- Telephone 0131 557 5000
- Opening times Breakfast: 7–11am; lunch 12.30–2.15pm; dinner 6.30–10pm.
- Bar open Mon–Sun 11am–1pm.
- Food served Mon–Fri 7–10.30am, noon–2.30pm, 5.30–10.30pm; Sat/Sun 7–11am, 12.30–3pm, 5.30–10.30pm.
- Website www.roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/…
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Last updated: 3 August 2020
This new restaurant at the Balmoral Hotel pairs Scottish produce with classic French cooking to create a high-end brasserie experience.
Formal waiters and polite service staff oversee this plush outfit on the ground floor of one of Princes Street’s most prestigious hotels. Art deco hints, silver-service manners and a well-organised kitchen combine to create a smidgen of formality in relaxed, contemporary surroundings. The menu draws inspiration from French classics while allowing head chef Phil Hickman the freedom to embellish and entertain. A solid starter of onion soup is thick, unctuous and cheesy while a Parisian-style gnocchi comes in long piped logs, submerged in a dense mix of béchamel, cheese and choux pastry. Main of roast duck is perfectly cooked in a light but vibrant orange sauce dotted with slithers of mandarin, while a vegetarian offering of chickpea flour chips is served in crunchy, deep-fried chunks with a sprightly coating of fragrant North African spices on a bed of chard. Puddings are also noteworthy: an impressive baked Alaska has a crunchy sculptural outer and a filling of ice-cream and blood orange sorbet; a flawless little creation.
Overseen by Executive Chef, Gary Robinson, Brasserie Prince celebrates the very best of Scottish produce with classic French cooking. Serving seasonally inspired, classic bistro dishes that harmonise quintessentially French flavours with local ingredients.
The colourful and vibrant interiors showcase a strong partnership between internationally celebrated Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS), and Olga Polizzi, Rocco Forte Hotels Director of Building & Design and sister to Sir Rocco Forte. Brasserie Prince offers a fresh colour palette of soft blues, green hues and blush pink tones which complement the high gloss lacquer, House of Hackney wallpaper and stained oak panelled walls.
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- Private dining: various function rooms in hotel
- No. overnight rooms: 188
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: French ballads
- Live entertainment: occasional harpist
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 100
- Open since: 2018
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- House wine: £22 per bottle