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Number One at The Balmoral

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1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
441315576727
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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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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Memorable flavours and world-class cuisine. A truly outstanding culinary...
Memorable flavours and world-class cuisine. A truly outstanding culinary experience, worthy of its Michelin star for the 13th consecutive year. As one of the finest Edinburgh restaurants, 'Number One' presents an innovative blend of Scottish and French flavours. Saute Foie Gras with duck confit. Borders lamb, broad beans and grelot. Rhubarb and white chocolate panna cotta. Take a seat on the golden banquettes and sample some of Scotland's most creative dishes from our tasting menus. Equally striking are the original artworks from The Royal College of Art that hang on the red lacquered walls.
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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
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This will go down as one of our top 5 meals, ever. Service: impeccable. Food: delicious and beautiful to look at. Atmosphere: quiet, romantic. Wine list: superb. The moment we walked in we were quickly and quietly ushered to a lovely corner table / banquette, where we could sit comfortably close... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Cary, North Carolina
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This will go down as one of our top 5 meals, ever. Service: impeccable. Food: delicious and beautiful to look at. Atmosphere: quiet, romantic. Wine list: superb. The moment we walked in we were quickly and quietly ushered to a lovely corner table / banquette, where we could sit comfortably close together but still see each other. The staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant, beautiful setting. The food it's absolutely amazing. One of the best meals I've ever have in my live.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I dined here on our trip to Scotland and the food was wonderful mix of unusual flavors with a spectacular end result.

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, 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 and your husband enjoyed your experience and were impressed by the quality and the flavours of the food. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Yours Sincerely Gary Quinn Restaurant... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This was a birthday treat for my lovely wife (she reads these) and what a treat, the service when above and beyond to make this a special meal, and the whiskey sour was made with magic, it couldn't be anything else. If your going to make it one to remember make it one to remember at number one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had the most amazing dinner, the service was amazing and the pricing very fair for a one star Michelin restaurant. We had the lobster, one of the best I ever tasted, the duck and the lamb. All fresh local produce made brilliantly. Don't miss the raspberry soufflé! A must if you're in Edinburgh !! Can't recommend it enough :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I had the 7 course tasting menu and it was excellent, a combination of beautifully presented dishes with lovely service. I also found it good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Thanks to everyone at number one for making our second wedding anniversary special. We met the Head Chef Brian for the first time on this occasion and we were very grateful for the time he gave us. It's always a privilege to eat here. The prestige menu and matching wines is a wonderful experience and we cannot wait to return... More 

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review following your recent celebratory visit to Number One. It was a pleasure to have you back and especially on the occasion of your special second wedding anniversary. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable evening and had the opportunity to meet with Head Chef, Brian Grigor personally. Thank you very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had the the 10 course taster menu with selected wine menu which was incredible. The staff were also brilliant and gave us an unforgettable dining experience for our wedding anniversary thank you so much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

With attentive service we were immediately ushered to our table in this stylish restaurant with romantic ambiance. Upon ordering our drinks, we were offered an amuse bouche with 4 hearty separate delights. The assortment of homemade breads stood out in my mind when devouring one of each! I couldn't make up my mind which to try, and the adorable server... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We both had the Scottish Experience menu. The courses were well chosen, flawless. The staff are very attentive but not overbearing.

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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind review following your recent visit to Number One. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with our Scottish Experience Menu. Your feedback regarding the attentive service provided by my colleagues is much appreciated. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Balmoral in the future. Kind Regards... More 

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Additional Information about Number One at The Balmoral

Address: 1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 441315576727
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Princes Street and Gardens
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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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: 441315576727

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Memorable flavours and world-class cuisine. A truly outstanding culinary experience, worthy of its Michelin star for the 13th consecutive year. As one of the finest Edinburgh restaurants, 'Number One' presents an innovative blend of Scottish and French flavours. Saute Foie Gras with duck confit. Borders lamb, broad beans and grelot. Rhubarb and white chocolate panna cotta. Take a seat on the golden banquettes and sample some of Scotland's most creative dishes from our tasting menus. Equally striking are the original artworks from The Royal College of Art that hang on the red lacquered walls.
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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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.
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