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Number One at The Balmoral

1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
+44 131 557 6727
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (174 reviews)
“petit fours” (75 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (88 reviews)
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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every year we always visit somewhere for couple nights and again this time we chose Edinburgh as the city is such a fantastic place. We like to have a bit of a wander out and try and get in somewhere nice to eat. Both being...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank stujessseb800
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic Michelin * food. Top class service and a relaxed ambience. Tables are well spread out and service is top notch without being stuffy. Several courses , great wine selection and good advice from the somelier . Only negative was the separate litter strewn entrance...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank ScottishGeorge53
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent meal but not cheap. Great staff who are always around but not obtrusive. Would recommend for an occasion.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank chrismarryat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff at The Balmoral were extremely pleasant and helpful from the very start, getting us a table in The Red Room bar to relax before our meal and then guiding us down to the restaurant and transferring our tab over to save us having...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank ljfrik
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the 7 course menu with my husband it was to die for . The staff were great . The prices a bit expensive but worth it for the value . Great experience, this hotel is like u are in the Harry Potter movie

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank helenpodolski
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service like I have never experienced before, the Irish sommelier in particular was outstanding, and every other member of staff who we met was warm, friendly but at the same time very professional, from the welcome on arrival all the way through.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Nickyd85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for a birthday treat and a treat it was. Quail and scallops for starters with partridge and beef fillet main followed by cheese board and caramel ice cream. All superb. As were the amuse bouche. Great staff in a lovely location. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute we stepped into the hotel where the restaurant is, we were handled with utmost care and attention. The directions to the restaurant to the warm welcome, service, food and goodbyes felt personal and special. Food was excellent and amazing, with the perfect...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Zeina_the_Bee
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Zeina_the_Bee I would like to thank you personally for your kind words regarding your evening spent with us at number one. We work extremely hard to make our guests feel comfortable and I am so glad to hear that your interaction with the team...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for cocktails on the last day of our three day visit to Edinburgh. Perfect atmosphere and perfect cocktails. Classy and exclusive! Loved it. 💕

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alison A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As expected by a Michelin stared restaurant the food was really good and every element was cooked perfectly. The waiting staff was very helpful and had great knowledge of the menu and wine list. Although the food was really good there was nothing exiting about...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Spkatr
BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Spkatr, Thank you for your review. I have taken on your comments and shared these with our Kitchen team. We appreciate your comments stating that the elements on the dish where cooked perfectly and that our team have great knowledge of our product. Hopefully...More

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
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Questions & Answers
October 14, 2018|
Response from Lesliehg | Reviewed this property |
We each had the chef’s tasting menu and shared a wine pairing, and also each had a gin/tonic. Price, including tip, was 350 British pounds. I’m not too sure what the drinks cost, but you can probably see the menu online... More
June 20, 2018|
Response from SNG56 | Reviewed this property |
You really need to contact the hotel directly. Use their website. I have a feeling they can based on the size of the room.
April 16, 2018|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear wleaton, Thank you for your enquiry. Our menu changes frequently and very much reflects what is seasonal at the time. Examples of dishes can be found on our website, however please do let us know in advance of any... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$92 - $122
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 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
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Balmoral Hotel
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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