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With its “rich and opulent” setting, this Georgian former private estate provides a “unique environment” for “high-end” meals that are a feast for the eyes as much as the tastebuds. James Thomson pioneered his borderline kitsch approach to hospitality at his gothic-themed Witchery.
Any meal in the lavishly opulent setting of this Georgian, former private estate inside the city (the first in Scotland to grow rhubarb – hence the name) is “great for a special treat”. The food is “very good”, including breakfast and afternoon tea.
“A fab experience from start to finish”; “so plush and warming” (“both genteel and relaxed”) and with log fires crackling in its “highly decorated and historic rooms”, this Georgian country pile certainly enjoys “memorable surroundings”. Food is, mercifully, also “excellent” – not least an afternoon tea that “surpasses all others” (haggis bonbons, anyone?).
A “stunning” country house hotel, set in its own grounds, and fusing “Georgian baronial and modern OTT chic”, including a sitting room with a “truly amazing density of posh bric-a-brac”; happily “the decor is matched by excellent service and flavours to entice”. Top tip – “classy” afternoon teas a highlight.
THE MOST-RECENT OF JAMES THOMSON'S LATEST DESTINATION RESTAURANTS - AND THE MOST OPULENT TO DATE!
Rhubarb delivers all of the gourmet delights, magic, drama and romance you would expect from the creator of the Witchery by the Castle. Wickedly rich and dramatic this stylish and oh-so glamorous restaurant occupies grand Regency rooms at the heart of Prestonfield. Discover a gourmet retreat with a reputation as the capital's most memorable dining experience.
Expect exceptional cuisine with exceptional Scottish produce: much locally sourced from small artisan suppliers. Enjoy inspirational wines come from an award-winning cellar. Explore the adjacent historic rooms as places to enjoy a drink before and after dining.
And the name? Prestonfield was the first estate in Scotland to propagate rhubarb in the eighteen century. We still grow it, love it and it features on the menu whenever we can.
Lunch 12pm - 2pm and Sundays 12.30pm - 3pm
Dinner 6pm - 10pm every day
Reservations: 0131 225 1333 or just book your table online.
|Wine per bottle||£27.00|
Priestfield Rd, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10 pm|
|Sunday||12:30 pm-3 pm|