The Balmoral Hotel’s Number One restaurant has been listed in the Top 10 restaurants in the UK by global travel site Trip Advisor.
The Michelin-starred eaterie, based at the Rocco Forte Hotel in Edinburgh, announced that it has been recognised as one of the favourite ‘Fine Dining Restaurants in the UK in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards for Restaurants.
Ranking 9th out of 10, the awards highlight the restaurant’s remarkable service and quality of produce.
This week also marks 21 years since Executive Chef, Jeff Bland, and Restaurant Director, Gary Quinn, opened the doors of Number One. Named after the hotel’s prestigious address, No. 1. Princes Street, Number One is delighted to have been recognised by its diners as one of the UK’s favourite fine dining restaurants.
Known for placing Scotland at the heart of its innovative menu, over the past 21 years, diners have ‘enjoyed contemporary dishes that showcase Scotland’s natural larder from The Balmoral’s Smoked Salmon and Borders grouse to world-famous West Coast scallops and even Scottish tea’, the hotel said in statement.
Richard Cooke, General Manager at The Balmoral said: “We are thrilled that Number One has been listed as one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the UK by TripAdvisor. We work hard to retain our position as one of the leading culinary destinations in Edinburgh and to be recognised so highly by our diners is a privilege. Since opening the restaurant 21 years ago, Jeff Bland and his team have worked hard to showcase the best of Scotland on the plate while the Front of House team creates an elevated dining experience for our guests.”
Martin Wishart’s eponoymous restaurant in Leith was also named in the rankings, coming in at 10th place.
Travellers’ Choice Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants UK:
1. Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
2. Adam’s, Birmingham, Midlands
3. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, New Milton, Oxfordshire
4. L’Enclume, Cartmel, Cumbria
5. The Black Swan at Oldstead, Oldstead, North Yorkshire
6. Waterside Inn, Bray on Thames, Berkshire
7. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Isaac, Cornwall
8. Aizle, Edinburgh
9. Number One at The Balmoral, Edinburgh
10. Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh