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Rhubarb - The Restaurant at Prestonfield

€€€€European, British,
Priestfield Road | Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
+44 131 225 1333
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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12:00 - 14:00All hours
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Priestfield Road | Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 696 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Edinburgh fine dining in a posh setting, most of our party enjoyed this place. But not our elderly guest who thought her veal tough and hated cold creme brûlée for desert. On that point we all agreed. I had lovely scallops starter and shared a...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service at Rhubarb is outstanding, the wine list as impressive as it gets but the true star of this show has to be the food. An exquisite meal.

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A short drive from Holyrood Park up past Arthur's Seat you wind through a residential housing estate that opens out into a long private drive adorned with mature trees and a helipad. We arrived in the evening and the view was impressive. Don't confuse the...More

Thank smee4u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful and should've been a highlight of out trip, but, sadly it was not. We were crammed in a room with too many tables so it quickly became too hot and too loud. Our waiter was absent so we spent lots of...More

Thank TexasPeach10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took in a Scottish show at Prestonfield--definitely designed for tourists. Fun, entertaining taste of Scotland's culture. Bagpipes, sword dance, folk songs and address of Haggis (a Scottish dish) along with a full meal. Very enjoyable evening.

Thank scooter824
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful dining room historical ambience modern great service ...relaxing, yummy! looking out of the window you can see the old volcano 'Arthur's Seat'......the soft candlelight and rich brocades adding up to a Scottish unique experience...

Thank krismckale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to be given a Prestonfield gift voucher and my wife and I used it to eat at Rhubarb. What a fantastic experience. Great service, lovely setting and brilliant food. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Eating at Rhubarb is like spending all day at a spa. You come away feeling so relaxed and pampered, it's heavenly. The staff cannot do enough for you and are excellent at their jobs, the sourrounding are lush and warm and leaving at the end...More

Thank Gzuki
Reviewed 6 September 2017

What a surprise awaits having driven through a residential housing estate. Located in wonderful and spacious grounds and would be perfect for external events such as weddings, birthdays and more. The conference room was a short walk from the hotel. It is a wonderful event...More

1  Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 5 September 2017

They are very experienced in doing groups, the food, ceremony to the Haggis, and the service was excellent so was the wine. The entertainment that night was of a high standard and we left feeling wonderful and very happy for having enjoyed a superb night...More

Thank dianneo761
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Questions & Answers
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$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, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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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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