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Private Dining in Edinburgh

Prestonfield has a collection of ravishing private dining rooms accommodating anything, from a power breakfast to a midnight feast, a celebratory lunch for eighteen to a formal dinner for eighty.

From a tiny salon just for two to the grandeur of Rhubarb for up to 100 there are few events or celebrations that would not be enhanced by the enchanting setting of these historic and characterful rooms.  All are perfect for birthday, anniversary or graduation celebrations, weddings, formal dinners or private meetings. For larger events of up to 550 guests then The Circular Stables is perfect, for more information of Edinburgh's most impressive events venue click here.

If you are planning an occasion our events team would be delighted to give you a tour of Prestonfield's private rooms and show you our range of specially-created seasonal menus offering choice menus for up to 24 guests. 


Garden Room

Elegant, chic and bright with French doors onto its own private covered terrace, this Chinoiserie-styled room is Prestonfield’s largest private dining room and offers direct access to Prestonfield’s gardens and lawn. Seats up to 50 guests on circular tables and also makes an impressive wedding venue or location for a drinks reception.

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. The most sought-after private room in the city, it offers the opportunity to 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.

Seats up to 24 guests.

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 is the most striking and dramatic of Prestonfield’s private rooms. The nearby Leather Room makes the perfect location for a Champagne or cocktail reception to meet your guests before dining in the Stuart Room.

Famed for its views to Craigmillar Castle and its portrait of Mary Queen of Scots, the Stuart Room seats up to 16 guests on one table and 24 guests on circular tables.

Salon Priveé

For the ultimate in private dining Prestonfield’s smallest private room is a luxurious retreat for just two guests. Hidden off of a stone turret stair, this glamorous and romantic opera box of a room is a perfect hide-away with your waiter just a bell-call away.


Rhubarb, Prestonfield's fine dining destination restaurant is sometimes available on an exclusive use basis, seating up to 50 or 100 guests in exceptional style. It is one of Edinburgh's truly unique venues.

Our skilled events team would be delighted to discuss the diverse possibilities of private dining at Prestonfield. Please call 0131 662 2323

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