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Rhubarb - The Restaurant at Prestonfield

Priestfield Road | Prestonfield House, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
+44 131 225 1333
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Priestfield Road | Prestonfield House, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The name of the restaurant makes Rhubarb sound like it's going to be some tortured attempt at trendy fusion fare but the actual experience was far superior. My husband and I had dinner in the over-the-top opulence on the main dining room. The menu was...More

Thank babychoby
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was given vouchers as a present and we booked recently. The restaurant was very nice and the staff were all dressed in kilts and were friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. Well worth a visit

Thank A-J372
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. If you go then try the 'for two to share' Tarte Tatin if it's on the menu. What a lovely way to end a meal of fabulous food. If you are a wine buff, give yourself plenty of time to peruse the wine list...More

Thank MunroBasher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! The sumptuous decor and the attention to detail make this a real treat for a special occasion. The restaurant was quiet when we were there on a Monday evening to celebrate a birthday. The staff were attentive and the food was excellent....More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended us to visit it for coffee or dinner. It is a great place to have dinner/lunch or just a coffee. It is situated into a luxury first-class hotel ("prestonfield house"). The kindness of the staff is second to nothing.

Thank nikmar76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out for lunch with my friend today we decided to try the prestonfield,I have Just had the most delicious lobster macaroni the flavours set my taste buds on fire, just delicious, my friend had the steak pie her words were wow this is the most...More

2  Thank Catherine Thoma... M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I came here on our fancy dinner outing in Edinburgh prior to heading out towards the highlands. The location is incredibly beautiful, with the grounds beautifully maintained and a cute rhubarb garden on the side. The decor is wonderful as well. The...More

Thank Kassy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were SO lucky to stumble upon this amazing restaurant in Edinburgh. Getting to it is unexpected since you meander through the "burbs" a bit before coming upon a stately house set in what appears to be a beautiful park. Inside it feels like the...More

Thank 445sandym
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Our third visit to this special place. The romantic setting with peacocks in the gardens to spectacular decor inside is unbeatable! The food and presentation is out of this world and this applies for all dishes from starters to main courses and desserts. Fresh Scottish...More

Thank Manuela K
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Superb service and food in the comfortable and well appointed Rhubarb Restaurant. Totally stress free and a very pleasant venue to have an intimate and celebratory meal with your loved one. We were well looked after by Cameron and the team. Thank you!

Thank Karl C
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11 May 2016|
Response from Sarah S | Reviewed this property |
We went at lunch time, so it was quite informal. Perhaps you could phone to ask - they are very helpful.
20 January 2015|
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Response from Gary N | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I agree with the previous reply which said smart casual is totally acceptable. But the style and elegance of the hotel means you can dress up to and not look out of place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$46 - US$66
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Priestfield Road | Prestonfield House, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 1333
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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, who bought you the Witchery and Tower restaurants. A black-kilted porter escorts you to Rhubarb's two oval Regency dining rooms decorated in mad 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 sourced from small artisan suppliers into sublime grub. Try starter of Gewurztraminer poached foie gras au tronchon with pickled cherries, main course of breast of Loue chicken on tarragon risotto, and top it with the signature assiette of rhubarb desserts. There are more than five hundred wines to choose from, and more than one hundred malts. Linger after your meal in the Leather or Tapestry room and let your senses swoon.
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