One Square Bar + Brasserie

4
166 reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish
One Square is a welcoming bar & brasserie in the heart of Edinburgh. The thoughtfully created, yet simplistic menus change regularly to showcase Scotland’s finest seasonal larder. We work with local suppliers, farmers and fisherman to ensure that all ingredients sourced are of the highest standard and our menus let the produce speak for itself. Everything that is served on your plate has been freshly prepared by our chefs from start to finish, from cutting chips by hand to filleting fish. From the inviting glass foyer to the ever-popular tables overlooking Edinburgh Castle, the interior has been thoughtfully designed to reflect the contemporary Scottish influences. One Square is a venue that effortlessly evolves as the day progresses, somewhere to while away leisurely afternoons, to meet with friends or sit out on the terrace and enjoy the view. When it comes to the bar at One Square, we appreciate that the difference is in the details.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 166 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ryan
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice for a drink, just a shame the sun doesn’t actually shine on to the terrace which we had hoped for.

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Gudrun
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being back at our favourite lunch venue in town with an old friend was fantastic!
Really felt like we were getting back to some sort of normal.

Thanks to Molly and team.

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jacquelined
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere ,comforatable seating, service was good & staff friendly.

RB
RichardB
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Menu not available on website.
We had been to restaurant on previous occasions and assumed it would have been on similar lines to what we experienced previously.
Menu was no better than your average pub but pricing did not reflect this.
I understand the business is coming out of pandemic, but they should put up a notice on website that the brasserie is closed and the menu being offered is very limited.
Came away disappointed in the offering, and disappointed for the staff who surely can't be proud of what they are being asked to provide. Looked like no management in situ during our visit.

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SophieC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We went for drinks outside and it was not worth it. We left after 40 minutes! We looked at the menu and we weren’t very impressed by it. We ordered a draft beer and a gin and tonic, the beer wasn’t filled to the top and they poured my tonic in so all I could taste was tonic! There was no atmosphere, very flat feeling and very quiet outside. We felt like we couldn’t have a conversation and whenever we laughed you could see people looking round. We couldn’t get anyone’s attention to order more drinks and when ever some did come out they were just cleaning the tables and not looking to what was going on. When we did get someone’s attention they didn’t even get the full order! My boyfriend asked to some more drinks asked for a beer and the person walked off before I could ask for another gin. We waited about 10 minutes for a beer and it never came so ended up cancelling it and asking for the bill. Waited another 5 minutes for the bill then someone behind the came out and asked if we had cancelled mocktails. I said no we cancelled a beer and just wanted the bill. The staff member from behind the bar was very apologetic about the situation. A few members of staff were nice but we definitely didn’t feel welcome! I wouldn’t recommend to the Sheraton and I definitely won’t be back!

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CarolineC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Really poor service for drinks celebrating my mother in law birthday, very disappointed with Gin & Tonic and very slow service. Shame as we have always liked the Sheraton

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Anon
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Really poor service for such a high end hotel bar. Staff would walk past and ignore you when trying to make eye contact to order drinks. Got told our booking had "expired" despite having several free tables available. Poor atmosphere, overall not impressed

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IanO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Probably the worst experience we have had at One Square. Service was appalling and cocktails were just terrible. The Sheraton was always our go to hotel but we won’t be back

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Beroscoe
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the bar, as covid meant the restaurant & brasserie were closed and were pleasantly surprised by how tasty and gorgeous all items we had from the menu were. The staff were all really pleasant and couldn’t do more to help us enjoy our evening meal.

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parryp
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the Sheraton Hotel been going there for years.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The burger was average especially compared to other restaurants.

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Tyler
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience4

Went for drinks and was really good, service was fairly good. Didn’t have food so wasn’t able to rate it properly. However overall great experience

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StephanieA
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a lovely time. Very efficient staff, a lovely atmosphere and good quality drinks and food. Limited vegetarian options (and nothing vegan available) but other than that, it was wonderful.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

All ok but very limited menu. Service perfect. Terrace pretty chilly when sun went behind building.

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Baxman
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service friendly but not very attentive. Service seemed to be prioritised for customers drinking outside, not customers eating indoors.
We were there for a special birthday (50th).
The meal was nice but the Bao buns had a crispy crust and the salad was wilted which may suggest it was at the pass for too long.
We had to ask for our empty plates to be taken away 20 minutes after we had finished. We were not asked if we would like dessert or coffee/tea. We again had to ask for after dinner drinks. Milk was not given with the tea and tried to catch someones eye to get a jug, which was a challenge.
It was a shame as we were looking forward to it, but it was just okay.

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LAuri
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely had mussels best I have had staff were very attentive

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Lovewine
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved it! Heaters were not really detectable but it was a nice evening and I was forewarned! Service could be more frequent in a short sitting. Food wonderful as always.

JM
JenniM
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service (our server Daniel was terrific) and the food was good.

We were outside and liked the screening so you weren't looking at the road. Drinks were a little expensive but nice.

Our main suggestion would be that heaters for the outdoor area would be really beneficial.

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MargaretT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My visit to One Square bar and restaurant was very good. The covered outdoor area was comfortable. Staff cheerful, friendly and very welcoming.

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CharlotteP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely staff, great food selection which was refreshing to see so many options for a pescatarian! Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice venue but despite pre booking there was not a table for us at our desired time

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SallieB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service was as well. Highly recommend

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Nelle
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff were lovely but waited over 1hr for our meal, ended up walking out due to the service being terrible!! Will not be back again, we are guests at the hotel also and will not be back here either.

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ShirleyC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

The eating area inside was freezing. Could not remove our jackets and not the experience or ambience we were looking for so decided not to eat there as far too cold.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Room service menu only available in the bar no restaurant was open very poor for a 5* hotel

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vipsusana
Edinburgh
23 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely sitting on the terrace in spring sunshine. Partly sheltered and space heaters. Very attentive staff maitre d was really helpful in giving us a lovely table. Food good but the kitchen made a small error with order which was easily rectified but my guests then waited for me to get the replacement meal.
Didn’t spoil our visit at all and will come again

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Nivek
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a lovely night. The staff had their hands full with some rude, pompous, entitled family who nearly ruined the night but thankfully they left and we was able to enjoy the night and the drinks were amazing

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kateD
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food, staff and decor were excellent, however we were sitting inside and it was freezing. There were guests outside so the door was constantly being opened by staff serving them and the guests. The hotel needs to take this into account and up the heating for their indoor guests. We asked to move to a less crafty spot - the staff were acomodationg but we still had to sit wit our coats on inside!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Heaters could have been slightly better as the wind started to pick up. Also have more sheltering.
Overall was lovely and the staff were lovely. Took a bit of time to get out first round of drinks but after that it was great

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julieC
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer fish and chips great homemade tatrer sauce made the fish taste better

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vipRM17
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Heaters didn’t work well and no canopy for cover from the rain.

JK
JadeK
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place always a joy to eat in such lovely surroundings

MP
MurrayP
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A nice lunch and a good choice of menu. It’s an excellent ambience on a Sunday anyway and the staff are always friendly too.

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LizR
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the staff were brilliant.

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foody
Edinburgh
23 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good choice of dishes and good value. Not as nice as previous visits and dishes not cleared from our table promptly, we had to move some ourselves.

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specialk14
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Restaurant was lovely and food was great. Service was a little slow but waitresses were very pleasant.
Only issue we had was the 18th birthday party that was in. The toilets were so full and noisy with young girls and we struggled to get a seat at the bar after dinner. On the whole the evening was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Buffet on Sunday until 2:30pm.I have been told by friends that used to be regulars on a Sunday afternoon that “One Square “seem to have cut back on the overall quality and the amount of choices available from the Buffet.The experience was reasonable,although choices for vegetarians is not great .Vegetable side dishes available are quite average and some are slightly warm.The sweets are probably the highlight.The overall service and first time experience was okay.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome. Attentive service. Great food.

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TraceyP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Ordered lobster and scallops and other food lobster was over £50 it was absolutely tiny 2 small bits meat in we sent it back not value for money thought it was total rip off rest food was lovely staff where lovely

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb staff and service. Couldn't recommend more to anyone and everyone I know! Will 100% be back soon!

FAQs

One Square Bar + Brasserie is rated 4 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.