Number One

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Number One
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ
  • Telephone 0131 557 6727
  • Food served Thu–Mon 6–10.30pm (last tables 8.30pm)
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Last updated: 31 August 2020

Number One

High-quality location in the historic Balmoral Hotel, serving Michelin-starred food.

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Number One at the Balmoral Hotel proudly boasts all the trappings of confidently delivered, Michelin-starred fine dining. A luxurious, lower-ground level room glows with candlelight and warm red tones, blending elegant fabrics and furniture with an intriguing mix of contemporary artwork. An engaging front of house cuts through any anticipated formality and steers a journey through the evening – either à la carte or the seven-course tasting menu with wines to match. New head chef Mark Donald draws on influences from his culinary travels as he stamps his own personality on a skilful kitchen that showcases the best of the country’s larder. Roast langoustine dressed with ribbons of squash and shell butter arrives alongside hand-dived Dingwall scallop with Iberico pork and black garlic ketchup. Wild turbot with pickled clams is followed by rich and perfectly pink Highland wagyu beef with beetroot and bone marrow, then on to a wonderful chocolate millefeuille finale. An extensive wine list and a strong supporting cast of canapés and cheeses bookend the precise and carefully balanced dishes in one of the city’s most polished venues.

The List's rating






Ian Hogg visited Number One on 27 February 2019
  • High point: Canapés, cheese and petit fours trolleys are so good …
  • Low point: … they almost outshine the main event
  • Notable dish: Seasonal Scottish food including Highland wagyu beef and wild turbot
  • Average price: Not open for lunch (set lunch); £90 fixed price (3 courses)

Opened in 1997, Number One has proudly retained one Michelin star since 2003. The restaurant also holds 4 AA Rosettes and offers modern dining coupled with world-class Scottish hospitality. Head Chef Mathew Sherry creates seasonal Scottish dishes by combining classic flavours with modern flair.

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  • Private dining: 50 for exclusive/private use
  • No. overnight rooms: 187
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Modern easy listening
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 1997
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 30
  • House wine: £40 per bottle
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