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Castle Terrace Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
West End
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33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2EL, Scotland
+44 131 229 1222
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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United Kingdom
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best restaurant in Edinburgh. If you dine here you surely won't be disappointed: excellent food & service, stylish decor and unusual location. You will enjoy this place if you look for something sophisticated and extremely smart.

Thank Mr5STYLE
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were given a Christmas voucher by my daughter for a set lunch with wine My god,it was great,every morsel, every glass of wine was described to us by the staff, like the voice on MasterChef Not a bit pretentious but highlighted the professional manner that each member of staff carried out their duties The food and the experience was... More 

Thank blueazzuri
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for lunch which was a set menu. From the minute we entered the restaurant we knew we were somewhere special. A seat beside the fire to order a pre lunch drink, gently peruse the menu and for the staff to understand and note my faddish dislikes!! And, boy, they took these on board better than anywhere... More 

Thank billkrr1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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611 reviews
563 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 728 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is simply the best place for high-end dining in Edinburgh, together with its cousin The Kitchin. As you can see from my previous reviews I'm a regular here, and for a reason! Chef Jack can play all flavour keys, from bold and assertive, like the Inverurie lamb or the pork trio with appple sauce, to delicate and ethereal, like... More 

1 Thank thoughtfuldiner
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being gifted a voucher for here to enjoy a set lunch - castle terrace is a new favourite! Lovely restaurant with stylish look. The set lunch menu was fantastic and hard to choose which dish to go for. Each course was amazing from 3x magical little canapés, to an entree, hot bread and starter drinks. Staff were so attentive... More 

Thank gaynoroasis
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant today and can say it is the best meal I have had at any restaurant in the UK, however I understand they lost a star last year !!!!!! I THINK THE INSPECTORS HAVE GOT THIS ALL WRONG AND THEY WILL LOOSE CREDIBILITY QUICKLY IF THIS IS TO BE NORM WAKE UP INSPECTORS !!!!!!

1 Thank john k
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely ambience and attentive service team let down by the kitchen We had the taster menu and it took 1.5 hours to get to 3rd course The scallop we waited 25 mins was overcooked.Sent back to kitchen and a replacement arrived in no time that was perfect. My reason for this poor rating is that the salmon and the burger... More 

1 Thank chris49215
Burntisland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being recommended to castle terrace we decided to give it a go and boy was it good! Both starter and main were amazing and would highly recommend the caramel Souffle! We will be back!

Thank Alison B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner in the restaurant. We ordered the tasty menu without matching wines. It was pricy by worth it. The first several dishes presented a mixing of culture which was really interesting. For example a dish with all sushi materials but served separately like a traditional western dish, or scallops with a Thai curry sauce. They also prepared... More 

Thank vivienne q
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten many, many times at Castle Terrace and it never fails. The food is quite simply superb. Service is excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. The wine list is extensive and recommendations spot on. It is also a very attractive looking restaurant. I'd love to know the basis of why it lost its Michelin star a couple of years back. Either... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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