Hadrian's Brasserie

The Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh , Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

  • Hadrian s Brasserie
  • Hadrian s Brasserie

SquareMeal Review of Hadrian's Brasserie

Less formal than its Michelin-starred sibling Number One, this grand brasserie within the iconic Balmoral Hotel is still pretty smart – thanks to a vibrant Olga Polizzi interior that mixes walnut floors and art-deco flourishes with a palette of colours inspired by the natural landscapes of Edinburgh. The kitchen is overseen by executive chef Jeff Bland and the menu blends grills, roasts and standbys such as haggis, neeps and tatties with a contingent of Euro-accented dishes – from salade lyonnaise and steak tartare to guinea fowl with crispy salsify and savoy cabbage, ‘cushion’ of lamb with Provençal vegetables or seared scallops with caramelised cauliflower purée and watercress velouté. Game is particularly well done here (try the terrine), while desserts are in the classic mould of basil pannacotta and crème brûlée. The wine list is also worth a serious look.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Edinburgh Station 328m

Haymarket Station 2km


Address: The Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh , Edinburgh EH2 2EQ

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm (Sat 12.30-10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel 426m

Church of St. Andrew and St. George, Edinburgh 429m


Telephone: 0131 557 5000


Cuisine: Modern European

Lunch: ££14.50 (2 courses)

Dinner: ££23.50 (3 courses)

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