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Rhubarb - The Restaurant at Prestonfield

) #56 of 1,869 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$$$ European, British,
Priestfield Road | Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
+44 131 225 1333
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Priestfield Road | Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
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Visited this beautiful hotel and restaurant on a recent trip to Edinburgh attend The Fringe Festival - sumptuous decor that will require a second visit to fully appreciate. Superb lunch of beef, confit cherry tomato and bone marrow polenta, finished off with apple and vanilla...More

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 3 days ago

On our last night in Edinburgh we treated ourselves to dinner at Rhubarb. You drive up to a stately manor with beautiful grounds and welcoming staff. The Rhubarb restaurant is elegantly furnished and has views of the lawns. The servers were professional and attentive. The...More

Thank LaRhee H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

"Why call a restaurant describing the venue as an opulent setting 'Rhubarb?'" I asked myself while planning out Friday night out. Turns out that one of the owners was an avid horticulturalist and introduced rhubarb to Scotland. It's in the history notes provided on request...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit and as our last visit everything was first class. Service is discreet but friendly, staff know the menu and the wine list is very, very good. It is a treat as it can be expensive but on both visits we came away feeling...More

Thank grwpl
Reviewed 1 week ago

had the restaurant all to ourselves that day. Ordered four courses all of them were elegantly served and tasted marvellous. The Sommelier paired some lovely wines for us. Top notch

Thank Torunn T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stunning doesn't even come close! This is an absolute gem of a restaurant. Definitely somewhere to treat yourself. The decoration is rich and opulent, the service superb, the food is artistic but simple and absolutely delicious. I would absolutely love to stay in the...More

Thank 91jilly1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our meal at Rhubarb this summer! The restaurant is more of an experience than just a meal - when you arrive a gentleman in a kilt takes your coat and the whole restaurant is beautiful - more like a manor house than a...More

Thank Bluerobiny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived here with high expectations as it had been highly recommended by several friends. First of all we arrived 20 mins early and thought that we would have a drink while waiting on our table, the drinks selection was abysmal with only one lager available...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really well served and had a beautiful meal. There was an excellent choice on the menu and the food was wonderful. A real treat!

Thank Jayne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in here for a Sunday Dinner and as we have been to its sister restaurant The Witchery we knew that the food was going to be something special. Wating staff are all very polished and the food is always served like a military exercise....More

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12 May 2016|
Response from Sarah S | Reviewed this property |
We went at lunch time, so it was quite informal. Perhaps you could phone to ask - they are very helpful.
21 January 2015|
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Response from Gary N | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I agree with the previous reply which said smart casual is totally acceptable. But the style and elegance of the hotel means you can dress up to and not look out of place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 45 - USD 64
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Priestfield Road | Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1333
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Minimalists and speed-eaters, avert your eyes. Rhubarb has arrived in all its opulent, theatrical, lingering glory. Set in twenty acres of gorgeous parkland yet a short drive from the Royal Mile, Rhubarb and its hotel home, Prestonfield, are the creation of James Thomson, who bought you the Witchery and Tower restaurants. A black-kilted porter escorts you to Rhubarb's two oval Regency dining rooms decorated in mad baroque splendour, with giant chandeliers, silk wall coverings, and ancestral portraits. The menu, created by chef John McMahon, uses classic techniques and modern inspiration to transform ingredients sourced from small artisan suppliers into sublime grub. Try starter of Gewurztraminer poached foie gras au tronchon with pickled cherries, main course of breast of Loue chicken on tarragon risotto, and top it with the signature assiette of rhubarb desserts. There are more than five hundred wines to choose from, and more than one hundred malts. Linger after your meal in the Leather or Tapestry room and let your senses swoon.
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