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Hadrian's Brasserie at The Balmoral

Hotel The Balmoral 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
+44 131 557 5000
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chef's menu” (18 reviews)
“steak” (41 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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££££
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Hotel The Balmoral 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a lovely birthday meal on Sunday, thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Starters included ham hock and poached pear salad, with blue cheese/walnuts and mains were ribeye steak and cod. Portions were a good size and the food and wine was outstanding. Can't...More

Thank JulieM18186525
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met friends here for lunch. The atmosphere was refined yet relaxed enough to be comfortable, and the service was very good. The food was excellent -- and we all agreed that the smoked salmon appetizer was especially delicious. It's served table-side, with condiments including...More

Thank MissHope01
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Hadrian's Brasserie at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear MissHope01 Thank you very much for your review following your recent lunch at Hadrian's Brasserie. I am delighted to read that you had a lovely experience with friends. We appreciate your kind feedback regarding the excellent food and service, especially our Balmoral smoked salmon....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a weekend trip to Edinburgh. Food was fantastic and service very good. Good selection of wine too. Definitely worth a visit for a treat or special occasion

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on Saturday night. Appetizer and entrees were good, service was tremendous. Expensive but nice meal and atmosphere.More

Thank Pyof5
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Hadrian's Brasserie at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Pyof5 Thank you very much for your generous review following your visit to Hadrian's Brasserie. It was a pleasure to welcome you on Saturday evening and we're delighted that you enjoyed the tremendous service you received from my colleagues and the quality of our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner in the Brasserie was well prepared and enjoyable. We were dressed casually so we could not eat in the main dining room but the Brasserie was very comfortable.More

Thank ColonelBangkok
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Hadrian's Brasserie at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ColonelBangkok Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent visit to Hadrian's. I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the quality of the food and the comfortable setting within the brasserie. All our guest feedback is extremely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A birthday lunch of good food, excellently-cooked, made all the more special by the arrival of a plate of treats at the end of the meal with Happy Birthday piped on it. The staff are attentive and thoughtful. This is such a good restaurant.

Thank Annie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of ten in our family and some of us hadn't seen each other in a while, so it was a pleasant surprise to have dinner and be able to easily converse with everyone else with little background noise, even with a...More

Thank QuarkMurphy
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Hadrian's Brasserie at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear QuarkMurphy Thank you for your review following your visit to Hadrian's Brasserie with your family. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your dining experience. I am thrilled to learn that you were particularly impressed with the quality of the food. I look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of touring in the lovely Scottish countryside, we were delighted with delicious poached pear salad, haggis, sea trout and fish and chips.More

1  Thank Barry J
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Hadrian's Brasserie at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Barry J Thank you for taking the time to review Hadrian’s Brasserie on Trip Advisor. We are very pleased to read you thoroughly enjoyed not only your dining experience with us but your time exploring Scotland as well. Your kind words regarding the quality...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well deserved treat after completing marathon,Wonder staff, service, food, Cocktails, wine everything perfect. No complaints Best experience I have had in a long time. Surrounding exquisite. Love it.More

1  Thank Natalie G
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Hadrian's Brasserie at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Natalie G Thank you for your lovely review of Hadrian’s Brasserie following your recent visit. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed the quality of food, drinks and service. Also congratulations on completing the marathon, what an achievement! We hope to have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This deserves more than a 4, but there are no half scores. I cannot give a 5 as the onion soup was scaldingly hot and i burnt my mouth. Otherwise, everything was sublime. Service great too.More

Thank brendenpolsen
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Hadrian's Brasserie at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Brendenpolsen Thank you for your review following your recent dining experience at Hadrian's Brasserie. I am delighted to read that you had a lovely time. Our Head Chef sends his sincere apologies regarding your soup. We appreciate your constructive review and I will certainly...More

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susanjackson947
Is breakfast included in the price
24 July 2016|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear Guest Thank you for your question. We have a bed and breakfast rate available as well as a room only rate which will be stated on your reservation confirmation. If you require any further information on our room... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$39 - US$55
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel The Balmoral 1 Princes Street, 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 5000
  • E-mail
Description
Traditional cuisine with a Scottish twist. Our lively Brasserie is popular with guests and discerning locals alike. Ideal for a light lunch or a relaxed dinner, Hadrian's offers traditional cuisine in an informal setting. On the menu, a mix of Scottish favourites and classic dishes created using the finest regional produce. Scottish shellfish bisque. Blairgowrie beefburger. Chocolate and raspberry crème brulee. Smaller appetites are also catered for with our children's menu. The brasserie's walls are brought to life with life-sized photographs of pirouetting dancers.
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