About

About Castlehill Restaurant

Welcome to the award winning Castlehill Restaurant a stone’s throw from the thriving Dundee waterfront. We offer a sophisticated taste of traditional Scotland using locally sourced produce.

 

Awaiting your arrival is our friendly, front of house team and award winning chef Graham Campbell, who stocks a fine larder of local Scottish fare. An early bird, his passion for wild foraging ensures a taste, texture and visual experience to remember. Read more on our chef…

 

All about the food? Of course. We think good wine plays visitor to the host, working closely with specialist Scottish wine merchants to source a fine selection to compliment our range of dishes.

History & Namesake

There is reference to a medieval Castle Hill from the late 13th Century. It was occupied at different times by English invaders and the Scottish Governors of Dundee. From the time of Bannockburn (1314), recorded evidence of the castle disappeared.

 

In the 17th Century, a colossal statue of Apollo was built on the top of the Hill as a Landmark for shipping and the present street was cut through Castle Hill in 1795 to improve access to the harbour. Behind us stands St Paul’s Cathedral, built on what is left of the Castle Rock. The sea harbour lapped the foot of Castle Street.

 

Probably on the 3rd November 1755, the aftershock of the Lisbon Earthquake hit Dundee with a tidal wave of perhaps 50ft which swept away the harbour and pack houses and when rebuilt the shore level was raised 14ft higher and 5ft higher by Fish Street and the Maritime Quarter Pack house square stood below this street.

Our suppliers

McWilliams – Butchers, Aberdeenshire


Ochil Foods – Game & Fine Foods, Hall of Aberuthven Far, Perthshire


Blue Flag Seafoods  – Fish & Shellfish, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire


Turriffs – Fruit & Veg, Brought Ferry , Angus


Wild Taste – Truffles and Mushrooms, Fife


Wine  – Alliance Wine Co, Beith, North Ayrshire