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21212 Restaurant

#117 of 1,806 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Broughton & Calton
British, Scottish, European
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3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
+44 131 523 1030
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting 21212 for three years now and are never disappointed by the whole experience. Katie, Beth and all the staff are extremely professional and friendly too - the rooms are simply the best !!!! Paul Kitching is a "Geordie Genius" in the kitchen - the food is completely unique and each time we visit the food never... More 

Thank alis0n1963
New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest I wasn't sure what to expect. We ended up here for dinner as our original reservation at Number One was cancelled as they had decided to shut down for a couple of weeks and wanted to go somewhere special to celebrate our anniversary. The menu doesn't give a lot away with its descriptions but the food that... More 

Thank Shoes15
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple best restaurant I've ever been to. Food was delicious, wine was amazing. A perfect birthday meal with my boyfriend. ❤

Thank Katef73
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday dinner here last night. Lovely meal, great service. Cocktails were excellent, meal was fun — pushed flavors, lovely mix. Beth, who took care of us, is fantastic. Excellent for a special occasion.

Thank SixesAndSevens
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, as stated in the title "I'm on the fence here" we have positives and negatives. On arrival we were greeted in the lobby with a warm and pleasant welcome, we were then waited to our table at the window with the long cosy bench seat which looked nice but both me and my wife was sitting on the same... More 

Thank Rod M
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

21212 has become over the years somewhat a Edinburgh institution and is situated in a stunning Georgian townhouse designed by William Playfair. So onto the food, unfortunately due to me not feeling very well i had to stop the food at my main course but i can comment on the food i did eat. The food here is almost like... More 

Thank lukeoban101
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

21212 was my favourite spot in the city. Till last November when I tried to book for 3 people but I am vegetarian intollerant to garlic and the second person does not eat seeds. Not a huge problem to avoid adding seeds not being an allergy. Every restaurant can amend their courses a bit. Not them. We were asked from... More 

Thank GiadaG1976
21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear GiadaG1976 We are sorry that we could not host your party at 21212 due to the number of dietary requirements within your party. As you state, you had eaten previously at 21212 and we have no issues accommodating vegetarian customers and those with an intolerance for garlic, raw onions and shallots. However, we were not 100% certain that we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't normally write a review but I had such a fabulous time yesterday evening that I had to put fingers to keyboard . Right from the greeting at the door by Beth our evening was spot on . The food was delicious , drinks really good , nothing too much trouble and lovely staff that tied it all together... More 

Thank Georhina
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Katie and the front of house team make you welcome but the ridiculously few options in the menu will dumbfound Same as last time, there are few options, but really hard to discount anything, and there are no bad choices. You must have the soup course, it's a real treat, but whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed, foodies... More 

Thank DarBuc
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food it was spectacular every course was exceptional and the decor is amazing but it's not great for a business dinner for six. There is no background music so we felt like we were the entertainment as all the rest of the guests were couples, and had tuned into our chat. Also for every dish we were interrupted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $83
British, Scottish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Broughton & Calton
  • Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
  • Phone Number: +44 131 523 1030
Only Michelin Starred Restaurant with Rooms in Edinburgh

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Broughton & Calton

Neighborhood Profile
Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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