One Square

One Square
1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR
  • Telephone 0131 221 6422
  • Seasonal times Festival Mon–Sun 7am–10.00pm.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 9am–1am.
  • Food served Sun–Thu 7am–10pm; Fri/Sat 7am–10.30pm. (Snack menu Mon–Sun 7am–11pm).
  • Pre-theatre times Noon–7pm
  • Pre-theatre price £15.50
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One Square

Attractive urban views of Edinburgh Castle and the Usher Hall accompany some top-notch dining and warm service.

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Dining at the Sheraton Grand Hotel isn't just elegant afternoon teas and business lunches. One Square flaunts the best of Scotland's larder with a stunning backdrop. The (almost) floor to ceiling windows offer a spectacular view taking in the splendour of the Usher Hall with Edinburgh Castle looming above. The tables are well-spaced and the service professional yet casual, making for a relaxed, well-paced meal. Seared hand-dived Orkney scallops are served swimming in a cream sauce adorned with a delicious confetti of crisp pancetta. Steak tartare is butter soft and served with a confit egg yolk and crisp sourdough toast. Scottish meat and game feature heavily for mains with aged steaks, wood pigeon, duck and lamb on offer, as well as pan-fried sea bass and vegetarian dishes featuring wild Scottish mushrooms and crowdie cheese. Save room for pudding, if you can – the chocolate soufflé with mandarin orange sorbet and bitter chocolate sauce is exceptional. Visit on a Sunday afternoon for the ever-popular carvery buffet with live jazz.

  • High point: The bar's large gin collection and generous cocktails
  • Low point: Rich and decadent dishes can be a bit heavy
  • Notable dish: Aged Scottish steaks
  • Average price: £15.50 (set lunch); £28 (dinner)

A vibrant bar and restaurant located in the heart of Edinburgh, One Square offers a modern, uniquely British take on the classic grand café. Open from early in the morning until last thing at night, this is a place to enjoy what you want, when you want it.

From the inviting glass foyer to the ever-popular tables overlooking Edinburgh Castle, One Square is a venue that effortlessly evolves as the day progresses, somewhere to while away leisurely afternoons, to meet with friends or sit out on the outdoor Terrace and enjoy the view.

Always stylish, yet perfectly relaxed, the restaurant at One Square is home to a deliciously inventive range of British dishes including laid-back brunch, indulgent afternoon tea and relaxed late-night dining.

Although the atmosphere is vibrant and informal, service is never anything but professional, and with a private room for up to forty guests, One Square is just as suited to a special celebration as it is to a working lunch, a quick bite to eat between shops or an indulgent afternoon tea.

When it comes to the bar at One Square, we appreciate that the difference is in the details. From the Scottish Ionian marble on the bar counter, to the 40 different varieties of gin proudly positioned behind it, considerable time has been spent perfecting the finer points. The same can be said of our cocktails, with a real emphasis on premium ingredients, well-crafted and served with style. While gin is something of a house speciality, our wine list has also been expertly considered, not to mention our refreshingly varied selection of draft and bottled beer.

Whether for a quick meeting, after-work aperitifs or Sunday roast with all the trimmings, One Square is all about enjoying quality time in stylish surroundings.

Feel free to join us.

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  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 269
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chilled background music
  • Live entertainment: Jazz duo every Sunday (buffet) lunch £29.00
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 220
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 19
  • House wine: £21 per bottle

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