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About Rhubarb Restaurant
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. Black-kilted porters escort you to Rhubarb's two oval Regency dining rooms decorated in 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 into sublime grub. Popular dishes include the Gewurztraminer poached foie gras, the breast of Loue chicken on tarragon risotto, and the assiette of rhubarb desserts. There are more than five hundred wines to choose from, and more than one hundred malts.
Edinburgh, EH16 5UT
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday: Lunch 12- 2pm Sunday: Lunch 12.30pm – 3pm Monday to Sunday: Dinner – 6pm – 9.30pm
£26 to £40
0131 225 1333
Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rhubarb Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic food and service-- went twice in one week and equally outstanding both times. Menu is creative and flavors are wonderful. Waiters were knowledgeable about the menu. The goat cheese burrata was terrific as were the grilled peaches. The gnudi was both interesting and wonderfully tasteful. Rhubarb is great with vegetables and fish.
My husband and I absolutely LOVED this restaurant!!! The decor is just stunning, the food is amazing and the staff is beyond friendly and courteous. If we had more time in Edinburgh, we would have gone back during the day to see the grounds better. This is also a great place for a special occasion and/or date night. Totally romantic. LOVE!
Made a reservation here for celebration of our 25th anniversary while we were visiting Scotland. My wife learned about it from a TV special. Quite simply the best restuarant experience I have ever had.
Be prepared to spend the evening as this is fine dining at its best from the wine list right down to the desert course.
It is expensive but worth it. The service was great and the atmosphere was compelling. I would highly recommend it.
Prestonfield House (now a hotel, in which Rhubarb restaurant is based) is an amazing old building, oozing in character, and a great setting for a special meal. We had a short guided tour of the house, by one of the staff, after our meal. The "A la Carte" menu is quite expensive, the wines especially so. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Overall a wonderful experience.
Relaxing pre-dinner drink in lounge, followed by mouthwatering meal. Every course held wonderful surprises and we thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Friendly, attentive staff.
Only negative was guest at next table on their mobile constantly - he should have gone out to hallway.
Wonderful meal 3 courses for £33---outstanding value and great choice. I had salmon starter which was divine and the main course beef melted in the mouth! Beautifully rounded off with the best chocolate fondant I've ever had...the creme fraiche icecream complemented it perfectly.
The setting of Rhubarb restaurant in Prestonfield is sumptuous, rich and impressive. The grounds, the building and the decor all add to the atmosphere before the food and drink is even mentioned. The a la carte and set price menus are pricey but reflect the quality of the ingredients, the skilled preparation and the presentation. A fantastic meal.
Everything about rhubarb is amazing, the food, the location, the service, the building itself. You of course pay for this experience but it's well worth the money for a special occasion or just to treat yourself. If its sunny they have lovely terraces and gardens and if its cold there will be a fire going in one of the rooms. It's very relaxed here and the staff make you feel very welcome.
It has always been a pure pleasure to dine at the Rhubarb. Food and wine are great, the ambience is worldclass...but what really matters to us when looking for a perfect restaurant experience... is the service.
The service at the Rhubarb is outstanding, simply perfect.
THANK YOU again for a wonderful evening,
Dr. Martin J Hopf
I had lunch at Rhubarb and I must say it was one of the best dining experiences. The food, the ambience, the staff and the venue. The chef went the extra mile on the different cheeses I wanted to taste. I doubt I would ever experience this level of customer service anywhere. To the chef, thank you very much for making my dining experience at Rhubarb sensational.
After several visits, both, with my partner and with guests, I am still overwelmed by the superb service, brilliant food and extensive wine list. This wonderful place is from my point of view among the 5 top restaurants in the UK and my personal favorit. Recommendation without any hesitation! Will go back as often as possible. Dr Martin Hopf
Been there several times I always enjoy it! All my guests have been more than pleased with the choice of the place. It's the most fantastique ambience combined with an outstanding service and very good meals and wines. We like the library upstairs as a wonderful relaxed place to meet after dinner. It's not a cheap place altogether but it's brilliant value for money.
If you can imagine a Country House run by an Aristocratic librarian whose stocking tops are evident when she sits down for the gardeners to see ... This is Prestonfield. It is Burlesque and charm, it is bold and measured, it is exquisite and bottom lip bitingly quiversome. I can't recommend this extraordinary hotel enough but, it is not for the faint hearted. The restaurant, Rhubarb, is brimming with evocative candour. Calvinist looking chaps glare down at you from the walls which, only fuels ones sense of the 'delicious' and encourages excess. The food is complex and requires some time but mouth watering and well worth the exploration.
But don't take my word for it ....
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