Friday, May 6, 2011

Castle Terrace Restaurant

My Dad outside :-)

Today we dined at Castle Terrace Restaurant in Edinburgh, it has a wonderful set lunch menu and first class food. Its has only been open 9 months and is the sister restaurant to The Kitchin  an award winning  Michelin star restaurant in Edinburgh. In fact the chefs of both places have known each other since they were 17. We were unable to get a table in The Kitchin so opted for Castle Terrace. It recently received a rising star Michelin star award and is on par for getting a star next year. 

Castle Terrace has a philosophy of Nature to Plate with seasonal produce and sustainable seafood and has a great relationship with its suppliers the fisherman and farmers . When I asked about my tomato starter the manager who eagerly served and checked on the tables kindly showed me the tomatoes. I also asked about Hake and what the fish looked like and whether it is sustainable. He kindly educated me on the fish and showed me a picture on his phone, its a delicate white fish and a sustainable alternative to cod. 

I highly recommend this restaurant if your visiting Edinburgh you will be treated to attentive service and gourmet food. For lunch you can have three courses for 20 pounds the portions are adequate and reasonably priced for the high quality of the food.

Seaweed, and cracker canapes

Amuse Bouche - of cucumber foam and smoked salmon, a treat for the tongue

Mum's starter of fresh Scottish asparagus

Hubby's pea soup, with gnocchi and poached egg - wow this one of the best soups we had even eaten

Dad's pigs cheek with a medley of seasonal vegetables, I sampled the meat and to my surprise it was wonderfully tender and tasty I feared it would be chewy

Mum's skate from Shetland a Scottish Island with vegetables 

my tomato and balsamic starter so good

My Hake with a deconstructed Waldorf salad, wonderful delicate and flavorful

Dad's dessert an apple en croute served with an apple crisp and cinnamon ice cream

Petits four - Rhubarb macarons, fudge and mini lemon shortcakes - what a treat

The outside of the restaurant 

Just steps away from the mighty Edinburgh Castle

Our family catching up in Bonnie Scotland over a lovely lunch :-)

Love to you all hugs

33-35 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh EH1 2EL
0131 229 1222

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