Castle Terrace Restaurant is all about representing the finest produce in Scotland. The award-winning restaurant, which was completely refurbished in the beginning of 2016, showcases Chef Patron Dominic Jack's many years of training in some of France's top kitchens. His skills, passion and attention to detail is truly reflected in his innovative and modern menu.


Castle Terrace Restaurant opened its doors on 14th July 2010 to introduce a new dining experience to the city of Edinburgh. Combining the culinary expertise and flair of the team behind award-winning Michelin star restaurant The Kitchin, Castle Terrace Restaurant is led by Edinburgh-born Dominic Jack. Nestled underneath Edinburgh Castle, the stylish award-winning restaurant offers a truly unique fine dining experience with a menu created from Chef Patron Dominic Jack’s modern and innovative cooking skills.

Castle Terrace presents modern British cuisine influenced by learned French cooking techniques and an appreciation of the best ingredients available from Scotland’s outstanding natural larder. The well-balanced and exciting menus reflect Dominic’s many years of training in some of Europe’s top Michelin star kitchens - such as l’Arpège, restaurant Les Elysées and Taillevent in Paris, where he spent many years working as sous chef for Michelin 3-star chef Alain Solivérès. Castle Terrace is a true representation of the finest and freshest seasonal Scottish ingredients and offers elegant and wonderfully balanced dishes, all prepared with a delicate flair and passion.

The restaurant’s philosophy - From Nature to Plate - is exactly the same as its sister restaurant The Kitchin. Dominic Jack and fellow chef proprietor of The Kitchin, Tom Kitchin, met as young chefs in Gleneagles and have since taken similar career paths , influencing and encouraging one another over the years.

Castle Terrace Restaurant is fresh, modern, stylish and bright and the ambience of the restaurant is welcoming but relaxed. Simple and uncluttered with beautiful detail, neutral tones are blended with bright flashes of warm colour. The newly refurbished dining room which features a hand drawn impressive mural of Edinburgh Castle is displaying royal Georgian blue paintwork throughout and soft furnishings by Bute Fabrics. Castle Terrace Restaurant clearly displays a lush ambience with a blend of rustic glamour while keeping true to its Georgian townhouse roots. The open plan state of the art kitchen now features a chef's table and an impressive wine cellar.

Read more about Castle Terrace Restaurant's Chef Patron, Dominic Jack.

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Fine Cuisine

Castle Terrace offers a three course set lunch menu and a six-course Tasting menu, as well as the A’la carte menu which offers daily seasonal specialities.



Castle Terrace Restaurant is closed on the following dates for 2018 (all dates are inclusive):

Tuesday 3rd April - Saturday 7th April
Tuesday 24th July - Saturday 28th July
Tuesday 9th October - Saturday 13th October
Tuesday 25th December 2018 - Monday 14th January 2019

Alternatively, our sister restaurant, The Kitchin, is open during these closure dates, excluding the festive season. They can be contacted on 0131 555 1755 or on Bookings for The Kitchin can also be made online here.

Also, our gastro-pub, The Scran & Scallie, awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin, is open 7 days a week, excluding Christmas Day and can be contacted directly on or 0131 332 6281.

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