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21212 Restaurant

#116 of 1,853 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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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12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Only Michelin Starred Restaurant with Rooms in Edinburgh

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  • 376
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 67
    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
Amazing experience and very freindly team.

An excellent long lunch in this very exclusive but relaxed venue. The building has been converted beautifully and i am sure the bedrooms are just as nice. We opted for the 5 course menu. The option to change some dishes was offered to us which is a nice touch. The food deserves every award it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
TigerMoth1969
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London
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  • Special occasions
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London
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An excellent long lunch in this very exclusive but relaxed venue. The building has been converted beautifully and i am sure the bedrooms are just as nice. We opted for the 5 course menu. The option to change some dishes was offered to us which is a nice touch. The food deserves every award it has, flavours, textures and seasoning... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A leaving present brought us to 21212. Up until that time we hadn't frequented any of the Michelin Star restaurants in Edinburgh. My partner was expecting a very stuffy place, with small artistic portions and had set her expectations appropriately. As had I to an extent. We were both very surprised by both the interesting delicious food and the warm... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had a very nice evening at this resteraunt . My overall impression walking in was breathtaking the decor was stunning . We were welcomed by a pleasant girl who kindly showed us to area where we relaxed with a glass of champagne before our meal . We were then shown to our table . And to be honest we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A beautifully decorated dinning room set the mood for a wonderful evening of fine dinning. The food was imaginative and beautifully presented accompanied by a discerning wine list. A beef dish packed in the flavours, the Orange wine was a wonderful surprise and the service was exceptional.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Stayed for three nights at this fabulous restaurant with rooms ... Everything was perfect ..luxurious room, the most delicious and adventurous food, and really friendly staff ... A unique combination of creativity and professionalism but in a wonderfully relaxing way. Thank you everyone at 21212, we will be back I'm sure.

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

We shall look forward to seeing you again then. Many thanks for the review. More 

Edinburgh
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We are not short of good restaurants in Edinburgh, quite the contrary. However it is hard to think of any restaurant on the same level as 21212. Quite extraordinary, no wonder it has 4 AA stars. Everything (staff, decor, atmosphere, food wines service) is really magnificent and very good value. A real treat this one.

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

You are so kind, thanks very much for your compliments. More 

Doha, Qatar
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is different, and should be embraced as such. Go with an open mind and follow the culinary journey that will be mapped out for you. Our large family gathering had a private room at the rear of the house with views over the long garden. I think we had a set seven course meal with a choice for the... More 

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

Yes, you are completely right, an open mind! Appreciate your review. More 

Edinburgh
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We dine fairly often in Michelin starred restaurants so have a benchmark. For us, what Paul does here is a step too far. We felt this moved beyond "food" and he takes it to a level that we don't enjoy. . There was too much going on on the plate for us to appreciate any one element. The cutlery was... More 

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

I'm sorry you did not enjoy 21212 as much as you probably hoped for. The portions being small is not a criticism aimed at us normally. There are between 2- 5 courses on offer and I imagine this would satisfy every appetite. More 

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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was our first visit to this restaurant, and it excelled in all areas. It is quite different from the other Michelin starred restaurants in Edinburgh, but every bit as good. Each dish contained an unusual variety of flavours, all of which seems to work well together. Service was also excellent. I'm sure we will return before too long.

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

I certainly hope that we will see you again soon. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The food and composition was excellent with a 5 star rating without question. I would however advise anyone booking to make sure that there is not a tourist group booked at the same time. We had that experience at a Saturday lunch were 80 % of the guests in the restaurant belonged to the somewhat harried tourist group with a... More 

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

Thanks for coming to visit us at 21212 and I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch. As you said, we did have a group in for lunch. They were 17 people and took up 4 tables and other tables took up more space than that so they were not in the majority. We don't normally do a lot of groups but... 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.
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