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“Chateaubriand second to none!”

Rhubarb - The Restaurant at Prestonfield
Ranked #65 of 2,608 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$48 - US$69
Cuisines: Scottish, British
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 on my birthday night was sublime and almost defies description

the whole experience is very special and should be experienced by everyone!

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

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 make a fuss. The cheeseboard was lovely with truffle honey that added a special touch. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 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 is due to the timings between courses, I thought on arrival at 7.30 have a period of time to wait before our starters came out thinking that we would only be eating around 8, however we had ordered, had our starters and the mains were arriving by 8.10, which was just a little on the quick side for me. However we did slow down the mains ourselves which drew out the night a little longer.

Overall though, a lovely place to visit, very charming atmosphere, attention to detail very good and would definitely like to go back.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 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

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