Twenty Princes Street Grill & Smokehouse

Twenty Princes Street Grill & Smokehouse
20 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AN
  • Telephone 0131 652 7370
  • Opening times Daily: noon–11.30pm (last orders 10pm).
  • Bar open Sun–Thu noon–11.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–12.30am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 7.30–10.30am, noon–9.45pm.
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Twenty Princes Street Grill & Smokehouse

With bay windows offering striking views out to Princes Street Gardens and the Old Town, this venue is a lot more than just a pretty face.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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There’s something special about a room with a view. And what a view there is through the triple-height windows of Twenty Princes Street Grill and Smokehouse, with Edinburgh's Old Town laid out before you. But the feast offered here is not only for the eyes – there's an enticing inventive menu to tempt your taste buds, as well as a wide choice of cocktails, gins and wines courtesy of their bar, Juniper. Each course arrives beautifully presented. The black pudding and haggis French toast kicks things off with a punch of flavour while for mains there’s a focus on the Josper grill, with fillet steak accompanied by triple-cooked chips that are gone all too soon. Meanwhile, the delicate stone bass supper has a pea mousse so good you'd be happy to eat it all on its own. To finish, there’s a colourful flourish of unusual desserts from beetroot parfait to the visually spectacular piña colada Alaska, which arrives over ice, is lit at the table and creates an impressive steamy waterfall. Food should be an exciting romp for all the senses and it certainly is here.

The List's rating






Elaine Reid visited Twenty Princes Street Grill & Smokehouse on 21 January 2018
  • High point: Consistently high-quality dishes
  • Low point: Not much choice for vegetarians
  • Notable dish: Stone bass supper with smoked haddock croquettes
  • Average price: £16.95 (set lunch); £26 (dinner)

Twenty Princes Street offers a trendy and sophisticated hangout whatever the occasion, where dining is refreshingly informal and the atmosphere is glamorous but not glitzy.

The interiors are an exciting melange of smouldering black leather and burnished gold upholstery, with sleek lacquered accents set against a striking backdrop of white and gold. Triple-height windows provide one of the best vantage points in the city with picture perfect views of the city skyline and lush, capacious banquettes make the most of the vistas.

Chef Tony Sarton demonstrates culinary flair with an inventive and eclectic menu, using only the finest local ingredients. There’s an exciting choice of fish and seafood dishes while the selection of steaks are a signature of the restaurant with a Josper Grill ensuring dishes are delivered perfectly.

The rump of lamb served with twice-baked pea and Parmesan soufflé is not to be missed, while the seabass cooked in cedar paper with caramelised onion is another winner; and vegetarians are also well-catered for with smoked ricotta and chargrilled courgette served with truffled gnocchi and roasted summer squash risotto with red onion and cumin fritters. Starters from £4 and mains from just £14.

For pre- or post-prandial drinks, relax in our bar Juniper.

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  • No. overnight rooms: 64
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Smooth jazz
  • Capacity: 105
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 18
  • House wine: £19.50 per bottle

Reviews & features

Food review: Twenty Princes Street

15 Oct 2013

The upmarket city centre restaurant is more than just the Royal British Hotel's dining room

The dam of tram works in the West End has opened up and soon the trams themselves will be shoogling (or swishing – who knows?) along Edinburgh’s majestic, open-sided main artery. Princes Street is on the comeback trail, something the Cairn Hotel Group…