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"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Restaurant Review : Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland

Last time we were back in Glasgow, my lovely hubby surprised me with a night out in Edinburgh, and dinner at Castle Terrace, a seriously good restaurant in the city centre.  Edinburgh chef Dominic Jack heads up the Michelin starred team, and their philosophy is "from nature to plate",  involving only the freshest seasonal produce.  This is high end, special occasion dining - you'll need to dress up and book in advance.

The entire evening, as you'd expect, was first class.  The staff are lovely and the food is amazing.  We had the tasting menu and hubby had the wine flight to match.  Each dish and wine was explained to us as it was served, but not in a long-winded way, just good interesting information.  The pourings in the wine flight are very generous, so prepare yourself for that - you certainly won't be driving home!

No dish stood out for me more than the others, they were all wonderful.  Even the starting canapés in the bar were fabulous - the caesar salad bite was mind blowing.  Here's what we had:-


Caper and cumin burger
Salt cod barbajuan
Caesar salad

Baked potato with cheese

Tartare of North Sea red gurnard with Yorkshire rhubarb

Seared hand-dived Orkney scallops served with a light curry sauce

Black Truffle
Risotto of organic spelt from Doves Farm served with black winter truffle

Roasted fillet of North Sea hake served with an Asian style broth

Fillet of Ayrshire pork served with braised fennel, smoked aubergine puree and basil gnocchi

Yorkshire rhubarb panna cotta served with a yoghurt sorbet and caramelised oats

The canapés in the bar.  That little green thing is the caesar salad bite.
You put the whole thing in your mouth at once and it explodes into a warm
liquid that tastes just like a caesar salad - I have no idea how they did it.  YUM!

If you're celebrating a special occasion, or just want to give yourself a real treat, head along to Castle Terrace in Edinburgh - you won't regret it!

Castle Terrace
33/35 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh EH1 2EL
Phone:- (+44) 0131 229 1222

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