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Number One at The Balmoral

) #7 of 1,865 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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European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With high anticipation of a great dining experience booked three months in advance, the Number One disappointed us with average food that was overpriced. While the service was very good and the food was generous, the cuisine was mediocre and the atmosphere quite dim and...More

Thank Souheil H
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Souheil H It is always disappointing to learn that a guest has left feeling less than completely satisfied and I am truly sorry and disappointed to read that your experience at Number One fell short of your expectations. We thank you for your constructive...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

almost every time i am in Edinburgh i go there. few more selection of champagne by glass and a bit more choice in the bar snack menu will be great.

Thank 400ads
Reviewed 1 week ago

Number one by name and number one in taste, the settings have you delighting in the way its set out, the tables allow you space to move and hold a conversation, the food is without doubt the best in Edinburgh, but this is not a...More

3  Thank mccauley433
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mccauley433 We very much appreciate you taking the time to share your generous feedback following your dining experience with us. I will take great pleasure in sharing your kind words with both the kitchen and front of house teams who I know will be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. We had the seven course tasting menu with cheese and it was delicious. The food combinations and presentation were creative, and we especially enjoyed the salmon lox and the lamb. Our server described how they make the lox and...More

3  Thank ladyright
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent dinner at this restaurant. The 7 course tasting menu was an excellent combination of signature dishes and seasonal flavours which were all delicious. Some minor aspects of service could have been tighter given the pricing point, but as noted by...More

3  Thank Emma M
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Emma M Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions following your dining experience at Number One. I am very pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our tasting menu and also the wines and experience given by our Sommelier. We also appreciate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary we couldn´t find a better place. The restaurant itself is highclass - however: you can wear nearly what you like, there is no need for fancy dresses. You CAN do so, but you don´t NEED to. This is very relaxing! We...More

3  Thank Hendrikje R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent high end dining at the Balmoral Hotel. Convenient location, wonderful ambiance, outstanding service, and thoughtful dishes. The signature smoked salmon is impressive to see (enclosed in a smoke filled dome top), smelled wonderful, and tasted even better. Fairly priced for the area and level...More

2  Thank EFeldhake
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear E Feldhake Thank you very much for your lovely review following your dining experience with us at Number One. I will take great pleasure in sharing your review, especially your reference to our signature dish The Balmoral’s Smoked Salmon, with both the kitchen and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I had the 10 course tasting menu with superior wines and absolutely loved it. The food was presented in unforgettable ways and was incredibly delicious. The staff was lovely and so attentive and kind. My friend is pescatarian and I am gluten...More

3  Thank Becca S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went to Number One as a thank you and a leaving dinner and wow a fantastic night! The menu was good we where thinking of trying the tasting menu but the a la carte was just more what we wanted. We...More

3  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had the tasting menu, while my 2 teenage children had ala carte. The tasting menu was absolutely delicious. All the dishes were superbly presented and perfectly cooked. The lobster in particular was just right - and absolutely delicious. My daughter's ala...More

2  Thank Sb T
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sb T Thank you for your kind review following your visit to Number One. I’m very pleased to hear you and your wife thoroughly enjoyed our tasting menu and your children enjoyed their experience also. Thank you for your feedback regarding your daughter’s main...More

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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Bekah M
23 May 2017|
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
19 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
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
  • 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
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
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
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  • 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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