“Classy brasserie in landmark hotel” - AA Inspector



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This large, bustling brasserie-style restaurant is within The Balmoral Hotel. A cool, modern vibe is created by walnut flooring, darkwood tables and a colour scheme of lime green and heather, while a mirror-lined wall reflects the light. Scottish classics range from haggis, neeps and tatties to whisky pannacotta. Pork belly with a scallop on a bed of tapenade is a masterly starter, and might be followed by a relatively simple main course of golden-skinned seared sea bream fillet on braised chicory with ratatouille. Sourdough bread is so good as to be moreish, and puddings run to visually attractive lemon meringue pie with grapefruit sorbet, crushed pistachios and an orange tuile.

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


  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 10.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines by the glass: 8
  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish

About the area

Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.

It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.

A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days. 


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