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One Square Bar + Brasserie, Edinburgh,

One Square Bar + Brasserie

4.1
4.1
512 Reviews
£26 to £40
Scottish
Overlooking Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of the city, One Square Bar & Brasserie is recognised for its relaxed yet sophisticated style and carefully crafted menus that champion the very best of Scotland. Executive Chef Shaun Woodhouse and his talented, Rosette-winning team work with local suppliers to source high quality, fresh, seasonal ingredients to create outstanding dishes. Situated in ideal proximity to both the EICC and Usher Hall, and with offerings from our celebrated Sunday Lunch to our impressive a la Carte menu, One Square provides a truly special dining experience.

With over 120 varieties of gin on offer at One Square Bar, book in for one of our famous gin tastings with gin-spired canapes too! Our creative cocktails allow you to discover 'The Square Route of Edinburgh', our wine list has been expertly considered & we also have a selection of local beers.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:30–21:00 Sun 17:00–22:00 Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–01:00 Sunday Lunch Sun 12:30–14:30
  • Phone number
    0131 229 9131
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Shaun Woodhouse
  • Private party facilities
    When it comes to special occasions at One Square, our elegant private dining room is reason enough to celebrate.Our private room features contemporary artwork, warm walnut finishes, and perhaps best of all, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Festival Square and the iconic Edinburgh Castle.
  • Area
    Edinburgh
  • Cross Street
    Lothian Road
  • Parking Details
    One Square guests receive complimentary car parking for up to 3 hours in the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa car park when they spend £30 or more. Please ask your server to validate your ticket before leaving One Square.
  • Public Transit
    BUS SERVICES -Lothian Buses Edinburgh offers an extensive bus service and you can plan your route via the local website. Buses 1, X5, 10, 11, X15, 16, 24, 34, 36, 47 and 124 all stop outside One Square. TRAIN - Edinburgh has two railway stations, Waverley and Haymarket, both within a 15 minute walk.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea at the Brasserie

    £45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our Afternoon Tea includes an irresistible selection of seasonal savoury and sweet treats, all freshly prepared and using local ingredients by our expert Chefs. Served with a glass of Jasmine Pearls Sparkling Tea and hot tea of your choice from our contemporary range of JING teas. Please note that bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance - bookings made after this time will not be accepted.
    Afternoon Tea at the Brasserie photo
  • Ginnasium - Gin Tasting Experience

    £32.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Led by our Gin Expert, you'll learn about the processes involved in gin distillation and have the chance to indulge your senses as you get to know the botanicals and junipers that make gin so distinctive. With over 120 varieties available behind the bar, it is no secret that gin is our specialty. If you would like to discover more but don't know quite where to begin, then our gin-tasting package is for you. The perfect chance to sample some of our current favourite serves with paired canapés and get better acquainted with this most intriguing of spirits. Includes 3 seasonal gins with the recommended tonic and matching gin-spired canapés. Advance Booking Required: Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
    Ginnasium - Gin Tasting Experience photo
  • Seasonal Market Menu - 2 courses for £29

    £29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy the seasonal delights of Executive Chef, Shaun Woodhouse, as he presents his regularly-changing market menu. Using the very best produce Scotland's natural larder has to offer, these creative dishes offer a culinary experience from starter through to dessert! Perfect for pre-theatre enjoyment, do give us a call directly if you're looking to book for over 6 guests.
    Seasonal Market Menu - 2 courses for £29 photo

What 512 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

512 Reviews
  1. JohnR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal at a reasonable price for ala carte dining in Edinburgh. Had the two course option, my only criticism would be it is a small option menu, but was still able to select something which I enjoyed. I had mentioned it was a birthday when booking, and we received a warm welcome from the staff and at the end of the meal, we received a small selection of bite size pastries on a plate with "happy birthday" A lovely added touch from the hotel.

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  2. Geraldine

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and customer care was excellent. Food was fresh, hot and well presented.

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  3. AndrewM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were staying in the hotel and being lazy. Food and service were very good. Nothing to complain about at all.

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  4. SarahW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Nice food, slow service despite the almost deserted restaurant. I ordered the cheese soufflé, very tasty but not served with anything to mop up the sauce. Asked for a piece of bread and was then charged £5 for a whole bread board. When I complained was told it was a standard practice to get more money from the diners. Despite saying we had theatre to go to, the main course was delayed until we asked for it to be served, suspect it was a deliberate ploy to get us to order more wine. Very poor selection of non-alcoholic drinks.

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  5. MichaelM

    Edinburgh

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been to The Sheraton Bar many times before, however, I was there for lunch on Friday 16 February with 2 friends at 13.00 for lunch. The service provided for a 5 star establishment was very poor indeed. We waited ages for our main course to be served and then when we received the dessert menu, nobody even bothered to come back and ask us would we like to order a dessert or coffee. This is not acceptable at all and myself and my friends many not bother to come back again. Also, I think the portion sizes are getting smaller and smaller for the amounts The Sheraton is charging.

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  6. AndyN

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Valentines menu - from the canapes and the service to the paired wines. The food was exceptional. Service knowledgable, friendly and gave a sense of being well cared for. Highly recommend.

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  7. DerrickA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the night was pretty fantastic. Only negative was that my wife and I have different steak preferences. I prefer medium pink, whereas my wife is definitely well done no pink meat

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  8. JamesM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We enjoyed the food and service, but our special evening was totally spoiled because the room was far too cold. We had to sit with our coats on all evening. Not very good!

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  9. ClareG

    Perthshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, the duck salad was very tasty and the pork belly very filling even though it didn't look like a lot. The menu is designed for you to eat three courses I'd say, so moderate portion sizes. The atmosphere was lovely, we felt very welcomed and looked after by the staff and the bar is beautifully furnished and lit.

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  10. ColinM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food great brilliant choices service excellent . Will return

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  11. MoiraP

    London

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Needs a bigger choice of menu. Waiting staff pleasant. Needs better choices for drinks.

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  12. GrahamM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable venue, and the food we had was excellent. The staff were friendly, attentive and helpful too.

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  13. SusanE

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service. Lovely food. Not too expensive. Would defo recommend

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  14. ConchaM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alona and the team were Wonderfull ! I booked a table for my mother’s 91 st birthday . They went above and beyond. Food fresh and plentiful . Jazz band very good . Table big and spacious . Nothing was a problem for the staff . Highly recommended

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  15. AimeeC

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely however service wasn’t great. The side we ordered never arrived at the same time as mains. Eventually after half way through the meal we went up to find out where they were and were told “I’ll get them” no apology or anything. We then asked where the salt pepper or sauces were as we weren’t offered these when our meals were brought over. Quickly handed 2 mayos and no salt or pepper. Once side arrived (almost finished meal) we asked for salt and pepper again. We asked for the bill and 10 minutes later no one brought it over, we were then advised to go to the bar and pay. Overall service not great for a place with such a good reputation. Lucky the food was nice which made it :)

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  16. KarenM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was disappointing in flavour and not very exciting. Tea was unlimited however the limited service made it quite difficult to obtain refills. Probably one of the most disappointing afternoon teas in Edinburgh.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Mothers 70th and had to complain to bro g overcharged when good was overbooked !!

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  18. Visitor

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Will be back. Good choice of food, and the live jazz was really appreciated.

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  19. JuliaC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch was excellent value and quality. Superb tasting coffee, which is rare these days. A great find as we didn't know the Sheraton did brunch. We'll go back often.

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  20. JillianM

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service in lovely surroundings.

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  21. HOWARDW

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    There was only 1 main meal available and other snacks

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  22. AllanM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our champagne brunch was a mixed experience. The food was very good. The service, although appearing pleasing and attentive, was actually very disappointing. We had a 90 minute slot to have our brunch before our theatre booking. We assumed this was more than enough time. We had a lovely table, a nice glass of champagne and our first course arrived speedily. We had to request our pastries as there was a misunderstanding with dietary issues. When they brought them we were told our hot food would now be ordered. We then asked three times for our hot food, which eventually arrived when we had less than 15 minutes to eat it. We had said we were running out if time. Many other customers were served, had eaten and left during this time. We had to rush our main course, leaving part of it due to shortage of time. We were very disappointed. It was our first visit to One Square Bar and the Sheraton Hotel. We’d love to go again and enjoy proper service, but are hesitant to rebook due to this experience.

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  23. PennyM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch. Good selection of main dishes All drinks extra, even coffee Stylish lounge and service BUT seats so low and uncomfortable with no back support worth mentioning. Xmas music got a bit tiresome. Since you are good enough to ask- sun shone reflected into my eyes and there were no blinds to stop this- shouldn’t really complain on New Year’s Day . Glad we came.

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  24. fitful

    Perthshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our brunch today, we were really well taken care of and the food was gorgeous. Thank you

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  25. Nettie

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Return visit for us but a disappointing one. Several items from the limited Christmas menu were unavailable including hand cut chips! REALLY? Anyone who can't peel and cut a potato for chips doesn't deserve to be called a chef. Presentation of the mozzarella starter was messy with tomatoes thrown on. That aside the rest of our food was tasty. Given the choices in Edinburgh, doubt we will be back.

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  26. HarryC

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was pretty poor and the food sub standard for what we paid in the end

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  27. AmandaS

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant and food was amazing Staff were attentive polite and courteous

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  28. giovannac

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here every now and then as we are also Marriott owners. The food is top quality as well as the service. Wherever the range of dishes is limited, it means the food is better than the places where you have an infinite list of dishes generally froen and reheated. I really recommend it, no formal dressing required.

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  29. PAULD

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Doesn’t feel like a restaurant, food was good, but did not get the point of apple baton’s & whole chestnuts in the soup. Soup comes with bread, but still asked if we also wanted bread for the table (charged). Wouldn’t go back, personally.

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  30. CherylT

    Perth

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were in Edinburgh for a 3 night visit and wanted to experience a traditional Christmas dinner and decided to try the 3 course dinner. Nice quality food and the customer was fantastic. Nice quiet ambience too.

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  31. catherinef

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not as good as a previous Sunday Buffet experience so was disappointed as taking a friend there for a treat. Brasserie was not busy. Staff were pleasant and personable. However service was slow and inattentive. It seemed the priority was to sell alcohol. Limited choice for non red meat eaters especially as advised at time of attempting to order that 2 options were not available on the a la carte menu - No prior notification was given. Reluctantly plumped for the Chicken supreme which based on initial impressions looked disappointing - a very small piece of chicken with small bits of burnt bacon hiding under chicken, sauce was very salty. On the plus side the veg was nicely cooked. Took > 20minutes to get staff’s attention and as had to leave by a certain time skipped the coffee/desert option. Then had to go on the hunt for someone to get our coats. Sadly won’t be rushing back as can access better overall experience for less money near by.

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  32. BennyC

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is fairly good. The services is impressive by the waiter including his recommendation for starters, we love the cheese souffle.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation without realizing it was for the bar. Made no effort to accommodate us in the brasserie. We waited about 20 minutes until finally being seated at the most uncomfortable set up in the bar. Two low tables with some hard benches. Waited over an hour for our food. My Caesar salad was served in a soup bowl and was drowning in dressing. Good luck trying to cut the chicken in a wobbly bowl. Waiters were sweet but clueless. Nothing redeeming about our experience.

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  34. MichelleM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely champagne brunch in gorgeous Sheraton surroundings

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  35. WalterP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a very nice lunch lovely service with a smile also great value wine very expensive by the glass £22 for 2 glasses but nice relaxing meal

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  36. Storm97

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is not the standard expected from a restaurant in such a hotel as the Sheraton. The food was average. I opted for the turkey dinner. The turkey was of exceptionally poor quality, one slice of turkey in particular was awful, being of a grey colour and fatty.

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  37. MayM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great location if attending the Usher Hall , Lyceum or Traverse. Food and service is fine. Rather soulless , dull decor and lacks a bit of atmosphere

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  38. CliffordP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Took over an hour for a burger to appear. They are pushing the "Festive Fayre" menu, and so anythig ordered from the a-la carte menu takes longer. Hmff.

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  39. AlisonM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    4 friends and I had a Festive Lunch at One Square on 13th November. The service was attentive but not overpowering, the food was excellent and very good value for the price, and altogether a very relaxed and enjoyable experience.

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  40. JenS

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was excellent. staff very courteous. very good service. nice ambience.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

One Square Bar + Brasserie is rated 4.1 stars by 512 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for One Square Bar + Brasserie

1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Lothian Road
  • Area
    Edinburgh
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:30–21:00 Sun 17:00–22:00 Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–01:00 Sunday Lunch Sun 12:30–14:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Scottish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    One Square guests receive complimentary car parking for up to 3 hours in the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa car park when they spend £30 or more. Please ask your server to validate your ticket before leaving One Square.
  • Public Transit
    BUS SERVICES -Lothian Buses Edinburgh offers an extensive bus service and you can plan your route via the local website. Buses 1, X5, 10, 11, X15, 16, 24, 34, 36, 47 and 124 all stop outside One Square. TRAIN - Edinburgh has two railway stations, Waverley and Haymarket, both within a 15 minute walk.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Shaun Woodhouse
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0131 229 9131
  • Private party facilities
    When it comes to special occasions at One Square, our elegant private dining room is reason enough to celebrate.Our private room features contemporary artwork, warm walnut finishes, and perhaps best of all, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Festival Square and the iconic Edinburgh Castle.
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