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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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Priestfield Road | Prestonfield House, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our third visit to this special place. The romantic setting with peacocks in the gardens to spectacular decor inside is unbeatable! The food and presentation is out of this world and this applies for all dishes from starters to main courses and desserts. Fresh Scottish...More

Thank Manuela K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb service and food in the comfortable and well appointed Rhubarb Restaurant. Totally stress free and a very pleasant venue to have an intimate and celebratory meal with your loved one. We were well looked after by Cameron and the team. Thank you!

Thank Karl C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Rhubarb for our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary as seemed a special and fitting venue. We were not disappointed! The whole experience was fantastic and my family truly had a wonderful time. Food exceptional, service wonderful...attentive but not too much. Wine selection pretty special...More

Thank AilsaHerd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

With an emphasis on local foods, a first rate staff, a room that feels like you’re dining in the 18th or 19th century and peacock-inhabited grounds, this remains my favorite place for dinner in Edinburgh

Thank santjordi
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Felt really special, wonderful food and service will defo be back! Amazing surroundings, delicious food and the experience is wonderful-not to be missed!

Thank golfergofersurfette
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We actually stayed at the Prestonfield House, sister hotel of the Witchery restaurant in Edinburgh. The place has a great atmosphere, very classy with a theatrical air! Lovely and inviting. The concierge was attentive and full of information about the building and facilities, always on...More

Thank OhBrownOne
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a lovely evening in Rhubarb. We got married at Prestonfield 10 years ago and decided to have our 10 year anniversary meal there to celebrate. Now we have kids we don’t go out much so this was a really special evening for us....More

Thank blueskiesScotland
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Rhubarb can be amongst my best dining experiences in the world and I can hardly do justice to either is ambience and location or the food and is service.

Thank SandeepBK
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Our best friends from college with whom we double dated 50 years ago joined us in Edinburgh for our 48th wedding anniversaries. Rhubarb came highly recommended so we chose it as the venue for this special occasion. We were not disappointed. The decor was incredibly...More

Thank drkiki2015
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Visited on a Sunday for the delcious sunday lunch menu. We were greeted by a staff member before we even reached the front door, the staff were very welcoming and friendly. Our waiter was equally as friendly and welcoming! The sunday lunch menu is great...More

Thank K-Edin88
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$46 - US$66
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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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
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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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