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‘From nature to plate’ is the mantra of at this sibling of Edinburgh high flyer The Kitchin, which has also picked up a Michelin red gong – thanks to Dominic Jack’s fine-tuned seasonal cooking. Raw materials of distinguished provenance go into starters ranging from a sushi-style tartare of Loch Duart salmon to grouse pâté en croûte served with pear, prune and port. Deft handling and clear, well defined flavours are also the hallmarks of, say, stuffed saddle of Inverurie lamb à la rognonnade with braised fennel, smoked aubergine purée, basil and olive jus, while meals reach a climax with a veritable galaxy of desserts – perhaps a mille-feuille of Braeburn apples and yoghurt cream with nougatine and praline or blackberry and black cardamom pannacotta accompanied by lemon and cardamom sorbet. The kitchen’s “elegant”, sophisticated food is a perfect fit for the cool, contemporary dining room.


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  1. Castle Terrace won it’s first Michelin star this year and after having read many good reviews about it, I was keen to try it out during one of my trips to Edinburgh.

    The dining scene in Edinburgh is of high quality and a few restaurants stand out as being of extremely high quality (e.g., The Kitchin). One of the restaurants that many critics rave about is Castle Terrace. The head chef, Dominic Jack, trained in some of France’s most prestigious kitchens, such as Taillevent and L’Arpege...
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  1. Last time it was Mrs SEO who lunched with friends, but this time it was myself who returned to a restaurant that has never failed to deliver in the past. After a cold and wet walk along Princess Street, we arrived at a warm and cosy Castle Terrace. Although we were slightly early, we were taken straight to our seats and my friend was delighted that the chef had left a signed birthday card. A much appreciated gesture, so thanks very much...
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Essential Details for Castle Terrace

  • Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH1 2EL
  • Telephone: 0131 229 1222
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  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-2pm 6.30-10pm
  • Cuisine: British
  • Area: Scotland
  • Price: £60.00
  • Wine: £20.00
  • Champagne: £56.00

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