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Rhubarb - The Restaurant at Prestonfield

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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Priestfield Road | Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 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 September 15, 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 September 6, 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 September 5, 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
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We were nine people for dinner - very impressive when you are arrive and a nice man are well coming you. We had nice predinner drinks at first floor in old but very charming room. We had our dinner in the restaurant on round table....More

1  Thank Per N
Reviewed September 3, 2017

This restaurant is located in the most beautiful surroundings. Luscious well kept gardens all around. Inside, it is equally special, decorated beautifully. The food was very good although I expected a better quality steak. Everything else was perfect though. The service was also very good....More

Thank MarcelMIzzi
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We had dinner here. It was fine dining, but lacked something. Service was excellent, but slightly haphazard at times. Considering the formal style of restaurant and service, plus expensive if going A la carte, the food left me slightly disappointed.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed August 29, 2017

This was our second time at the Rhubarb and the restaurant did not disappoint. The dining room is spectacular with many candles and dessert is served in a room with sofas. They provide the whole package: great food, great staff and super service. Highly recommend...More

Thank Natascha T
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here for lunch over Halloween and what can I say. It's absolutely beautiful. We walked to it from the town centre....get a taxi if you do not like walking. The entrance steps had been lined with pumpkins and the reception...More

Thank Draculas_Bride666
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Visited this beautiful hotel and restaurant on a recent trip to Edinburgh attend The Fringe Festival - sumptuous decor that will require a second visit to fully appreciate. Superb lunch of beef, confit cherry tomato and bone marrow polenta, finished off with apple and vanilla...More

Thank Vanessa B
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May 11, 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.
January 20, 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

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Average prices
$46 - $66
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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