Edinburgh is also known for their great food, missing the opportunity to dine at The Kitchin in Leigh. Since I was visiting Edinburgh Castle, it made sense to lunch at The Kitchin sister restaurant Castle Terrace. Opened in 2010, Castle Terrace quickly gained a Michelin Star. Heading the kitchen is Chef Patron Dominic Jack, food is modern British with a flair of French.
The interior is soft muted brown chairs, against dark wooden tables and floor, with hints of deep sky blue on a wall panel, etched with a line drawing of Edinburgh castle.
Set lunch menu for three courses is excellent value for £33. Pre-starters is beautifully presented, a trio of canapes of light airy tempura, and crispbread. A serving of fresh out the oven bread basket arrived, crusty on the outside, and fluffy in the middle.
A plate of three round ravioli and diced carrots, sliced mushrooms, peppers arrived. The waiter poured the consommé into the dish. Inside the ravioli is wild sea trout from Holy Isle. The clear liquid consommé is still rich on its own and complemented the rest of the ingredients well.
Another pre-cleanser came out, savoury fish mousse on a crispbread. The crispbread is excellent, crunched on every bite.
The next plate arrived, a pleasant and colourful dish the centrepiece is rabbit provençale saddle wrapped like a sushi roll. Lying on a bed of mushy polenta, and very rich tomato sauce.
To finish off an insatiable chocolate praline mousse. Beautifully executed on a plate, a milk chocolate sphere shell with a smooth praline chocolate mousse inside. Different creams and mousses are pipped along the plate and are topped off with pistachios nuts and honeycomb pieces.
Castle Terrace is a fantastic fine dining restaurant, even if losing a Michelin Star in 2016. It is worth a visit and £33 for the set menu Is amazing value.
33-35 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh