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Number One at The Balmoral

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Princes Street and Gardens
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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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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was are first experience of Edinburgh and a Michelin star restaurant in the hotel I had booked Seemed extra special for my partner for his 30th We were certainly not disappointed fine dining at its very best ! From the presentation to the taste was just out if this world something we have never experienced only seen on tv.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was chosen for a treat and that is certainly what we received. The service and attention is exemplary. The food was wonderful and brilliantly presented. We ordered or starter and main courses but while we were reading the menu we were given some savoury petit fours. While we waited for our starters we were given the choice of 3... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a Very enjoyable evening here on Saturday for a friends birthday. staff were very friendly service excellent and food very good, made us feel very welcome.

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

Dear neesyden Thank you for choosing to dine at Number One. It was a pleasure to welcome you to celebrate your friends birthday. We appreciate your comments and I will take great pleasure in sharing your review with the team. We sincerely hope that you will return to the restaurant in the future. Please feel free to contact us directly... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our time at Number One was amazing, the staff are extremely professional and cater to your every need from the get go. We ordered from the a la carte menu, it was delicious and surprisingly filling. Everything you find within the restaurant and on your plate was done on purpose, the atmosphere is very chilled and romantic, and the tables... More 

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1 Thank Zander2012
Johannesburg, South Africa
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131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, a beautifully styled and decorated restaurant - dramatic, yet welcoming. The food was extraordinary, with a wine pairing journey that was really good. The highlight for me: the sommelier's poetic descriptions of each pairing - amazing. A definite special night out.

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1 Thank Foodie935
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this review

Dear Foodie935 Thank you very much for taking the time to review your dining experience at Number One on Christmas Eve. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the interior of the restaurant, the quality of the food and especially the service you received from our Sommelier. I will take great pleasure in sharing your complimentary feedback... More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a superb meal between Xmas and New Year with my girlfriend. Excellent local sources Scottish produce with a Michelin star touch. We had 3 course a la Carte but it was more like an 8 course meal. The Roe Deer and Beef were excellent. The Balmoral Bees dessert was a work of art. Staff made the experience, and the... More 

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

Dear LGB4 It was a pleasure to welcome you and your girlfriend to Number One during the festive period and we're delighted to read that you had a great dining experience. Your kind feedback regarding the produce and the quality of service you received from the team is very much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back to the restaurant... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was first class - ambience, service, food and wine. We had the seven course tasting menu with wine flight and every dish was beautifully presented, perfectly cooked and a joy to eat. Staff very welcoming and attentive but still discrete. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for - highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at Number One for our wedding anniversary and absolutely loved it. We went with the tasting menu with and chose to have the wine pairing as well, and really enjoyed having the sommelier take us through the courses with the story of the wines and why they were paired to each dish. The service was impeccable and they... More 

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

Dear leylim It was a pleasure to welcome you to Number One to celebrate your wedding anniversary. We are delighted to read that you had a truly extraordinary dining experience. Your generous feedback regarding the impeccable service you received from the team as well as our Sommelier is very much appreciated. My colleagues and I would like to thank you... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been a couple of years since we'd been to Number One but I was aware that it had retained its Michelin Star so I was hoping that this visit would be as good as our last. Well I was not disappointed, the entire evening was excellent. We opted for the 10 course tasting menu - there is a... More 

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3 Thank Kenny G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to several Michelin starred restaurants and this one is well named - it is number one - simply the best. We've been to 2 others in Edinburgh both of which, as you would expect, served excellent food but one seemed very snooty with serving staff who tended to tolk down to you and the other where the tables... More 

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

Dear Neil P It is a pleasure to read your generous feedback following your recent visit to Number One. I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience. I will take great pleasure in sharing your kind comments regarding the helpful service provided by my colleagues and the sublime food with the team. We hope to have... 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, 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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Staying in Princes Street and Gardens

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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