in Holyrood & Arthur’s Seat

Set in the splendid 17th-century Prestonfield hotel, Rhubarb is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. The over-the-top decor of rich reds set off with black and gold and the sensuous surfaces that make you want to touch everything – damask, brocade, marble, gilded leather – are matched by the intense flavours and rich textures of the modern Scottish cuisine.

Take your postprandial coffee and brandy upstairs to the sumptuous fireside sofas in the Tapestry and Leather rooms. A two-course lunch menu is available for £27.