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Number One at The Balmoral

Certificate of Excellence
Princes Street and Gardens
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1 Princes Street | The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ, Scotland
+44 131 557 6727
18:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an 'offer' ( Chateau Briand , Bottle of Wine) The steak was superb as was the wine. We did have a starter which was extra but well worth it. Service ould not have been better. Strongly recommend this place.

1 Thank John G
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited late Feb and really enjoyed it! I had the salmon which was cooked beautifully and my fiance had a chicken dish which she said was nice. Although the food was lovely and the service was great we did find the prices a bit steep for what we were getting.

1 Thank Andrew H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food and customer service coupled with a very relaxing ambience makes this a venue not to be missed

1 Thank David H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the most beautifully presented meal which tasted as good as it looked. Great service and ambience and overall amazing experience.

1 Thank dgibbs07
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent ambiieance, attentiive first class service, food very good but lobster not as good as elsewhere. Quite expensive at circa £100 a head so has to be for a very special night out.

1 Thank Charles W
Oban, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful dinner with my wife. Gorgeous ambience, low lit corner settee with round table, wonderful friendly smooth smart service and fantastic food and wine. Had the chef's 4-course taster menu with accompanied wines. Absolutely divine food. Expensive but worth it. Will remember it forever and will be back.

1 Thank spiderman87
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went as a four for my mother-in-laws birthday. Excellent, professional service that also managed to feel informal and relaxed. Special mention to the sommelier who tolerated my pretensions of wine knowledge and very kindly (with zero fuss) changed a not inexpensive bottle of that we thought had gone south. The food across the board was superb and enjoyed by all;... More 

1 Thank berini87
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From start to finish this did not disappoint. The decor and service was impeccable, the food fantastic. We decided on the a la carte menu, but still ended up with 7 courses of food, the flavours for every course just exploded on your tongue. We even left with a bar of home made fudge, with happy birthday on it. A... More 

1 Thank Kim M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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174 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a treat! From the second we walked in we (6 of us) were treated like royalty! The decor is perfect. The Dining Areas not crowded Abundance of helpful staff. And, The food was magnificent A must do when in Edinburgh!

1 Thank Rosebuds63
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my boyfriend for his 30th and it was an incredible experience. The seven course taster menu didn't disappoint with what felt like endless courses coming out. We added on the cheese which was also wonderful. A lovely place to go and get dressed up for a special occasion.

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

Dear Nicky T It is a pleasure to read your generous feedback following your recent celebratory visit to Number One. I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed an incredible dining experience. I will take great pleasure in sharing your kind comments with the team regarding our 7-course menu. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$92 - US$122
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
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
  • 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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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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