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“Utter Sensational.”

Number One at The Balmoral
Ranked #5 of 2,880 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 92 - USD 122
Cuisines: Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Princes Street and Gardens
Description: Memorable flavours and world-class cuisine. A truly outstanding culinary experience, worthy of its Michelin star. 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

As said , an exceptional and pleasurable evening at Number One. Starting with Champagne with our menu options taken at the bar this was going to be memorable.Shown to our table in the open relaxed restaurant.Each course was described with knowledge.Bread service , simple yet polished.The highlight being the food was complimented by the enthusiam and energy of the Sommelier.A brief discourse of the wine that was appropriate for each course.All boxes ticked . I will not go through the menu as this would be another pleasure in its own right.Fresh , elegantly presented, each component of the dish coming through.The staff were engaging without the overzealous intrusion. Easy to see the Michelin recognition.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous tasting menu with wines. Gingerbread soufflé has to be one of the best I have ever had! Attentive staff and lovely atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank georginagriffin
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BalmoralEdinburgh, General Manager at Number One at The Balmoral, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear GeorgieG

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a complimentary review. We are very proud of our Number One restaurant and I am delighted you experienced the great skill and talent of the fantastic team who work incredibly hard to make this fine Edinburgh restaurant the success it is.

I very much hope we will have the great pleasure of welcoming you back to Number One, and indeed The Balmoral, in the not too distant future.

Kindest regards

Richard C
General Manager

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

My wife treated us to a superb ten course taster menu. Paired with the high end wines it sounds like an indulgence. It was. It was also worth every penny (even though I was being treated!)

Start to finish from being welcomed in to when Glen the sommelier ran after us to hand us a copy of the menu we had an amazing experience. Left our mobiles in our room so we had to talk to each other and did!

Not one bad course. Worth every penny, truly. And, as Glen will attest, truly unique.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is by far our favourite restaurant, exceptional food and service without being stuffy or pretentious. They make you feel welcome and comfortable from the moment you arrive.
As always the food was exceptional, we had the 7 course tasting menu and weren't disappointed, we didn't opt for the matching wines this time as we were in the mood for white!
It's always the little touches that make it special and this visit was no different.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank MrsBeden
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had a double celebration and wanted somewhere nice to go to for the occasions. Having looked at the various options for a tasting menu, this one came out top - and we weren't disappointed!

We went for the 10 course tasting menu and prestige wine package to match. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and gave us great insight into why the wine was chosen and why he had matched it with the particular courses, each adding something different to the meal.

The food was amazing, all 10 courses. The waiting staff could not be more accommodating, right at the start they amended the menu to accommodate our tastes and dislikes, even the subtle changes made no difference to the overall enjoyment of the evening.

The staff were amazing and did a great job to make sure we enjoyed our evening and for that I'd like to extend my thanks.

In terms of cost, I fully believe I received value for money, and whilst it won't be an every day thing, we'll certainly come back to relive that night.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank JanWard85
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