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21212 Restaurant

#100 of 1,789 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Only Michelin Starred Restaurant with Rooms in Edinburgh

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  • 349
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Doug Williams

I went to this fantastic restaurant on Friday accompanied by my parents for my Dad's birthday.Everything about the experience blew me away! The beautifully decorated atmosphere was serene and comforting. Very pleasant and ambient environment and most importantly friendly caring staff. I was so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Douglas W
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to this fantastic restaurant on Friday accompanied by my parents for my Dad's birthday.Everything about the experience blew me away! The beautifully decorated atmosphere was serene and comforting. Very pleasant and ambient environment and most importantly friendly caring staff. I was so happy to be reunited with my beautiful amazing friend Francesca who was one of the waitresses... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I ate here with friends a few weeks ago now. I don't usually leave reviews but felt I would be doing the restaurant a disservice by not sharing on this occasion. The menu was fantastically interesting with being so cryptic and was definitely a talking point. The food looked and tasted perfect and I could not fault the service in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Say what you like about the Michelin Star grading system (and many do), but you can almost always be sure of not only pretty special scran, but also of the Star "experience" that goes with it. If Tom Kitchin's place tends towards the dramatic, this establishment tends towards the sumptuous, but with enough intimacy and not-taking-itself-too-seriously that makes for a... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My wife and I took the train up to Edinburgh for a day, specifically to eat lunch at 21212 and it was worth the trip. The setting is excellent, just 15 minutes walk from the train station, excellent decor and professional friendly front-of-house staff. Our 5 course lunch was contemporary, well portioned, really fantastic to look at and tasted utterly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We ate here in April whilst staying up in Edinburgh for the weekend. First of all the building is beautiful. It has a wow factor. We had pre diner drinks on the first floor in the lounge and then were seated in the main dining room. The kitchen is glassed off but you can see the chefs hard at work.... More 

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edinburgh
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84 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My daughter and myself dined here on 30th April. We received quick and efficient communication from Michelle regarding some questions. As my daughter was in a hurry and her train to Glasgow was at 22.00 hrs we decided to pick from the web-site before going to save time. Four courses for £59. We were never going to order the soup.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stayed three nights at 21212, a combo boutique hotel of four rooms and a Michelin star restaurant. Our room was excellent, our dinner with chef Paul Kitching was extraordinary. We waited for ou8r last night, a Friday evening, to treat ourselves to the much anticipated evening under Paul's direction, and it was totally worth the investment- his work in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely evening here with friends. The food was delicious - so cleverly prepared! Quite possibly the best I've ever tasted! The cryptic menu was fun and we were all so well looked after by the friendly waiting staff who knew the menu inside out too!

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Edinburgh
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

First time at this amazing restaurant and was not disappointed! Wow, the food is without a doubt the best I've had in Edinburgh. Such amazing flavours. I honestly think it's a cut above all the other Edinburgh fancy restaurants. Lovely place, staff were lovely. I couldn't recommend this place enough!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Friendly reception, very nice table for two (by the window). 5 course menu for 69 £, wines for 55. Starter, soup and main course basically well constructed, lots of different ingredients resulting in different tastes from bite to bite. Some of the vegetables (peas) had a chloric taste. Cheese platter with app. 15 sorts. Very good quality but simply too... More 

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

Dear Bert H We note with concern your recent review following a visit to 21212 and the defamatory allegation in relation to hygiene. We would ask that the statement be removed without delay. The food is, of course, prepared to suitable temperatures killing all bacteria and we are regularly inspected to ensure all areas of 21212 maintain their exacting standards... More 

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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 - 104
  • 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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  • 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.