Private Dining

Prestonfield has a long tradition of fine food and warm hospitality. Whatever the occasion there will be few private or corporate events that are not enhanced by the enchanting settings of Prestonfield's impressive private dining rooms.

Each of these historic rooms has its own charms and attractions – all offer memorable dining in the most magical setting.

Italian Room

Dramatically panelled with painted scenes as a souvenir of an eighteenth century Grand Tour, the green and gilt Italian Room is one of Prestonfield's most historic rooms and the most sought-after private dining room in the city.

Dine in a room that has played host to Presidents, Prime Ministers, Royalty and stars of every age - from Boswell, Johnson and Benjamin Franklin to Oliver Reed, Lauren Bacall and Elton John. The Italian room also makes an impressive meeting room and accommodates up to 24 guests in a variety of formats.

Stuart Room

If ever there were a room rich, ripe and dissolute then the Stuart may be it, with its dramatic red, black and gilt décor and luxurious furnishings. This sumptuous private dining or meeting room seats up to 14 guests. Named after the charming portrait of Mary Queen of Scots that still hangs in the room today it has views to the ruins of Craigmillar castle, where Mary fled after the murder of Rizzio.

Garden Room

The bright and elegant chinoiserie-styled Garden room is Prestonfield's largest private dining and meeting room. Seating up to fifty guests, it features French doors leading onto its own private covered terrace and the gardens beyond.

Salon Privee

Prestonfield smallest private room is the most luxurious retreat for just two guests. Hidden off of a stone turret stair, this salon is a glamorous opera-box of a room, overlooking the rose garden. A unique venue for dinner-a-deux or afternoon tea, the salon also make a great place for small private meetings and interviews.


This richly decorated and oh-so glamorous restaurant occupies a pair of grand curved Regency rooms at the heart of this historic venue, it is James Thomson's latest destination restaurant and possibly the most spectacular to date.

Seating up to 50 guests, or 100 guests when used as a pair, Rhubarb makes a spectacularally impressive venue for private dining, when a unique and historic private dining venue is required. Rhubarb offers  exceptional private dining in the most exclusive and memorable historic setting.

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