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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.
The number one restaurant is hidden inside one of Edinburgh’s most famous buildings, The Balmoral. The restaurant retains the traditional feel that resonates throughout the hotel and creates a formal but relaxed atmosphere for diners. Having retained its Michelin star for over ten years, the restaurant is the epitome of fine dining and style.The restaurant is located in the basement of the hotel but by no means feels small or crowded. Quite the contrary, the room felt spacious and welcoming as we made our way to our corner booth. The tables were also dressed beautifully and the addition of elegant cushions made...
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