Rhubarb, Prestonfield, Prestfield Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT
LocationPrestonfield, Prestfield Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT
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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 Kenny Coltman, 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.

The sensual glories of Rhubarb extend to its four fabulous private dining rooms, where special events are made unforgettable and weddings are a speciality. The Italian Room, seating up to 18, is gorgeously decorated with 18th-century murals. The Stuart Room, also seating up to 18, is sited in the oldest part of the house and is kitted out in bold stripes with French antique gothic thrones. The Garden Room, seating up to 50, with its bright airy chinoiserie has French doors leading to the south lawn. And the round 19th-century Stables seatsup to 550 in its amazing circular tented pavilion equipped with the best light and sound equipment. So from intimate to grand, Rubarb at Prestonfield can accommodate your wildest wishes. Menus may include starter of duck rillettes with baby pickles and olive crostini, main course of roasted corn-fed chicken, white bean mash and Mediterranean veg, and pud of ice tiramisu parfait with chocolate macaroons.



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