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21212 Restaurant

3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland (Calton Hill)
+44 (0)131 523 1030
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Ranked #109 of 1,855 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $114
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Calton Hill
Description: Only Michelin Starred Restaurant with Rooms in Edinburgh
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We went for a special birthday and also stayed the night. It was a long way to go from South Manchester for only one night, so we were expecting great things. We were not disappointed, the welcome at reception was warm and friendly, the setting is impressive, the interior is fabulous and the food is amazing. The menu is outstanding... More

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Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A visit for lunch after several years proved that standards have been maintained. The courses were superbly developed, presented and served, by pleasant and friendly staff in comfortable surroundings. Flavour balances, an eye candy presentation, and a relaxing ambiance could hardly have been improved upon. A trip to the toilets is worth it just to glimpse the residents lounge and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
418 reviews 418 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Always a pleasure to dine where you may be remembered, thanks to Paul's wife for that. We started with drinks upstairs and as before being asked for a "list" caused some extra leg work for the willing staff.My glass of Hampshire sparkling pink, Coates & Sealy @£13.50 was not great. We ate 3 course lunches @ £32 each with a... More

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london
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

.. Was there for lunch...decor nice and staff friendly... Apart from 'madam' who seems to adopt a language lined w patronising tones. Food...very short menu.. Starters were delicious...but the mains fish turbot (£4 more) and the trout...were drowned in messy cucumber and beans and child-like drizzle of dressing...vegetarian mains was a generous serving of boiled veg w an accompanying pot... More

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

Dear Weechaun Thank you for the review and we are delighted that you thought our staff were great and the ambiance was lovely. However, we are sorry that a member of our staff upset you and would like to speak to you to investigate the matter further. We would welcome a phone call at a time that is suitable for... More

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Like Ken D, dining at 21212 is an essential part of our Festival experience. We book our table as soon as we have booked our flights. This year marked our 5th visit (previous visits have included staying in the hotel and a 40th birthday celebration) and it was as gorgeous an experience as ever. 21212 always surprises and delights. It... More

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

We love the festival period and being able to see our regular diners who have been coming since we opened. We hope to see you for many festivals yet and want to say thanks for telling others how much you enjoy 21212. With such a lot to do, we appreciate that the fact you like to fit us in too.... More

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We really wanted to love this restaurant, but we just couldn't. The décor was a bit too pretentious for us and the food was a bit of a miss.

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

Dear Emcewen Thank you for visiting and sharing your opinion with others. We are disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your recent trip to 21212. The decor was carefully picked when we refurbished the building and we were awarded the most Stylish Hotel in Scotland at the Scottish Style Awards. We try to provide a relaxed dining experience and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited as a birthday treat. Can honestly say this was the most amazing food adventure I have ever experienced. Would thoroughly recommend 21212. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, the surroundings beautiful and the range of tastes and flavours bursting from the food unbelievable!

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

We are glad you enjoyed your birthday treat so much. Your review says it all so many thanks for telling others how much you enjoyed it. It is always appreciated, More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is my 4th visit in the last 6 month. Each time we have visited the experience has been amazing. From the welcome to the food and decor. The staff are very welcoming and warm. The atmosphere is very tranquil and relaxed. The food experience each time has been like an adventure. Every mouthful there was a taste of something... More

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

Well 4 times in 6 months shows we must be doing something good and we very much appreciate the fact that you like it, keep coming back and put a nice review up to tell others too. More

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our overall assessment of the food at 21212 is that the chef is trying too hard to be unique and elaborate with the effect that the taste of the key ingrediants gets lost in the adornments. The restaurant is quite plush with a beautiful glass front to the kitchen that allows you to watch the kitchen activity from a distance.... More

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

Dear Cankenjan Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of 21212 with others. We are pleased that you rated our service as excellent - we aim to provide a professional yet relaxed Michelin dining experience for our guests and are very proud of the hard work of all the team at 21212. Chef is also delighted that... More

London
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Having been lucky enough to have worked most of my adult life in 1 and 2 star michelin restaurants, visiting this quirky 1 star was like a breath of fresh air to me. It was clear from the outset that this was an individual restaurant run by a passionate team, determined to deliver a product completely different from the normally... More

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

Gosh, thanks for such a lovely review, very high praise indeed. You will be putting us under pressure next time we see you! Seriously though, it was lovely to read and so nice for the staff who put a great deal of effort into what we do and as you know it's your life, not just a job and it's... More

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