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Number One at The Balmoral

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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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“petit fours” (75 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (87 reviews)
Open Now
18:30 - 22:00 Hours
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 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks as always to Gary, Emma, Glenn and the whole team for an exquisite evening. The food is always superb-the salmon dish, foie gras with gingerbread and pistachio and the beef were particular favourites. This is still the best restaurant in the world. Time stops...More

1  Thank Laxmiandsimon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi peeps this is just to let you know that this is one of the best restaurants in Britain and you won't be disappointed,,,The food and drink is second to none and situated right at the start of princes street and above Waverly Station,,,xx

1  Thank Colin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful restaurant has one Michelin star but I think it is due another. The food was exceptional and the service was impeccable. They served not one but two amuse buse and even though I know these are generally made with leftovers you would never...More

1  Thank Beth D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Balmoral for one night only, I dined elsewhere with business colleagues but my wife had a light evening meal in the hotel with friends, it was described as "all right" but did not merit any better description. Our...More

Thank Tourist17101258977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for our anniversary and had the tasting menu with wine pairing. The food was basically deliciously edible artwork. The service was excellent and the sommelier was hilarious and very skilled

2  Thank lilkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true delight all that is in your plate, room very well framed by good waiters I would have liked to taste several other gourmet dishes, but there was a lot

1  Thank campbell7772018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a party of 6 to celebrate a “big” birthday. Having eaten well all over the world it’s fantastic to have such a wonderful restaurant in Edinburgh. My view is that it is a good a dining room as you will find pretty...More

2  Thank tjwb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Number One on our last night in Edinburgh. As one would expect from a restaurant of this caliber, the dishes were thoughtfully and excellently prepared and presented, and the service was attentive yet personable as well. We especially enjoyed talking to our...More

2  Thank Ed L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To make it short: Very nice setting and good service but we found that the price does not match the culinary level of the dishes we had.

Thank DanielGpoint
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a birthday dinner for my husband on our recent trip to Edinburgh and thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Number One. Everything was delicious, and we felt expertly looked-after. We’ll definitely return in the future!

2  Thank Lesley F
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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14 October 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
20 June 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.
16 April 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
US$92 - US$122
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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