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1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)
(0) 131 557 6727
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Ranked #4 of 1,916 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $92 - $122
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Scottish
Neighborhood: Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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newcastle
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Me and my wife dined at the restaurant in December.The restaurant is very clean and has a very relaxed atmosphere. Food was good but its not as good as other Michelin restaurants i have dined at but its also not the worst. I thought the portions were to large and maybes had a few to many elements to them. Food... More 

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Number One. Whilst I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant, I was concerned to read that you left feeling slightly underwhelmed with your experience. Our restaurant has recently undergone refurbishment and changes to the menu therefore I would welcome the opportunity to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I took my husband for a surprise birthday meal and it was really fantastic. All the food was excellent - even if you don't have the tasting menu you'll still get the canapes / amuse bouche / pre-dessert etc. - all lovely! Also the sommelier managed to give us matched wines for a budget I gave him so we had... More 

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your generous review following your celebratory visit to Number One. I am delighted to read that you and your husband enjoyed such a memorable evening. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience with us. Your kind comments regarding our Sommelier are much appreciated and I will take great pleasure... More 

Victoria, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was my first time dining ata Michein restaurant and it was a disappointment. It was obvious it catered to the tourist versus the foodie. Matches of wine and food were a bit off and staff were snobby. Won't go back on my next trip. Many other "genuine" places to go. This is not worth it

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of Number One. I was disappointed to read that your experience did not live up to your expectations and the service provided by my colleagues and I was not to your personal preference. I would be most grateful if you could contact me on the number below to discuss your recent visit in... More 

Luanda, Angola
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Fabulous experience! The food here is amazing and I know why it's a Michelin starred restaurant. I ate things I would never have thought I would like. The wine selection is extensive, but the food is awesome. We had the grilled haddock and beef fillet. Both were excellent dishes.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I shall not bore you with my personal experiences here. Only to say, if you are looking for the best in food, service and surroundings, this is the place to go. The taster menu is superb. Look.... just spend the full £75 (food) and £55 (wine) for an evening that cannot be matched anywhere else in the city. If you... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Fab food we did the taster menu, it was great to try some different dishes, I wouldn't of usually picked. Service was faultless and very friendly. Couldn't fault anything!

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your flattering review following your visit to Number One. Your comments regarding your faultless experience are much appreciated. I will take great pleasure in sharing your feedback with the team, who I know will be delighted to receive such complimentary feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the future and please do not hesitate... More 

Edinburgh
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

4 of us have eaten here twice now and been totally impressed both times. The atmosphere is formal yet relaxed and the food and wine has been fantastic both times. The most recent visit was for my husbands 40th and he was given a special pudding which was a nice touch. We will be back!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife brought me here for a birthday meal. Upon a revival, the staff couldn't do enough to help us. We were given a delicious set of canapes whilst we chose our meals. When the sommelier noticed we were struggling with our wine choices he gave us a great description of some matched wines to the courses, and at the... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We booked a visit to Number One as an early 30th birthday present and we were not disappointed. This was our 3rd trip to a Michelin starred restaurant and I must say the best so far. Food was excellent, service amazing, atmosphere great. I genuinely do not have a bad word to say. I would highly recommend this place. I... More 

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edinburgh
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I treated ourselves to the Hogmanay dining experience at No 1. We started with a Champagne and canapes reception which were delightful. Afterwards we were escorted to the restaurant for our meal. The dishes were amazing with the stand out for me being the fillet of beef. The wines available were very good. We had a gorgeous... More 

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind review following your recent visit to Number One for Hogmanay. I was so pleased to learn that you and your wife enjoyed the experience, from the quality of the food prepared by our chefs to the entertainment provided throughout the evening. I would like to thank you for your feedback regarding the firework... More 

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Additional Information about Number One

Address: 1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
Phone Number: (0) 131 557 6727
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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
Average Prices: USD 92 - 122
Cuisine: Scottish

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