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21212 Restaurant

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Broughton & Calton
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3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB, Scotland
+44 (0)131 523 1030
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had one of the best meals I've ever had here. Fun and witty combinations of textures and flavours. Service was impeccable, as expected. But expensive, again, as expected.

Thank JohannKnobel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at 21212 during our one night stay in September. The restaurant is intimate and obviously perfectly situated to the hotel...a mere twenty steps down the staircase. Rested after a long train journey and a soaking tub in our room...we descended for dinner. The dining room is small..the kitchen in open view...a large staff for such a small venue.... More 

Thank AJDC2015
north west
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an experience Very good food and great service that is very friendly but not intrusive. Gourmet food of a very high standard .It it not cheap but the quality is there. Cost around £140 per person including wine .But I would certainly go back

Thank gair s
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place and a warm, friendly welcome. Enjoyed a pre-dinner cocktail in the stunning upstairs lounge then onto dinner in the dining room, sitting side by side looking out onto the room ... which was unusual but good, we could both see what was going on, nice atmosphere. The food was beautifully presented and my '3 little fishes' starter was... More 

Thank McJax
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took friends to 21212 for a special birthday meal. Overall we enjoyed it, but perfection it was not. One doesn't expect staff to reach over a table to serve, unless space is very tight (which it isn't). This happened several times. The olives and pickled vegetables served with pre-dinner drinks, while good, were not a good prelude to fine... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Edinburgh for a special day out to celebrate a birthday. We booked into 21212 having read good reviews. On arrival we were shown to a table in a corner by the window, where we both looked over the whole of the restaurant. The restaurant was full and it was obviously a group booking in mainly walking gear,... More 

Thank John G
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOWZA, I'm not a food snob however I know I enjoy the effort that goes into Michelin star cooking. Having been to several in the past 3 years I'm no connoisseur but man oh man can these guys cook. The food is incredible, the service is amazing and the finances aren't piggy bank raidingly dear. We had a 5 course... More 

3 Thank Tom P
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated our 17 year anniversary here and glad to say we were not disappointed. The environment is inviting and calm. You almost feel like you being invited into a family home to enjoy the 21212 hospitality. The staff are friendly and look happy, and it is a pleasure to see the team all working together to create and serve some... More 

Thank Safeguard
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a delight to have stumbled upon 21212. It wasn't until we were seated that we realized we had found a Michelin rated restaurant - one of only a few in Edinburgh. The dining experience was superb. The food creative and beautifully plated. Flavors danced in our mouth with unusual but harmonious pairings. The staff is highly trained. Can't wait... More 

Thank rokkvi
Norwich, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is 'out of this world'. The service was everything one could desire. But how does one really justify the prices for wine?

Thank Burntfingers

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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 - $83
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 (0)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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