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Number One

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Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
(0) 131 557 6727
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Set beneath a magnificent clock tower, The Balmoral Hotel is an elegantly...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 550
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    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wondeful

My husband and I ate at Number One as my birthday treat. The restaurant itself is very lovely but the wonderful food just takes your attention away from anything else. We both chose the 3 course menu however after the canapes, pre starter, pre dessert and petit fours its feels somewhat more that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Deboragh I
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Preston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate at Number One as my birthday treat. The restaurant itself is very lovely but the wonderful food just takes your attention away from anything else. We both chose the 3 course menu however after the canapes, pre starter, pre dessert and petit fours its feels somewhat more that just 3 courses. The food was absolutely... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Out standing, it's not every day I would eat in a place like this, but for a special occasion I would highly recommend.the staff were brilliant, the food was a amazing, the atmosphere was first class.

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your lovely review following your recent visit to Number One. I am delighted to read that you considered your experience outstanding. Your feedback regarding both the quality of the food and the brilliant service provided by my colleagues is much appreciated. I will take great pride in sharing your comments with my team.... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Recently renovated No1 is very comfortable with well spaced tables and a pleasant atmoshere. The staff are attentive without always being in your face and all seem to be very well informed on each item on the menu. The food is excellent and the whole dining event is relaxed and enjoyable, I would return to dibne here again and again.... More 

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Space Coast, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Environment - Upper class, but definitely not casual. Decoration was from Scottish artists. Quite a romantic feeling as the lights we dimmed along with a few candles adorning the restaurant tables. Service - 5-6 servers including managers, over half the staff were/are french. Welcoming, warm and everything was extremely smooth. Asked after ever course if we were happy with the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We had travelled to Edinburgh for a very special weekend celebration a 60th; 30th and 21st birthday. There was a party of seven. Two of the group had eaten in the restaurant on a previous occasion and recommended a return visit. Throughout the evening the service was outstanding; friendly, very informative and made us all feel special. The food was... More 

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Johnstone, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Myself & partner arrived 7.15 our bookin was made for 7.30 we were greeted and seated immediately. Refurbishment looks great we were seated in comfy corner seats We were there for more than 2 hours and enjoyed every moment.  So many staff fussed over us it was great they were so attentive. We opted for the 3 course meal menu... More 

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your generous review following your recent visit to Number One. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit from the quality of the food to the attentiveness of the team through to the general atmosphere of our newly refurbished restaurant. I will certainly share your review with my colleagues... More 

Galashiels, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went here for my 40th birthday. My husband and I had the seven course taster menu and have to say it was absolutely fantastic. We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived to the second we left, nothing was too much trouble and all the staff were attentive without being intrusive. Perfect balance. I have to say... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Me and my partner ate here and it was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had! The food was outstanding and the service was top class! We had the tasting menu and wine pairing and everything from start to finish was just fantastic! Thank you

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We ate a wonderful dinner here, food was good, loved the beef with the bone marrow potato! Service was in keeping with the food and style of restaurant - faultless. A a bit more expensive than similar we in London but not complaining

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Edinburgh
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best dinner we have had yet ! We had the Taster Menu and the drinks to match each course but it was fantastic !

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful review following your recent visit to Number One. I am delighted to read that you considered your tasting experience to be the best one you have had to date. Your feedback is much appreciated and it will be a pleasure to share your comments with my colleagues. We hope to welcome you back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Castle / Royal Mile / High St
  • Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
  • Phone Number: (0) 131 557 6727

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 92 - 122
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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