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Like its elder sibling The Kitchin, this cool contemporary dining room in a Georgian townhouse beneath Edinburgh Castle Mound also touts a Michelin red gong – thanks to its “truly creative and innovative” chef/patron Dominic Jack. ‘From nature to plate’ is the now-familiar sloagan, and raw materials of distinguished provenance go into starters ranging from hand-dived Orkney scallops with a light curry sauce to breaded veal kidney from Rungis market served with celery, mustard and mushrooms. Meanwhile, “every mouthful is considered” when it comes to clear-flavoured mains such as roast North Sea monkfish wrapped in Ayrshire ham alongside sweet pepper marmalade and pink fir apple potatoes or saddle of Stobo Estate roe deer with celeriac, apple and caramelised walnuts. To conclude, a veritable galaxy of smile-inducing desserts might feature anything from caramel soufflé with chocolate ganache and popcorn ice cream to Blacketyside Farm raspberries with nougatine parfait and crispy doughnut. Staff are “absolutely second to none”, great-value lunch packages are “worth a visit” and there are some excellent food-matching possibilities on the high-value wine list.

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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 EH1 2EL
  • Telephone: 0131 229 1222
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  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-2pm 6.30-10pm
  • Cuisine: British
  • Area: Scotland
  • Price: £69
  • Wine: £22.5
  • Champagne: £69.5

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