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Rhubarb - The Restaurant at Prestonfield

#102 of 1,783 Restaurants in Edinburgh
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European, British, Scottish
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Priestfield Road | Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
+44 131 225 1333
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Today
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Northampton, England
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting The Rhubarb is a real treat. The furnishings are wonderful, the service is excellent and the food is fabulous. It is not cheap. This should not be your first choice restaurant if you are in search of cheap 'n' cheerful, but in our opinion it is worth every penny. Treat yourself and enjoy!

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Thank HughandAnne
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Prestonfield House is one of the best located hotels in Edinburgh and during the festive season,they really push the boat out.The decorations & lighting are absolutely fantastic and make for a marvellous "country house" atmosphere. I've dined here on several occasions and have been generally very happy with the food. BUT....this time it was hugely disappointing.Fairly inedible onion starter,incredibly... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went there for a special occasion lunch. The food was amazing, and the decoration and service was top-class. It was perfect, and being there made us all feel really special. I will definitely be back.

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Thank shaMRL
Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous setting, first class service and exceptional food. We have visited a number of James Thomson restaurants all of which have been excellent. However given the opportunity to revisit one we chose the Rhubarb restaurant and again it did not disappoint. Perfect setting, wonderful atmosphere and great food. Thanks again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined in the Salon Privee (private dining for two) at Rhubarb and it is simply an experience to behold! Stunning surroundings, food and drink amazing, staff so friendly and courteous. Can't recommend it highly enough. Thank you to all at the Prestonfield!

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Thank William M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole experience at Rhubarb was a high end one. The hotel is beautiful. Staff were attentive and helpful, accommodating our hitch with one late guest at the table without blame or stress. The food was delicious and the wine a good match for the food. I would warn those considering this lovely setting for lunch (or dinner) is that... More 

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Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to this lovely restaurant. It is very atmospheric with great service and the food did not disappoint at all.. gorgeous! Can't wait to go back

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Thank claire d
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say about Rhubarb at Prestonfield House Hotel other than it was fantastic from start to finish. We arrived for our reservation and our car was taken and parked for us, we were welcomed by very attentive staff and shown to our table which was very well appointed even the chairs were like armchairs at home (very comfortable).... More 

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Thank Crusader1888
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

From stepping through the door till leaving staff could not be more helpful, you easily tell how this hotel got five stars , rooms were lovely , surroundings beautiful , peacocks in the grounds and highland cows in the field

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Sutherland, Scotland
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hadn't been for years, but really glad that we went again. The staff were excellent, well informed and attentive without being ott. The food was really good, we chose a mix from both the TDH and ALC menus and each plate was full of flavour and beautifully presented. Wine list is extensive and the sommelier was helpful. Not the cheapest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$64
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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