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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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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 yesterday via mobile

My friend and I had dinner at Number One at The Balmoral to celebrate my Birthday in August. It was such a memorable experience, the staff, the ambiance, the presentation of the food, and the food itself, was divine! I loved the small details like...More

Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really world class restaurant in beautiful building. A wonderful treat for very special occasion. Expensive to match but worth every pound I had partridge starter, followed by John Dory fish and merengue. Bride hade scallops, fillet steak and soufflé. Wonderful but expensive red wine....More

1  Thank MeyrickP
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the 7 course tasting menu along with matching prestige wines, and we were very pleased with our choice. The service, food and wine were all excellent. The waiting staff were friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable, as they should be for a Michelin start restaurant....More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having returned to Number One for a third time over a couple of years the staff actually remembered us and said we are giving you the same table as you had last time you visited with us. Wow are they attentive with everyone and everything...More

1  Thank bluejames985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time dining in a Michelin star restaurant and now I get it. Wow! From the incredibly attentive and knowledgeable staff to the comfortable setting to the exquisite food and wine, this was a first class experience. Even my husband, who was...More

1  Thank Lesliehg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at this restaurant. Food and service excellent. Semellier choices superb. Is it as good as others - not sure. If you have a smart casual dress code then make sure that is what is the standard. It did not appear to be the...More

3  Thank AndoKelso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is fine dining at its best. The food was outstanding and the service was perfect. In fact, I have never had better service even at multi-starred restaurants. The service also had the advantage of being very friendly. The place is pricey, just under 300...More

3  Thank sandyfSanDiego
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I dined here on the last night of our weekend stay in Edinburgh in October 2017 and we were not disappointed. Number One's reputation is certainly well deserved, with their use of excellent local produce evident in the excellent cuisine that is...More

3  Thank kirstywoodhouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last evening in Edinburgh, so our friends booked a table here as it was also their anniversary. We chose the tasting menu...a seven-course meal that covers the culinary experience from one end to the other. Each course was thoughtfully prepared and served. Exquisite flavors...More

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food. Lovely lovely unpretentious staff. Great wine. You really will struggle to top this. Thank you so much for such a memorable evening.

1  Thank 777Jane
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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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
18 March 2018|
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Response from Iain1989 | Reviewed this property |
You would be best to call and discuss this with them.
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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, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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