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21212 Restaurant

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Broughton & Calton
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3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
+44 (0)131 523 1030
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Today
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Only Michelin Starred Restaurant with Rooms in Edinburgh

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  • 71
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous. As good as it gets!

My wife surprised me with a birthday lunch in 21212 and the overall experience was tremendous! We had a lovely seat by the window, facing out to the rest of the restaurant and a personalised birthday message from Mr Kitching himself! A lovely host, waiting staff and sommelier served us with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Stephen F
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My wife surprised me with a birthday lunch in 21212 and the overall experience was tremendous! We had a lovely seat by the window, facing out to the rest of the restaurant and a personalised birthday message from Mr Kitching himself! A lovely host, waiting staff and sommelier served us with exceptional professionalism and warmth. We chose one of the... More 

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21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the encouraging review! We appreciate it. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

i was treated to dinner and matched wines by my partner as a birthday treat. Each dish was executed with supreme precision and was matched expertly with complimentary wines. The location is fabulous and the dining room sumptuously decorated, which may not be to everyone's taste, but was to ours. The dishes themselves tantalised and confused my palate in equal... More 

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21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us here at 21212, it is as you say an experience and some people can;t wait to repeat it and for others they move on to another as it was that, an experience. Then some think one and do the other.....maybe we will see you again! More 

Watchung, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife is a trained chef and we are bug foodies, having traveled very frequently and all over Europe. We were excited to visit 21212 and Kitchin to see how these 2 Michelin-started restaurants compared. I recommend 21212 as a must-visit culinary institution for those foodies and travelers that want to experience what the atmosphere and tempo of a Michelin... More 

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21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for both visiting us here at 21212 and for such a nice review. More 

Santa Monica, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I did my homework. I wanted to sample some of Edinburgh's best culinary experiences and my Google searches kept pointing to one place: 21212. I emailed ahead several weeks before I arrived and explained that I was traveling alone and wanted to enjoy the great food. The restaurant replied the next day with the most welcoming message, and followed-up in... More 

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21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

I totally agree with ' doing your homework' There is plenty information out there nowadays to make an informed decision and not leave it to chance. It clearly paid off for you and now you are paying it forward! Many thanks, it was lovely to have you here. More 

Paisley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well this was my first Michelin star experience. A special night out for my 40th birthday without the weans. Service, room, wine, food everything was amazing. I can see how it might be a bit on the experimental side for some people - popcorn in the soup - but that was exactly why we chose it. Do it, you won't... More 

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21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

Love the title, made me laugh! Well you have done it now, no going back. I'm glad your 1st was worth it! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited 21212 last night for my friends 50th birthday and have to say it wasn't the best. Food was ok but not a patch on The Kitchin that we had visited earlier in the day for lunch. Service was good, which is the only reason we left a tip. The most disappointing thing was being constantly reminded that we had... More 

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We are sorry to read your comments following your recent visit to 21212 for your friends birthday especially as a returning customer. We clearly state on all our advertising and literature the minimum courses too be taken by evening diners between Tuesday and Friday is three. We did advise on the night but only to avoid any embarrassment on your... More 

Montreal, Canada
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418 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have eaten at many Michelin-starred restaurants including Scotland. However, the food did not work for us. The flavour profiles of each dish seemed washed out. The key ingredient was perfectly cooked in each case but the surrounding items did not jump out. The presentation was good. We expect to be amazed at each dish but were not. That does... More 

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I do appreciate your balanced review and mark with all things considered. More 

Potomac, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Congratulations to the chef. It was a magnificent experience eating here. The staff is super helpful explaining the menu. The dishes are remarkable for their innovation, mix of flavors and presentation. It is rated with one star from Michelin but it could easily get another one. Their wine list is very well supplied and the sommelier is excellent at helping... More 

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21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for a lovely review. With your address I think Chef would have liked to talk American Civil War.....! Next time! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

21212 was an amazing evening. Food quality was utterly sublime. We went for the 5 course option for £70 and it didn't disappoint. On arrival we were taken to a gorgeous waiting area where we had drinks. The only small criticism here is that it was completely silent - no music or anything - so it did feel a little... More 

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21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for a lovely review, hope to see you again. More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It has one Michelin star, and is probably one of the top restaurants in Edinburgh. The settings are marvelous - an old manour decorated in very good taste. The food is anchored in the British tradition, but with all the twists of creatvity andexcellence of execution you expect from a restaurant at this level. Top quality service.

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Thank you Sir, you are most kind. More 

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Additional Information about 21212 Restaurant

Address: 3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)131 523 1030
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $31 to $106
Cuisine: French, British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)131 523 1030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $106
  • Cuisine: French, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Only Michelin Starred Restaurant with Rooms in Edinburgh
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Broughton & Calton

Neighborhood Profile
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.