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“Excellent Restaurant”

Castle Terrace Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 2,592 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Scottish
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: Just opened last week and we had a fabulous meal there
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Excellent Restaurant with an ambitious kitchen. The salmon and the risotto were top-notch! The meat, however, could have afforded some more attention.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

I have now dined out a few times at Castle Terrace and find it THE outstanding dining experience in the city. When it is a very special occasion or you just want the best fine dining, it cannot be surpassed. IMHO chef Dominic Jack is creating the finest innovative and delicious dishes in Scotland and supported by a front of house team led by French Maitre d' 'Philippe' there is a perfectionthat makes you feel totally spoiled. It is not cheap but I really like the respectful and professional approach of the team which is 'not stuffy' but delivers the WoW factor the sensational food deserves. The sommelier,another French guy 'Joel' really knows his wine. On my most recent visit I left the wines to him to match with each course. I would not normally order a German Pinot noir but it was fantastic. I believe it is closed in early January but for a special occasion of fine dining it is above and beyond any competition in the city.
I would compare it to Joel Robuchon in Paris and would be surprised if there is not another michelin star on the way for this wonderful experience of fabulously creative food in a rare experience of perfection that really makes you feel spoiled !
Not a weekly visit restaurant but definitely one for a memorable occasion.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

We had the chef's tasting menu and everything from the amuse bouch to finish and the wine pairing was exceptional! The dishes tickled the imagination, curiosity and tastebuds! Service was also excellent as expected and knowledgeable waiters guided us through the dining experience by explaining every dish and choice of wine. Go and you will not be disappointed!

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Visited Castle Terrace as a special lunchtime Christmas treat, and we weren't disappointed.
We went for the set lunch menu which is excellent value at £24 a head (so less than £50 for two 3+ course Michelin starred lunches - are you kidding??) and as a bit of extra indulgence went for the matched wine package for a further £19 a head. The sommelier was friendly and very knowledgeable about his wines, and explained them in a nutshell, superb. Lunch was a first class Scottish affair, ox tongue soup, spelt risotto and Ayrshire pork all to die for.
If you are looking for the best of Scottish cuisine at very reasonable prices, then look no further.

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

I have to say we tried the taster menu and it was unbelievable! First the service was second to non, very polite and always helpful. The experience of eating was amazing. I have never tasted food so well presented and cooked to perfection. The different tastes were out of this world.
May I say a huge thank you to Domonic and all the staff at castle terrace for a wonderful experience in dining.

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