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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
18:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated my partners 30th birthday here and were blown away. We had the seven course taster menu with the matched wines and would thoroughly recommend. Every course was absolutely amazing and you really couldn't fault the service. Would recommend time and time again.

1 Thank Emma B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow wow wow. Best meal of my life. From the minute we arrived till the minute we left the restaurant it was truly an experience like no other. Everyone who works there is so well taught and knowledgeable about what they are serving. The food was outstanding and the wine pairing was sublime, complementing each dish beautifully. This is surely... More 

1 Thank Andrea F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Normally Number One is only open for dinner but on special occasions, such as Mothers Day, they do offer set lunches. As our children live away, I took my wife out for Mother's Day by proxy! Although only a set lunch was available, it had enough choices for both of us to have a fresh, tasty and innovative dishes. I... More 

1 Thank Mussy K
Fonsorbes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, first class service; distinguished yet very empathic. Cozy and very nicely decorated. Food is refined and tasty. Very nice experience and very nice show. The show is in the service, a well choreographed ballet that is great to look at. A must do dining experience

1 Thank Lifepak
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Edinburgh is fortunate in having many excellent restaurants and this is one of the top traditional venues. Service is very good indeed. Food choice is highly innovative. Be surprised by the excellent cheese cart and a most unusual 'sweet' trolley - as you will come to understand. I will be back. Reservations are essential.

1 Thank TechnoProf
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm lucky enough to have eaten at a few Michelin starred restaurants but that meal was close on perfect. The 7 course tasting menu was amazing with the early dishes being nice and light and the main course being a perfect experience in savouriness. The wine pairing was excellent and the sommelier presented each wine with showmanship and flair. This... More 

1 Thank RossCranham
Freuchie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic meal at number 1. The service was fantastic and the food we enjoyed was superb. This is a classic high class hotel restaurant boasting one Michelin star and the food is modern and sophisticate. We enjoyed it very much. Hopefully back sooner rather than later

1 Thank Nick B
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We tried the 7 course tasting menu - each was beautifully cooked, and well presented. Lovely romantic meal out

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

Dear CJ W Thank you for choosing to dine at Number One. It was a pleasure to welcome you and I am thrilled to read that you were impressed with the quality and presentation of each dish from our 7-course tasting menu. We appreciate your generous feedback and I will take great pleasure in sharing your review with the team.... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Where to start ? From the moment we entered to the divine petite fours every element of our evening was outstanding . We had opted for the 4 course tasting menu with paired wines offering the chefs choice of seasonal dishes. When my partner mentioned he wasn't so keen on one of the selections he was given the option to... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a special event to celebrate or just wish for fine dining then Number One has you covered. Food is sublime, staff just can not do enough & their knowledge of the food, wines etc can't be bettered. A culinary experience you will remember.

1 Thank lstacey2
BalmoralEdinburgh, Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this review

Dear lstacey2 It was a pleasure to welcome you to Number One and we are thrilled to read that you had a memorable culinary experience. We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind feedback and recommendation. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the restaurant in the future. Please feel free to contact us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 92 - USD 122
European, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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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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