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Rhubarb at Prestonfield House

Priestfield Road, EDINBURGH, EH16 5UT

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One of the city's most visually impressive dining rooms, Rhubarb at Prestonfield House is a real stunner with its richly glamorous decor of darkly opulent shades of red, period portraits and glinting chandeliers. It fits the bill in this 17th-century mansion, its restaurant named in honour of the Asian vegetable that Sir Alexander Dick brought to Scotland in 1746. The rest is history, and crumble. The kitchen neatly combines classical preparations with more contemporary ideas in a menu that has broad appeal. New season's asparagus (both white and green) star in a first course with morels and squat lobsters from Mull, or go for another that combines Gressingham duck meat and foie gras in a terrine and matches it with the creative combination of lime brioche and macerated blueberries. Among main courses, Peterhead cod is served en papillote with cider and tamarind paste and curried celery (plus some crab meat), and guinea fowl with its leg meat in an accompanying pastilla. There are classic Scottish steaks, too. For dessert, various textures of strawberry make a pretty picture on the plate, or go for tarte Tatin for two.

Further information

Tel: 0131 225 1333
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Traditional British
Chef: John McMahon
Number of seats: 90
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children's portions.
No children under 12 yrs.
Parking available.

Rhubarb at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh
  • Rhubarb at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh
  • Rhubarb at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh


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Exit city centre on Nicholson St, onto Dalkeith Rd. At lights turn left into Priestfield Rd. Prestonfield on left
Nearest station: Edinburgh Waverley

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