Twenty, Princes Street, Grill & Smokehouse

4.5
1111 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Scenic View
Twenty Princes Street presents an elegant and stunning setting that is sure to bewitch even the most cosmopolitan of patrons with a seamless mix of traditional elegance and contemporary design. A distinguishing feature of the restaurant is the lush, capacious banquettes carefully positioned to make the most of the vistas. And with massive triple-height windows that offer picture perfect views of the skyline. Chef Elzane Louwrens demonstrates his culinary flair with an inventive and eclectic menu that keeps pace with the seasons and uses the finest locally sourced ingredients. There’s an exciting choice of fish and seafood dishes while the selection of steaks are a signature of the restaurant. This restaurant offering guests a trendy and sophisticated hangout whatever the occasion, where dining is refreshingly informal and an atmosphere that’s glamorous but not glitzy. And for pre- or post-prandial drinks and conversations, our bar Juniper is the perfect destination.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Scottish, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Daily 12:00–22:00
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Phone number
0131 652 7370
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Elzane Louwrens
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Private Party Contact
Kate Mazepa: 0131 652 7370
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Additional
Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Sunday Roast: From £16.95

Choice of individual roasts & roasts to share with all the trimmings, perfectly complemented by a selection of divine starters and puddings.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 15 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 15 people

Starts: 21 May 2018

Ends: 21 November 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-21:30

2 mains & 2 drinks: £22

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 15 people

Starts: 21 May 2018

Ends: 21 November 2018

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-18:00
Fri 12:00-16:00

What 1111 People Are Saying
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AH
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great value on their 2 for £22 menu. Neither of us were drinking alcohol so they allowed us to use the drink allowance for coffee. Excellent service and lovely surroundings.

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LN
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful setting and service, enjoyed the 2 mains and wine for£22. The only letdown was the dessert, definitely overpriced. Won’t put me off, I’ve been enjoying this restaurant for years.

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R
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is one of the best in town
The staff are excellent
The ambiance is amazing
Overall it’s a fabulous place to eat and drink

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JC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with great service from David, our waiter. Will come back again

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j
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic place, amazing skyline views,brilliant service by outstanding staff

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice surroundings. Good service very attentive. Nice touch a glass of prosecco and mini macarons for the birthday girl.

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JB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mother out for her belated Birthday with my cousins.
As requested, we were give a table close to the window and all the staff were very friendly and professional.
The room was beautiful with views over Princes Street.
my mother was given a plate of treats with Happy Birthday written on it, which was such a lovely touch.
I will definitely be back! Thanks!

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CT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have eaten twice at this restaurant on both occasions the food has been superb. The service is first class with the bonus of a lovely view over Edinburgh old town. Would have no hesitation in recommending Twenty for any occasion.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, friendly staff providing excellent customer service. Decor and ambience second to none.

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CG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely food and extremely attentive staff. Very friendly to my son on his birthday.

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JM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our lunch ,very well presented,excellent service ,great choice of food ,will be back,enjoyed my catch up with my lovely friend ,thank you again for the excellent service you provided for us .Jan McLean

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AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Good cocktails. Great views of Edinburgh

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SF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. Actually ended up being cheaper than expected which was a nice surprise. Maybe more choice in draught beer/lagers would have been better for my partner. Other than that our experiance was excellent. Would definately recommend to anyone looking for a great bit of steak.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal in a beautiful setting. Requested window seat was provided giving a fabulous view of Princes Street & the castle, which helped make our dining experience even more special.

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k
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Spent our last evening in Edinburgh here, after several weeks in Scotland. Went a bit early for dinner so we could enjoy watching the city, including the castle, slowly light up. Food was excellent (portions, as seems to be the case throughout the UK very large, so we split them). Service was good and very charming servers. Would recommend to visitors.

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R
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant and the food is fab
We had the Sunday roast fantastic and the haggis and black pudding French toast is to die for.

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch for 4 was excellent, thoroughly enjoyed by all. Decent-sized portions at decent prices. Will definitely go again.

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A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's difficult to find somewhere central for a decent, quite traditional Sunday lunch to suit everyone but 20 Princes street has done it! Nice atmosphere and lovely food, maybe a tad pricey for one course but everything else makes up for that.

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k
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had the roast dinner as it was a Sunday but I would suggest to give more choice with mains and desserts service was excellent.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good dinner, the food was excellent and of a high standard. The staff were very attentive and polite. Can’t fault it on the day.

Will definitely come back here if I’m in Edinburgh in the future.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great prices, great location, great decor.

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L
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was lovely. 2 for £22 deal - couldn’t fault it. Staff were friendly too. Pity they don’t do the 2 for £22 deal on a Saturday because I would go more often

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DT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite Simply Outstanding.
The setting. The service and the food.

Could not fault.

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for the sunday lunch and the food was excellent. Decent pricing too on both the food and the wine(which was excellent!)

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B
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and gentle ambiance. Perfect for us as American tourists—a taste of Scotland without feeling overwhelmed. Perfect.

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MD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff and lovely ambience. We waited for our main course for awhile but they'we really apologetic about it and offered us prosecco. The food was excellent, definitely worth waiting for! Would highly recommend

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PM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening with good food friendly attentive service and reasonably priced for a special occasion. A bit disappointed in vegetarian selection.

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MT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well worth a visit with a good menu and reasonable prices - pleasant staff

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G
Perthshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service & atmosphere. Top marks, every time.

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SP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place. Food was outstanding and service impeccable. Tomasz was an excellent waiter, very professional. Will definitely re-visit!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, very friendly and welcoming 🙂

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L
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I wasn't impressed at the lack of vegetarian and vegan options so I left before eating. I've heard the good is good though which is why I went. Service was slow but a staff member very helpful. Not nice that the first thing you see when you walk in is a ripped leather seat. Surely some black tape would look better than that?

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CS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

What a great place to dine andit has terrific views - such friend,y staff, wonderful food and delicious wines. Will definitely be back soon.

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JG
Aberdeen
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately on my second visit to Twenty, it did not live up to expectations. The food and wine did but not the service. We ordered the 'two for 22' deal and added mac & cheese. The waiter did not warn of the scorching hot dish and as a result I burnt my finger. When I made the staff aware, their reaction and ensuing attention did not instill me with confidence they were aware of the gravity of such an instance or that they even cared it had happened. No apology from the waiter. No apology or reassurance from any Manager - didn't even know who the Manager was despite there being 6 people huddled at the til at one point. A token removal of the offending Mac & Cheese from our bill and no charge for bread (should that even have been charged for?) left us feeling hugely disappointed. Staff clearly need signficant training on how to handle any scale of such an issue. Had I lifted the dish fully, I would have needed to go to A&E as it would have severely scalded me. Should this even have been put out to customers?
Unfortunately to add to the poor customer service, the toilets were really messy and at 1pm, when we were the ony 2 in the restaurant, suggested they hadn't been looked at by anyone? Will definitely think long and hard before returning which is sad as the views are stunning!

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G
Edinburgh
14 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious meal at No.20 on Friday with a friend. It was their first time there and they thoroughly enjoyed it as did I. Waiting staff were professional and friendly too. Will be back...

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R
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we have dined here in a long time. We took the 2 for £22 menu food was excellent. Staff were friendly and service was also excellent. We will be back.

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SR
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant. Food very good and staff pleasant.

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FS
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable restaurant serving a varied menu. Great views from window tables and staff very helpful. We meet friends for lunch here regularly and always enjoyour meal.

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A
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was excellent but service poor, nobody asked if we would like dessert or coffee. Water was not replenished either. Eventually we asked if we could have coffee.

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JT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Good food was let down by patchy and at times poor service, and very poor value for money. Would not recommend nor return despite great location and lovely interior.

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