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Number One at The Balmoral

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Princes Street and Gardens
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1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
+44 131 557 6727
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The whole experience was so very well done. The welcome, the ambience, the table with heart decorations, the space, the service, the matched wines, the incredibly delicious breads and butters and of course the food were excellent. The highpoints were undoubtedly the smoked salmon and the venison - both perfection, and the two Italian wines (Ferghettina sparkling and Greco di... More 

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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Title states exactly what I experienced.... perfect venue... excellent food and exceptional service...

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2 Thank Mark R
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our entire experience here was fantastic, I couldn't recommend it more highly. The service was faultless and the staff are friendly and welcoming. It didn't have an air of stuffyness that you can get in some fine dining restaurants. The sommelier was very helpful too. The food absolutely delicious and so filling - we had the 7 course taster menu... More 

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2 Thank 272Coley
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant deserves every accolade going. The staff are tremendous from the moment that you arrive and throughout the evening of your choice. The food is cooked and prepared by people who know about fine dining and I would recommend that you save up and experience this tremendous restaurant.

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

Dear Martin T Thank you very much for sharing your generous words and recommendation following your visit to Number One. It was a pleasure to welcome you and I am delighted to read that you left with such fond memories of your experience. I will take great pleasure in sharing your kind feedback with the restaurant team. We hope to... More 

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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was just amazing - we had the 7 course but wish we'd done 10!! The smoked salmon, halibut and soufflé were our favourites would rush back in a heart beat - staff attentive and surroundings very comfortable

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

Dear Edward R I would like to thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback following your visit to Number One. We appreciate you taking the time to share your generous impressions regarding the quality of the food, attentive service and comfortable surroundings. My colleagues and I are delighted to read that you enjoyed an exceptional dining experience. We hope to... More 

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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't really fault my experience here. The staff were attentive, the food was delicious and the actual restaurant had a lovely feel to it. If I visit Edinburgh again I would definitely go back.

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2 Thank Jodie C
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5* from the minute we walked in until the minute we left. Nothing was too much trouble and there was no rush for us to leave

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1 Thank Ruth M
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this review

Dear Ruth M It was a pleasure to welcome you to Number One and we're delighted to read that you had a relaxed five star dining experience. Your kind feedback regarding the excellent cuisine and the quality of service you received from the team is very much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back to the restaurant in the future.... More 

Thetford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Number One to celebrate my husband's 60th Birthday. We were warmly welcomed by all of the Front of House staff. The decor is very classy and the tables were set well away from each other so you felt very comfortable. The ambience was exceptional. We chose the seven course taster menu with sommelier matched wines. Each course was... More 

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2 Thank NettieMc
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food,I'm a fuzzy eater but found the food really good and the service was fab would definitely go back

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1 Thank etgm04
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this review

Dear etgm04 Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions following your dining experience at Number One. Your kind feedback regarding the service you received from my colleagues and the quality of the food is very much appreciated. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Balmoral in the future. Kind Regards Gary... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was excellent. The service was superb. The food was just so good. The best food experience ever. Ten stars * * * * * * * * * *

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$92 - $122
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: +44 131 557 6727
  • 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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