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