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Number One at The Balmoral

) #5 of 1,868 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$$$ European, British,
1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
+44 131 557 6727
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (148 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (86 reviews)
“petit fours” (64 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
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CUISINES
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 1,271 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Tucked away in the basement of The Balmoral, this Michelin-starred restaurant is a must if you're foodie looking for something magical. Unlike other Michelin restaurants where you question whether the money and food made sense, this restaurant is reasonable in expense for the creations the...More

Thank Karo L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Staff here are superb, very friendly and accommodating. My son had the first grouse of the season, which he said was delicious! For me, the highlights were the delicious breads on offer and the petit four trolley - it was a feast for the eyes...More

1  Thank mc2907
Reviewed 4 days ago

This has to be my favourite restaurant in Edinburgh. Have eaten in many Michelin starred restaurants and this restaurant is still in my top five. The standard of food and service is consistently excellent and the experience is always good. Quality decorated restaurant and seating...More

1  Thank ralston
Reviewed 6 days ago

Belated review having visited in June. I have eaten at other Michelin starred restaurants previously but so far this was the best I have experienced. Great meal, great service, lovely ambience.

1  Thank cosmic896
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came for another birthday meal. This is my favourite place to eat in Edinburgh. The whole experience is divine from the canapés at the start to the home made petit fours at the end. Gluten free diners are catered for very well with some very...More

1  Thank nickbennetts
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food and service at a different level. What an amazing experience we had, unrushed, beautiful food served in gorgeous surroundings. The tasting menu was superb. Service was discreet but super efficient.

1  Thank Pauline D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food, but without the sometimes snooty service that starred restaurants "provide" remarkably good value and the tasting menu is well worth it along with very well chosen paired wines. Room very well laid out, love,y decor and the spacing between tables has been well...More

1  Thank FamilyH68
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very accommodating for people that have special requirements - for me, that was fish-free and the alternatives were great. Tip: wine menu is extensive, so I asked for it to be emailed so that I could choose beforehand - well worth it. Our experience started...More

1  Thank brymcd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great time at Number One at the Balmoral. The atmosphere was just right, the waiting staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was delicious - we had the 7 course tasting menu. A fantastic place for a...More

2  Thank KReviews1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner for my wife's birthday. they took care of her, especially dealing wonderfully with her food allergy. The service and the food was outstanding. Worth the money.

2  Thank gary a
Nearby
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
...More
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Bekah M
23 May 2017|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear Bekah M Thank you for your interest in Number One. The Balmoral is a family friendly hotel, and although due to the intimacy and atmosphere of our restaurant we are restricted by the set up with regards to a location... More
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marynurse_8
20 February 2017|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear marynurse_8 Thank you for your question. Absolutely, we would be delighted to welcome you and your husband. We have a selection of Scottish lagers and beers available at Number One. We hope to welcome you to the... More
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Jason G
18 January 2017|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear Jason G Thank you for your message. Please see the prices of our menus, per person below: 3-course à la carte menu £75 per person 7-course tasting menu £85 per person *7-course Sommelier’s matched wines - tasting... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$92 - US$122
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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