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Number One at The Balmoral

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
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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.
PRICE RANGE
US$92 - US$122
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
European, British, Scottish
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My partner and I had a very enjoyable night out. Good food, lovely surroundings, helpful and pleasant staff in a central location. Would go back, very comfy and nice loos!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank s g
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary. This is the place to go. From arrival the welcome is great. Staff professional and friendly. Look after you well. Great menu. Food fantastic. A wonderful evening. Thoroughly recommend. OK it is expensive Allow at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank GordonC1312
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate at Number One as the first night of a very special celebratory birthday visit and the whole experience, from start to finish, was delightful. The staff were exceptionally attentive and friendly, and the standard of the food was incredible. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank icemaidennz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited many times previously weve always enjoyed the atmosphere, level of service and the unexpected surprises that the tasting menu offered. Sorry to say that the menu on our last visit was almost the same as the previous two occasions but the main disappointment...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AWB2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service staff were very attentive, we visited in July for my birthday and anniversary. I had requested a vegetarian gluten option and a menu was created just for us. My husband is gluten free and the gluten free bread rolls provided were the best...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Harvi2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t booked but had been here a few years back and decided to have a late lunch. So pleased we did. From the madness and poor weather on Princes Street, we had a couple of peaceful hours. We both ordered moules and frites which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mel94210
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been before and were really impressed, it was our special occasion 'go to'. Sadly this time both the food and the wine were a disappointment. One of the family had dietary restrictions, whilst these have been accommodated amazingly before, this time the alternatives...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 655elaineg It was with disappointment that I read your post today and I am truly very sorry that you felt underwhelmed by your recent experience with us. We pride ourselves on culinary excellence and are very proud to have retained our Michelin Star for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every year we always visit somewhere for couple nights and again this time we chose Edinburgh as the city is such a fantastic place. We like to have a bit of a wander out and try and get in somewhere nice to eat. Both being...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank stujessseb800
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear stujessseb800 Thank you for your kind review and I am truly delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Number One. Your kind comments regarding the 7 course tasting menu is most appreciated and I will take great pleasure in sharing your kind comments with...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018

Fantastic Michelin * food. Top class service and a relaxed ambience. Tables are well spread out and service is top notch without being stuffy. Several courses , great wine selection and good advice from the somelier . Only negative was the separate litter strewn entrance...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank ScottishGeorge53
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ScottishGeorge53 Thank you for taking the time to post and I am delighted you enjoyed the wonderful food as well as the delightful ambience. The talents of the Number One team are second to none and we are incredibly proud to have retained our...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal but not cheap. Great staff who are always around but not obtrusive. Would recommend for an occasion.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank chrismarryat
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JohnRyan91
October 14, 2018|
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Response from Sus C | Reviewed this property |
Oops sorry a bit late now but I imagine you found a little more pricey than the average, the atmosphere is worth it though!
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Dicombe
June 20, 2018|
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Response from SNG56 | Reviewed this property |
You really need to contact the hotel directly. Use their website. I have a feeling they can based on the size of the room.
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wleaton
April 16, 2018|
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Response from BalmoralEdinburgh | Property representative |
Dear wleaton, Thank you for your enquiry. Our menu changes frequently and very much reflects what is seasonal at the time. Examples of dishes can be found on our website, however please do let us know in advance of any... More
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