Review on Castle Terrace Restaurant
Castle Terrace Restaurant conveniently located behind Edinburgh Castle opened its doors on 14th July 2010, a joint venture between Michelin starred chef Tom Kitchin and Chef Patron Dominic Jack. Their culinary expertise and flair has certainly been highly successful resulting in a number of awards for the restaurant. The whole place looks eminently chic with a modern décor that exudes an understated elegance in tones of rich Georgian Heritage Blue with gold velvet chairs, and a hand-drawn mural showing an outline of Edinburgh Castle by Scottish artist Nichol Wheatley adorning the wall.
Dominic Jack has honed his skills at several Michelin-starred restaurants including the legendary Taillevent and l'Arpège restaurants in Paris. Like its sister restaurant The Kitchin in Leith, the Castle Terrace ethos is the same - From Nature to Plate. The menu is based around keenly sourced impeccable ingredients and you could open your account with ravioli of fresh herbs and Highland crowdie cheese, served with a light tomato sauce and crushed black pepper, following on with a main course of slow cooked fillet of wild North Sea monkfish, served on a salt cod brandade with crisp potato or rabbit from Roxburghshire, wrapped in Ayrshire smoked bacon and served with crisp pastilla, carrots and a caper sauce. Proceedings conclude in style with artfully displayed desserts like millefeuille of raspberries from Blacketyside Farm, served with lemon marshmallow or a chocolate and cherry pavé, served with a cherry sorbet.
There is a stellar wine list featuring a good spread from across the world including some top-end treasures. Service is notably attentive and knowledgeable whilst retaining a warmth and friendliness to the proceedings.
Castle Terrace Restaurant is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.15pm Tue-Thu (12.00 - 2.30pm Fri & Sat)
Dinner: 6.30 - 10.00pm Tue-Thu (6.00 - 10.00pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express