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Situated at the east end of Princes Street, the grand old Balmoral has been an Edinburgh icon for more than a century. It has various options for food and drink, but Number One remains its
Michelin-starred flagship, long supervised by executive chef Jeff Bland. The restaurant has its own entrance down some steps from street level, and it feels fairly timeless with gold banquettes and
original exhibits from the Royal College of Art on red lacquered walls – although the menu is modern French, with seasonal ingredients playing an important part. Scallops might be paired with
oxtail, carrot purée and Vadouvan olive oil, while dry-aged Orkney beef could appear with cavolo nero, mustard and barwheys cheese. To finish, a pairing of soft Crowdie and mandarin with carrot
cake and chocolate sorbet is in tune with the prevailing theme. Number One also shows its pedigree with a tasting menu and a mighty wine list.
What is on offer: There are some seriously good fine dining options in Edinburgh (The Kitchin, Castle Terrace, Angels & Bagpipes and Wedgwood to name a few). We can chalk up Number One at the Balmoral to that list as well. It has retained their Michelin star for the past 12 years; a testament to the cooking strength of the franchise behind the restaurant. Number One is probably the most classic of the aforementioned restaurants. The dining room is grand and the service attentive (the matching wines are superb), but above all the food is so moorish. One of my favourite restaurants in Edinburgh...
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