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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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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent food and service, quiet and dark mood so book after 8:30 pm to enjoy atmosphere. Ideally romantic location although not much privacy on business. The wine list has wow factor but the wallet will be reduced by the time your leave.

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1 Thank RBEW
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We last dined at Number One 10 years ago. Looking for a Michelin starred restaurant in Edinburgh we though we would give it another go. The restaurant was calm, and quaint with a lovely atmosphere, not noisy with plenty of space between the tables. The whole experience was theatre, with wonderful tasty elegantly presented food and wine. We will definitely... More 

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

Dear RedPartridge It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Number One following your dining experience with us 10 years ago! The team and I are delighted to read that you had a marvellous visit and enjoyed both the atmosphere within the restaurant as well as quality and presentation of each dish. We appreciate your kind feedback and look... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an absolutely fantastic evening at Number One 160821! The dishes were amazing, the staff just wonderful. We had the 7-course tasting menu, with an excellent wine-menu that enhanced the whole experience.

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1 Thank Marie A
Edinburgh, Scotland
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is cooking at its best. The surroundings are very suitable for us old fogeys too!! Enough light to read a menu. Enough space not to have to listen to your neighbours conversations. Staff that make you feel both at ease and welcome. I have never spent this much on dinner, it was a birthday gift. I can easily see... More 

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

Dear mansoldave I would like to thank you for your kind feedback following your celebratory visit to Number One. We appreciate you taking the time to share your generous impressions and my colleagues and I are delighted to read that you enjoyed the ambiance and the welcoming service provided by the team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a very special meal. My partner being a vegetarian, he enquired if they did a vegetarian taster menu. This is not advertised, but Number One did it. The surroundings are spacious and discreet -- there is plenty of room in the elegantly decorated dining rooms to feel intimate and private. The waiting staff, some of whom are students,... More 

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

Dear Lisa D It was a pleasure to welcome you to Number One to celebrate your anniversary. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful evening and thoroughly enjoyed the vegetarian tasting menu. Your generous feedback regarding the attentive service you received from the team as well as the quality of the food and wine is very much... More 

Berkshire
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an excellent evening at Number One at the Balmoral. The restaurant is certainly up with the best Michelin starred restaurants, delivering beautiful food (in taste and appearance) and great wine pairings, with a bit of theatre to add an extra touch to make the evening special. The staff were many, and all friendly and professional. The interconnecting rooms... More 

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Edinburgh
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Reserved a table for a special family evening meal. Restaurant was quiet and service first class. The quality and variety of each course was simply superb. Everyone agreed that this was the best meal they had ever had! We are going to make this a regular event!

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2 Thank DancingKing2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been there twice and I have to say that the food and the service was outstanding on both occasions. Highly recommended!

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3 Thank GPM77
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this review

Dear GPM77 Thank you for sharing your kind impressions following your visit to Number One. I am delighted to read that you had a outstanding experience on both occasions. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to the restaurant in the future. Kind Regards Gary Quinn Restaurant Director +44 (0) 131 556 2414 More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved everything about this place - the atmosphere is so unique, an little dark and the food is downright delicious. The service is very accommodating and will be very helpful with any requests. Extensive and nice menu.

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Oxford
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well this place certainly deserves its Michelin star - the food is excellent. But the ambience is relaxed, not stuffy, and the staff are excellent - friendly, informed and helpful, with excellent service. We had just 90 minutes between Fringe shows and were assured this would not be a problem, and it wasn't Each of the three courses came seamlessly,... More 

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

Dear Crustyoxford Thank you very much for your kind review and recommendation following your visit to Number One at The Balmoral. It is a pleasure to read your generous words regarding the quality of the food and the excellent service provided by my colleagues. I will take great pride in sharing your comments with the team who I know will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$92 - $122
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Scottish
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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
  • This restaurant is at The Balmoral Hotel
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.

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Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

Neighborhood Profile
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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