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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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18:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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Duns, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

From the moment we entered The Balmoral the staff were very attentive. The layout of the restaurant means that you feel you are in your own little world. Plenty of space between the tables and no one looking directly at you. The food was excellent - there was not one element of our meal that was not delicious. The sommelier's... More 

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West Yorks
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for a family birthday celebration and it was just perfect. We had the seven course tasting menu and all the dishes were fabulous. Excellent wine list too. All the staff were professional but fun. We had a memorable evening, not too expensive when you consider the quality of the food and the high standard of service they provide.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a magnificent business meal in this place the food was superb the setting in this lovely hotel is lovely and the service extremely good

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

Dear Martino B I would like to thank you for sharing your kind feedback following your 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 setting and the quality of the food and service. We sincerely hope to have the... More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was very professional and friendly. The food was superb. Great flavours, everything on the plate served a purpose and worked beautifully together. I could say so much more but there's really no point in rambling on and repeating myself. Just go there and enjoy a meal with someone you love.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited a few Michelin star restaurants but without a doubt this was my favourite restaurant and meal ever! We decided to have the seven course tasting menu and it was all excellent - the stand out dishes being the halibut, beef and the caramel souffle. The salmon starter served in a smoke-filled cloche and the select-your-own petit fours... More 

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

Dear BillyBear01 Thank you for choosing to dine at Number One. It was a pleasure to welcome you and I am thrilled to read that you had a truly memorable dining experience. Your kind feedback regarding the quality of each dish and the impeccable service you received from my colleagues is especially pleasing. We appreciate your comments and I will... More 

newcastle upon tyne
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Edinburgh for our mini moon. Our second visit to number one and this time we did the ten courses rather than the seven we did last time and we both agreed that this is still our favourite restaurant ever! It was just perfect from the food to the service. We have booked up for my 30th next year with... More 

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

Dear traveller2015 It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Number One to celebrate your mini moon! We're thrilled to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your 10-course dining experience. I will take great pleasure in sharing your generous review with the team. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant next year to celebrate your... More 

Scotland
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157 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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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
US$92 - US$122
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 22:00
Monday
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
18:30 - 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
  • 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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Neighbourhood 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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