Harden's survey result
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.
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”.
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.
“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”.
The Castle Terrace Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Best meal we’ve had there? Can’t help contrasting the service with Southside Scran. The sommeliers, as always, were excellent"
|Wine per bottle||£58.00|
33-35 Castle Ter, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL
|Tuesday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|