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Summary

Chef Dominic Jack’s “fantastic food”, combining Scottish produce with French technique, wins high praise from the many fans of his chic establishment near the castle, a sister to Edinburgh’s The Kitchin. Scores would have been higher but for a vociferous minority who reckon it has “lost its way” a bit this year.

£109
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This high profile castle-side dining room, run with the involvement of Tom Kitchin, elicited mixed reviews this year. Fans accord it the highest ratings, praising chef/patron Dominic Jack’s “awesome” cuisine, but quite a number of reviewers this year found it “overpriced and underwhelming”.

£95
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Although the odd reporter again had an “underwhelming” trip to Tom Kitchin’s castle-side dining room, it put in a strong performance this year, with high praise for its “top-notch food, expertly executed” and “excellent service” (“we were totally spoiled!”). A £1m revamp has given the interior a lift too.

£88
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Creative (but not laboratory-style)” cooking “artistically presented” inspires rave reviews from foodie fans of Tom Kitchin’s “unstuffy and friendly” dining room, by the castle. Its ratings slipped noticeably this year however, with quite a few reports suggesting it’s “OK, but vastly over-rated”.

£81
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of The Castle Terrace Restaurant in EH1, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Castle Terrace restaurant.
Gareth D
Best meal we’ve had there? Can’t help c...
Reviewed 4 months, 20 days ago

"Best meal we’ve had there? Can’t help contrasting the service with Southside Scran. The sommeliers, as always, were excellent"

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33-35 Castle Ter, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm
Thursday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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