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“Every occasion is special” at this recently refurbished contemporary dining room in a Georgian townhouse beneath Edinburgh Castle Mound. Like its elder sibling The Kitchin, Castle Terrace is the real deal: the food is “out of this world”, service is “always utter perfection” and the high-value wine list is “extraordinary”. ‘From nature to plate’ is the now-familiar mantra, and raw materials of distinguished provenance go into starters ranging from tartare of wild Alloa salmon ‘served sushi style’ to a risotto of organic spelt with crispy ox tongue and finely sliced pork collar. Meanwhile, every detail is spot-on when it comes to clear-flavoured mains such as seared ‘hampe’ of Scottish beef with tenderstem broccoli, chilli and garlic or seared North Sea hake on salt cod brandade with a crispy tapenade croûton. To conclude, a veritable galaxy of smile-inducing desserts might feature anything from chocolate and orange pavé with orange sorbet to confit and caramelised peach with honeycomb ice cream and rosemary. Great-value lunch packages are worth a punt, and engaging staff make everyone feel “extremely valued”. In a word, “outstanding”.

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Castle Terrace

Castle Terrace

33-35 Castle Terrace ,Edinburgh EH1 2EL

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Jan 2012

Brilliant. What a great way to spend a cold January Saturday afternoon, and superb value. We arrived slightly early and were ushered to our seats, a party of five and all selected the £24 three course menu – four of us indulged in the matching wines. Once our questions were answered and order taken, melt in the mouth canapés arrived to wet our appetite. As an aperitif we elected on a dry sherry, recommended by the Sommelier. The Sommelier also suggested Snow Queen ‘spelt’ vodka for one guest who...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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    Scotland Eats Out: Sketch - London Breakfast Review :: Scotland Eats Out: Castle Terrace November 2014 - Lunch menu

    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 Times: Tues-Sat 12N-2pm 6.30-10pm
  • Cuisine: British
  • Area: Scotland
  • Price: £69
  • Wine: £25
  • Champagne: £72
  • Private Dining: 16

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