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Rhubarb - The Restaurant at Prestonfield

Priestfield Road | Prestonfield House, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
+44 131 225 1333
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Priestfield Road | Prestonfield House, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed at Prestonfield and dined at Rhubarb on one of the nights. The restaurant was exemplary and the staff were really attentive but unfortunately our evening (and the next one) was spoilt as the hotel was SO busy that we could not get a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LMcGSop
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful place as everyone has described but this is where the positive comes to an end. Terrible service and very mediocre dishes. The small portions are normal for this sort of restaurant but the quality of food is where it is a huge disappointment. Food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jenny236
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant last night for our 1st anniversary. This is out 2nd visit and we were not let down. From the minute the taxi pulled up outside the door we were met with a lovely man who took our coats...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank laurenmyk1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on a friends recommendation. So glad we went the ambience was excellent, from the moment we got there we felt we were important to those serving. The food was excellent and so well presented. I had the Lobster wow wow wow, my husband...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ladyj2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michelin star restaurant in a spectacular location. The house and the gardens are simply beautiful, the decor is sumptuous, and the service and food are fantastic! A real treat!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AleDeLaJara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you drive up the driveway looks lovely in the dark all lit up in red. The drawing room is lovely but very hot with the fire burning. Cocktail was lovely and staff so friendly, welcoming and helpful. Can’t fault the lay out and design...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tiffallegra
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is simply beautiful. Very romantic with dark table settings, candles and fresh flowers. Service was just about perfect with just the right amount of attention without being over bearing. We had dinner included as part of our room package from the a la...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Niknboo
Reviewed 16 October 2018

The name of the restaurant makes Rhubarb sound like it's going to be some tortured attempt at trendy fusion fare but the actual experience was far superior. My husband and I had dinner in the over-the-top opulence on the main dining room. The menu was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank babychoby
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I was given vouchers as a present and we booked recently. The restaurant was very nice and the staff were all dressed in kilts and were friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank A-J372
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Wow. If you go then try the 'for two to share' Tarte Tatin if it's on the menu. What a lovely way to end a meal of fabulous food. If you are a wine buff, give yourself plenty of time to peruse the wine list...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MunroBasher
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11 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.
20 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$44 - US$63
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Priestfield Road | Prestonfield House, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1333
  • E-mail
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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