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Number One

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Princes Street and Gardens
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1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
(0) 131 557 6727
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This restaurant is at The Balmoral Hotel
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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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  • 30
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  • 12
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely evening

We booked to have dinner here on our first evening in Edinburgh and were not disappointed with our experience.The ambience in the restaurant was sophisticated ,without being over the top .The tables were well spaced ,so you didn't feel you were listening to others at close by tables which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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149 reviews 149 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We booked to have dinner here on our first evening in Edinburgh and were not disappointed with our experience.The ambience in the restaurant was sophisticated ,without being over the top .The tables were well spaced ,so you didn't feel you were listening to others at close by tables which was very nice.The waiting staff were all very friendly and very... More 

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Kent
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to a Michelin star restaurant and what a great experience it was. Such delicious food and wonderful service, we hope to return when we are next in Edinburgh. The atmosphere in the restaurant has a nice relaxed feel and we were made to feel very comfortable. Do not hesitate to book a table here, perfect!!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Whilst staying at The Balmoral in March we dined here on a Sunday evening. We had the 10 course prestige tasting menu with tasting wines! We just about managed to eat it all! Every dish was divine and they even changed one of the courses for me to replace something I wasn't keen on. The Sommelier did a fantastic job... More 

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your kind review following your recent visit to Number One. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with our 10-course prestige tasting menu. Your feedback regarding the friendly service provided by my colleagues and our Sommelier, Laurence Jordan is especially pleasing. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

First time in a Michelin star and very pleasantly surprised at how relaxed whole experience was. Very personable experience from start to finish, with particular thanks to the sommelier's adding to the brilliant standard of food. It is dearer than standard restaurant meals though nothing standard about anything at Number One, definitely recommend and definitely be back.

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Dublin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My partner and I dined here on our weekend away in Edinburgh. Even though it is Michelin Star it didn't have that uncomfortably stiff atmosphere a lot of them do. The staff were superb, particularly the Sommelier who took the time to advise us on Whiskey and wines. We were made to feel very special and the food was superb.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Mid range review reflects the polar opposite views of the diners, One person was very dissappointed and one person loved it. The dining room was beautiful and atmospheric and the staff extremley attentive and very knowledgable. For me the best food courses were the ones not on the menu, the wee tasters were fantastic however the foie gras and venison... More 

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your recent celebratory visit to Number One. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the decor and the atmosphere of our newly refurbished restaurant as well as the attentive service provided by my colleagues. At Number One, we appreciate all guest feedback and that each person has their own... More 

York, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited Number One to celebrate our engagement that day and was stunned from start to finish. This is the first time we've visited a Michelin starred restaurant, and admittedly, we didn't really know what to expect. The whole experience was wonderful and worth every penny of our bill. The (newly refurbed) dining room is classy and tables laid out with... More 

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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 celebratory visit to Number One. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your evening from the quality of the food to the attentive service provided by my colleagues. The Sherry that you thoroughly enjoyed with your dessert was 30yr old Pedro Ximinez Sherry... More 

Haddington, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had dinner here on business. A nice meal though didn't quite overwhelm. Beef as the main course was impressive as was the dessert. Service was also good.

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your business dinner at Number One. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the Beef main course as well as your dessert. Your feedback regarding the service provided by my colleagues is much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back to the restaurant in the near future. Yours Sincerely... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I just love French cooking when it is done with precision, vigour and passion.From start to finish, this restaurant delivers it with real attention to detail. As expected from the Balmoral Hotel, an unobtrusive but friendly welcome from the team and we were seated immediately. We were offered pre - dinner , which were delightfully unusual and flavoursome, the smokey... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

WE HAVE VISITED NUMBER ONE BEFORE - A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO - IT WAS BETTER THIS TIME it has been refurbed but the lacquered panels will need a bit of attention in the long run. Staff were pleasant and helpful menu was a little difficult to choose from canapes were a bit dried up amuse bouche was rabbit roulade... More 

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for sharing your impressions following your most recent visit to Number One. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience overall. Your feedback regarding the pleasant and helpful service provided by my colleagues is especially pleasing. It will be a pleasure to share your review with my team and we hope to... 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>  > Princes Street and Gardens
  • Neighborhood: Princes Street and Gardens
  • 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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Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

Neighborhood Profile
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.