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Rhubarb Restaurant, Edinburgh,

Rhubarb Restaurant

4.9
4.9
103 Reviews
£41 and over
British
  • Great for fine wines
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
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. Black-kilted porters escort you to Rhubarb's two oval Regency dining rooms decorated in 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 into sublime grub. Popular dishes include the Gewurztraminer poached foie gras, the breast of Loue chicken on tarragon risotto, and the assiette of rhubarb desserts. There are more than five hundred wines to choose from, and more than one hundred malts.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0131 225 1333
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual

What 103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

104 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best food and ambience of the world. It is worth a detour.

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  2. Foodie123

    Charleston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is beautiful! The service and food was amazing! A great place to celebrate our 40th anniversary! I highly recommend Rhubarb.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location with exceptional food and service!!

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  4. Bill

    Las Vegas

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining, venue, service, food all first class. A true dining experience.

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  5. sesauer

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a treasure this place is. The opulence of the place is breathtaking. If you can start your evening with a cocktail upstairs. There are open fireplaces in the colder seasons and it couldn’t be any cosier. The food is great, the wine list impressive. I can recommend the chateaubriand

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  6. Ash789

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an elegant and interesting location! Food was excellent. I had the tomato appetizer and it was absolutely delicious. The main Bass dish was very good. My friends had the shake and really enjoyed it. After dinner we wandered around all the rooms. The place is amazingly decorated.

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  7. KimS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rhubarb Restaurant is a fantastic splurge. The rooms, the food, and the service are all incredible. I got the 3 course dinner. Each course was delicious, as was the wine. The service was attentive and friendly. I enjoyed peeking into the various other rooms after dinner. In addition to being excellent, having dinner here is quite unforgettable because all the rooms are just so beautifully decorated.

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  8. BrookU

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful setting with great food and service. Expensive but we expected that.

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  9. StephenS

    Newcastle

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Rhubarb is our go-to stopping point when visiting the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Set in the gorgeous Prestonfield House, even before you get to the beautifully decorated dining room, you are wandering around the beautifully landscaped gardens. Once inside, there is an a la carte menu of deliciousness, and during the Edinburgh Fringe, they have a three-course table d'hote menu, which never disappoints in terms of choice, value or quality. There are few restaurants we would return to time and time again, but Rhubarb is one we certainly will. Check out the hotel's website for some exciting events coming up very soon and stay for a stunning meal.

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  10. MaritzaW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our dining experience was sublime!! The most beautiful and secluded place we’ve been to in all our European travels. The food and the service were the very best!!

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FAQs

Rhubarb Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Rhubarb Restaurant

Prestfield Road, Prestonfield, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newington
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is free.
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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