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Castle Terrace Restaurant

33-35 Castle Terrace, EDINBURGH, EH1 2EL

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Castle Terrace underwent a £1m facelift at the start of 2016, which included a full refurbishment of the kitchen and restaurant and the creation of a new private dining room, chef's table and wine cellar. Opened in 2010 by Dominic Jack and Tom Kitchin, this thoroughly contemporary place mirrors the same 'from nature to plate' cooking ethos as Kitchin's eponymous restaurant nearby. Using classic French techniques, the modern cooking produces unpretentious dishes that excite with their technical flair and dazzling presentation. Scottish raw materials may be the cornerstone of the kitchen but the chefs are not afraid of giving produce from Rungis market in Paris star billing. From the à la carte menu, begin with seared hand-dived Orkney scallop served with a light curry sauce, or a velouté of celeriac with Dunsyre Blue cheese ravioli. Follow with roasted darne of monkfish with a ragout of haricot coco beans, mussel and anchovy, or saddle of venison with celery, celeriac, apple and caramelised walnuts. Desserts are no less irresistible: mango and lime marshmallow, say, with pistachio cream and mango sorbet. A range of menus includes a set lunch option and a 'land and sea' tasting version. The international wine list includes an excellent choice by the glass.

Further information

Tel: 0131 229 1222
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Days closed: Sun-Mon
Dates closed: 20 Dec-19 Jan

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Scottish, French
Chef: Dominic Jack
Number of seats: 75
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children's portions.
No children under 5 yrs.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £26.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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Close to Edinburgh Castle, at the bottom of Lady Lawson St on Castle Terrace
Nearest station: Waverley

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