffing wrapped in bacon, pigs in blankets, buttered carrots, maple glazed parsnips, sprouts, goose fat roast potatoes, bread sauce and cranberry jus.. If you love seafood, you’ll enjoy the Grilled Fillet of Turbot, clam mussel and new potato chowder, chive and chilli oil. Sitting times on the big day are at 1pm and 4pm, £59.95 for adults and £25.95 for little ones, including a small present from Santa.
If you organise your Christmas get together for six or more from Sunday to Wednesday, and dine from our festive menu, you can enjoy a free glass of fizz per person!

Hogmanay Celebrations
For Hogmanay celebrations, join us for the Auditorium Hogmanay Hoolie, £125, includes champagne, signature banquet meal, champagne fireworks viewing, mini steak pies and a party ‘til 5am.
The main bar party involves a dram on arrival, three course meal, viewing of castle fireworks, steak pie and party ‘til 5am £59.95 or maybe you just fancy the Post Bells Celebration, which gets you entry to Ghillie Dhu from half past midnight until 5am. £20 per person.

View Brochure
Does this sound good? Get in touch, it’s never too early to book!

Tel: 0131 222 9930

Book Now


Ghillie Dhu Food

We love talking about food, so before we tell you about our menu, let’s begin with an interesting fact about Scottish food… Who knew that it was the Vikings who brought the Scandinavian salting and smoking methods to Scotland? The first people to settle in Scotland were hunter-gatherers. With our rich resources, such as fertile soil, an abundance of fresh waters for fishing and healthy cattle stock, we were able to master the art of creating wonderful hearty Scottish fayre over the years.. If you have a healthy appetite, you’ve come to the right place. At Ghillie Dhu, our traditional Scottish menu will have your taste buds dancing..

What could be better than dishes lovingly crafted from stunning local produce we’re lucky to have here in Scotland? When you tuck into our menu, you’re off on a journey around Scotland with every bite. You’ll have fresh seafood caught in the waters of Peterhead, lamb from Inverurie, mussels from Shetland, chicken from Grampian, duck from Gartmorn, venison from Ardgay, beef from Orkney, scallops from the Isle of Barra, cheddar from the Isle of Mull and you probably catch the drift…

Ghillie Dhu Food

We enjoy spoiling you with the seasonal produce of the moment and we regularly rotate our menu according to what’s available locally. Our August menu is really something special. For starters, have a nibble at the Rillettes of Lobster and Roast Smoked Salmon or Potted Loch Fine Peppered Mackerel. Moving on to heartier plates, you just have to taste the Pan Roasted Atlantic Sea Trout, the Corn Fed Grampian Chicken stuffed with Herbed Crowdie and the Braised Beef Cheek Pie. There are plenty more dishes to choose from of course, have a little browse of the menu for yourself and see what takes your fancy. If you’ve left room for pudding, you must indulge in the Chocolate, Salted Caramel and Hazelnut Torte with tablet ice cream or the Gooseberry and Coconut Panacotta with Amaretti Biscuits..

Ghillie Dhu Food

With all that eating, you will be thirsty, so we recommend a little something to wash it down. Sip a tipple or two from our extensive Drinks and Drams menu, where we have a generous whisky selection along with cocktails, wines and lots of other lovely things. Rest assured you will be suitably fed and watered.

Ghillie Dhu Food

Has all this foodie talk whet your appetite? If so, then call us to book a table, we can’t wait to see you!

Book Now phone: 0131 222 9930


ghillie dhu fringe

So the Edinburgh Fringe is in full swing! It’s been a whirlwind of a fortnight here at The Ghillie Dhu and there’s still plenty of fun to be had! If you haven’t been lucky enough to catch any of this year’s festival offerings, fear not, there are still dozens of shows lined up here for the remainder of the Fringe! Some are free events and some have plenty of tickets left, so either way, you’re laughing!

So what’s left to see, you ask? Grab a partner for the Burly Ceilidh, it’s been going strong for a few weeks now, late night fun and frolics and Scottish music of course, put your dancing shoes on for this…

Friday 19th August – 11pm
Saturday 20th August – 11pm

Girls Night Oot! The Musical
Friday 19th & Saturday 20th Aug 2016 – 19:30

ghillie dhu fringe

There’s still tickets left for this one, they might laugh at us for loving salt and sauce, but at least Glaswegians’ taste in entertainment is good.. See the show that’s had Glasgow gals laughing away with a ticket to Girls Night Oot at Ghillie Dhu.

Tickets available on Itison £15.00

Brian Kennedy a live gig..

Friday 19th August – 16.45
Saturday 20th August – 16.45
Sunday 21st August – 20.30

25 years later and he is only getting started. Multiplatinum-selling, singer/songwriter and highly regarded radio and television presenter, Doctor of Letters from Ulster University, and a published author, not surprisingly for a lyricist of his calibre. His 32 track Essential Collection CD, all new recordings from the past and present, includes a duet with Boy George.

Tricorn Improv a hero’s journey
Friday 19th to Saturday 27th August at 13:00

ghillie dhu fringe

Christina Bianco
Me, Myself and Everyone Else
22nd Aug to 27th Aug 2016 – 19:30

Christina Bianco makes her triumphant return with Me, Myself & Everyone Else!
Broadway and West End performer Christina Bianco became a YouTube sensation with her ‘diva’ impression videos gaining over 22 million views worldwide. A woman of a thousand versatile voices, she’s performed on such programs as The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, This Morning and Graham Norton on BBC Radio 1.

Come and meet Christina as she performs her greatest hits in a way only she knows how!
Tickets available on Ticketline – £21.50 (Standard Ticket) £37.10 (VIP Tickets)

Guys Sing Dolls
22nd-27th Aug 2016 – 22:00

ghillie dhu

An evening like nothing you have ever experienced before! Imagine the greatest female songs of Musical Theatre, The Movies and Pop/Rock fame presented for your viewing and listening pleasure from a completely different perspective! Join our male vocalists while they offer you an evening of songs they were never allowed to sing in public… until now! Who said you had to be a woman to be a Diva!
Tickets £10

26th August Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards
@ 23.55
Free event

It’s the outrageous annual two-hour charity variety show filled with bizarre acts and very alternative comedy which includes the presentation of three annual Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards. The show will also include the Scottish National Russian Egg Roulette Championships and possibly a bit of spaghetti juggling.

Don’t miss out, some amazing acts lined up! Perhaps you’d like to make a day or night of it with your friends? Why not book a lovely meal and have drinks beforehand? We think that’s a great idea!

Just call us on Telephone: 0131 222 9930