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Castle Terrace Restaurant

₹₹₹₹European, British,
33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EL, Scotland
+44 131 229 1222
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EL, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely lunch, however found the atmosphere lacking slightly, we had visited Sister restaurant Kitchen earlier this year and were blown away, this doesn’t quite live up to expectations. The food was perfectly cooked & presented, however felt that there should be one or two more...More

Thank Jennilaurenb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant, central location, nice ambience, the menu was superb and the wine list impressive with a personal sommelier who chose wine to perfectly compliment the three courses, ingredients and tastes magnificent, great cocktails. My only criticism is that this restaurant is a little pricey,...More

Thank Doctordan1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here simply amazed us - it looked fabulous and tasted even better. The waiting staff succinctly explained each dish informatively and without any hint of pomposity. Can’t wait to go back!

Thank swebb555
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the restaurant on a couple of Saturday's ago and dined on the set lunch menu. Advanced booking is recommended - we planned a good few weeks in advance but even then only had a small number of time slots available. Reservation was for...More

1  Thank LunaRoo16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before booked this restaurant, as it's a sister of a starred restaurant, I thought it could be quite formal. But turns out it's not, very casual one. Even no white cloth cover the table. Food is very good, especially the scallops. Wine is quite expensive...More

Thank piaHongKong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Innovative and delicious food combined with attentive but unobtrusive service. Highly recommended - a fabulous treat!

Thank ACG2464
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I for her birthday both had the tasting menu and we had the classic wine package add on each. Firstly, the food is just beautiful and the wines chosen to compliment each course were interesting, unusual and very good. Secondly, each member...More

1  Thank Iain S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While dining alone and in a hurry prior to a show for the Edinburgh Festival, I asked if they would be able to accommodate my tight schedule on a busy Friday night. Castle Terrace succeeded brilliantly in providing me with service at the pace I...More

Thank h0ust0ndave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read some of the recent reviews about the cost of drinks, if that’s a problem don’t drink. This is, in my view one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh. We went for the set lunch and wine match which was was great value, yes...More

2  Thank Iain-Neil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those rare places the mere thought of makes my mouth water - and what a perfect dining experience it always is! The treat starts with the warm welcome as soon as you arrive, and ends only the moment you live. Food,...More

Thank show_me_the_dosh
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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25 January 2017|
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Response from Jo1981Jo | Reviewed this property |
The dress code is quite relaxed so you will see people in everything from jeans to quite smartly dressed. As it was a special treat for us, I wore a (relatively smart) dress and didn't feel out of place at all. My other... More
29 October 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
With wine about 75 pp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 1222
  • E-mail
Just opened last week and we had a fabulous meal there
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