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Rhubarb - The Restaurant at Prestonfield

) #59 of 1,864 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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Priestfield Road | Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We celebrated my daughter's small informal wedding here - just six of us plus baby. Staff were brilliant at bringing champagne out to garden seats so we could keep an eye on sleeping baby. A highchair was produced for her to join us at the...More

Thank Lorna P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we recently stayed at Prestonfield House for a special birthday; the staff were superb as always and could not do enough to make our stay special. we dined 2 nights in Rhubarb -food was excellent and the wine list was extensive! the chateaubriand we had...More

1  Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Prestonfield Hotel and dined in the Rhubarb restaurant. The setting and decoration is beautiful and the staff made us feel very welcome. Our starters where great but unfortunately our Lamb and Steak were overcooked although still tasty so we didn't...More

Thank Emma C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic setting, with excellent food and wines available. The staff were very attentive and always topping up water etc. I had the crab starter, lamb main and creme brulé dessert which was all delicious. The only reason I have given four stars instead of 5...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Polite and friendly staff, great selection of teas and excellent service. This in a few words is what you can expect from this place, fantastic landscape and beautiful views in the heart of the city

Thank hungryboy123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous night at Rhubarb thanks to young Paul only been there two weeks and Eildh made it a fab night, credit to the hotel

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were four friends who meet up regularly for lunch and we wanted a special experience to celebrate the 70th birthday of one of us. Rhubarb definitely gave us that. The staff were friendly and professional and went the extra mile, meeting our car and...More

Thank BethR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is part of the Prestonfield Hotel and is in an amazing location. You will get the idea when I say that when you arrive at the entrance after the long drive up the gravel driveway, there are peacocks. Actual peacocks. The service is...More

Thank MartiniManLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel and booked our evening meal at Rhubarb. Great choice of menus and a very extensive wine menu. Lots of locally sourced food and the best I have ever had. Staff could not do enough for you and made you feel very...More

Thank Maz251066
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Fabulous location, fabulous food a real treat for a top notch, reasonably priced lunch. Had the salmon cerviche to start and then roast beef - delicious. Enjoyed wandering in the grounds afterwards very relaxing and very delicious.

Thank KirstyScobb
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Travl1n
12 May 2016|
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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.
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MrFlan
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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 46 - US$ 65
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
Monday
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
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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Description
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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