The Sunday Times – Three of the best castle restaurants

during my internship with The Sunday Times, I wrote an accompanying piece to the famous food critic AA Gill’s review of Castle Terrace restaurant, Edinburgh.

 Published in print, The Sunday Times Magazine, 24th July 2016.

Three of the best castle restaurants

Leeds Castle, Kent 

Dine in an oak-beamed 17th century building, with spectacular views of the castle, beautifully lit up at night. Be sure to try the starter of pan roasted sea trout, pea shoots, samphire, caper and shrimp butter. Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL; 01622 765400, leeds-castle.com

Balfour Castle, Orkney 

This debonair dining experience gives French cuisine an Orkney twist; from surrounding waters the chefs source lobster, langoustine, scallops and crab. Shapinsay, Orkney, KW17 2DY; 01856 711282, balfourcastle.co.uk/

Lumley Castle, Durham 

A 9th century castle with all mod cons. Their À la carte menu is launched four times a year, with exquisite course to complement the season. Chester-le-Street, DH3 4NX; 0191 389 1111, lumleycastle.com

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