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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 1 week ago

Stunning restaurant, Michelin accredited Chef (John McMahon) and the best service and atmosphere you can imagine.

Thank GaryC2727
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a special birthday meal. Lovely dining room- felt like being in a stately home- albeit a little cold! The blanket the staff brought for my knees helped though! Food was beautifully presented and service attentive. The main course would have benefitted from...More

Thank Shona N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in the hotel (so travel/drink not an issue). The setting is of course exceptional. The warm, sensuous decor, log fires and candles will put anyone at ease and set the mood for enjoying fine dining. Well the dining was fine, but not...More

Thank leonard m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have travelled around Europe and the US and experience many hotels. Prestonfield House is a place on our doorstep where we immediately relax with a unique atmosphere. We are very lucky to have this so close to home and Edinburgh is fortunate indeed to...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very enchanting, with lovely candlelight at the tables and a big open fire, the decor takes you back in time. We had cocktails whilst we perused the menu, the wine list is extensive with some great wines. We chose a crab and...More

Thank cc_barbie
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This magnificent restaurant at the incomparable Preston Field House is always a destination stop when on holiday in Edinburgh. My recent dining experience was delightful. My sirloin steak, tender and savoury, was made even more delicious with the peppercorn sauce. The thrice-cooked French friend potatoes...More

Thank EdZ56003
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Perfect for those who are seeking a beautiful atmosphere, not for those who regularly eat fine dining. (Oh and my benchmark is Jean Georges in New York, just in case you are wondering). For me, fine dining, the setting is tablestakes, the service is the...More

1  Thank Dejun L
Reviewed 2 January 2018

My family of four had early dinner reservations. It was a sunny day on our way to Rhubarb, but the skies turned and it was a heavy downpour by the time we arrived (literally 15 minutes). It is a beautifully maintained property and we were...More

Thank Chorukee
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We are local Edinburgh people who love eating out. As it was a special Xmas get together Rhubarb at Prestonfield was the 1st choice. We went on Friday 22 December for dinner. Every aspect of the evening was fantastic as was the food. An amazing...More

1  Thank Mo_Edin
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We came here for my mums 80th birthday. We chose the festive menu and it was exceptional - large portions, great service and beautiful location. I don’t really need to say anymore- can’t wait to visit again!

Thank Craig S
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12 May 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.
21 January 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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$49 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
View, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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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