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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.

Prestfield Road
Prestonfield
Edinburgh, EH16 5UT
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday: Lunch 12- 2pm Sunday: Lunch 12.30pm – 3pm Monday to Sunday: Dinner – 6pm – 9.30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0131 225 1333

Website:
http://www.prestonfield.com/Dining-RhubarbRestaurant.html

Additional:
Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rhubarb Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on 2 January 2018

Dining here is just a pleasure .. great setting, service, character and food

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 19 December 2017

Superb choice on 3 course lunch menus . We both chose the Christmas one which was just delicious . It was a birthday treat for me - the service was excellent and we felt very welcome. We would certainly recommend it .

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Romantic
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

Excellent ambiance and service plus the food was better we expected. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 23 July 2017

Everything was excellent! The food the service and the ambience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on 11 February 2017

I love Rhubarb for special occasions...it is very atmospheric and feels 'special'. The menu is very good, as is the excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 19 November 2016

A fantastic experience. Great service, excellent food, and a broad and accessible wine list.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 19 August 2016

Everything was perfect. Good was very good and everything was just so relaxed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on 13 August 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 11 June 2016

Can't rate Rhubarb high enough. The setting is beautiful, the staff attentive but not overly so.

We had three course including the Chateaubriand which was outstanding.

Would definitely return here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 March 2016

Beautiful setting and ambience with excellent food and service

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on 2 January 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on 14 November 2015

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 23 October 2015

What a gorgeous atmosphere and welcome. The food was really superb and we all enjoyed every mouthful. The octopus starter and venison were particular highlights. Many thanks for a super evening.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2015

Wonderful surroundings & the staff were very attentive to our needs

The food was wonderful.

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 (London)·Dined on 13 February 2015

This was our second visit to Rhubarb and it didn't disappoint. It is such a beautiful place with exquisite decor. The service is excellent and the food second to none.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Leicestershire)·Dined on 2 January 2015

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 29 August 2014

The food was amazing and the staff were fantastic 10/10

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 28 July 2014

We had the most lovely afternoon for my mum's 70th. We supped tea and nibbled tasty bites on the lawn as the peacocks roamed around our table!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 5 July 2014

Within half-an-hour of receiving confirmation of the booking from OpenTable, I received a phone call from the restaurant informing me that they were fully booked, therefore no reservation. What a useless service! (Star ratings based on previous visits)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 22 May 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 19 May 2014

excellent food...great ambience ...sitting on balcony being overlooked by the peacocks!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Kinross-Shire)·Dined on 19 February 2014

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.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 February 2014

as always, ambiance great and staff wonderful and friendly. We really appreciated them staying on later than usual to serve us up a wonderful Sunday lunch.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 19 September 2013

Never disappointed with standard of cuisine, service or facilities and set lunch represents outstanding value for money.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 30 July 2013

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 5 June 2013

Once again another wonderful evening at rhubarb. My favourite place for a special treat. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 26 May 2013

this is not the first time ive been here and i will continue to go as often as i can ! this service, food and setting is fab and the whole attension to detail from start to finsh makes it THE place to eat in edinburgh

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 19 May 2013

Lovely setting, enjoyable lunch at good price. Portions were generous. My husband had traditional roast beef and I had fish cakes, which were light and crispy on the outside. Vegetables particularly nice. Will be back. The setting at Rhubarb is fabulous.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 14 May 2013

Superb venue, service, food, atmosphere. Can't fault it especially with the set menu prices. This isn't budget but quite frankly you get what you pay for and this is most certainly worth the price.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 18 April 2013

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.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 24 December 2012

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

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 9 October 2012

i go to this restaurant everytime im in edinburgh. food is perfect, i love designe of the restaurant and service is really good. i would recommend it to everyone

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 27 August 2012

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 19 August 2012

We had previously stayed at the Prestonfield Hotel and dined at Rhubarb so were keen to eat there again whilst in Edinburgh, Sunday lunch was absolutely delicious and outstanding value for money. The whole Rhubarb experience was wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 17 July 2012

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

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 29 June 2012

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 8 June 2012

The food, the service, the wine... could not fault a thing. Not a cheap night out - but it is well worth every penny, looking forward to going back.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 8 June 2012

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 ....

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 25 March 2012

This was one of the best places I have eaten in Edinburgh! The decor is stunning, the service perfect and the food great!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 4 February 2012

Amazing food in a fantastic location!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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