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21212 Restaurant

#127 of 1,824 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Broughton & Calton
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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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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We left 21212 somewhat confused yes, the food was as we expected but there was always lots of bits & pieces that were superfluous which became the main talking point about the dish rather than the main element. Once we got into the restaurant the service was excellent. Table booked for 8:00 pm arrived early so we could have a... More 

Thank JAMS51
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner last night at 21212 - food was exquisite and the service was excellent! Highlights of our dinner were the crab started and the lemon meringue pie dessert - every course was just wonderful. Thank you to everyone at 21212 for such a wonderful evening and we can't wait to come back again!

Thank Jenny C
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So good to find that whilst the young serving crew were all new (to us) the service was as good as always. The food, every morsel of every course, was divine; such depth of flavour crammed into every component is an absolute treat for the palate. We love the variety on the plate, it's exciting and uplifting. The skill in... More 

Thank Fiona_and_Ian
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant with rooms. The food is fine dining with limited choice but everything is prepared to a really high standard and the mix of flavours is a real treat. The rooms are excellent and if anything modest in cost .

Thank W JOHN K
21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting 21212 and we hope you will stay again. More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a dinner for four with good friends on a busy Saturday night. The cooking was a technical triumph, the service was excellent but somehow we left slightly disappointed by what was an overly complicated meal. My starter carried the understated label of "Chicken and Egg" and was wonderful. Others in our party loved the "CCC" (Crab, Celeriac, Caviar).... More 

Thank Andrew L
21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

Gosh, it seems like you loved it .....but? I'll take try too hard over not trying hard enough though. Never had that on a school report! More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for lunch at 21212, and in the week in January there were only 6 covers, however the welcome was warm, all the staff were friendly and knowledgable. The suggested wine matchings were a success, and the flavours of the food were wonderful, with the added treat of being able to see the calm workings of the kitchen. Our... More 

Thank doc50
21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughts and we are glad you enjoyed it so much. More 

Cockermouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

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

Ha - you are tooooo kind - see you soon. More 

New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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 

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

It is nice how life works out sometimes! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 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
21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

And a perfect review! More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 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
21212P, Manager at 21212 Restaurant, responded to this review

Appreciate your review, many thanks 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
$25 - $85
British, Scottish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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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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