- Telephone 0131 226 2303
- Food served Mon–Thu noon–2pm, 6.30–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–2pm, 6–11pm; Sun 12.30–3pm, 6.30–10pm.
- Average price £16.95 (set lunch); £43 (evening meal)
- Website www.prestonfield.com
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Prepare to be transported to a place of indulgence, located in the grand setting of Prestonfield House, where Rhubarb wows from start to finish. Pure decadence is reflected in the rich fabrics, evocative fragrances and delightful service. Royalty have been known to stay here, and you will feel particularly special when offered the choice of four opulent drawing rooms in which to quaff pre-dinner drinks. The a la carte menu is equally grand, showcasing tender slow-cooked lamb, smoked with rosemary and served with crisp sweetbreads, liver royale and buttermilk potato mousseline. Crackling crusted loin of roe deer is perfectly cooked and complemented by a steak and liver pudding, Jerusalem artichoke puree and curious port-poached salsify. Straying slightly from their emphasis on Scottish produce, forced Yorkshire rhubarb with caramelised white chocolate, ginger confit and lime and coconut ice-cream is delicious and beautifully presented. This is a unique experience, perfect for a special occasion, but the sumptuous surroundings can also be sampled with a reasonably priced table d’hote menu.
- High point: A luxurious experience
- Low point: The impressive wine list is also quite pricey
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 17
- Private dining: up to 500 (stables) and options for smaller groups
- No. overnight rooms: 23
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: contemporary/jazz/classical
- Capacity: 75
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2003
- House wine: £24 per bottle
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