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Castle Terrace Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
West End
European, British, Scottish
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33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EL, Scotland
+44 131 229 1222
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First visit here, choice based on reviews and the fact that my first choice was closed for refurbishment. Elegant, small establishment with stylish decor in Georgian terrance at the foot of the Castle. Eclectic choice of cocktails - some new or with a new twist with interesting amuse-bouche was a good start. However while the service was impeccable and attentive... More 

Thank Stewart K
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a special birthday visit with family and friends. From the start we were given a warm welcome and plenty time to review the menu. The food was first class, flavoursome, tasty, rich, beautifully presented. All things you cannot recreate at home. We had dishes from veal kidneys, scallops, crab to hogget, hare and pork to die for. The... More 

Thank hamhugfizdog
Perth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had been given a voucher towards a meal at Castle Terrace, so we went for dinner. It was a lovely meal, good atmosphere, and service excellent. I would highly recommend either lunch or dinner here and taste some wonderful creations not just on the menu but also before, inbetween and with our coffee at the end. Lovely also to sit... More 

Thank IAW2013
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have to say that this is the best restaurant in Edinburgh . Top quality food . Top quality service . Top quality wine . Please visit as this is by far the best flavours in Edinburgh.

1 Thank calum c c
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Myself and a group of friends came here for lunch late last year and were delighted to find the set lunch menu was very reasonably priced.. often these set lunch menu's can be very average in quality due to them cutting costs, however our two amuse bouches and high quality three courses were all phenomenal! The highlight was the main... More 

Thank jakevanthoff
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for my husbands birthday, have had lunch here before but this was first visit for dinner. This visit was fabulous from begining to end. We arrived at the table to find a birthday card for my husband. Had surprise land and sea tasting menu, starting with the canapes which incuded the surprise ceasar salad canape which is... More 

1 Thank Kirsty G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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459 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is still the creme de la creme of dining in Edinburgh, but personally I'm getting a little fed up with tricksy food. Lots of courses with hidden surprises, start to become predictable after time and although the flavours are exquisite and the cooking first class, I think this story has been well and truly told. As you would expect,... More 

Thank DavidDundonald
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fair few, high end restaurants have lunch menus which appear, on the surface, similar to this but don't always deliver this well. Canapes and amuse bouches are often just for show - not here. They were quirky and for the most part delicious. Our starters and main courses were all really beautiful. Desserts on the lunch menu were very... More 

1 Thank b0bwallace
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I were spending a weekend in Edinburgh to celebrate our tenth anniversary, and to celebrate decided we wanted a nice meal. After much research we decided that we liked the look of the Lunch Menu at Castle Terrace Restaurant. I'm not going to go into a blow by blow account of each course, but speaking as someone... More 

Thank Impy5
Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dined here for lunch and had the set lunch, it was divine. From the wonderful canapes as we waited to be seated to the lunch itself, the food was fabulous! The staff were all very attentive, nothing was too much trouble and they certainly looked after us very well. Highly recommend a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 229 1222
Just opened last week and we had a fabulous meal there

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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