Dining here is just a pleasure .. great setting, service, character and food
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 .
Excellent ambiance and service plus the food was better we expected. We will definitely come back.
Everything was excellent! The food the service and the ambience!
A mixed experience. The food overall was quite good. The grounds, hotel and restaurant were quite lovely. The service was disappointing on many fronts. We showed up and despite showing the maitre d the email from the restaurant (2 emails) he couldn't find our resv in the books and seemed a little surly about the whole thing.
Our server who was really quite lovely and helpful, nonetheless was not familiar with the menu and had to frequently return to the kitchen for clarifications. Not something you would expect in a restaurant that is trying to brand itself as a very upscale restaurant. Poorly trained staff are the hallmark of a poorly run establishment and that is a fact in the restaurant business. Food was good, interesting ambience but the staff needs training. And this is not the staffs fault. They were uniformly friendly and trying to be helpful. This is squarely on the management who are failing miserably in their training efforts.
I love Rhubarb for special occasions...it is very atmospheric and feels 'special'. The menu is very good, as is the excellent service.
The venue is fantastic, a beautiful prorerty, immaculate decor and lots of history. We dinned at The Witchery the previous evening (operated by the same people) and Rhubarb was recommended when booking this.
The service at Rhubarb started rather slow, we had to wait for menus and water for sometime despite being asked by 2 memebers of staff if we would like to order water.
Once they sorted out who was doing what the service improved greatly and the rest of the meal was served in a timely manner.
The atmosphere is very subdued and quiet but very pleasant.
Overall it was a very nice evening and the food was very good.
A fantastic experience. Great service, excellent food, and a broad and accessible wine list.
Everything was perfect. Good was very good and everything was just so relaxed.
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.
We had a wonderful lunch to celebrate my daughters birthday at Rhubarb. The sunday lunch menu is extremely good value and the food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. The wine menu is quite pricey but extensive . We appreciated the range of wines by the glass which allowed us all to pick what we wanted. I would certainly go back.
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.
Beautiful setting and ambience with excellent food and service
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.
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.
Wonderful surroundings & the staff were very attentive to our needs
The food was wonderful.
Recomend the set meal @ £35 - worth it to see the venue !
Fun evening in a splendidly over-the-top dining room. The rather dated fancified meal was all rather too salted. High flowers obscured the view across the over-large dining table for six which meant conversation as a group was difficult. Despite splendour a mild air of faulty towers. The staff started ironing the adjacent tables' cloths as it got late never welcoming. However food arrived speedily - and it was a jolly evening.
Whenever we visit Edinburgh we try to go to Rhubarb because we enjoy it so much,
Unfortunately we were let down initially as we went into the lounge for an aperitif and were then apparently forgotten about! It took ages to get menus and then my husband had to chase the one member of staff he could find, for our orders to be taken. Apologies were made but we were not even offered a complimentary drink. Not good.!
We noticed that customers that went straight into the dining room were dealt with more or less immediately. I seem to recall on our last visit a similar thing occurred but not as bad as this.
We were seated in the lounge for 20 minutes before we were offered a drink. Menues were left with us, drinks order taken and waiter had to ask who had ordeed what. Our food orders were taken efficiently, another waiter returned to take us to the dining table. He had no tray to carry our drinks through, we had to ask, then he only brought the ladies' ones. We were offered menusagain and told the waiter we had already ordered. We were not helped to be seated, had to pull out our own chairs.
Food was excellent, the presentation was wel arranged and the taste fabulous.
All in all the experience was let down by the standards of service. We havea five star gold B&B and send a lot of our guests to Rhubarb, so wanted you to know our experience.
Rhubarb Restaurant at Prestonfield is a hidden gem in the Edinburgh restaurant scene. Set in beautiful greenery in the lee of Arthur's seat, Rhubarb is well worth a visit for anyone who enjoys delicious food served in an atmospheric setting.
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.
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.
The food was amazing and the staff were fantastic 10/10
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!
I do not often eat here - unfortunately - but have always appreciated the delicious food, friendly service and sumptuous surroundings (not for minimalists !) We were lucky this time to be able to drink an apéritif outside on a balcony. A great start to a great meal!
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)
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.
excellent food...great ambience ...sitting on balcony being overlooked by the peacocks!!
I went to Edinburgh for a holiday and wanted to bring my partner to someplace special before I left back to the Maldives where I work.
Overall, it was a fantastic experience and my partner and I were swept away. The grounds were beautiful, food was excellent and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends.
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.
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.
Lovely ambience complementing excellent food and good value wine list.
Service however slow due to understaffing despite busy restaurant.
The special set meal at £33 for 3 courses represented excellent value. The wine was surprisingly reasonably priced. The food was really really excellent and sophisticated. The table was for 8 or 10 so 6 of us were spread out and it was a bit difficult for us to talk. And here is the only serious rub! We arrived 15 minutes early to have cocktails in the amazing lounges. We had to wait 15 minutes to be served and a further 10 minutes before the correct drinks were brought (although they still weren't right). 40 minutes past the time for which our table was booked no-one had come to show us to our table or even explain the delay, I had to hunt down someone (twice - as the first time didn't result in any action).
Never disappointed with standard of cuisine, service or facilities and set lunch represents outstanding value for money.
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.
Once again another wonderful evening at rhubarb. My favourite place for a special treat. I highly recommend it.
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
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.