Castle Terrace – Edinburghs finest.

castle terrace , edinburgh

Finally, I manage to return to Edinburghs finest restaurant ,Castle Terrace to eat the superb cuisine of the amazing chef Dominic Jack. It`s been a while since my previous visit so I was pretty excited to be spending the weekend in the city and prioritised Castle terrace as my number one choice of places to dine. The restaurant showcases exactly what I`m looking for in a plate of food. Prime regional ingredients cooked with passion and imagination to an ultra high level. The food here carries bags of flavour , it`s technical , it`s accurately cooked and it`s very much classical old school robust taste sensations …right up my street , love it.

For any Game lovers out there –  if you`re ever wanting to do a double hit of the very best of Scottish game then just pop here during Autumn and pair it up with Castle terraces sister restaurant `The Kitchin` . I don`t think you`ll find a better duo in Scotland.

So here`s Dominics seasonal Tasting menu priced at £75 . We enjoyed it with a lovely wine pairing at £55.

Pre dinner cocktails on arrival

castle terrace , edinburgh

Liquid Caesar salad , Caper & Cumin Burger and Salt Cod barbajuan.

castle terrace , edinburgh

Tomato Gazpacho before…and after the pour.

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                       Tartare of Shetland salmon served sushi style

castle terrace , edinburgh

Tartare of Roe Deer from Stobo estate served with Mustard ice cream.

castle terrace , edinburgh

castle terrace , edinburgh

castle terrace , edinburgh

Panna Cotta of Arbroath smokey……. with a hidden surprise.

castle terrace , edinburgh

The cut reveals the hidden surprise inside the Egg.

castle terrace , edinburgh

Sweet Mango puree oozes out onto the hidden tartare below.

castle terrace , edinburgh

Pâté en croûte of roe Deer from Saltoun Estate, served with pear, prune and port

castle terrace , edinburgh

I suppose this one shouldn`t leave the menu now as it`s such a popular dish at Castle Terrace. It might even get as popular as Hestons Meat fruit. Here we were served a Free range creamy Chicken liver parfait placed inside a Muscat grape outer coat. The leaf is a cracker made from Rosemary.

castle terrace , edinburgh

castle terrace , edinburgh

castle terrace , edinburgh

Perfectly Seared hand-dived Orkney Scallop served with a light curry sauce ‘Castle Terrace style’

castle terrace , edinburgh

castle terrace , edinburgh

castle terrace , edinburgh

Barbequed shoulder of Ayrshire Pork served with Chick Pea. A very clever little treat here , ohh jeez I could eat one right now. Potato base topped with the Pork and the Chickpea bun top. The Cheese is actually Turnip.

castle terrace , edinburgh

Ravioli of Crab.

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Roasted fillet of North sea Hake , vegetables and Lemon / Lime sauce.

castle terrace , edinburgh

castle terrace , edinburgh

Risotto of organic spelt from Eden Valley with Scottish Beef and Asparagus…and a wee bit of Truffle for good measure. Ohhh this was so good.

castle terrace , edinburgh

castle terrace , edinburgh

A selection of Blackeytside Farm raspberries with nougatine parfait and crispy doughnutcastle terrace , edinburgh

castle terrace , edinburgh

Petits fours.

castle terrace , edinburgh

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. scotlandeatsout says:

    Love the pictures you took. Can’t believe CT lost its Michelin Star. It’s easil one of the finest restaurants in the whole of Scotland.

  2. It was a criminal act. I was expecting them to get their 2nd.

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