Rhubarb at Prestonfield - Edinburgh Restaurant Review

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The other weekend, Blair and I treated ourselves to a fancy pants Sunday lunch at Rhubarb at Prestonfield.  I'd heard of the place before but for some reason had its location completely wrong in my head - I thought it was out near the airport but it's actually just a few minutes from Holyrood in the east end of the city.  We arrived by car and pulling into the driveway you immediately feel like you're out in the country, not just a short walk from the city centre.  There were even Highland cows in a field outside!

After a slight bit of confusion as to where the restaurant was (there's no signage outside, but you just go straight into the main house and it's through the back) and being slightly terrified by the rather large peacock blocking the entrance, we soon found ourselves inside the rather grand dining room.  With its rich, dark decor it felt like we were dining in a fancy stately home - we felt a tad underdressed!  We had a table right next to the window so we had a good view outside (I enjoyed watching squirrels running up and down the trees) and also a good seat for one of our favourite activities, people watching.