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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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157 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with family members on a Thursday evening. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and we were warmly welcomed by all staff members we interacted with. The service is polished, synchronised and consistent; without being obsequious. We chose the 7 course tasting menu with wine accompaniment and it is a culinary experience in itself- highly recommended. What was the highlight?... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't lie, it's not cheap but it's worth every penny. We booked this for our second wedding anniversary as part of a break away from work in London. We were greeted by name and seated on a huge corner table. We had the 3 course a la carte, but we were served canapes, bread, amuse bouche, pre-dessert and petit-fours too.... More 

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

Dear Jo G I would like to thank you for your generous review and recommendation following your celebratory dining experience at Number One. We appreciate your feedback very much and we are delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed our 3-course tasting menu and the impeccable service offered by my colleagues. We are delighted you had a memorable evening to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Family absolutely enjoyed the meal there. Service was great, good selection of food and wine. Not many time slots for dinner

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1 Thank Tony G
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a true luxury restaurant. We had a perfect dining experience to celebrate our last day in Edinburgh. We paid 300 pounds (including 10% tips) for 2 of us, but the only regret I have is that I can't afford to go there at least once a month:). If you go there make sure you order smoked salmon, (best... More 

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

Dear Иван К Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback following your recent visit to Number One. It was a pleasure to welcome you and the team and I are delighted to read that you particularly enjoyed the quality of our Balmoral smoked salmon. We very much appreciate you taking the time to share your generous comments and we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I read the reviews on trip advisor and decided to book dinner for two on Monday night. From the moment you walk through the door to the moment you leave you are presented with great food and excellent service. I ordered foie gras to start followed by partridge for the main, my wife ordered smoked salmon to start followed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a voucher given to us as a gift, which included a 3 course dinner, bottle of wine and glass of champagne. We arrived early and as the other hotel bars were so busy we were allowed to have a drink in the restaurant before our dinner (not something they usually do). The food was exceptional and the service... More 

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

Dear Miriam P Thank you very much for your kind review and recommendation following your visit to Number One at The Balmoral. We are thrilled to read that you had a fantastic dining experience. It is a pleasure to read your generous words regarding the exceptional food and the impeccable service provided by my colleagues. I will take great pride... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My sister and I were given gift of meal for 2 plus wine. The food was well presented and absolutely delicious. Everything from the canapés to the dessert was faultless . Everything looked and tasted amazing. The service was excellent with staff being friendly and attentive especially the sommelier who helped us pick our wine and shared his wide knowledge... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is rated 1 Michelin star, having eaten at many exceptional restaurants I truly believe that the 1 Michelin star rating is being quite mean, had this place been a 2 or 3 Star eatery I would have still been very happy. The quality it excellent, the wines where paired very well and the young waiter was either VERY... More 

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

Dear Russell N It was a pleasure to welcome you to Number One for your celebration. We are thrilled to read that you had a truly wonderful evening. Your generous feedback regarding the service you received from the team as well as the quality of the food and wine is very much appreciated. My colleagues and I would like to... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in town for a special occasion and chose Number One based on past TA reviews. We were not disappointed! We have been privileged to enjoy some of the finest restaurants in North America and Europe; this was among our favorite experiences. The ambience is one of quiet elegance. The waitstaff was incredibly attentive but not... More 

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1 Thank Kevin G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food, excellent staff and the tables are spaced sufficiently to avoid dining with people next to you.

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

Dear David N I would like to thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback following your celebratory 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 enjoyed the ambiance and the excellent service provided by the team. We hope to have the... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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: +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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