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21212 Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yet another great meal at 21212 which is becoming our go to restaurant to celebrate special occasions. This time it was a birthday celebration and Paul Kitching and his team did not let us down. The staff were attentive from start to finish but not too much in your face like some other Michelin star restaurants. Good choices on the... More 

Thank Ian C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A dinner at Paul Kitching's restaurant was a true highlight during our Spring weekend getaway. Service was immaculate and the dinner course for a standard meal and vegetarian were fabulous. Hope to be back there again!

Thank joenjacq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My 4th visit to the restaurant - cannot fault it! Excellent food, first class service and beautifully appointed bedrooms if you choose to stay. Well worth a visit if you are looking for something a bit special. The menu gives little away but the food is always exciting, inventive and VERY tasty! 10/10.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole package needs to come together and whilst some aspects excelled (good was a treat) the service let's the side down. In particular, I was entertaining customers from a very different country / culture / background. I was embarrassed that the staff could not see beyond their own sense of worth to consider what it might be like to... More 

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New York City, New York
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176 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here this evening and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. It is 5 courses (and we did the wine pairing which is highly recommended - they explain each wine and why it was chosen in detail which is great). We started with the amuse bouche which was amazing. First courses of smoked chocolate... More 

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new zealand
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had read about 21212 and stayed at the boutique hotel of the same name so we could really enjoy the evening. We were not disappolnted. The setting is superb. Private intimate dining setting while still having a quiet buzz. Staff were attentive and informative and extremely friendly They added value to a truly memorable dining experience. The wine match... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my wife for a Christmas lunch and was so impressed with the restaurant. Atmosphere, food and staff. Cry relaxed but still felt special. Every course was well thought through and also challenged your palate which is the point after all. I'd suggest that you order an after dinner drink upstairs in the drawing room, amazing views... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd never been to 21212 before, and I was blown away by the whole experience. The house is beautiful, the staff a delight... but it's the food that takes 21212 into the stratosphere. We were a group of nine in a private room, with one person vegetarian and one gluten free - and nothing was too much trouble. It didn't... More 

Thank Vivs45
Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant by Paul Kitching. £65 for 3 course dinner. Typical fine dinning cooking style. Delicious overall. The amuse bouche is a soup in layers to stimulate your appetiser. I usually don't take sweet but their "strawberry milk" with dessert is really nice. It's a half open kitchen so you can see Kitching. They also has a private room upstairs.

Thank Yvonne W
East Lothian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Excellent michelin star restuarant in central Edinburgh. We went for lunch which consists of 3, 4 or 5 courses, your choice. Large comfortable lounge for use before and after eating. Dining room has around 10 tables with excellent service. The food is well presented as expected with some great combinations of flavours. If you enjoy fine dining make sure you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $89
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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