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Number One

The Balmoral Hotel | 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
(0) 131 557 6727
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Ranked #8 of 1,838 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $92 - $122
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Description: Set beneath a magnificent clock tower, The Balmoral Hotel is an elegantly cosmopolitan five-star hotel in the heart of Edinburgh's bustling Princes Street. Number One restaurant offers a refined dining experience, with a Michelin-starred menu that emphasises local produce in a creative display of Scottish cooking. Plush curved booths and well-spaced tables offer discretion and intimacy in understated and upmarket surroundings.
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93% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

this was one of the nicest meals we have ever eaten, absolutely fantastic food. The restaurant is inside the hotel, it has excellent service a great wine list and even better tasting food. We had 3 courses my favourite being my desert, my husband said the cheese board was the best he had ever tasted. There is lots of choice... More

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Bures sur Yvette
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

service is wonderful. advise on the wine was excellent. the dishes were excellent. a really good evening,

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The restaurant itself is very well laid out you have lots of space between tables. The staff are very professional courteous and friendly. The wine waiter was very knowledgable and picked me the perfect wine. We had the tasting menu and every dish was Superb. The dress code was not over the top either shirt dress trousers would suffice jacket... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had dinner whilst staying in the hotel From start to finish it was tremendous, relaxed dining with some mouthwatering food and first class service the staff were very knowledgeable and very helpful when it came to choosing what we wanted. ! Like the restaurant it is nos 1

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I had the privilege of visiting Restaurant Number One for dinner before heading into the city to enjoy the world cup final. I have to say from the moment I arrived until the moment I left the experience was nothing but a pleasure. I opted for the tasting menu and from the canapes to the dessert each dish was a... More

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West Lothian
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Food is beyond words and so is the service. In the days of mass production the Number One provides local produce cooked perfectly. The mix of flavours and choice of the menu are exquisite.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I visited Number One earlier this year during a short break in Edinburgh. We had a great dining experience: the food was exquisite, broad offer of wines below 50 GBP and the atmosphere is modern yet romantic. We would definitely revisit, and would recommend to others but bring both your wallets because it will be a pricy... More

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east midlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We recently had dinner at Number One at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh and this was our fifth visit. It is one of our favourite restaurants of all time and once again did not disappoint. We like the layout of the restaurant - the tables are really well spaced so you are not forced to eavesdrop on your neighbours conversation.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have wanted to try this restaurant for ages and finally got the chance a few weeks ago with friends-FANTASTIC as I knew it would be. The highlight for me was the rabbit, superb. My two friends also enjoyed the food, one had the sea trout, the other had the beef, all absolutely faultless. You really do feel special when... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We booked Number One for our first anniversary and every experience here just gets better and better. The food is unquestionably flawless: my husband always raves about the fois gras and he is not a man who gushes about anything. I loved the trout on this occasion as well as the beef. We were comfortably full which made the experience... More

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a review following your most recent visit. As always, it was great to have you in Number One and especially on the occasion your special anniversary. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable evening and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards Gary... More

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