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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the number one and had a wonderful time. The restaurant is well appointed and has such a nice ambience. The food was amazing and the staff was explained each dish as it was served. Defo worth the £££.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a few days in Edinburgh so booked the Number One restaurant at The Balmoral hotel for treat. We had the 10 course tasting menu with prestige wine. I won't pretend this is cheap, but the cooking is adventurous and the ingredients top notch with a local twist. The team will take into account your likes/dislikes and any allergies you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had my x5 birthday here as a surprise from my wife. 7 course dinner 85Pounds. Not inexpensive but well worth it. Wine list was good and not expensive with a wide variety. The Turbot, Smoked Salmon course were outstanding. If you wanted a cheese course it was an extra 15pounds (not worth it with all the other food) The... More 

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

Dear 3CatswillTravel Thank you very much for your review and recommendation of Number One. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your wife to celebrate your birthday and I am delighted to read that you left with such fond memories of your experience. I will take great pleasure in sharing your review with my colleagues. I hope that we... More 

Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Number One for our Silver Wedding Anniversary and didn't regret it! The food was beautiful and the service excellent. The evening was made even more memorable by the sommelier who provided us with some different and delicious wines, especially a Sicilian red and a Greek Vin Santo. A slight disappointment that we didn't encounter the bread trolley that I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food awesome experience :) love it ! Around 4 hours experience :) we went for the chef menu :) what a day !:)

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1 Thank Daria R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I were celebrating our two year anniversary yesterday so I decided to book a table at this restaurant to treat her to something a little more special than our usual haunts. We don't usually go to places as fancy as this so we felt quite awkward when we first walked in, but the staff were friendly and... More 

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

Dear William H Thank you very much for choosing to dine at Number One following your recent anniversary celebration. We are delighted to read that you and your partner thoroughly enjoyed the quality of the food from our 10-course tasting menu and the atmosphere within the restaurant. I am truly sorry to read your feedback regarding the Scallops. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have traveled to here a few times for a special occasion treat, as always it is worth the travel and money. We arrived early so we could have drink in the bar. We were given the menus to study while having our drinks and canapés. This visit we decided to have the 7 course tasting menu, we choose not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here to celebrate my 70th birthday and had an experience that brought nothing but pleasure. The welcome and the service throughout the dinner was friendly but brilliantly professional. The opening smoked salmon with smoke trapped under the serving dishes was a treat. We had the tasting menu of 7 courses and matching prestige wines and this was enhanced... More 

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

Dear RobinofLockesley Thank you for choosing to dine at Number One. It was a pleasure to welcome you and I am thrilled to read that you had a truly memorable dining experience whilst celebrating your 70th birthday. Your kind and detailed feedback regarding the quality of each dish and the professional service you received from my colleagues is especially pleasing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views of the Scottish Hills. Furnishings up to date. My room was spacious and very comfortable. Stayed one night. This hotel is used as the check in spot for those traveling on Belmond's Royal Scotsman train. Had dinner in the dining room. Service and food was superb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place to go for a meal . My wife and I dined here one Saturday evening , and really enjoyed the experience. The staff, the service , and attention to detail , are of the standard you would expect from a Michelin restaurant with food to match. The atmosphere is also excellent, with not too many tables... More 

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

Dear Wincando I would like to thank you for sharing your kind feedback following your dining experience at Number One. We appreciate you taking the time to share your generous impressions and my colleagues and I are delighted to read that you and your wife enjoyed the ambiance and the quality of the food and service. We hope to have... 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, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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