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Rhubarb

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James Thomson’s Rhubarb is the most opulent of his restaurants to date, with all the gourmet delight, drama and romance you expect from the creator of the Witchery by the Castle.

Decadent, stylish and very, very, glamorous, Rhubarb occupies a pair of spectacular oval rooms at the heart of the historic and lavishly restored Prestonfield. Alongside are a collection of chic bars and salons for cocktails, drinks or afternoon tea and some even more sumptuous drawing rooms in which to enjoy coffee and liqueurs.

Exceptional Scottish produce, much sourced from small artisan suppliers, is handled with terrific skill and flair creating a gourmet destination with a reputation among the capital’s most memorable dining experiences. Rhubarb has a range of menus including a la carte and a very special dining offer – 3 courses at either lunch or dinner for just £36. There is also a fantastic two-course lunch menu at just £20 and traditional 2 course Sunday lunch for just £20.

Highlights include Orkney brown crab – Crab and sweetcorn cocktail, seaweed popcorn, diakon radish and pink grapefruit salad with crab vinaigrette; Venison – Roast roe deer loin; haunch pie and haggis, salt-baked beetroot, red cabbage purée, confit purple potato, semi-dried cherries, pink peppercorn jus; Turbot – Fillet of turbot cooked on the bone in seaweed butter, smoked eel beignets, pickled seasonal mushrooms, young leeks, langoustine: bisque, powder and confit potatoes; Asparagus – New season green and white asparagus, morels, duck yolk ravioli, truffle gnocchi and crispy shallots and Douglas Fir, Crowdie and lemon – Katy Rodger’s Crowdie ripple with home-made marmalade, lemon drizzle cake, pine nuts, Douglas Fir sherbet and ice cream.

To accompany such accomplished cooking Prestonfield has an award-winning cellar and temptation lurks in the wine list of over 800 bins. From famous name wines for very special occasions to a hand-picked selection of 14 wines available by the glass, you’ll find your ideal dining companion within Rhubarb’s acclaimed list.

And the name? Rhubarb celebrates the achievement of Sir Alexander Dick of Prestonfield who introduced rhubarb to Scotland in the 18th century, receiving a medal from the Royal Society for his endeavour. Rhubarb still grows at Prestonfield today and often features on the menu.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner Lunch 12-2pm (12.30- 3pm on Sunday) Afternoon Tea 2 – 7pm seven days Dinner served 6pm until last reservation at 10pm seven days

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The Witchery By The Castle

The Witchery by the Castle

The Witchery By The Castle

Romantic, historic and utterly unique, The Witchery by the Castle has been wowing discerning diners in the capital since the 1980’s and has developed a world-wide reputation for its exceptional dining experience, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s produce in the most magical of settings.

A Scottish dining landmark, much loved by loyal locals, its A-list celebrity fans and visitors to the city alike, The Witchery was established by acclaimed restaurateur, James Thomson OBE and really is the most spectacularly atmospheric dining destination in the city.

The Witchery has become one of the city’s most famous destination restaurants with a global reputation and remains a destination for many celebrities visiting the city, including; Michael Douglas, HRH Princess Anne, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kate Moss, and many more, with Lord Lloyd Webber describing it as “the prettiest restaurant ever!”

The décor is an undeniable part of the appeal, reflecting the building’s 16th-century origins. Dine in the rich baroque surroundings of the original oak-panelled Witchery or among the elegant charms of the Secret Garden. Both are enchanting and magical, with carved panelling, lush drapes, exposed beams, heraldic insignia and gilded ceilings.
Candlelit tables offer an intimate ambience, while the cuisine lives up to the surroundings, with the emphasis on high-quality Scottish seafood, beef, lamb and game, elegantly prepared and presented.

Signature dishes include Oban native oysters; Scallops from the Isle of Mull served in their shell with Iberico ham and garlic butter; Steak tartare with raw quail’s egg;
35-day dry-aged Scotch rib-eye steak, grilled bone marrow, roscoff onion and béarnaise sauce; Lobster and crab omelette, sauce Americaine; Roast loin of Cairngorm venison, black quinoa, iron bark pumpkin, pickled pear; Kir Royale sorbet; Valrhona ‘Equatorial chocolate and pistachio tea cake; Yorkshire rhubarb and custard tart with mascarpone ice cream.

You’ll also discover one of Scotland’s finest wine cellars featuring over 500 wines by the bottle and 16 by the glass. The restaurant was winner of the AA’s coveted best wine list in the UK awards 2013 and named among the world’s greatest wine lists in the inaugural World of Fine Wine Awards in 2014.

The Witchery by the Castle also features nine theatrical suites, perfect for those looking to stay in the most indulgent of settings. Lavishly decorated these suites scream romance with a capital R! Whether you choose the Library, the Old Rectory or the Guardroom, the result is the same – wall to wall decadence, massed antiques, gothic décor and roll-top baths big enough for two! An unforgettably magical experience.

Open seven days from Noon until 11.30pm (last reservation).

Lunch from 12 Noon; Dinner 5pm – 11.30pm*

Pre- theatre Supper 4pm – 6.30pm*

Post-theatre Supper 10.30pm – 11.30pm*
*Last reservation taken at this time.

 
• Private Dining or Weddings & Celebrations – The Witchery – up to 50 guests & The Secret Garden – up to 60 guests.
• 9 fabulously original and indulgent suites.

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